Biography and History

James Creese (Princeton Class of 1918) worked at Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, N.J.) during the years 1928-1945, serving as president from 1942 onwards. Creese became president of Drexel Institute of Technology in 1945, a position that he held until 1963.

Source: From the finding aid for C0412

Biography and History

James Creese (Princeton Class of 1918) joined the army during World War I, serving as a Second Lieutenant in artillery. Following the war, Creese returned to Princeton, earning a master's degree in 1920. Creese served as secretary to the American Scandinavian Foundation (1922-1928) prior to being appointed vice-president of Stevens Institute of Technology (1928-1945). In 1945, Creese left Stevens Institute of Technology to become president of Drexel Institute of Technology, a position that he held until 1963.

Source: From the finding aid for C0678

  • James Creese Papers. 1822-1960 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0412

    Consists of some undergraduate and graduate papers of James Creese (Princeton Class of 1918), as well as papers from his tenures as successive presidents of the Stevens and Drexel Institutues of Technology.

  • James Creese Letters to Thomas H. English. 1918-1971 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0678

    Consists of approximately 175 letters by college president James Creese (Princeton Class of 1918) to his Princeton classmate and friend Thomas H. English, who became a professor of English at Emory University, Georgia.