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Indiana University President's Office records, 1880-1884, bulk 1882-1884

A Guide to the Records at the Indiana University Archives

Finding aid prepared by Paul C. Heyde

Summary Information

Repository
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-1127
Website: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives
Email: archives@indiana.edu
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives

Creator
Indiana University. President.

Language
Materials are in English unless otherwise indicated.

Title
Indiana University President's Office records, 1880-1884,   bulk 1882-1884 

Collection No.
C73

Extent
.9 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Abstract
Lemuel Moss served as president of Indiana University from 1875-1884. This collection consists of records from his tenure and is organized into a single series, Administrative files.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Advance notice required.

Historical Note

Lemuel Moss was born in Boone County, Kentucky on December 27, 1829, to Rev. Demas and Esther Moss. He received his AB in 1858 from the University of Rochester, and a degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1860. Moss also received an honorary DD in 1868 and an honorary LLD in 1883 from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Moss was a printer by trade. He served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts from 1860 to 1864, and was pastor in Woodbury, New Jersey from 1864 to 66. From 1864 to 1865 he served as Secretary of the U.S. Christian Committee. In 1865, Moss began his career in education when he became Professor of Theology at the University of Lewisburg (now Bucknell), where he remained until 1868. In 1874, Dr. Moss accepted the post as President of the University of Chicago, which he left the following year to become President of Indiana University. He maintained this position at IU until 1884 when he resigned amidst a scandal involving himself and a female professor at the University. He later resurrected his career as Lecturer of Christian Sociology at Bucknell University, a post he held from 1898 until his death on July 12, 1904.

Dr. Moss was actively involved in a number of organizations, including the American Baptist Historical Society, where he served as president from 1895-1900 and vice president from 1900-02; the American Baptist Missionary Union, where he served as vice president from 1883-84; and the National Council on Education, 1880- 84.

Moss married Harriet Bingham of Cincinnati, Ohio on December 24, 1851. They had three children: Charles Henry, Harriet Payne, and Mary Helen.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Lemuel Moss created and collected during his tenure as President of Indiana University. Prominent correspondents include Amzi Atwater, John Coulter, David Starr Jordan, James D. Maxwell, Joseph Swain, and Theophilus Wylie. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1882-84. Also found in the collection is a handwritten petition from IU students to the IU Board of Trustees outlining certain charges against President Moss, an address President Moss delivered after the death of U.S. President James Garfield, and an exam he presented to a moral philosophy class at IU.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Accession 94/037
Usage Restrictions
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact the Indiana University Archivist.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Indiana University President's Office records, Collection C73, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Processing information
Processed by Paul C. Heyde

Completed in 2001


Series: Administrative files, 1880-1884 

Albertson, Frederic R., 1 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

Allen, P. A. (re: Bluffton High School), 27 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Angell, James B., University of Michigan, 19 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Anglin, S. D., County Superintendent, Kosciusko County, 8 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Armagnac, A.,

26 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

17 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Atkins, A. C. (re: Removal Controversy), 6 August 1883  [image]View item(s)

Atwater, Amzi, 8 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Baker, Lucretia A., 10 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Bean, Farleton H. (re: degree), 25 June 1883  [image]View item(s)

Bell, W. A.,

19 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

22 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Bicknell, Lottie A., 21 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

Boltz, Elias (re: position teaching German), 13 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Boone, Richard G.,

17 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

1 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Bowen, Stewart & Co. (Booksellers), 23 February 1882  [image]View item(s)

Bowser, W. H., 22 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Brayton, Alembert W., 188-  [image]View item(s)

Brown, Charles M. (re: telescope), 20 March 1884  [image]View item(s)

Brown, George P., Indiana State Normal School,

11 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

20 June 1884  [image]View item(s)

Bryan, E. A. (re: Mathematics position), 29 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Bryant, R. E. (re: coeducation), 23 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Buerk, H. A.,

5 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

14 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

Burford, William B. (re: Diploma sketches), 1 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

Burnett, Charles A., 8 June 1884  [image]View item(s)

E. H. Butler & Company, 22 August 1882  [image]View item(s)

Butterfield, W. Webster,

17 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

19 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

30 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

5 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Campbell, M. M., 7 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Carey, C. S. (re: Recommendation for Prof. Bryan as superintendent of schools, Pekin, IL), June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Carty (?), Laura (re: Death of brother Homer), 22 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

Department of Chemistry (Thomas C. Van Nüys), 31 October 1884  [image]View item(s)

Cole, E. P. (to Banta, re: presidency), 16 December 1884  [image]View item(s)

Collett, John (re: John Coulter as president), 11 December 1884  [image]View item(s)

Coues, Elliot,

5 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

1 November 1882  [image]View item(s)

Couger, S. W., 6 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Coulter, John M., Wabash College,

3 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

16 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Dillon, O. P., 1882  [image]View item(s)

Douglass, William, 8 December 1882  [image]View item(s)

Downing, Joshua, 25 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Drake, Thomas G., 19 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Durnett, J. C., 18 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

Eagle, J. C.,

14 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

16 August 1883  [image]View item(s)

East, S. H. (re: Position teaching Phonography), 27 October 1882  [image]View item(s)

Ellison, D. H. (Speaking engagement request), 19 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Department of English Language and Literature, O. B. Clark, 6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Evermann, B. W., 2 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Fetler, Frank, 23 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

Foster, John Watson, 5 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

Fuller, W. W., 6 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

Garard, M. G.,

21 August 1882  [image]View item(s)

11 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

Garner, Samuel (re: Promotion), 4 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Gillum, Robert, 18 December 1882  [image]View item(s)

Glass, Ida (re: Ill brother), 2 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

Graham, John (re: Bill to endow Indiana University),

10 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

24 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

3 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Gresham, Walter Q. (re: Honorary degree), 28 June 1883  [image]View item(s)

Griffin, Frank R., 1 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

Hamilton, James B., 29 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Hantz, J. M.,

8 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

19 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Hart, James R., 31 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Moss to "Mr. Haswood," 1881  [image]View item(s)

Hawkins, Mary M., 1 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Hawkins, R. B., 19 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Hearwood, Samuel E.,

1 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

18 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

3 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

22 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Henshaw, Charles, 18 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Hershaman, Will H., July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Department of History (John G. Newkirk), 6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Hobbs, Wilson (re: "Miss Lyons"),

29 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

20 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Hoffman, Horace A.,

16 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

23 August 1883  [image]View item(s)

J. M. Howard and Son, 11 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Hubbell, Orrin Z.,

30 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

26 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

Hunter, D. E.,

20 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

6 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

2 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Indiana Department of Public Instruction (esp. John M Bloss),

2 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

14 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

19 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

29 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

30 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

8 October 1882  [image]View item(s)

23 November 1882  [image]View item(s)

29 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

7 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

7 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

16 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

3 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

19 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

25 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

5 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

25 June 18--  [image]View item(s)

undated  [image]View item(s)

The Indianapolis Journal,

4 October 1882  [image]View item(s)

12 October 1882  [image]View item(s)

15 May 1883  [image]View item(s)

Irwin, Mary, 13 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Jackson, Francis A., 19 June 1883  [image]View item(s)

Jacobs, H. B.,

31 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

18 June 1883  [image]View item(s)

Jenkes, Joseph S., Jr., 16 June 1884  [image]View item(s)

Jordan, David Starr,

19 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

21 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

7 October 1883  [image]View item(s)

28 June 18--  [image]View item(s)

28 June 1884  [image]View item(s)

14 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

4 August 1884  [image]View item(s)

19 August 1884  [image]View item(s)

Ketcham, E. H. (re: Moving IU to Indianapolis), 12 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Kieff, J. W., 7 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

Knickerbacker, David B.,

26 May 1884  [image]View item(s)

28 May 1884  [image]View item(s)

Department of Latin (Amzi Atwater), 6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Latta, W. C., Purdue University Agricultural Department, 6 November 1882  [image]View item(s)

Leavenworth, F. P., 6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Lilly, Samuel, 7 August 1880  [image]View item(s)

Luckey, G. W. A.,

10 March 1884  [image]View item(s)

29 March 1884  [image]View item(s)

Lugenbeel, W. E., Southern Indiana Normal College, 1 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Lyon, Lizzie, 8 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

MacMahon, M. J.,

27 February 1882  [image]View item(s)

4 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

6 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

McBride, Charles R., 31 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

L. B. McClees & Company, 14 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

McMay, Lucile, 27 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

Mathematics, Department of (Daniel Kirkwood), 6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Mather, John P., Warsaw Public Schools, 12 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

Maxwell, James Darwin,

4 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

13 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Mays, T. Scott, 13 November 1882  [image]View item(s)

Meade, S. W.,

30 September 1881  [image]View item(s)

14 June 1884  [image]View item(s)

Meck, S. E., 20 August 1884  [image]View item(s)

Micheuer, Edgar,

26 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

29 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Department of Modern Languages (Samuel Garner), 4 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Moore, Joseph, Earlham College (re: Honorary degree), 19 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Moss, Charles M., 6 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

Newkirk, John G.,

29 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

11 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

14 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Natural History Department,

1 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

5 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Niblack, W. E.,

3 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

15 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Ogg, R. A., 12 April 1884  [image]View item(s)

Orth, Godlore Stoner, trustee, 19 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Parnell, Arthur (re: How to protect buildings from lightning), 9 August 1883  [image]View item(s)

Peabody, S. H., Illinois Industrial University, 11 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

Department of Physics (T. A. Wylie),

4 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

5 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Pickel, H. T., 27 September 1882  [image]View item(s)

Pickens, W. A., 11 January 1882  [image]View item(s)

Porter, A. G.,

31 January 1882  [image]View item(s)

13 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

16 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

21 April 1884  [image]View item(s)

Department of Preparation, 5 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Box 2 R-----, A. S., 18 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

Rathbun, Richard (re: Honorary degree), 20 June 1883  [image]View item(s)

Reed, Ladi(?) E. (re: Temperance instruction), 25 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Reid, C. W., 5 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Robinson, Otis H., University of Rochester Library,

6 December 1883  [image]View item(s)

2 February 1884  [image]View item(s)

1 March 1884  [image]View item(s)

Robinson, W. D., 6 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Root & Tinker, 10 November 1882  [image]View item(s)

Sanders, W. F. L.,

19 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

16 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Seelye, Julius H., 21 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

Sheldon & Company (Publishers), 23 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

Henry H. Shufeldt & Co.,

25 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

26 November 1883  [image]View item(s)

Simpson, Edward C., 21 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Smart, James H., President, Purdue University,

29 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

30 August 1883  [image]View item(s)

Stahlman, Edward B., 2 February 1883  [image]View item(s)

Starkey, J. R.,

28 March 1883  [image]View item(s)

17 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

Stone, J. R., 23 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

Stott, W. L., Franklin College (re: Fire), 13 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Swain, Joseph,

23 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

18 August 1884  [image]View item(s)

Swope, Mamie, 3 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

Thompson, L. S., Purdue University, 10 January 1883  [image]View item(s)

Thompson, W. H. ("The Daily Assembly"), 18 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Townsend, R. A., 30 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Treudley, F., 17 January 1882  [image]View item(s)

Board of Trustees,

6 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

12 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

Tucker, Horace W., 21 July 1884  [image]View item(s)

Tuttle, Joseph F., Wabash College president (re: Fire), 13 July 1883  [image]View item(s)

Board of Trustees: charges against Moss by group of students, 11 November 1884  [image]View item(s)

U. S. Department of the Interior (Benjamin Harrison; re: Designating Indiana University a federal depository), 30 December 1881  [image]View item(s)

U. S. Internal Revenue (re: Alcohol permit), 18 April 1882  [image]View item(s)

Voyles, D. W., 23 July 1882  [image]View item(s)

Weaver, T. Leslie (The Indianapolis Sentinal),

24 February 1882  [image]View item(s)

1 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

Wells, John C., 23 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

White, Emerson E., President, Purdue University,

1 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

12 June 1882  [image]View item(s)

14 April 1883  [image]View item(s)

White, John Williams, 10 May 1882  [image]View item(s)

Wilkins, W. F.,

8 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

17 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

Wood, J. A.,

15 March 1881  [image]View item(s)

6 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

Woolen, W. W., Mrs., 1 March 1882  [image]View item(s)

Wylie, Anderson McElroy, 28 May 1884  [image]View item(s)

Wylie, Andrew (re: Honorary degree), 16 June 1883 

(Not former Indiana University president)

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Young, A. V. E., 19 September 1883  [image]View item(s)

Job inquiries

Reference requests

Requests for catalogs, enrollment information, degree information

Addresses, 25 September 1881,  "God's training for leadership": On the occasion of President Garfield's death [image]View item(s)

Teaching, 5 June 1884, Junior class: Moral Philosophy exam [image]View item(s)