Ralph Dorn Hetzel, 1917-1927
Papers
Presidents
(UA 2/1/4)

Size: 6 boxes (1.5 cu.ft.)

Biography:
Ralph Dorn Hetzel was born Dec. 31, 1882 in Merrill, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin earning an A.B. and L.L.D. He then began teaching, organized a political science department, and became a professor of public speaking at Oregon Agricultural College. In 1913, he became the director of the extention service at Oregon. After four years in these administrative positions Hetzel left Oregon to assume the presidency of New Hampshire College. On Aug. 17, 1917, he replaced Dean Pettee, who had been acting prestident since the death of President Fairchild in Jan. 1917.

Hetzel's administration began just after the United States declared war upon Germany. The college's service to the nation increased significantly at this time in the training and providing of skilled manpower for the nation. The school's enrollment increased three and a half times and its state appropriation increased twelve-fold during Hetzel's tenure. This was due both to the College's role in the war effort and Hetzel's staunch committment to increasing the College's enrollment and its importance to the state. It was during the administration of Ralph Dorn Hetzel that New Hampshire College became the University of New Hampshire. The state legislature passed an act to incorporate the University of New Hampshire on May 4, 1923.

Hetzel left the University at the end of 1926 to assume the presidency of Pennsylvania State University. Hetzel sought to duplicate his success at the much larger university, which had problems similar to the ones New Hampshire College faced at the beginning of his administration. He remained at Penn State until his death in 1947.

Scope and Content:
The Ralph D. Hetzel Papers include a look into his work on the Mill Tax Laws, the name change of New Hampshire College to the University of New Hampshire, and Smith-Hughes Work.

Inventory:
Box 1
F. 1 1917-1918 Contract for sewage disposal plant
F. 2 1917-1918 Mill Tax Laws
F. 3 1917-1918 Smith-Hughes, from Massachusetts
F. 4 1917-1920 Y.M.C.A.
F. 5 1918-1919 Agricultural Division, Report of
F. 6 1918-1920 Eaton, S.G. Commander Student Army Training Corps
F. 7 1918-1919 Smith-Hughes from Massachusetts
F. 8 1918-1919 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 9 1919-1924 Annual Report to Bureau of Education
F. 10 1919-1929 Mill Tax Laws
F. 11 1919-1920 Miscellaneous Financial Statements
F. 12 1919-1929 Rules and Regulations
F. 13 1919-1920 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 14 1919-1921 Salaries
F. 15 1920-1921 Contracts, Agreements, etc.
F. 16 1920-1921 Reports
F. 17 1920-1921 Trustees, Executive Committee
F. 18 1921-1922 Boston and Maine Railway
F. 19 1921-1922 Extracts on Scholarships, April 23, 1921 to January 14, 1922
F. 20 1921-1922 American Council on education(C.E. Hewitt)
F. 21 1921-1922 Reports
F. 22 1921-1922 Rules and Regulations
F. 23 1921-1922 Salaries
F. 24 1921-1922 Sewerage Disposal
F. 25 1921-1922 Smith-Hughes, from Massachusetts
F. 26 1921-1922 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 27 1921-1922 Special Committee-Land purchase
F. 28 1921-1922 Statistics
F. 29 1921-1922 Summer School
F. 30 1922-1923 Association of NE Colleges for Conference on Athletics
F. 31 1922-1924 Bills, Resolutions, Laws
F. 32 1922-1924 Change of Name
F. 33 1922-1923 Committee, Alumni Memorial Scholarship

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Box 2
F. 1 1922-1927 Correspondence
F. 2 1922-1923 New England State College Athletic Conference
F. 3 1922-1923 Normal Schools
F. 4 1922-1923 Post Office Correspondence
F. 5 1922-1923 Reports
F. 6 1922-1924 Reports of Committees
F. 7 1922-1923 Rules and Regulations
F. 8 1922-1923 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 9 1922-1923 Statistics
F. 10 1922-1923 Summer School
F. 11 1922-1923 Surveys of State Universities
F. 12 1922-1925 Pamphlets dealing with Accreditation
F. 13 1923-1924 Finance Committee
F. 14 1923-1924 July 2, 1923
F. 15 1923-1924 Real Estate, March 18
F. 16 1923-1924 American Association of University Women
F. 17 1923-1924 American Council on Education (C.E. Hewitt)
F. 18 1923-1924 Austin Cate Academy
F. 19 1923-1924 Botony - Zoology Controversy
F. 20 1923-1925 Building Statistics
F. 21 1923-1924 College Finances - Financial Support
F. 22 1923-1926 Committees
F. 23 1923-1924 Committee on Insurance
F. 24 1923-1924 Contracts, Agreements, etc.
F. 25 1923-1925 Electricity applied to Agriculture
F. 26 1923-1924 Engineering Education, Society for the Promotion of

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Box 3
F. 1 1923-1924 Employee Damage Compensation
F. 2 1923-1924 Magrath, R.C.-Treasurer and Business Secretary
F. 3 1923-1924 Pond, Bremer Whidden. Landscape Architect
F. 4 1923-1924 Correspondence to the Durham Postmaster
F. 5 1923-1924 Reports
F. 6 1923-1924 Requests, Board of New York, recognition of UNH degrees
F. 7 1923-1924 Rules and Regulations
F. 8 1923-1924 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 9 1923-1924 Statistics
F. 10 1923-1924 Water Supply
F. 11 1923-1924 Women's Building- State Federation of Women's Clubs
F. 12 1924-1926 Buildings - Costs
F. 13 1924-1924 Trustee By-Laws, June 4, 1924, Sept. 29, 1924
F. 14 1924-1925 Contracts, Agreements, etc.
F. 15 1924-1925 Enrollment statistics
F. 16 1924-1925 Fire Department
F. 17 1924-1925 Hoitt, George P., Property
F. 18 1924-1925 Huddleston-Huggins. Right of Way
F. 19 1924-1925 Insurance Report Plan for Annuity
F. 20 1924-1925 Legislation Campaign, January 1925.
F. 21 1924-1925 Legislation Campaign, February to April 1925
F. 22 1924-1925 Legislative Briefs
F. 23 1924-1925 Legislative Material
F. 24 1924-1925 Mill Tax Laws
F. 25 1924-1925 Miscellaneous-Office of the President
F. 26 1924-1925 Normal Schools
F. 27 1924-1925 Records of N.E. Association of National state Colleges and Universities from J.L. Hills, Vermont 1920-1925

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Box 4
F. 1 1924-1925 Out of State Students, Fees of Tuition
F. 2 1924-1925 Pond, Bremer Whidden- Landscape Architect
F. 3 1924-1925 Purnell Act, Research and Extension Work
F. 4 1924-1925 Related Subject Matter Groups
F. 5 1924-1925 Remick, Mrs. Jas W. Chairman
F. 6 1924-1925 Reports 1924
F. 7 1924-1925 Reports, 1925
F. 8 1924-1925 Rules and Regulations
F. 9 1924-1926 Rules and Regulations
F. 10 1924-1925 Sabbatical Leaves for Professional Improvement
F. 11 1924-1925 Sewerage Disposal
F. 12 1924-1925 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 13 1924-1925 Smythe, Mrs. Frederick-Manchester
F. 14 1924-1925 Summer School
F. 15 1924-1925 Taxation
F. 16 1924-1925 Trustee minutes, January 16-17,1925, and New Hampshire Women's Club Resolutions
F. 17 1924-1925 Water Supply
F. 18 1924-1925 Trustee Minutes May 6, 1925
F. 19 1925-1926 American Association of University Women
F. 20 1925-1926 The American Council on education (C. E. Hewitt)
F. 21 1925-1926 Association of American Colleges
F. 22 1925-1926 Bills, Resolutions, Laws
F. 23 1925-1926 Business Administration Course and Commerce, Committee on
F. 24 1925-1926 Committee on Discipline
F. 25 1925-1926 Commons Dining Hall
F. 26 1925-1926 Undated, beginning approximately 1925
F. 27 1925-1926 College of Business Administration
F. 28 1925-1926 Committee on Teaching Methods
F. 29 1925-1926 Contracts, Agreements, etc.
F. 30 1925-1926 Lucy Hastings Memorial Hospital, Dr. O. S. Foster

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Box 5
F. 1 1925-1926 Legislation Campaign
F. 2 1925-1927 Legislature - 1927
F. 3 1925-1926 Magrath, R.C. - Appointments
F. 4 1925 Manual of the General Court - Prof. Ralph D. Hetzel
F. 5 1925 Mill Tax
F. 6 1925-1926 Normal school
F. 7 1925-1926 Pond, Bremer Whidden- Landscape Architect
F. 8 1925-1926 Reports, part 1
F. 9 1925-1926 Reports, part 2
F. 10 1925-1926 Rhodes Scholarships
F. 11 1925-1926 ROTC
F. 12 1925-1926 Rules and Regulations
F. 13 1925-1926 "S"
F. 14 1925-1926 Schedule Summary
F. 15 1925-1926 Scholarships
F. 16 1925-1926 Sewerage Disposal
F. 17 1925-1926 Smythe, Mrs Frederick- Manchester
F. 18 1925-1926 Social Committee
F. 19 1925-1926 Statistics
F. 20 1925-1926 Student and Faculty Rule Book
F. 21 1925-1926 Summer School
F. 22 1925-1926 Taxation
F. 23 1925-1926 Term Hour, Time Unit Systems
F. 24 1925-1926 Benjamin Thompson Furniture
F. 25 1925-1926 Water Supply
F. 26 1926-1927 Minutes, September 20, 1926

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Box 6
F. 1 1926-1927 Real Estate October 11, 1926
F. 2 1926-1927 Trustee Minutes October 30, 1926
F. 3 1926-1927 Notices 1926
F. 4 1926-1927 Sophomore Year in Civil Engineering, 1926
F. 5 1926-1927 Personnel, January 1927 to June 1927
F. 6 1926-1927 American Council on Education (C. E. Hewitt)
F. 7 1926-1927 Alumni Association
F. 8 1926-1827 Appointments and Resignations
F. 9 1926-1927 Association of Land Grant Colleges
F. 10 1926-1927 Association of New England Colleges for Conference on Athletics
F. 11 Automobiles, Question of
F. 12 1926-1927 Blewett, E. Y. - Alumni
F. 13 1926-1927 Cattle
F. 14 1926-1927 College of Business Administration
F. 15 1926-1927 Dad's and Mother's Day
F. 16 1926-1927 Fairchild Hall
F. 17 1926-1927 Fire Department
F. 18 1926-1927 Lewis Bill
F. 19 1926-1927 Magrath, R.C. - Appointments
F. 20 1926-1927 Millage Law
F. 21 1926-1927 Miscellaneous Correspondence
F. 22 1926-1927 Miscellaneous
F. 23 1926-1927 Miscellaneous
F. 24 1926-1927 Normal Schools
F. 25 1926-1927 Planning Board
F. 26 1926-1927 Pond, Bremer Whidden - Landscape Architect
F. 27 1926-1927 Rules and Regulations
F. 28 1926-1927 Schedule Summary
F. 29 1926-1927 Smith, Forrest S. and Sarah A. Estate
F. 30 1926-1927 Smith-Hughes Work
F. 31 1926-1927 Statistics
F. 32 1926-1927 Summer School
F. 33 Trustee By-Laws, June 22, 1927
F. 34 1926-1927 Trustee Letters, Honorary Degrees
F. 35 1926-1927 Trustees letters, open bids
F. 36 1926-1927 Traveling Expenses
F. 37 1926-1927 Tufts, Dr. J.A.
F. 38 1926-1927 Water Supply
F. 39 1926-1927 Y.M.C.A. Christian Work

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