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Harry and Olive Carroll Papers and Scrapbooks

Identifier: H-Mss-0168

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains materials created by and about Professor Harry J. Carroll. Items include biographical materials, photographs, correspondence, materials from trips to Greece and world cruises, lectures, notes, articles, and other activities. Also includes a scrapbook of printed materials about Pomona College and a scrapbook of Olive Carroll Mediterranean trip, "Argonautica".


  • Creation: 1891-1992 and undated


Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

Harry J. Carroll Jr. was Professor of Classics at Pomona College from 1949 to 1983. Carroll was heavily involved with the Pomona College art and art history departments, teaching courses in Greek and Roman art and architecture and creating the Pomona-Scripps Joint Classics Program with Robert B. Palmer of Scripps college. A respected professor, in 1981 Carroll was awarded the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching, the highest honor given to Pomona faculty. He is remembered through the annual Harry J. Carroll Memorial Lecture.


1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)


This collection contains the papers of Pomona College Classics professor Harry J. Carroll Jr. Carroll taught at Pomona from 1949 until 1983, and was a key actor in the development of Pomona's art history program. He taught classes on ancient Greek and Roman art and lectured both at Pomona and Claremont Graduate University for the Fine Arts program. Materials in the collection include lectures, notes, articles, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks created by himself and his wife Olive Carroll.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection is arranged at the file level.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Items were placed into archival folders and boxes.

Harry and Olive Carroll Papers and Scrapbooks
Sara Chetney, MA
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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections & Archives, The Claremont Colleges Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States