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Harry Wyman Freeman papers

Identifier: Mss 0012

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence regarding Dr. Freeman's work in the Department of Biology of the College of Charleston and his fund-raising for the College. His personal file includes correspondence he received from presidents and other officials of the College, his 1990 commencement address, biographical information prepared when he was presented an honorary doctorate by the College in 1995, his efforts to create scholarship funds, and his efforts to influence legislation to benefit the College. Three additional files include extensive correspondence with donors of major scholarships: (1) The George Adam and Pierrine Smith Byrd Endowed Scholarship was created by George Adam Byrd and his wife, Pierrine St. Claire Smith, who in 1922 was the first woman graduate of the College and the first honor graduate of her class.; (2) The Alexander C. Dick Scholarship has biographical information and correspondence with Mr. Dick (Class of 1915, Rhodes Scholar, and lawyer) and with Mrs. Dick (Edwina Eustis, contralto soloist and musical therapist). This file also includes copies of recommendations for Mr. Dick to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and information about Mrs. Dick's career as a vocalist.; (3) The N. Edgar Miles Scholarship Program was created by Dr. Miles (Class of 1931 and ophthalmologist). Dr. Miles also created an endowment for the College's Early Childhood Development Center, and his file includes information about the creation of the Miles Community Center in Mullins, South Carolina.


  • Creation: 1962-1998


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Freeman graduated from the College of Charleston with the Class of 1943, served as a lieutenant (jg) in the Navy from 1943-1946, graduated with a PhD in Biology (specializing in ichthylogy) at Stanford University in 1951, taught at Stanford and the University of South Carolina, was Professor of Biology at the College of Charleston from 1960-1990, was Chairman of the Department of Biology from 1960-1978, and since 1990 has been Distinguished Professor of Biology, Emeritus.; Dr. Freeman served as president of numerous organizations including the College of Charleston Alumnai Association and the South Carolina Academy of Science. His scientific research is at the Charleston Museum.


0.8 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize box)

Inventory of the Harry Wyman Freeman Papers, 1962-1998
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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