Seattle University Office of the President: A.A. Lemieux, SJ Records, 1945-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle University. Office of the President.
Title
Seattle University Office of the President: A.A. Lemieux, SJ Records
Dates
1945-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
33 linear feet, (30 boxes and 53 artifacts)
Collection Number
RG 005.01 (collection)
Summary
A.A. Lemieux, SJ served as the 15th president of Seattle University from 1948 until 1965, and also as Chancellor from 1976 until his death in 1979. Father Lemieux was recognized as a vibrant ambassador, civic leader, extraordinary fundraiser and one of the most successful presidents in Seattle University history. This collection contains the files generated and compiled by Seattle University's Office of the President during his administration.
Repository
Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections
Special Collections
Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA
98122-1090
Telephone: 206-296-6209
Fax: 206-296-6224
speccoll@seattleu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

A.A. Lemieux, SJ was the 15th president of Seattle University from 1948 until 1965, and is remembered as one of the most successful presidents in Seattle University history. Under his exceptional leadership, the university was transformed from a small Jesuit college into a major urban university, enrollment climbed steadily, twenty new and renovated buildings shaped the campus and the curriculum was enriched with new academic programs. Eight days after Lemieux's inauguration as President on May 28, 1948, Seattle College was granted its university charter and officially became Seattle University. During his twenty year tenure as President, Lemieux was recognized as a vibrant ambassador, civic leader and extraordinary fundraiser who reached out to the Seattle business community and established the university's first Board of Regents. An avid sports fan, Father Lemieux enjoyed the Chieftains basketball team's rise to national prominence in the NCAA. From 1948 to 1965, Father Lemieux saw Seattle University grow into the largest private university in Washington State. In 1975 Father Lemieux returned to Seattle University as Chancellor under William J. Sullivan, SJ.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the records generated and compiled by Seattle University's Office of the President during the administration of A.A. Lemieux, SJ, the university's 15th president (1948-1965). The files include information on academic programs, accreditations, athletics, budgets, campus building projects, conferences, fundraising and grant proposals, and many other topics. Also included are reports, speeches, memorabilia, awards, and photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Seattle University Office of the President: A.A. Lemieux, S.J. Records, Special Collections, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Seattle University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Seattle--Administration
  • Personal Names :
  • Lemieux, A. A. (Albert Arby), SJ, 1908-1979
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle University. Office of the President
  • Seattle University--Administration
  • Seattle University--Building
  • Seattle University--Faculty
  • Seattle University--History--20th century
  • Seattle University--Presidents--20th century
  • Seattle University--Records and correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Awards
  • Budgets
  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Memorabilia
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Photographs
  • Plaques (flat objects)
  • Portraits
  • Reports
  • Speeches