Letter to Cornell Law School, regarding Harry Hazelwood Jr.



Letter to Cornell Law School, regarding Harry Hazelwood Jr.



Letter from Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men, to Cornell Law School, providing a reference for Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943. Hazelwood would go on to obtain a law degree from Cornell in 1945.



Text (Transcript)

May 21, 1943

Cornell Law Schoo,
New York.


I am informed that Harry Hazelwood, Jr. is applying for admission to your Law School. I have known this candidate intimately during his four years in college and hold him in high regard. Even though he is colored I gave him an appointment as one of the preceptors, which is a highly selected group from our student body. He had to deal with white students, who responded to his leadership without fail.

I am glad to give excellent rating to Mr. Hazelwood's character and industry. He has good mental ability and fine appearance.

Very truly yours,

Fraser Metzger
Dean of Men

Original format

carbon copy of typewritten letter, 1 page


Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Rutgers University Biographical Files: Alumni

Archival location

Box: 377, Folder: Hazelwood, Harry, Jr., 1943


Metzger, Fraser, “Letter to Cornell Law School, regarding Harry Hazelwood Jr.,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed April 23, 2024, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/689.