Letter to the Leopold Schepp Foundation, regarding a scholarship for Harry Hazelwood Jr.

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Title

Letter to the Leopold Schepp Foundation, regarding a scholarship for Harry Hazelwood Jr.

Creator

Description

Letter from Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men, to Lucia Temple, Secretary at the Leopold Schepp Foundation, regarding a scholarship for Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 to study law at Cornell. Metzger writes that Hazelwood is "of the Negro race" and discusses Hazelwood's leadership on campus.

Date

1944-05-01

Text (Transcript)

May 1, 1944

The Leopold Schepp Foundation,
551 Fifth Avenue,
New York, N. Y.

Att. Miss Lucia Temple
Secretary

Gentlemen:

I am very happy to reply to your inquiry concerning Harry Hazelwood, who I understand is applying for scholarship aid from your foundation. As you know, this young man is of the Negro race. I refer to that particularly because he established for himself an unusual place on our campus. He mingled freely with all our students. He gained the respect and affection of his associates to such an extent that the students in the dormitory in which he resided asked me to appoint him as a preceptor, a position which requires leadership qualities of an unusual order.

He is a young man of stable emotions, fine ideals, a wholesome outlook upon life, and a particularly thorough interpretation of the social problems that are involved in human affairs.

You will find him intelligent, well grounded morally, and always dependable. If further information is desired, we will be glad to supply it.

Very truly yours,

Fraser Metzger
Dean of Men

Original format

carbon copy of typewritten letter, 1 page

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Rutgers University Biographical Files: Alumni

Archival location

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

Citation

Metzger, Fraser, “Letter to the Leopold Schepp Foundation, regarding a scholarship for Harry Hazelwood Jr.,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 8, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/691.