Roscoe Bonisteel congratulates Harlan Hatcher, newly invested as president of the University of Michigan.
Harlan Hatcher and Mrs. Hatcher greet visitors following his inauguration ceremony in hill auditorium, November 1951.
Harlan Hatcher in 1951.
Harlan Hatcher with top three winners of the Detroit Free Press Debate Scholarship Contest on March 24, 1954.
Harlan Hatcher questioned on dismissal of the university professors, August 1954.
Harlan Hatcher, wife Anne, and Professor Robert C. Schnitzer with his wife at the new Professional Theater Program's preview of The School for Scandal, October 1962.
Harlan Hatcher at the opening of the Association of Producing Artists' production of War and Peace in September 1964.
Harlan Hatcher speaks during dedication of plaque on Michigan Union steps where President Kennedy suggested the Peace Corps, May 1964.
Harlan Hatcher in December 1970.
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States
The Ohio State University where Harlan Hatcher received his degrees.
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The University of Chicago where Harlan Hatcher studied.
Harlan Hatcher and three other University of Michigan presidents, Clarence Cook Little, Alexander Grant Ruthven, and Robben Wright Fleming.
Harlan Hatcher visiting polio patients.
Harlan Hatcher with his wife and children in 1952.
(The story of the New Connecticut in Ohio, the Western Res...)
The story of the New Connecticut in Ohio, the Western Reserve - how these New England pioneers came to settle and found the lands of northern Ohio.
(The Great Lakes region is truly the heart of America, and...)
The Great Lakes region is truly the heart of America, and now for the first time in this volume we have a full-scale view of it - with 500 illustrations - a magnificent account composed of lively, stirring narrative and rare, beautiful, and prize pictures: contemporary prints, engravings, documents, old maps, brilliant panoramic photographs. This oversized coffee table book shows the heartland as it was and as it is.
Harlan Hatcher attended the Ohio State University from 1919 till 1927 and received a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees in American Literature from it. In 1925 he completed post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago. Later, Dr. Hatcher spent a year in Italy, France, and England studying the Renaissance.
After a stint in the U.S. Army during World War I, Hatcher completed his studies and began work as an assistant professor at the Ohio State University. He had risen to the rank of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by 1944 and become vice president of the university in 1948. During that time, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II. In 1951 Hatcher joined the University of Michigan as president and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1967.
During his career he also found time to direct the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio during 1937 and 1938, head up Ford Foundation study missions to the Soviet Union in 1959 and to South America in 1962, preside over The Developing Great Lakes Megalopolis Research Project from 1968 to 1977, and serve as director of the Center for the Great Lakes beginning in 1983.
Hatcher penned a number of books, including histories, novels, and literary criticism. Among his books are The Versification of Robert Browning, Creating the Modern American Novel, The Buckeye Country: A Pageant of Ohio, The Great Lakes, A Century of Iron and Men, A Pictorial History of the Great Lakes (with Erich A. Walter), and The Persistent Quest for Values: What Are We Seeking?
(The Great Lakes region is truly the heart of America, and...)1963
(The story of the New Connecticut in Ohio, the Western Res...)1949
In 1954, Dessen condoned the hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee and fired two faculty members for suspicions of Communism.
Hatcher's first wife deceased. Then he married Anne Gregory Vance. The marriage produced two children.