Digital Collections

Records of the commissioner's visit to France, New York (State). Education Dept. Commissioner's Office.

Identifier: A2042
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 3026
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: This series consists of material documenting a mission to France made by Education Commissioner John H. Finley during May and June of 1917. The Board of Regents commissioned Dr. Finley to make the trip in order to observe the way French universities and schools, which were highly organized in the war effort, bore the exigencies of war, dealt with the mobilization of students, and aided national war service. The records include a journal, correspondence, copies of addresses (by Finley and others), newspaper clippings, pamphlets, notes (especially background information on French universities), and photographs.