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Chester F. Lay papers

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Chester F. Lay papers, 1945-1948 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Chester F. Lay papers, 1945-1948Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 2/RG 2-7

Primary Creator: Lay, Chester Frederic (1895-)

Extent: 48.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Southern Illinois State Normal University - Presidents

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Chancellor's records, 1945-1948

Biographical Note

A Golconda native, Lay left after a 20-year stint on the University of Texas, becoming its seventh chief executive in 1945.

Southern grew to include three colleges and a strong graduate school, which precipitated an Oct. 23, 1947, move by the 65th General Assembly to drop the Normal from the institution in favor of renaming it Southern Illinois University.

The first formal research conducted at SIU began in 1948 with Lay's appointment of internationally known geneticist Carl C. Lindegren as a research professor of biological science. Today, one of the University's buildings, Lindegren Hall, stands as a memorial to the scientist who first brought in research grants.

Lay resigned to accept a job at Southern Methodist University in Dallas that same year." from "President Chester F. Lay, 1945 - 1948" at http://www.siuc.edu/hallOfChancellors/Lay2.html

Subject/Index Terms

Southern Illinois State Normal University - Presidents

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [after identification of item(s)], Chester F. Lay Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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