Seattle University Office of the President: A.A. Lemieux, SJ Records
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains the records generated and compiled by Seattle University's Office of the President during the administration of A.A. Lemieux, SJ, the university's 15th president (1948-1965). The files include information on academic programs, accreditations, athletics, budgets, campus building projects, conferences, fundraising and grant proposals, and many other topics. Also included are reports, speeches, memorabilia, awards, and photographs.
- Seattle University. Office of the President (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
A.A. Lemieux, SJ was the 15th president of Seattle University from 1948 until 1965, and is remembered as one of the most successful presidents in Seattle University history. Under his exceptional leadership, the university was transformed from a small Jesuit college into a major urban university, enrollment climbed steadily, twenty new and renovated buildings shaped the campus and the curriculum was enriched with new academic programs. Eight days after Lemieux's inauguration as President on May 28, 1948, Seattle College was granted its university charter and officially became Seattle University. During his twenty year tenure as President, Lemieux was recognized as a vibrant ambassador, civic leader and extraordinary fundraiser who reached out to the Seattle business community and established the university's first Board of Regents. An avid sports fan, Father Lemieux enjoyed the Chieftains basketball team's rise to national prominence in the NCAA. From 1948 to 1965, Father Lemieux saw Seattle University grow into the largest private university in Washington State. In 1975 Father Lemieux returned to Seattle University as Chancellor under William J. Sullivan, SJ.
33 Linear Feet (30 boxes and 51 artifacts)
Language of Materials
A.A. Lemieux, SJ served as the 15th president of Seattle University from 1948 until 1965, and also as Chancellor from 1976 until his death in 1979. Father Lemieux was recognized as a vibrant ambassador, civic leader, extraordinary fundraiser and one of the most successful presidents in Seattle University history. This collection contains the files generated and compiled by Seattle University's Office of the President during his administration.
Separated Materials note
A publication titled The Roman Catholic Church, authored by The American Institute of Management was separated from the archival material and transferred to Special Collections.
General Physical Description note
30 boxes and 51 artifacts
- Colleges and Universities
- Education, Higher -- Washington (State) -- Seattle
- Plaques (flat objects)
- Seattle University--Faculty
- Seattle University--Presidents--20th century
- Seattle University--Records and correspondence
- Seattle University. Office of the President
- Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Administration
- Guide to the Seattle University Office of the President: A.A. Lemieux, SJ Records
- Rick Block and Mary Linden Sepulveda
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository
901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA