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Collection Number: UA.01.055
Repository: La Salle University Archives
Title: Dr. Roland Holroyd Collection
Date [inclusive]: 1904-1981
Extent: 5.5 Linear feet
Scope and Contents: This collection contains the documents of Dr. Roland Holroyd, who was the driving force behind the development of La Salle University’s Biology Department. These documents include course material, department papers, publications, correspondence, and photographs. The Academic Material series is comprised of lecture notes from when Holroyd was a student at the University of Pennsylvania and notes from when he was teaching at La Salle University. It also includes course schedules, midterm and final exam, tests, handouts, and final student grades. The latter has been separated from the other materials and is restricted. The bulk of the courses focus on biology, botany, and genetics. Academic Material series contains some sensitive material in the form of final grades of students. These have been separated from the other materials and should be restricted. The department papers include registration information and information on the professors in the department. The Correspondence series includes writings from colleagues of Holroyd who sent him letters and certificates that Holroyd himself received. The Journals and Publications series contains publications that were also sent to him from his colleagues. These publications are from 1899 to around 1973 and they touch on the plant life from different parts of the world. Two photographs were found in the collection; one is a photo of an unknown group, the second is of a La Salle graduate preforming surgery on a U.S. submarine during World War II. The Travel series contains maps, postcards and souvenirs from Holroyd's international trips. Finally, the Personal collection contains religious materials that belonged to Dr. Holroyd as well as a family crest. When processing this collection, it was determined that the order the collection arrived to the archives was not created for the archives, it was more of someone cleaning out an office and putting the contents into boxes. Taking this into consideration the material found was re-ordered in a way that would make sense. However, if documents were found to be filed in a certain way by Dr. Holroyd, those documents were kept in the original filing order.
La Salle University Archives, "UA.01.055 Dr. Roland Holroyd Collection" (2022). Finding Aids. 53.