UA.01.055.2 Dr. Roland Holroyd Papers

UA.01.055.2 Dr. Roland Holroyd Papers

La Salle University Archives


Collection Number: UA.01.055.2

Repository: La Salle University Archives

Title: Dr. Roland Holroyd Papers

Date [inclusive]: 1899-1973

Extent: 2.0 Linear feet

Language: English

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, correspondences and photographs. The course material 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. They also include the scheduled times the courses were offered as well as the midterm and final exams from the class. Many of the courses found here focus on botany and genetics. The department papers include registration information and information on the professors in the department. The correspondences found in the collection are from colleagues of Holroyd who have sent him letters and certificates that Holroyd himself received. There is a mass amount of publications that were sent to him from his colleagues, this takes up a majority of the collection right behind the course materials. 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.

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 was found to be filed in a certain way by Dr. Holroyd these documents were kept in the original filing order.