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Lobdell, H. E. (Harold Edward)



  • Existence: 1896 September 4 - 1963 January 1

Biographical Note

Harold Edward Lobdell, 1896-1963 was executive vice-president of the Alumni Association at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lobdell was a member of the MIT Class of 1917, studying the Course 4 engineering option. From 1920 to 1923, Lobdell was assistant to the director of the Division of Industrial Cooperation. He became assistant dean of students in 1921, dean of undergraduate students in 1923, and dean of students in 1930, a role he held until 1946. Lobdell also served as executive vice-president of the Alumni Association from 1947 to 1962. He was editor of Technology Review from 1922 to 1930 and publisher from 1930 until his retirement in 1962.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Lonsdale Green correspondence

 Collection — Box Shared D: [Barcode: 39080036789466]
Identifier: MC-0471

Lonsdale Green was a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) class of 1887. The collection consists of a letter to Harold E. Lobdell, dean of students, dated April 4, 1940, which describes Green's decision to attend MIT's course in architecture in 1883 and Green's correspondence with MIT professor of architecture William Robert Ware concerning the Institute's program.

Dates: 1940

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959