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Frank Meter and Lillian Wells-Meter Papers

An inventory of their papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Meter, Frank W.
Title: Frank Meter and Lillian Wells-Meter Papers
Dates: 1900-1908
Size: 1 box, 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: Photographs and various personal items from Frank William Meter and Lilian Vinette Wells-Meter
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Frank William Meter (d.1969) was an alumnus of Syracuse University and attended from 1903-1905 in the College of Applied Sciences. He attended Penn University from 1907-1910. Lillian Wells-Meter (1884-1978) was an alumna of Syracuse University and graduated in 1908 with a Bachelor's of Science then a Ph.B. in 1908. She was a teacher of high school science and mathematics in Holland Patent, New York from 1908-1911 then Cooperstown, New York from 1911-12. Lillian Wells married Frank Meter in 1912. She was a member of Committee on 2nd and 3rd War Loans as well as a member of the Red Cross where she made surgical supplies.

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Scope and Content Note

The Frank Meter and Lillian Wells-Meter Papers consist of clippings, photographs of students, various buildings, and Niagara Falls, correspondence of Frank Meter, a memorandum book of Frank Meter detailing money received and expended from 1900-1906, two quote cards, Lillian Wells-Meter's sophomore year diary, and her commencement program from 1908.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The Syracuse University Archives has clipping files on both Frank William Meter and Lillian Vinette Wells-Meter.

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Selected Search Terms


Meter, Frank W.
Wells-Meter, Lillian V.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Types of material


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Frank Meter and Lillian Wells-Meter Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Mary M. Carter donated the Frank Meter and Lillian Wells-Meter Papers in August 1998.

Processing Information

Photographs were removed from photo album and placed in sleeves.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: June 2019
Revision history:

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Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

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Box 1 Clippings circa 1904
Box 1 Commencement program of Lillian Wells-Meter 1908
Box 1 Correspondence of Frank Meter 1905
Box 1 Memoranda book of Frank Meter 1900-1906
Box 1 Photographs circa 1901
Box 1 Quotation Cards undated
Box 1 Sophomore year diary of Lillian Wells-Meter 1904-1905

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