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George Patten Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Patten, George A.
Title: George Patten Papers
Dates: 1931-1986
Size: 2 boxes, 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: Syracuse University reunion materials from alumnus George Patten
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


George A. Patten (1909-1997) is an alumnus of Syracuse University and graduated in 1931. Patten worked at the Miller Paper Company part time during college then full time after graduating, retiring in 1973 as vice president. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Association for 63 years and the Alpha Tau Omega Aid fund for 35 years. Patten was active in the organization of alumni reunions at Syracuse University. He participated in his community as a member of the South Presbyterian church, Cross Roads Lodge, and senior corps of retired executives as well as the past master of Salina Lodge. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

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Scope and Content Note

The George Patten Papers consist of correspondence, notes, brochures, and programs regarding the 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 50th, and 55th Syracuse University class reunions for the class of 1931 as well as memorabilia including buttons and two orange and blue alumni beanies.

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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 a clipping file on George A. Patten.

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Selected Search Terms


Patten, George A.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Class reunions.
Higher education.

Types of material


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George Patten Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The George Patten Papers were donated by Hayden Patten in May 1997.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

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

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Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

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Box 1 20th reunion materials 1951
Box 1 25th reunion materials
Clippings 1956
Correspondence 1956
Notes 1956
Printed materials 1956
Box 1 30th reunion materials
Correspondence 1961
Notes 1961
Box 1 35th reunion materials
Clippings 1966
Correspondence 1965-1966
Notes 1965-1966
Printed materials 1964-1966
Box 1 40th reunion materials
Correspondence 1970-1971
Name tag block letter press 1971
Notes 1969-1971
Printed materials 1971
Box 1 45th reunion materials
Clippings 1975-1976
Correspondence 1971-1976
Notes 1973-1976
Printed materials 1976-1977
Box 2 50th reunion materials
Clippings 1981
Correspondence 1980-1981
Notes 1981-1982
Printed materials 1980-1981
Box 2 55th reunion materials
Clippings 1985-1987
Correspondence 1985-1986
Notes 1985
Printed materials 1986
Box 2 60th annual commencement 1931
Box 2 Memorabilia circa 1981

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