University of Notre Dame

Nutting for President Collection

NUT Nutting for President Collection 1970
Origination : Nutting for President
Extent : 5 linear inches.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives Notre Dame, Indiana 46556


Collected by Stephen Raymond, who started and directed the Nutting for President movement at Notre Dame.

Preferred Citation

Nutting for President Collection (NUT), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, comments on the campaign, campaign literature, Free City Day information, news clippings, campaign buttons, and a petition with signatures.


Willis D. Nutting taught in the History Department and in the General Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame. He held two degrees from Oxford University (where he went as a Rhodes Scholar) and two (including his Ph.D.) from the University of Iowa.

In 1970, when Nutting was about to retire, Stephen Raymond organized a campaign to have him appointed president of Notre Dame instead. Those who supported this movement argued that Father Hesburgh should be elevated to a new rank of Chancellor, in which position he would be free to concentrate on activities outside Notre Dame, while Nutting would direct the internal affairs of the university.

Index :

 Nutting, Willis Dwight, 1900- 
 University of Notre Dame 

  • CNUT Nutting for President: Manuscripts