Teacher, scholar, mentor: Dr. Harry Reiff of St. Lawrence University.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




1 v. : ill., facsims., maps, port. ; 27 cm.


Descriptive Terms



Reiff, Daniel D. (Daniel Drake)


[Kenmore, N.Y.] : D. D. Reiff


1 v. : ill., facsims., maps, port. ; 27 cm.


Description provided by author: "'It is New England that I consider my native heath,' said Dr. Harry Reiff, the first volume of whose biography has recently been published. A poor boy from Brooklyn (made to go to work at 13), thanks to Mount Hermon School and Phillips Academy, he entered Harvard in 1921 and - surviving the Jefferson Lab explosion of 1922 - went on for three Harvard degrees. His biography (volume I, up to 1938) is rich with details of years at Mount Hermon and Andover (pp. 109-129), and his undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard (pp. 141-191), covering much of his life, studies, and activities in New England. Based on oral history recordings, material from academic archives, letters and journals, this book has many Cambridge and Harvard connections. His summer jobs often came about from local contacts, and are a unique record themselves: teaching at a boys camp near Friendship, Maine (1922); a 'caddy master' for clubs at Poland Spring, Maine (1923) and at Lake Spofford, N. H. (1924) - where poor city boys could get fresh air and meaningful work during the summer - sponsored by the Cambridge Neighborhood House, and the South End Neighborhood House, Boston. His tutoring two children (summers 1925-26) at Manchester-by-the-Sea, was through Harvard contacts. About 125 illustrations feature Harvard, Cambridge, Boston, and other New England locations. The book, Teacher, Scholar, Mentor: Dr. Harry Reiff of St. Lawrence University, is by his son Daniel D. Reiff. A perfect-bound large-format paperback, the volume contains 402pp. of text and about 570 illustrations, some in color. A copy has recently been donated to Historic New England Library and Archives; it can also be ordered from brewerbookstore.com."

Call Number

Stacks CT3990 .R45 R45 2013

Other People and Orgs

Reiff, Henry, 1899-
St. Lawrence University
Neighborhood House (Cambridge, Mass.)
South End Neighborhood House (Boston, Mass.)
Harvard University.


Cambridge (Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Friendship (Maine)
Poland Springs (Maine)
Manchester (Mass.)