Nye, Russel B. (Russel Blaine), 1913-1993

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Birth 1913-02-17
Death 1993-09-02

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Russel B. Nye was born in Viola, Wisconsin, February 17, 1913. He received as A.B. from Oberlin College in 1934, an M.A. in 1935 and a Ph. D. in 1940 from the university of Wisconsin, an Litt. D. from Northern Michigan University in 1968 and an LL. D. from Ferris State College in 1969. Nye was a professor of English at Michigan State University from September 1, 1940 to July 1, 1979. He came out of retirement temporarily to teach at the university from January through August 1980. Nye published numerous books and articles and received several awards. He participated in many professional associations and groups, including the Governor's Commission on Junior Colleges (1968-69) and the Governor's Commission on Higher Education (1972-3).

From the description of Russel B. Nye collection. (State Archive of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 40427088

Jack Morpurgo (1918-2000) graduated from Christ's Hospital School in England. He was the first British graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia after the American Revolution. He served in the British military during World War II. In his professional life, he was an editor and author of fiction and non-fiction. He was a frequent contributor of articles and book reviews to magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. He wrote and participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts in Britain, the United States, Canada, and Australia. A significant portion of his career was spent under the tutelage of Alan Lane, founder of Penguin Books.

From the guide to the J.E. Morpurgo Papers, 1742, 1937-2000, 1950-1970, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Educator, historian.

From the description of Reminiscences of Russel Blaine Nye : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527688


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