Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966

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Arthur Pound, June 1, 1884 - Jan. 14, 1966, was born in Pontiac, Michigan. He worked for a variety of newspapers as an editor and editorial writer between 1913 and 1940. In 1935 and 1936 Pound was a research professor of American history at the University of Pittsburgh. From 1940 to 1944 Pound served as state historian and Director of the Division of Archives and History for New York. Pound is the author of The Iron Man in Industry, 1922; Johnson of the Mohawks, (with Richard E. Day), 1930; Hawk of Detroit, 1939; Detroit: Dynamic City, 1940; and Lake Ontario, 1945, among other works. He was also co-editor, with Samuel Taylor Moore, of They Told Barron, 1930; and More They Told Barron, 1931.

From the guide to the Arthur Pound Papers, 1928-1968, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

Arthur Pound was a writer and historian who was commissioned by the University of Pittsburgh to write a history of industry for the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey. The book, Two Centuries of Industry, was rejected by the press.

From the description of Two centuries of industry : the rise of manufactures in western Pennsylvania 1935. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 33202334

Historical writer.

From the description of Arthur Pound papers, 1928-1968. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421553

Pound was born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1884. He began a career in journalism after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1907. He was an active writer for such newspapers as the New York Evening Post and the New York Herald as well as the Atlantic Monthly magazine. A majority of his research and reporting dealt with the social effects of industrialization and the effects of government regulation on business. In 1940 Pound was appointed New York State Historian.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145406495

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creatorOf New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. State Historian's speeches, 1940-1944. New York State Archives
creatorOf Gorman, Michael A. (Michael Arthur), 1892-1958. Michael Arthur Gorman papers, 1920-1958. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Two centuries of industry : the rise of manufactures in western Pennsylvania 1935. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Michael A. Gorman papers, 1920-1958 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Duryea, Charles E., 1861-1938. Papers of Charles E. Duryea, 1878-1957 (bulk 1898-1930). Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Arthur Pound papers, 1928-1968. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Papers, 1930-1947. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Herzog, Jacob, 1911-1995. Pound-Herzog family papers, ca. 1880-1995. New York State Library
creatorOf Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Myron C. Taylor : lawyer industrialist diplomat humanitarian, 1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf New York (State). Office of State History. Correspondence and subject files, 1895-1976. New York State Archives
creatorOf Arthur Pound Papers, 1928-1968 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fred Newton Scott papers, 1860-1931 Bentley Historical Library
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Birth 1884

Death 1966


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