Aiken, William Appleton, 1907-1957

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William Appleton Aiken received his B.A. from Yale in 1929, a M. Litt. degree from Cambridge in 1932; and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1939. He was an instructor in history at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, from 1938-1940; and an assistant professor of English history at Lehigh University from 1941-1946, an associate professor from 1946-1949, and a professor from 1946-1957. During World War II, Aiken served from 1942-1946 in United States Army military intelligence. From 1942-1943, he worked in the Pentagon, specializing in the Middle East. In 1943, Aiken went to the Middle East for the Army and Office of War Information and stayed until 1944. After the war he was a consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on psychological warfare.

From the description of William Appleton Aiken papers, 1891-1971 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166300

William Appleton Aiken was the husband of Governor Buckingham's daughter Eliza Coit; Samuel Giles Buckingham was the brother of Governor Buckingham.

From the description of Letter, 1867 December 23, Norwich, Conn., to Samuel Giles Buckingham. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 15256807

William Appleton Aiken received his B.A. from Yale in 1929, a M. Litt. degree from Cambridge in 1932; and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1939. He was an instructor in history at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, from 1938-1940; and an assistant professor of English history at Lehigh University from 1941-1946, an associate professor from 1946-1949, and a professor from 1946-1957. During World War II, Aiken served from 1942-1946 in United States Army military intelligence. From 1942-1943, he worked in the Pentagon, specializing in the Middle East. In 1943, Aiken went to the Middle East for the Army and Office of War Information and stayed until 1944. After the war he was a consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on psychological warfare.

WILLIAM APPLETON AIKEN. Professor of English and European history, Lehigh University; residence, 1324 Prospect Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. "Appy", who joined the Lehigh faculty as assistant professor of English history in 1941, was appointed associate professor of English and European history in February, 1946, and to a full professorship in January, 1949. He received an M.Litt. degree at Cambridge University in 1932 and a Ph.D. at Yale in 1939-both in English history-and was an instructor in history at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, from 1938 to 1940. He is a member of the social studies committee of the College Entrance Board Examinations of the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., and secretary to the National Council of the American Friends of the Middle East. He belongs to the American Historical Association, the American Academy of Social and Political Science, the Archeological Institute of America, the Middle East Institute, and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Appy edited The Conduct of the Earl of Nottingham (Yale University Press, 1941), arranged and edited The Poems of Catullus (Dutton, 1950), and is the author of an article on the Middle East in This Week Magazine in 1951 and of two articles on Cairo, published in Egypt in 1952.

From June, 1942, to February, 1946, he served in the Psychological Warfare Branch (first lieutenant to major)-in Washington most of the time, although he spent four months abroad (London and Cairo). Appy, who received a citation for distinguished service-or whatever you call that white and green ribbon"-has continued in the Reserve and in the past few years has attended the O.R.C. School. Command and General Staff Section, in Allentown, Pa.

Married on June 2, 1938, in New York City to Phyllis Almy Gallatin, he has three children: Timothy Buckingham, born June 23, 1940, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Penelope Gallatin on April 24, 1942, in Bethlehem, and David MacGregor on October 11, 1949, in New York.

(History of the Class of 1929, Yale college, 25 Year Record, pages 30-31)

From the guide to the William Appleton Aiken papers, 1891-1971, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Farnam family. Farnam family papers, 1721-2002 (inclusive), 1850-1937 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kynor, Herbert D., Jr. Lehigh Music Festival 1949. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
creatorOf William Appleton Aiken papers, 1891-1971 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Aiken, William Appleton, 1907-1957. William Appleton Aiken papers, 1891-1971 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Farnam family papers, 1721-1941 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Aiken, William Appleton, 1907-1957. William Appleton Aiken papers, 1891-1971 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Aiken, William Appleton, 1833-. Letter, 1867 December 23, Norwich, Conn., to Samuel Giles Buckingham. Connecticut Historical Society
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associatedWith Aiken, William Appleton, 1907-1959. person
associatedWith Buckingham, Samuel Giles, 1812-1898. person
associatedWith Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875. person
associatedWith Farnam family family
associatedWith Farnam family. family
associatedWith Jackson, Stuart Wells, 1875- person
associatedWith Jackson, Stuart Wells, 1875-1957 person
associatedWith Kynor, Herbert D., Jr. person
associatedWith Lehigh University corporateBody
associatedWith Lehigh University. Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith Moody, Paul Dwight, 1879- person
associatedWith Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. person
associatedWith Nottingham, Daniel Finch, Earl of, 1647-1730. person
associatedWith Osler, A. May. person
associatedWith Osler, A. May. person
associatedWith Trevelyan, George Macauly, 1876-1962. person
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