Decker, Clarence Raymond, 1904-1969

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Clarence Raymond Decker was born on December 19, 1904, in Sioux City, Iowa. He received his A.B. degree in 1925 from Carleton College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1928. From 1929 to 1931 he served as the Chairman of the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University. From 1934 to 1938, he served as the Chairman of the English Department at the University of Kansas City, and he became the Vice-President of the University in 1938. He became the President of the University in 1938, and served in that office until 1953. In 1952 he became the Assistant Director for the Far East, Mutual Security Agency. In the same year he coauthored two books: Southeast Asia in the Coming World and World Neighbors-Working Together for Peace and Plenty. Circa 1955, he served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Truman Library. From 1956 to 1967 Decker served as the Vice-President of Fairleigh-Dickinson University. In 1965 he became a member of the President's Committee, White House Conference on International Cooperation. Decker died in New York City on November 21, 1969.

From the description of Decker, Clarence R. (Clarence Raymond), 1904-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10624568

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referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Smith, William Jay, 1918-. Papers of William Jay Smith [manuscript], 1957. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967. Correspondence. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. Papers, 1915-1947. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Papers. 1936-1943. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Gustav Davidson Papers, 1909-1992, (bulk 1931-1971) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Clarence R. Decker Papers. 1943 - 1967. Correspondence Files Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
creatorOf Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Papers, 1944-1958. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Józef Wittlin correspondence and compositions, 1940-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. Manuscripts and correspondence. 1938-1963. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Decker, Clarence Raymond, 1904-1969. Poetry correspondence, 1948-1967. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf University of Kansas City. Letters, 1939-1940, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Clarence R. Decker Papers. 1943 - 1967. General Files Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn The Bruno Walter papers, ca. 1887-ca. 1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966. Letters, 1915-1957. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Decker, Clarence Raymond, 1904-1969. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1949-1950. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Masefield, John, 1878-1967. Letters, 1915-1958. Dartmouth College Library
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correspondedWith Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
correspondedWith Davidson, Gustav, 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005. person
associatedWith Engle, Paul, 1908-1991. person
associatedWith Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966. person
associatedWith Mann, Klaus, 1906-1949. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Mason, Daniel Gregory, 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. person
correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Poetry Society of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith RRAL. corporateBody
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-2000. person
associatedWith Smith, William Jay, 1918- person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith University of Kansas City. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 person
associatedWith Wilbur, Richard, 1921- person
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. person
associatedWith Wittlin, Józef, 1896- person
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Birth 1904

Death 1969




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