Aiton, Arthur Scott, 1894-1955

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Professor of history at the University of Michigan.

From the description of Arthur S. Aiton papers, 1922-1959. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420866

Arthur S. Aiton was born in Alameda, California, on April 15, 1894. He attended the University of California, receiving three degrees (AB, 1916; AM, 1918; PhD, 1923). He joined the history department of the University of Michigan as an instructor in 1921. He became an assistant professor in 1923, associate profess in 1926, and professor in 1929.

Aiton was an expert on Hispanic-American history and an acknowledged authority on the sixteenth century Conquistadores. His research illuminated the Coronado expedition across the American Southwest. His most notable book was Antonio de Mendoza, First Viceroy of New Spain . He was working on a history of Latin America at the time of his death.

During World War II, he was director of the U.S. Army Latin-American Area Training Program at the University of Michigan.

Professor Aiton died December 29, 1955.

From the guide to the Arthur Scott Aiton papers, 1922-1959, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Arthur S. Aiton was born in Alameda, California, on April 15, 1894. He attended the University of California, receiving three degrees (AB, 1916; AM, 1918; PhD, 1923). He joined the history department of the University of Michigan as an instructor in 1921. He became an assistant professor in 1923, associate profess in 1926, and professor in 1929.

Aiton was an expert on Hispanic-American history and an acknowledged authority on the sixteenth century Conquistadores. His research illuminated the Coronado expedition across the American Southwest. His most notable book was Antonio de Mendoza, First Viceroy of New Spain . He was working on a history of Latin America at the time of his death.

During World War II, he was director of the U.S. Army Latin-American Area Training Program at the University of Michigan.

Professor Aiton died December 29, 1955.

From the guide to the Arthur Scott Aiton pamphlets and reprints, 1926-1949, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Arthur Scott Aiton papers, 1922-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Arthur Scott Aiton pamphlets and reprints, 1926-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Aiton, Arthur S. (Arthur Scott), 1894-1955. Arthur S. Aiton papers, 1922-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Aiton, Arthur Scott, 1894-1955. Arthur Scott Aiton papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940. Arthur Lyon Cross papers, 1897-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Barnes, Walter, 1880- person
associatedWith Bining, Arthur Cecil, 1893-1957. person
associatedWith Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Borah, Woodrow Wilson, 1912- person
associatedWith Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-1981. person
associatedWith Cleven, Nels Andrew Nelson, 1874- person
associatedWith Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944. person
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940. person
associatedWith Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974. person
associatedWith Hanke, Lewis Ulysses, 1905- person
associatedWith Haring, Clarence Henry, 1885-1960. person
associatedWith Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945. person
associatedWith King, James Ferguson, 1913- person
associatedWith Martin, John Butlin, 1909- person
associatedWith Merriman, Roger Bigelow, 1876-1945. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971. person
associatedWith Nowell, Charles E. person
associatedWith Parry, J. H. (John Horace), 1914- person
associatedWith Priestley, Herbert Ingram, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892- person
associatedWith Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939. person
associatedWith Shiels, W. Eugene (William Eugene), b. 1897. person
associatedWith Simoneau, Jules, d. 1908. person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
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associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. person
associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. person
associatedWith Whitaker, Arthur Preston, 1895-1979. person
associatedWith Wilgus, A. Curtis (Alva Curtis), 1897-1981. person
associatedWith Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Zavala, Silvio Arturo, 1909- person
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