Aaron, Daniel, 1912-....

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Daniel Aaron was born in Chicago in 1912. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1933 and received his doctorate in 1943 from Harvard University. Aaron's first teaching position was at Harvard, where he lectured from 1936-1939 in the Department of English. In 1939, Aaron joined the Smith faculty. During his time at Smith, Aaron travelled as a visiting lecturer to the Guggenheim (1947), Bennington College (1950-51), the University of Helsinki (1951-52), Amherst College (1954-55), the University of Warsaw (1962-63), Columbia University (1960-61), and MIT (1965). In 1961, he was named Jordan Professor of English Language and Literature. His articles and books include Poland: A Self Interview (1964), Men of Good Hope (1951), and the critically acclaimed Writers on the Left (1961). In 1972-1983, he became the Director of Graduate Study in American Civilization at Harvard University where he was named the Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature. During this time, he founded the Library of America. In 2010, Aaron received the National Humanities Medal. At the time of writing, Aaron still works at Harvard University.

From the guide to the Daniel Aaron Papers RG 42., 1939 - 1972, (Smith College Archives)

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referencedIn Elena Wilson papers, 1906-1979, 1972-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fenton, Charles A. Charles Andrews Fenton papers, 1954-1960 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Aaron, Daniel, 1912-. Correspondence, 1959-1961, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles Andrews Fenton papers, 1954-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (bulk 1920-1978) Yale University Library
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stanley Edgar Hyman Papers, 1932-1978, (bulk 1938-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963. Newton Arvin correspondence, 1920-1963. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Aaron, Daniel, 1912-. Letters, 1959-1979, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. The twenties from notebooks and diaries of the period : editor's typescript draft 1975-1976 / Edmund Wilson ; edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn Wilson, Elena, 1906-1979. Elena Wilson papers, 1906-1979 (bulk 1972-1979). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Daniel Aaron Papers RG 42., 1939 - 1972 Smith College Archives
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (bulk 1920-1978) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963. person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Fenton, Charles A. person
associatedWith Fenton, Charles Andrews, 1919-1960 person
associatedWith Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. person
associatedWith Macdonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith Smith College corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Wilson, Elena, 1906-1979. person
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