Ford, Edwin H. (Edwin Hopkins), 1891-1964

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Edwin Hopkins Ford taught in the University of Minnesota School of Journalism from 1929 to his retirement in 1956.

From the description of Edwin Hopkins Ford papers, 1964. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291844

Edwin Hopkins Ford was born in Mazeppa, Minnesota on June 7, 1891. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University in 1915, an M.A. in english from Harvard in 1927 and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University in 1928. He was a reporter and copy editor for the Minneapolis Journal (1916-1917) before serving in the Navy during World War I. After the war, he worked in Seattle for the Post-Intelligencer until 1923. He held faculty positions at the University of Washington, Harvard and the University of Oregon before coming to Minnesota.

In 1929, Professor Ford joined the faculty of the school of journalism at the University of Minnesota. He originated coursework in the literary aspects of journalism and taught courses in the history of journalism and creative writing. He retired from the University in 1956. Professor Ford passed away on September 5, 1964.

From the guide to the Edwin Hopkins Ford papers, 1964, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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creatorOf Edwin Hopkins Ford papers, 1964 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Deeds and related documents of Orville D. Ford and the Ford family, 1862-1917. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Ford, Edwin H. (Edwin Hopkins), 1891-1964. Edwin Hopkins Ford papers, 1964. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Ford, Edwin H. (Edwin Hopkins), 1891-1964. The newspaper mind in American literature. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Gerald, J. Edward person
associatedWith Gray, James, 1899- person
associatedWith Sevareid, Eric, 1912- person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. School of Journalism and Mass Communication corporateBody
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Birth 1891

Death 1964



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