Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976

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Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Alexander Laing and his wife, Dilys Bennett Laing.

From the description of Letters, 1946-1964, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871137

Laing was born in Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. in 1903, the son of Edgar Hall and Mary Adeline Laing. He was a member of Dartmouth College Class of 1925, receiving his A.B. and A.M. degrees in 1933. During the year 1925-1926 Laing worked as a technical editor of Radio news; then in 1926 he shipped as an ordinary seaman on the S.S. Leviathan to Southampton, England. In 1928 he shipped on a boat that was travelling from Newark, N.J. through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean. Laing returned to Dartmouth College as a tutorial advisor in 1929, the same year he won the Walt Whitman Prize for Poetry. In 1930 he became an advisor to the arts at Dartmouth College. He left this position in 1934 when he received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship to sail around the world, writing and studying the peoples of the Pacific. From 1937 to 1950 Laing was an assistant librarian in the Dartmouth College Library. He became the Director of the Public Affairs Laboratory of the Great Issues course at Dartmouth College in 1952. In 1966 he became the Educational Services Advisor at the college. Laing became a lecturer in the English department at Dartmouth College in 1965. In 1966 he became Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres. He retired from Dartmouth College in 1968 and died in Hanover, N.H. in 1976.

From the description of Papers, [1925-1966]. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 122413589

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creatorOf Americans United for World Organization. Hanover Branch. Records, 1945-1956. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Carter, Will, 1912-2001. Alphabet, [1965?] New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Poems accepted for publication during the first year after Dartmouth / A.K. Laing. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948. Papers, 1930-1948. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Wandrei, Donald, 1908-. Donald Wandrei and family papers, 1862-1988 (bulk 1927-1988). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Guthrie, Ramon, 1896-1973. Papers, 1919-1973. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf United States. Naval Training School (Dartmouth College). Records, 1942-1945. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. Papers, 1909-1956. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dartmouth Amateur Radio Association. Records, 1922-1982. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1917-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. The gentle Quaker--Morrison. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Idella Purnell Stone Personal Papers and Records of, Palms, Magazine TCRC98-A24., 1922-1960 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Office of the Dean of the College. Parkhurst Hall seizure records, 1969. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Letters, 1946-1964, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Papers, [1925-1966]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. Papers. 1948-49. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Papers, 1899-1957. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Flaccus, Kimball, 1911-1972. Papers, 1921-1978. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. Letters, 1925 March 12-1927 May 11, New York, N.Y., to Alexander Laing, Hanover, N.H., and Pelham Manor, N.Y. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Papers, 1897-1963. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Cactus at Comanjilla. 1967. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1961. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Witter Bynner correspondence and research archive, 1889-1984 compiled by Evelyn Ortner. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Library. Dartmouth College Library bulletin records, 1957- Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977. Paroles, 1948-1964. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wilbur, Richard, 1921-. Letters, 1949 Apr. 7-[Apr. 12 or 19?], Cambridge, Mass., to Alexander Kinnan Laing, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Library. Letters, 1946-1982, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Andrews, Robert Armstrong, 1905-. Correspondence, 1949-1961. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Great Issues (Dartmouth College). Records, 1946-1974. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949. Letters, 1926 January 2-1934 April 16, v.p., to Alexander K. Laing, v.p. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Laing, Dilys, 1906-1960. Papers, ca. 1917-1960. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Stone, Idella P., 1901- . Idella P. Stone Personal Papers and Records of Palms, 1922-1960. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Rosenstock-Huessy, Hans, 1921-. Correspondence, 1949 Feb. 18-Mar. 24. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen, 1888-1973. Papers, 1938-1950. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949. Letters, 1926 January 2-1934 April 16, v.p., to Alexander K. Laing, v.p. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985. Papers, 1938-1950. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Donald Wandrei and family papers., 1862-1988 (bulk 1927-1988). Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947. Letters, 1925, Woodstock, N.Y. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. Papers. Bulk 1946. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Dartmouth College. Office of the Dean of the College. corporateBody
associatedWith DeGregory, Hugo. person
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associatedWith Flaccus, Kimball, 1911-1972. person
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associatedWith Guthrie, Ramon, 1896-1973. person
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associatedWith Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989. person
associatedWith Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947. person
associatedWith Loeb, William, 1905-1981. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Morrison, Norman R., 1933-1965. person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. person
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associatedWith Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977. person
associatedWith Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen, 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Rosenstock-Huessy, Hans, 1921- person
associatedWith Ruzicka, Veronica. person
associatedWith Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. person
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associatedWith White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Richard, 1921- person
associatedWith Wyman, Louis C. (Louis Crosby), 1917- person
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Vietnam
United States
Subject
English literature--Study and teaching
Nuclear disarmament--Sources
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Birth 1903-08-07

Death 1976-04-23

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