Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964

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Alexander Meiklejohn was born in England in 1872, and brought to the United States in 1880 at the age of eight. He was educated in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1893. He took his M.A. at Brown and in 1897, received his doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University. He taught philosophy and metaphysics at Brown and was dean from 1901 to 1912. He became president of Amherst College in 1912 and served until 1924. After Amherst he went to the University of Wisconsin to teach philosophy and while there, established an experimental college. He retired in 1938. Meiklejohn died in 1964 at the age of 92.

From the guide to the Meiklejohn Papers, 1894-1924, 1912-1923, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Educator and innovator, philosopher, social reformer; president of Amherst College, 1912-1923. Alexander Meiklejohn was born in England in 1872 and brought to the United States in 1880. He was educated in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1893. He took his M.A. at Brown and in 1897, received his doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University. He taught philosophy and metaphysics at Brown and was dean from 1901 to 1912. He became president of Amherst College in 1912 and served until 1924. After Amherst he went to the University of Wisconsin to teach philosophy and while there established an experimental college. He retired in 1938. Meiklejohn died in 1964 at the age of 92.

From the description of Meiklejohn papers, 1894-1924 (bulk 1912-1923). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49729714

Included in this correspondence is an article written about Alexander Meiklejohn by Arthur Upham Pope in 1965, the year after Meiklejohn's death.

From the description of Letter and article, 1964-1965, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155872551

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creatorOf Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964. Letter to Henry A. Wallace. Washington, DC. 1945 Feb. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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referencedIn Papers, 1898-1957 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Allison "Eli" Marsh (AC 1913) Papers, 1915-1979 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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referencedIn Sapir, Michael, 1913-. Papers, 1957, 1963, 1972-1993. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn Amherst College Inaugurations Collection, 1821-present Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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referencedIn Alfred Mitchell Bingham and the Common Sense collection, 1905-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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referencedIn Otto Manthey-Zorn Papers, 1906-1959 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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referencedIn Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. Robert Lansing papers, 1831-1935 (bulk 1914-1920). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Materials Concerning President Alexander Meiklejohn MA. 00086., 1923-1948 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
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referencedIn Manthey-Zorn, Otto, 1879-1964. Manthey-Zorn papers, 1906-1959. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Marsh, Allison Wilson. Marsh papers, 1915-1979. Amherst College Library
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referencedIn Papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Neufeld, Maurice F. Papers, 1919-1990 (bulk 1932-1987). Library of Congress
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Massachusetts
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Amherst College--Presidents
Education, higher
Educators--United States--Correspondence
Educational Innovations--United States
Educators--Correspondence
College presidents--Correspondence
Universities and colleges--Faculty
Civil rights
Social ethics
Education, Higher--United States
Freedom of speech
Educational innovations
College presidents--Massachusetts--Correspondence
Education--Experimental methods
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Death 1964

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