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Howard P. Vincent was born in Galesburg, Ill. on October 4, 1904. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College, followed by a master of arts and a doctoral degree from Harvard University. Vincent taught English at West Virginia University, Hillsdale College, and Illinois Institute of Technology before arriving at Kent State University in 1961. He taught at Kent State for fourteen years, in 1968 becoming one of the first KSU faculty to earn the rank of University Professor. Shortly after his retirement in 1975, Vincent became Emeritus Professor of English; and in 1982, he received the President's Medal for extraordinary service to the university. Additionally, he was a three-time Fulbright lecturer in Europe as well as director of library services for the U.S. Information Service in France. Vincent earned international renown as the preeminent American scholar on Herman Melville, writing the acclaimed The Trying-Out of Moby Dick and serving as general editor for The Complete Works of Herman Melville. He also wrote Daumier and His World, the first English-language biography of the French artist Daumier, and was an avid art collector of more than 3,000 of Daumier's lithographs, woodcuts and other works. In 1985, Vincent died in Ogunquit, Maine, at the age of 80.

From the description of Howard P. Vincent papers, 1921-1985. (Kent State University). WorldCat record id: 457043400

Howard P. Vincent was born in Galesburg, Illinois on October 4, 1904. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College, followed by a master of arts and a doctoral degree from Harvard University. Vincent taught English at West Virginia University, Hillsdale College, and Illinois Institute of Technology before arriving at Kent State University in 1961. He taught at Kent State for fourteen years, in 1968 becoming one of the first KSU faculty to earn the rank of University Professor. Shortly after his retirement in 1975, Vincent became Emeritus Professor of English; and in 1982, he received the President's Medal for extraordinary service to the university. Additionally, he was a three-time Fulbright lecturer in Europe as well as director of library services for the U.S. Information Service in France.

Vincent earned international renown as the preeminent American scholar on Herman Melville, writing the acclaimed The Trying-Out of Moby Dick (1949) and serving as general editor for The Complete Works of Herman Melville (1947). He also wrote Daumier and His World (1968), the first English-language biography of the French artist Daumier, and was an avid art collector of more than 3,000 of Daumier's lithographs, woodcuts and other works.

In 1985, Vincent died in Ogunquit, Maine at the age of 80.

From the guide to the Howard P. Vincent papers, 1921-1985, (Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.)

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creatorOf Vincent, Howard Paton, 1904-. Howard P. Vincent papers, 1921-1985. Kent State University
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Howard P. Vincent papers, 1921-1985 Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
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associatedWith Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879. person
associatedWith Kent State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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Older people--Sexual behavior
American literature--19th century--History and criticism
Art, French--19th century
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Critic
Criticism
College teachers
American literature--History and criticism
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American literature--History and criticism
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