Indiana University History Department Centennial 1994

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Indiana University History Department Centennial 1994

In this project, retired professors from the Indiana University Department of History discusses their experiences in the profession. Topics discussed include educational and work history, the history department curriculum, development of the history department over time, prominent people in the department, publishing, teaching, and changes in the student body over time.

9 interviews; Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials

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Wayne State University

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Nevins, Allen

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Morison, Samuel Elliot

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Jelavich, Charles

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Baxter, Maurice G. (Maurice Glen), 1920-

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Vasser, Rena

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McMains, Howard

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Rudin, Harry Rudolph

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Winther, Oscar Osburn, 1903-1970

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Historian; interviewee b. 1921. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Ferrell : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631937 Robert H. Ferrell (b. 1921) is an American historian and author of several books on Harry S. Truman and the diplomatic history of the United States. He received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force...

Indiana Central College

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Yale University.

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Wells, Herman B.

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Before becoming president of Indiana University, Herman B Wells served as an assistant cashier at the National Bank of Lebanon before going on to work for the Indiana Bankers Association, the Indiana Commission for Financial Institutions, and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. He was named dean of the Indiana University School of Business administration in 1935 by IU President William Lowe Bryan. In 1937 he was named acting president of the university and president the following y...

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Marietta College

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Byrnes, Robert Francis.

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Solt, Leo F.

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Michigan State university

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Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory

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Esarey, Logan, 1874-1942

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Indiana University Professor of History. From the description of Papers, 1912-1914. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 237005910 Indiana University Professor of History; a native of rural Indiana, Esarey had completed his bachelor's and master's degrees and begun his doctoral work at Indiana University when he was appointed Research Fellow in the Department of History in September 1911. With that appointment he became the driving force in the newly formed Indiana Hist...

Ballantine, Elijah

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Hesseltine, William Best, 1902-1963

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Bemis, Samuel Flagg, 1891-1973

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University of Chicago.

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Jelavich, Barbara, 1923-1995

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Indiana University South Bend

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Grant, James

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Castle, William R. (William Richards), 1878-1963

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William Richards Castle, Jr. (1878-1963), Harvard graduate, was Ambassador to Japan during period of Naval Arms Conference, London, in 1930, and Undersecretary of State from 1931 to 1933. From the description of Castle, William R. (William Richards), 1878-1963 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570910 William Richards Castle (1878-1963), AB 1900, was an American diplomat. He served in the Department of State as chief of the Division of Western Europ...

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The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is a land grant institution founded in 1865. The University evolved through three stages before becoming the University of Kentucky in 1916: the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky University, 1865-78, a private, denominational institution in Lexington created by an act of the legislature on February 22, 1865; the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky, 1878-1908; and State University, Lexington, 1908-1916. A statute in 1916 changed ...

Mooney, Chase C. (Chase Curran), 1913-

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Indiana University professor of history. After receiving his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1939, Chase Curran Mooney began his teaching career at Brenau College in 1939. In 1946 he joined the history faculty at Indiana University, where he remained until his death in 1973. As a distinguished member of the faculty, Mooney participated in numerous history department committees and successfully worked to bring the Journal of American History to IU in 1963. With resear...

Kohlmeier, Albert Ludwig

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Lundin, C. Leonard

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Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

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Madison, James H.

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Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971

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Historian, journalist and educator. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B. A. 1912 and an M. A. in English, 1913. Nevins moved to New York to work and eventually was made a Professor of History at Columbia University. Wrote numerous biographies and articles on history. President of the American History Association in 1959. Helped found the Society of American Historians. From the description of Commencement address, June 1953. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar...

Gucker, Frank Thomson, 1900-

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Gucker earned his Harvard PhD in 1925. From the description of Report of research work : Chemistry 20a, 1922-1923. June 9, 1923. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075501 ...

Neu, Irene

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Whitemarsh, Edwin

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Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977

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James Fred Rippy was a professor in the Department of History at Duke from 1926-1936. From the description of J. Fred Rippy papers, 1926-1935. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 163579884 J. Fred Rippy (1892-1977) was professor of Latin American history at the University of Chicago, 1920-1926 and 1936-1958, and at Duke University, 1926-1936. From the description of J. Fred Rippy papers, 1916-1972 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25422554 J. ...

Gates, Paul W. (Paul Wallace), 1901-1999

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Historian, professor of history at Cornell University. From the description of Paul Wallace Gates interviews, 1979-1980. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64074384 Professor of History, Cornell University. Paul W. Gates was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on December 4, 1901. He taught at Harvard and Bucknell from 1929-1936 and worked for the Federal Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1934-1935. He joined the history faculty at Cor...

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Lukacs, John, 1924-....

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Southeast Missouri State University

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Rockford College.

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Ballantine Hall

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Glenn, Elizabeth

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University of Illinois System

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Bowling Green University

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Commager, Henry Steele

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Epithet: Professor US historian British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000061 ...

Sonneborn, T. M. (Tracy Morton), 1905-1981

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Early geneticist whose early work with paramecium was critical to the discovery of genetic recombination. Sonneborn taught and conducted most of his important work at Indiana University, 1939-1981. In 1959 the National Academy of Science presented the Kimber Award for Genetics to Sonneborn. From the description of Sonneborn laboratory abstracts and papers, ca. 1931-1979. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 62198002 From the description of Sonneborn reprint collection, ...

Simmons College

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Bryan, William Lowe, 1860-1955

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Indiana University alumnus, professor, and president. From the description of William Lowe Bryan papers, 1830-1956. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 47180120 William Julian Bryan was born 11 November 1860 in Monroe County to John Bryan, a Presbyterian minister, and Eliza Jane Phillips Bryan. After attending the public schools in the county, Bryan entered the Preparatory Department of Indiana University in 1877. While a student a IU, he was active in man...

Wilz, John E.

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