Starr, Frederick. Papers 1868-1935

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Starr, Frederick. Papers, 1868-1935

Starr, Frederick. Papers 1868-1935

Frederick Starr (1858-1933) Assistant professor of anthropology, University of Chicago, 1892-95; associate professor, 1895-1923. Curator of the anthropological section, Walker Museum, University of Chicago, 1895-1923 Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small. Topics relate to Starr's interests and involvement in the former Belgian Congo, Liberia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, and the World's Columbian Exposition.

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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Noted academic who helped to organize the University of Chicago and Bradley University, and served as the first President of both institutions. From the description of William R. Harper letter to Prof. H. H. Boyesen [manuscript], 1891 Feb 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487062 Born in New Concord, Ohio; graduated from Muskingum College at age 14; earned a Ph. D. at Yale; teacher, Hebraist, and educator; became first president of the University of Chicago...

Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964

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Albion Woodbury Small (1854-1926) was educated at Colby College, then Colby University, (B.A., 1876), Newton Theological Institution, the Universities of Berlin and Leipzig, and Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D., 1889). He taught history and political economy at Colby from 1881 to 1888, becoming president of that institution in 1889. From 1892 to 1925, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, the first department of its kind, and was also Dean of the G...

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Most of the records in the collection pertain to the $400,000 raised by the American Baptist Education Society in 1889-1890 in order to obtain a 600,000 grant from John D. Rockefeller for the creation of an endowment for the University of Chicago. The first volume in the inventory, Record of Pledges for the University of Chicago, contains an alphabetical numbered listing of subscribers, amounts pledged, and payments made through 1906. The subscription forms and letters (1:4-13) are numbered to c...