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John W. Spaeth Jr. lecture notes

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-065

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of two notebooks: one for English 9a (1915-1916) and one for English 10b (1916). Both classes were taught by Dr. Francis B. Gummere.

Dates

  • 1915 - 1916

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

John W. Spaeth was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Haverford College in 1917. Afterwards, he got a master's degree from Harvard University, before serving in the US Army as a sergeant in World War I. After the war, he taught at the Haverford School, the Hill School, and the Penn Charter School before attending Princeton to acquire a PhD. He then moved into higher education teaching, working at Brown University for five years before settling down at Wesleyan. He spent the remainder of his teaching career there (1930-1966) before transferring into university archiving until 1972. Over the course of his life, he married Verna Follett and had three children: Margaret, Jane, and John III. He passed away in 1973 in Cromwell, CT. (Info taken from the New York Times, "Dr. John Spaeth of Wesleyan Dead" May 21, 1973)

Extent

.06 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

This collection is made up of two notebooks: one for English 9a (1915-1916) and one for English 10b (1916). Both classes were taught by Dr. Francis B. Gummere.

Arrangement

Chronological

Processing Information

Processed by Anna Neuheardt, completed 2018
Title
John W. Spaeth lecture notes
Author
Anna Neuheardt
Date
November, 2018
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