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Biographical / Historical
Robert Clarkson Brooks (1874-1941) received his formal education from Indiana University (A.B.,1896) and Cornell University (Ph. D., 1903). He served assistant professorships at the universities of Halle and Berlin in Germany and also at Cornell. He taught at Swarthmore as a Professor Economics (Joseph Wharton Professor of Economics) from 1904-1908 and then as a Professor of Economics at the University of Cincinnati from 1908-1912. He returned to Swarthmore College as the Joseph Wharton Professor of Political Science from 1912 until his retirement. Brooks was a popular and highly regarded teacher.
Robert Clarkson Brooks (1874-1941) was a Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College from 1904-1908 and Joseph Wharton Professor of Political Science from 1912. The collection includes personal papers, including letters to a student, and lecture notes for various courses in political science.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Swarthmore College Archives, Robert C. Brooks Papers, RG6/L8/004, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/2649 Accessed November 13, 2019.