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Robert C. Brooks Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal letters (including a large packet to a former student, George Braden) and extensive lecture notes for courses on Mussolini, Hitler, and France.


  • Creation: 1906-1940


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

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.


0.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



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.


The letters have been organized chronologically; the class materials are sorted by topic.

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