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Guide to the University of Chicago. Division of Humanities Committee on Deanship Records 1947-1948

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Division of Humanities. Committee on Deanship. Records

Dates:

1947-1948

Size:

.25 linear ft.

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Committee on the Deanship in the Division of the Humanities was appointed on February 24, 1947 as a search committee to interview and evaluate candidates for the position vacated by Richard P. McKeon. The Records are made up of official minutes, surveys and correspondence. The materials are gathered chronologically in a loose-leaf binder with an extensive alphabetical index appended.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Division of Humanities. Committee on Deanship. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Committee on the Deanship in the Division of the Humanities was appointed on February 24, 1947 as a search committee to interview and evaluate candidates for the position vacated by Richard P. McKeon. Napier Wilt chaired the committee comprised of Blanche Boyer (Latin), Edward Brown (English), James Lea Cate (History), Thorkild Jacobsen (Oriental Institute), George Metcalf (German), Ulrich A. Middeldorf (Art), Clarence Parmenter (Linguistics), Charner M. Perry (Philosophy), Gertrude Smith (Greek), B. Howard Talley (Music), Amos N. Wilder (New Testament) and Pierre Vigneron (Romance Languages). A sub-committee charged with winnowing the field of candidates was composed of Smith, Cate, Jacobsen, Metcalf, and Brown. The Committee on the Deanship concluded its thirteen-month long search on March 13, 1948 with the unanimous nomination of Thorkild Jacobsen.

Scope Note

The Division of Humanities Committee on Deanship Records is made up of official minutes, surveys and correspondence. The materials are gathered chronologically in a loose-leaf binder with an extensive alphabetical index appended.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1

Committee on Deanship Binder