The Hartley Burr
Alexander Papers contain correspondence, financial material,
newspaper clippings, manuscripts, music manuscripts, and
blueprints documenting Hartley Burr Alexander’s many
educational and cultural activities. The collection contains
papers relating to his teaching career, his writings and
musical compositions, his work on architectural inscriptions
and decoration, and his work on Indian art in North America.
The collection covers the years 1897-2000 with the bulk of
the material ranging from 1908-1938. This collection also
contains materials of documenting the writing activities of
other scholars who were working on similar activities or who
had working relationships with Hartley Burr Alexander.
Hartley Burr Alexander (1873-1939), educator, author, poet,
philosopher, was born on April 9, 1873 in Lincoln, Nebraska
and raised in Syracuse, Nebraska by his father, George
Sherman Alexander, a self-educated Methodist Minister from
Massachusetts, and his artist-stepmother, Susan Godding
Alexander. His mother, Abbey Gifford Smith Alexander died
when he was three.
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted
in writing to Denison Library.
This collection is open for research with permission from
Ella Strong Denison Library staff.