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Guide to the Hartley Burr Alexander Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
8.0 cubic feet
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Denison Library.
Availability
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.