Northwestern

Dorjahn, Alfred Paul Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
11/3/9/1

Dates

  • 1913-1972 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Alfred Dorjahn Papers are arranged in three main categories: biographical material; publications; and material by and about Vernon Robert Dorjahn. Dorjahn's major interest was in legal and classical antiquities.

  • Scope and Contents

    The biographical material, arranged chronologically by day, includes drafts of two autobiographical letters (1920-21), faculty information questionnaires, two expense books (primarily from his student days at the University of Chicago, 1917-18, 1923-25), and correspondence (most of which pertains to the work on the anthology Latin Literature in Translation.)

    The publications include manuscript and typed drafts and notes of articles and books. There are a few reprints and tear sheets of articles. The major component is the galleys of the Latin anthology.

    The Vernon Robert Dorjahn Papers and correspondence relate mostly to his anthropological research among the Timne in Sierra Leone.

  • Arrangement Note

    The Alfred Dorjahn Papers are arranged in three main categories: biographical material; publications; and material by and about Vernon Robert Dorjahn.

  • Method of Acquisition

    These materials were transferred to the University Archives from the Dorjahn home (901 Colfax Street, Evanston, Illinois) in 1980 (Accession #80-137).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    Four photographs have been transferred to the Archives' Photograph Collection and filed under: Dorjahn, Alfred Paul.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    William K. Beatty, May-June 1981.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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