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Alfred Paul Dorjahn (1894-1986) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/9/1
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.

Dates

  • 1913-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

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.

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).

Separated Materials

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

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, May-June 1981.
Title
Guide to the Alfred Paul Dorjahn (1894-1986) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/05/1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635