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Paul F. Erwin (1919-2010) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/42

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The Paul Erwin Papers are housed in three boxes and date from 1946 to 1987, although the bulk are from 1946 until 1956. The papers are comprised mainly of course materials from graduate courses taken by Erwin at Northwestern and at Garrett. There are also a few files of teaching materials from courses Erwin taught at Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, consisting of primarily of class notes, student papers, exams, and syllabi. One folder (Box 2 Folder 25) contains correspondence and graduate requirement information relating to Erwin's work at Northwestern. Also included are two history papers from 1967 written by Erwin's son John, a student at Northwestern, and a book Erwin wrote about Ohio history.

For many of his courses, Erwin studied under the prominent historian and author Ray Allen Billington. Erwin's papers include course notes and papers from Billington's classes.

Dates

  • 1946-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Abstract

Historian and educator Paul Erwin began graduate studies in history at Northwestern University in 1946, taking religion courses at the Garrett Theological Seminary as well. The Paul Erwin Papers are housed in three boxes and date from 1946 to 1987, although the bulk are from 1946 until 1956. The papers are comprised mainly of course materials from graduate courses taken by Erwin at Northwestern and at Garrett.

Arrangement Note

The files are arranged chronologically by semester.

Method of Acquisition

The Paul F. Erwin papers were donated to the University Archives by Mr. Erwin in December, 1989. (Accession Nos. 89-232 and 89-248.)

Separated Materials

A few items of extraneous materials were discarded.

Processing Information

Catherine L. Dishman, October 1990.
Title
Guide to the Paul F. Erwin (1919-2010) Papers
Author
Catherine L. Dishman
Date
01/10/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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