Finding Aid

Arthur Hobson Quinn Papers

UPT 50 Q7

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
August 2010
Date [inclusive]
1908-1940
Extent
11.0 Items

PROVENANCE

Presented by Dr. Albert C. Baugh, October 7, 1956 (Accession No.: 1973:28).

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is in it’s original ordrer.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Arthur Hobson Quinn was born in Philadelphia on February 9, 1875. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in 1894 and his Ph.D in 1899. Quinn also studied at the University of Munich. He began his teaching career when he was appointed an instructor in mathematics at Penn in 1894, and and instructor of English in 1895. The University appointed him Assistant Professor of English in 1904. Quinn would eventually hold the title of Welsh Professor of History and English, and serve as Dean of the College from 1912-1922. In his academic studies he was an authority on the history of American drama and literature. Quinn died in 1960.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Arthur Hobson Quinn Papers consist of 11 documents relating to the organization of the College between 1908 and 1922. They include Trustee reports, an organizational chart, and a report of the dean.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
University of Pennsylvania. College of Arts and Sciences.
Subject(s)
Deans (in colleges)–20th century.

Inventory

 

Dean of College Files 

Box

Folder

Miscellaneous, 1908-1940 

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