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Daniel Aaron Papers, 1939-1972
1.25 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00369

Abstract:
Contains news articles, faculty listings, correspondence, photographs, books, pamphlets and manuscripts documenting the life and work of Daniel Aaron during his professional life at Smith College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Daniel Aaron was born in Chicago in 1912. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1933 and received his doctorate in 1943 from Harvard University. Aaron's first teaching position was at Harvard, where he lectured from 1936-1939 in the Department of English. In 1939, Aaron joined the Smith faculty. During his time at Smith, Aaron travelled as a visiting lecturer to the Guggenheim (1947), Bennington College (1950-51), the University of Helsinki (191951-52), Amherst College (1954-55), the University of Warsaw (1962-63), Columbia University (1960-61), and MIT (1965). In 1961, he was named Jordan Professor of English Language and Literature. His articles and books include Poland: A Self Interview (1964), Men of Good Hope (1951), and the critically acclaimed Writers on the Left (1961). In 1972-1983, he became the Director of Graduate Study in American Civilization at Harvard University where he was named the Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature. During this time, he founded the Library of America. In 2010, Aaron received the National Humanities Medal. At the time of writing, Aaron still works at Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains various papers related to Daniel Aaron's professional life. This includes correspondence with other scholars, pamphlets related to various conferences he attended or speeches he gave worldwide, and photographs of these events. A large portion of the collection is dedicated to Professor Aaron's reception by the public and other scholars in the form of newspaper clippings reviewing his books and reporting on his speeches. The collection also contains many of Aaron's published works, from articles to books, as well as the manuscript versions of some of these texts.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Daniel Aaron Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00369[MS number], Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Source unknown.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
General
1961-1963

Box 656: folder 1
News Articles
1954-1966

Box 656: folder 2
Photographs
1961-1969

Box 656: folder 3
Speeches
1960-1967

Box 656: folder 4
Speeches-St Lawrence University, 1966
1966

Box 656: folder 5
Appointments-Other Colleges
1958-1972

Box 656: folder 6
Conferences, Seminars, etc.
1954-1967

Box 656: folder 7
Conferences, Seminars, etc. - Latin America
1966

Box 656: folder 8
Conferences, Seminars, etc. - Venezuela
1967

Box 656: folder 9
Conferences, Seminars, etc.-Salzburg
1965

Box 656: folder 10
Lectures
1956-1966

Box 656: folder 11
Publications
1939-1970

Box 657: folder 1
Publications-Edward Bellamy
1968

Box 657: folder 2
Publications-The United States: History of a Republic
1967

Box 657: folder 3
Publications-Men of Good Hope
1951

Box 657: folder 4
Publications-In Memory of Joseph Freeman
1965

Box 657: folder 5
Publications-Men of Good Hope Manuscript
undated

Box 657: folder 6
Publications-Poland: A Self Interview
1964

Box 657: folder 7
Publications-The United States
1967

Box 657: folder 8
Publications-Writers on the Left
undated

Box 657: folder 9
Writers on the Left Reviews
1961-1963

Box 658: folder 1
Writers on the Left Manuscript
undated

Box 658: folder 2

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Aaron, Daniel
  • Poland -- Description and travel.
  • Smith College--Faculty.

Genre terms
  • Letters.
  • Photographs.
  • Speeches.
  • manuscripts for publication


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