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John W. Spaeth lecture notes


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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John W. Spaeth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Haverford College in 1917. Afterwards, he earned a master's degree from Harvard University, before serving in the US Army as a sergeant in World War I. After the war, he taught at the Haverford School, the Hill School, and the Penn Charter School, before attending Princeton University to acquire a Ph.D. He then moved into higher education teaching, working at Brown University for five years before settling down at Wesleyan University. He spent the remainder of his teaching career there (1930-1966), before transferring into university archiving until 1972. He married Verna Follett and had three children: Margaret, Jane, and John III. He passed away in 1973, in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Info taken from the New York Times, "Dr. John Spaeth of Wesleyan Dead" May 21, 1973)

This collection is made up of two notebooks: one for English 9a (1915-1916) and one for English 10b (1916). Both classes were taught by Dr. Francis B. Gummere.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Anna Neuheardt; completed November, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Anna Neuheardt
Finding Aid Date
November, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

John W. Spaeth lecture notes, 1915-1916.
Box 1 Folder 1

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