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D. Hugh Peniston was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1941. He was born in 1919 in Rutherford, New Jersey and was raised in California, where he attended Los Gatos Union High School. At Princeton he majored in English. He received a masters degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and later became minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where he served from 1947 to 1979.
The D. Hugh Peniston, Class of 1941, Papers include Peniston's student academic work, examination booklets, lecture notes and syllabi, especially from English courses and others in the humanities; correspondence home during his time as an undergraduate student as well as letters to Peniston from his father; university correspondence; and a few photographs of Peniston and Princeton sites.
Donated by D. Hugh Peniston's estate in 2014 (AR.2014.043).
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Contains a syllabus for English 104A and B, English Prose, 1937-1938; syllabus for English 310, Main Currents in American Literature, 1940; Hugh Peniston's lecture notes for English 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 306, and 316.Physical Description
Contains notes on Art 201, Ancient Architecture; Art 202; Art 303; History 201; History 202; Latin 203 / 204; Psychology 303; Religious History 302; and various exam booklets.Physical Description
Contains notes and courseworkPhysical Description
Was labeled "University business" by Peniston.Physical Description
Photocopies of reunion books, records of gifts, program of service of remembrance, letter regarding son Gary Peniston '70.Physical Description
D. Hugh Peniston's father was Heber Kelshaw Peniston.Physical Description
These folders also include photographs and diary pages.
Peniston's family in Los Gatos, California included his father Heber Kelshaw Peniston, his mother Miriam Jocelyn Waller, and a brother.Physical Description