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Arthur Hobson Quinn Papers


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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.

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.

The collection is in it's original ordrer.

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

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph-James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
August 2010
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Miscellaneous, 1908-1940.
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