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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Robert Clarkson Brooks (1874-1941) received his formal education from Indiana University (A.B.,1896) and Cornell University (Ph. D., 1903). He served assistant professorships at the universities of Halle and Berlin in Germany and also at Cornell. He taught at Swarthmore as a Professor Economics (Joseph Wharton Professor of Economics) from 1904-1908 and then as a Professor of Economics at the University of Cincinnati from 1908-1912. He returned to Swarthmore College as the Joseph Wharton Professor of Political Science from 1912 until his retirement. Brooks was a popular and highly regarded teacher.
This collection contains personal letters (including a large packet to a former student, George Braden) and extensive lecture notes for courses on Mussolini, Hitler, and France.
The letters have been organized chronologically; the class materials are sorted by topic.
The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
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- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.