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Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach and Barbara Bass, 1997
8 record storage boxes; 7.5 cubic feet
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Arthur E. DuBois was born in Jan. 7, 1904 in Bethel, New York. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1924. In 1927 he received his M.A. degree from Syracuse University and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. DuBois began his career as an English instructor at Syracuse in 1924 and left in 1928. From 1928 to 1930 he studied at the University of Chicago under a technological Fellowship. He was appointed assistant and associate professor of English in 1934 at Duquesne University. He was an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisiana in 1944 to 1946. He began teaching at Kent State University in 1946 until his retirement at the age of 61 in 1963.
DuBois was a member of several organizations including Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta, Modern Humanities Research Association, N.Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Holland Sy of N.Y. and the AAUP.
He wrote many articles and poems for professional publications. He was an authority on 19th century English literature.
Dr. DuBois died on December 25, 1965.
Dr. DuBois' papers include the articles and poetry that he wrote over the years. For several years he made his own Christmas cards in which he wrote a poem. These are included in this collection. The scrapbooks that are in this collection contain photo clippings of his favorite authors.
The series include: