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Alwin Thaler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0777

This collection consists of a typescript of Alwin Thaler's "Ports and Happy Havens: An Autobiography." Also included are letters sent to and from Alwin Thaler and a few index cards with notes.

Dates

  • 1920-1971
  • Majority of material found in 1971

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists of a typescript of Alwin Thaler's "Ports and Happy Havens: An Autobiography." Also included are letters sent to and from Alwin Thaler and a few index cards with notes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alwin Thaler was born to Adolf and Rosa (Von Halle) Thaler in Hamburg, Germany on January 10, 1891. The family immigrated to the United States in 1900 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Thaler earned his B.A. from Adelphi College (1912), his M.A. from Columbia University (1914), his Ph.D. from Harvard (1918), and his Litt.D. from Adelphi University (1967). He married Harriet Page Albright (1895-1977) on August 14, 1920 and the couple had two children, Richard Winston (1925-1972) and Roderick Page (1927-1974). Thaler began his professional career as an Instructor in English at Adelphi University (1912-1913) and went on to work as an Instructor in English at Northwestern University (1913-1916), as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow at Harvard (1919-1920), and as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley (1920-1923) before coming to the University of Tennessee as a Professor of English. He continued to teach at UT until retiring in 1961. Alwin Thaler died in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 2, 1977.

Arrangement

This collection in arranged in three folders.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480