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Alwin Thaler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1000

This collection contains various letters between Alwin Thaler and other scholars regarding the study of Shakespeare and his works.

Dates

  • 1922 October 26-1972 July 12

Language

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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains various letters between Alwin Thaler and other scholars regarding the study of Shakespeare and his works.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alwin Thaler was born on January 10, 1891 to Adolf and Rose (Vonhalle) Thaler in Hamburg, Germany. He earned his B.A. degree from Adelphi College in 1912, his M.A. from Columbia University in 1914, and his Ph.D from Harvard in 1918. He began his teaching career at Adelphi College, where he served as an instructor from 1912 to 1913. He then taught at Northwestern from 1913 to 1916. After he obtained his Ph.D, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley from 1920 to 1923. In 1923, he began teaching at the University of Tennessee, where he remained until his retirement in 1961. On August 14, 1920, he married Harriett Page Albright (1895-1977). Alwin and Harriett had two sons, Richard Winston Thaler (1923-1972) and Roderick Page Thaler (1927-1974). Alwin Thaler died on November 2, 1977 and is buried with his wife in Mansfield Memorial Park in Ontario, Ohio.

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