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Alwin Thaler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0327

The papers of Dr. Alwin Thaler consist of copy and notes used in the preparation of two books. One book was in co-editorship with Prof. Charles Mills Gayley. The book was Vol. IV of Gayley's Representative English Comedies. The second book whose galleys or printers proofs are in the collection is Thaler's Shakespeare and Democracy.

Dates

  • 1898-1962

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

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The papers of Dr. Alwin Thaler consist of copy and notes used in the preparation of two books. One book was in co-editorship with Prof. Charles Mills Gayley. The book was Vol. IV of Gayley's Representative English Comedies. The second book whose galleys or printers proofs are in the collection is Thaler's Shakespeare and Democracy.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alwin Thaler was born on January 10, 1891 in Hamburg, Germany. He earned his BA degree from Adelphi College in 1912, his MA from Columbia University in 1914, and his PhD 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 PhD 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. Thaler died in November of 1977 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three boxes divided into three series: Representative English Comedies; Shakespeare and Democracy; and Additional Correspondence and Other Material.

Acquisition Note

The papers of Dr. Alwin Thaler former University professor, were received by the University of Tennessee Library in 1962 as bequest of Dr. Thaler.

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