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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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University of Pennsylvania. Department of English.,
Extent: 6.25 cu. ft.
The Department of English Records document student essays written in the mid twentieth century. The majority of the collection contains senior honors theses from 1948 to 1968 which cover a variety of topics relating to both American and British literature. The collection also contains student essays from the 1970s.