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Guide to the Hartley Burr Alexander Projects Collection
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The Hartley Burr Alexander Projects Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, architectural drawings, architectural blueprints, and materials documenting his work as an inscription designer. His construction projects include the Los Angeles Public Library, the Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., and Rockefeller center in New York City. The collection covers the years 1929 to 1934 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1930 to 1933.
Hartley Burr Alexander (1873-1939), educator, author, poet, philosopher, was born on April 9, 1873 in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Syracuse, Nebraska by his father, George Sherman Alexander, a self-educated Methodist Minister from Massachusetts, and his artist-stepmother, Susan Godding Alexander. His mother, Abbey Gifford Smith Alexander died when he was three. After graduating from Syracuse High School, Alexander attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1897 with an A.B. degree. Alexander began his teaching career in the English Department before accepting the Harrison Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (1898-1900). He then transferred to Columbia University where he received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1901. In 1908 he accepted a position teaching philosophy at the University of Nebraska (1908-1927), after which he became Professor of Philosophy at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Property rights reside with Scripps College. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.