Gustave O. Arlt served as a professor of Germanic Languages and Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA prior to becoming the
founding president of the Council of Graduate Schools. Even after his retirement in 1970, Arlt continued to be active in the
development of graduate education, as well as in a number of committees and organizations. This collection contains items
from his personal and professional life including manuscripts of his speeches, professional correspondence, and photos.
Gustave O. Arlt was born in Lock Haven Pennsylvania on May 17, 1895 to German emigrant parents. As a child, Arlt was extensively
educated in classics studies by his father which helped to shape some of his future career interests including Germanic languages,
folklore, literature, and translations. Arlt was working on his graduate education in Chicago when WWI broke out, leading
Arlt to serve in the United States Army as a First Sergeant in the 302nd Battalion, Tank Corps from 1913-1923. After the war,
Arlt returned to his studies and received a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago in 1931.
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