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David W. and Margaret C. Prall Papers
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David W. and Margaret C. Prall Papers
    Dates: 1908-1954
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Extent: 259 Items
    Repository: Northeastern University (Oakland)
    Oakland, California 94613
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of David W. and Margaret C. Prall.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. David W. and Margaret C. Prall Papers. Collection Number: Consult repository.. Northeastern University (Oakland)

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Margaret E. Lyon, trustee of the Prall Estate

    Scope and Content of Collection

    David Wight Prall (1886–1940), distinguished philosopher and teacher, was Professor of Philosophy at Harvard and taught also at Cornell, Amherst, the University of Texas, and the University of California. The Prall Papers includes letters, holograph notes, manuscripts, and typescripts of papers and reviews (both published and unpublished), the manuscript of his book, Aesthetic Analysis, and lecture notes for courses taught during the last years of his life. His sister, Margaret C. Prall, Mills Music Department Faculty (1929–1955) and the Chair of the Mills Music Department (1954–1955), is represented by the manuscripts of a number of articles and speeches and some correspondence. Their sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Sherwood Anderson) and Dorothea (Mrs. Max Radin), and father, Delbert E. Prall, are also represented.

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