Verne Dyson (1879- ) was a feature writer for the
Kansas City Star (1907), and joined the staff of the
Los Angeles Times as manager of the Pasadena news bureau and Sunday editor. At the end of World War I, he went to Shanghai, China to become
dean of Williams College. In 1921, he became professor of English and Chinese history at the University of the Philippines
in Manila and helped to found the Philippine Academy of Social Sciences. The collection consists of correspondence, research
notes, unpublished manuscripts, books, pamphlets, clippings, maps, articles, scrapbooks, student compositions, photographs,
postcards, and original prints of Verne Dyson, American journalist, teacher and author.
Dyson was born in 1879 in Calloway County, Missouri; graduated from Central College in 1905; became the feature writer for
the Kansas City Star in 1907; in the same year he joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times as manager of the Pasadena news bureau and Sunday editor; wrote a history of Los Angeles; after the end of World War I, he
went to Shanghai, China to become dean of Williams College; in 1921 he became professor of English and Chinese history at
the University of the Philippines in Manila and helped to found the Philippine Academy of Social Sciences; appointed director
of the Chinese Studies Institute in 1933; from 1940-61 he served as curator of the Walt Whitman Museum at Huntington, New
York; founded the Brentwood, New York Bulletin, and the Walt Whitman Quarterly; retired to Los Angeles in 1961; published works include the novel Black Cloth (1925), Forgotten Tales of Ancient China (1934), and Whitmanland: West Hills Memories of the Poet and His Ancestors (1960).Verne Dyson was born in Calloway County, Missouri, in 1879. He spent his youth and early manhood in Missouri, Clayton, New
Mexico, and graduated from West Denver High School in 1900. He attended Central College, Missouri, and graduated from that
institution in 1905. He entered the career of journalism and in 1907 became the feature writer for the Kansas City Star.
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