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Finding Aid for the William Albert Nitze Papers, 1908-1956
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Nitze was born on March 20, 1876 in Baltimore, Maryland; AB (1894) and Ph.D (1899), Johns Hopkins University; studied at European universities, 1896-98; lecturer in romance languages, Columbia University, 1899-1903; associate professor and professor of romance languages, Amherst, 1903-08; professor, UC Berkeley, 1908-09; became professor and head of the department of romance languages and literatures at the University of Chicago in 1909; Pyne professor, Princeton University, 1932; professor of French, UCLA, 1942-46; named Chevalier, Legion of Honor (France), 1928; served as president of the Modern Language Association, 1929-30; trustee of the Newberry Library, 1935-42; editor of Corneille's selected works (with S.L. Galpin, 1907); other publications include The Old French Grail romance Perlesvaus: a study of its principal sources (1902), A history of French literature from the earliest times to the great war (1922), and Arthurian romance and modern poetry and music (c. 1940); he died on July 5, 1957.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
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