Philip Durham (1912-1977) was a professor of American literature at UCLA (1953-1976), Fulbright professor of American literature
at the University of Helsinki(1955-56) and the author of several books. The collection consists of manuscripts, proof sheets,
correspondence, books (many edited or with a forward by Durham), magazine articles, and research materials.
Durham was born February 7, 1912 in Portland, Oregon; BS, Linfield College, 1935; MA, Claremont Graduate School, 1946; Ph.D,
Northwestern University, 1949; member of faculty, Elmhurst College, 1949-51; instructor (1953-55), assistant professor (1955-61),
associate professor (1961-66), professor (1966-76), and professor emeritus (1976-77), UCLA; Department of English; Fulbright
professor of American literature, University of Helsinki, 1955-56; author of several books, including: American Fiction in Finland (with Tauno F. Mustanoja, 1960), Down these Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight (1963), The Negro Cowboys (with Everett Jones, 1965), and The Western Story: Fact, Fiction, and Myth (1975); died March 27, 1977.
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