Guide to the Papers of William W. Harris, 1906 - 1980Manuscript MS-1079

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of William W. Harris, 1906 - 1980

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1079

Collection Dates:

1906 - 1980

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.75 linear feett)

Abstract:

William Wesley Harris (1906-1980) Dartmouth College class of 1928, Professional travel lecturer. Contains personal and professional correspondence, booklets, texts, photographs, slides, transparencies and a diary from 1932.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of William Wesley Harris contain his early radio correspondence; a text from an exhibit in Moscow; a booklet "Mural Art in Mexico"; certificates; black and white photographs, many from Guatemala and Paraguay; personal correspondence,letters and postcard; professional correspondence, including the State Department; thirteen medium format transparencies (international travels); thirty-eight medium format transparencies and a daily diary (1932).

The papers document periods of his life as a travel lecturer. Of note are the correspondence and notes regarding his time working in radio.

Biography

William Wesley Harris was born February 15th 1906 and died December 3, 1980. He graduated Dartmouth College class of 1928. During WWII he worked in the State Department as Director of Radio Communications for the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission. Subsequently, he was employed as a lecturer for the American Express Company and later was self employed as a lecturer, calling himself "The Vagabond Traveler".

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1906-1980

Contains professional correspondence related to Harris' work on radio and with the State Department; a text from an exhibit in Moscow; a booklet "Mural Art in Mexico; certificates; black and white photographs, many from Guatemala and Paraguay; personal correspondence; thirteen medium format transparencies (international travels); thirty-eight medium format transparencies; a daily diary, 1932; an annotated copy of "Gerona" by B. Perez Galdos; a copy of "Le Barbier of Seville" by Beaumarchais; and one Dartmouth College-1928 badge.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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