Guide to the Papers of Dexter Martin, circa 1980 - 1995Manuscript MS-1134

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Papers of Dexter Martin, circa 1980 - 1995

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1134

Collection Dates:

circa 1980 - 1995

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Dexter Martin, English professor and writer. Born 1915. Dartmouth College Class of 1949. Consist of photocopies of typescripts and printed articles, pamphlets, correspondence, book advertisements from magazines, and notes related to his writings and humanist interests.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Dexter Martin contain photocopies of typescripts and printed articles, pamphlets, correspondence, book advertisements from magazines, and notes related to his writings and humanist interests.

Biography

Dexter Martin was born on August 10, 1915, in New York City. He attended Dartmouth College with the class of 1936, but did not graduate due to financial difficulties. He went into business and then joined the ski troops during WWII. He attended Columbia University and NYU under the G.I. Bill before returning to Dartmouth as a senior and graduating with the class of 1949. He received an MA in American Civilization from Penn and taught at a variety of universities until he found his place as an English professor at South Dakota State University. A self-declared humanist, he continued to write provocative essays, many about religion after his retirement from teaching.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1980s-1995

Contains photocopies of typescripts and articles as well as reprints of pamphlets including "Asking God to Cheat in Sports," "Jesus' Mistreatment of a Mother and her Sick Child...," "The Bible God's Tolerance of Adultery," "Maybe We Need a Better God," "Out! Out!", "Why Jesus Isn't God," "Was God at Pearl Harbor?", "A Freethinker's Criticisms of the Lord's Prayer," "Sex and Clinton's Inauguration," "The Childishness of Everybody's Favorite Psalm," "The Illusion of Being Born Again," "Is God Against Incest?", "If your Bride Doesn't Bleed, She Should be Stoned to Death," "Christian Ignorance About Christ," "The Nothingness of Holy Communion," "That Cute Little Cross," "Do the Male Genitals Prove There is a God?", "Those Voyeuristic Christian Deities," and two bound first and second edition copies of pamphlet "Outrageous! Blasphemous! Excellent!"; correspondence and book ads from magazines and periodicals.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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