Guide to the Papers of Walter Backofen, circa 1991 - 2002Manuscript MS-1172

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Walter Backofen, circa 1991 - 2002

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1172

Collection Dates:

circa 1991 - 2002

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Walter A. Backofen (1925-2007), professor. Contains manuscripts of his publications.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Walter A. Backofen contain manuscripts related to his publications on the Elias Frost family and pamphlets of his publication "The New Hampshire Census of 1775: A Window on Armament Traditions and Aspirations" and "The Republican Mother VS. The American Sampler-With Certain Insights courtesy of Abigail and Patty Polk".

Biography

Walter Backofen was born in Connecticut on December 8, 1925. He attended MIT and enlisted in the US Navy in 1943. In February of 1946 he graduated from MIT with an ensign's commission and a bachelor's degree in metallurgy. Backofen returned to MIT the following fall, and received his doctorate there in the Department of Metallurgy, where he taught for 25 years before retiring in 1975. On sabbatical at Dartmouth College, Backofen wrote "The Fundamentals of Deformation Processing". With the help of his wife he started Hill Farm, where they raised apples, blueberries and Christmas trees. The two also founded the Lord Timothy Dexter Press, which was devoted to exploring new Hampshire History. Backofen died in December of 2007.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1991-2002

Contains manuscript of "An Introduction to the Chronicle of the Frost family," entitled "Introduction to the Genealogy of the Frost Family" by Walter A Backofen; "The New Hampshire Census of 1775: A Window on Armament Traditions and Aspirations" by Walter A. Backofen, pamphlet (2002); "The Republican Mother VS. The American Sampler-With Certain Insights courtesy of Abigail and Patty Polk" by Walter A. Backofen, pamphlet (2002); "The Frost Family Letters" by Walter A. Backofen, manuscript.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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