Guide to the Papers of McQuilken DeGrange, circa 1931 - 1953Manuscript MS-937

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of McQuilken DeGrange, circa 1931 - 1953

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-937

Collection Dates:

circa 1931 - 1953

Size of Collection:

5 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The Papers of McQuilkin DeGrange (DC Honorary 1928) contain handwritten notes, typed lecture notes, and writing prompts, as well as handwritten and typed manuscripts and essays documenting DeGrange's professional life as a Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth Collee from 1924 to 1950. Professor DeGrange was the author of several text books, one of the most important being "The Nature and Elements of Sociology," which was published in 1953. Several manuscripts of this work are included in the collection.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

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Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of McQuilkin DeGrange consist of handwritten notes, typed lecture notes, and writing prompts, as well as handwritten and typed manuscripts and essays. The papers document DeGrange's professional life.

Of note: several manuscripts of "The Method of August Comte" and deGrange's major work "The Nature and Elements of Sociology," published in 1931 and 1953, respectively.

Biography

McQuilkin DeGrange was born on June 12, 1880, in Frederick, MD. He attended John Hopkins University, graduating in 1900, and received a law degree at the Catholic University of America in 1903. He also received an A.M. degree at Columbia University in 1909. In 1923, he was awarded a signal honor when the Diplome d'Etat conferred upon him by the Universite de Clermont in France; at that time, he was the only American and one of only four foreigners to have received this recognition. In 1924, he became an Instructor of Sociology at Dartmouth College and ascended to the position of Assistant Professor in 1926, ultimately being offered a professorship in 1928. He was further made an honorary member of the Class of 1928. DeGrange would remain at Dartmouth for 19 years, retiring in 1950, the same year he was made professor-emeritus. During his career at the College, deGrange was a member of several societies, including Les Palmes Academiques and the Sociological Society of America. He also served in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) from 1917 to 1919 as a sergeant and from 1941 to 1942, as a civilian in the Office of War information. Moreover, Professor deGrange was the author of numerous text books, one of the most important being "The Nature and Elements of Sociology" published in 1953. He died on December 28, 1953, in Boonton, NJ, at the age of 73.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1931-1953

Handwritten book manuscripts "The Nature and Elements of Sociology" and "The Method of August Comte" and book notes.

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Box: 2, Dates: 1935-1947

Handwritten book manuscript "The Method of August Comte"and book notes.

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Box: 3, Dates: circa 1931-1953

Several typed manuscripts including deGrange's "The Nature and Elements of Sociology" and "The Method of August Comte," as well as supplemented booklets of handwritten notes.

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Box: 4, Dates: circa 1953

"The Nature and Elements of Sociology" typed manuscripts, supplemented notes.

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Box: 5, Dates: circa 1931-1953

Handwritten notes, typed lecture notes, writing prompts for deGrange's students on Western civilization, as well as incomplete manuscripts of "The Nature and Elements of Sociology" and "The Method of August Comte" and typed essays.

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