Howard F. Dunham correspondence with Romain Rolland, 1930 - 1941Manuscript MS-1318

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Howard F. Dunham correspondence with Romain Rolland, 1930 - 1941

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1318

Collection Dates:

1930 - 1941

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Howard F. Dunham (1887-1969), professor of French at Dartmouth College. Graduate of Dartmouth College, Class of 1911. The collection consists of correspondence between writer Romain Rolland and Dunham.

Access to Collection:


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.

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains letters and postcards in French from writer Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham. Two letters addressed to Rolland from Dunham as well as two clippings, envelopes and notes are also included. The letters from Romain describe the political situation in Europe, including his thoughts on Fascists, Mussolini and Hitler.


Howard F. Dunham was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on July 1, 1887. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in 1911, after which he taught French and English at Ohio Wesleyan for two years, and studied at the Universite de Montpellier in France. Dunham joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1914, and received his MA from Dartmouth in 1919. Dunham was also the editor of several books including "Fifteen French Short Stories," (Quinze Contes Francais, 1930). From 1930 to 1941, Dunham corresponded with the French writer Romain Rolland (1866-1944), whose series of novels entitled "Jean Christophe" Dunham regularly taught in his classes. In 1951, Dunham was decorated by the French Government with the "Palmes Academiques." He retired from Dartmouth in 1956 and died in February 1969.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1930-1941

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Box: 1, Dates: 1930-1941

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Postcards from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham, 1930-1939
  • Folder: 2, Letters from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham, 1931
  • Folder: 3, Letter from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham re Europe, 24 January 1934
  • Folder: 4, Letter from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham, 4 February 1935
  • Folder: 5, Letter from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham, re. trip to Moscow, 24 January 1936
  • Folder: 6, Letter from Romain Rolland to Howard F. Dunham, re. Fascists, Mussolini and Hitler, 26 January 1937
  • Folder: 7, Clipping: Letter to the Editor: "Destroying a Legend" by Romain Rolland, 1938
  • Folder: 8, Letter from "French 15" class at Dartmouth College to Romain Rolland with birthday wishes, 1941
  • Folder: 9, Postcard with birthday wishes to Romain Rolland from Howard F. Dunham, 1941
  • Folder: 10, Envelopes addressed to Howard F. Dunham from Romain Rolland, circa 1941
  • Folder: 11, Notes: Typescript re. collection, undated

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