Guide to the Papers of Dennis A. Dinan, 1974 - 1983Manuscript MS-980

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Guide to the Papers of Dennis A. Dinan, 1974 - 1983

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-980

Collection Dates:

1974 - 1983

Size of Collection:

1 box ( .50 linear ft.)


Dennis A. Dinan, Dartmouth Class of 1961, assistant secretary of the College, alumni magazine editor.

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.

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


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 Dennis A. Dinan are comprised of correspondence to and from Dinan and newspaper clippings relating to his resignation as editor of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine in September of 1982.


Dennis Dinan was born on October 29, 1938 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He entered Dartmouth as a member of the class of 1961 and returned to Dartmouth in 1967 to work as assistant secretary of the College. He coordinated continuing education programs for the College, including Alumni College, until May, 1973, when he was appointed the seventh editor of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine He resigned from that position in September, 1982, following a dispute over the editorial independence of the magazine.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1974-1990

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence re salary, job description, performance evaluations, 1974-1977
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence relating to editorial independence of the alumni magazine, 1979-1985
  • Folder: 3, Letters of Support, 1979-1983
  • Folder: 4, Clippings, 1982-1986
  • Folder: 5, Writing Samples, 1980-1990

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