Guide to the Frances D. Acomb Papers, 1953 - 1975
Frances D. Acomb (1907-1984) served as a professor of history at Duke University from 1945 to 1975. She specialized in French history. The Acomb papers contain correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, and printed matter dealing with Acomb's study of European history, particularly Jacques Mallet Du Pan; as well as the Duke University chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Women, and other professional organizations. English.
- Record Group
- Frances D. Acomb papers
- 1953 - 1975
- Acomb, Frances Dorothy, 1907-
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, and printed matter dealing with Acomb's study of modern European history, particularly Jacques Mallet Du Pan. Acomb's memberships in the Duke University chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the American Association of University Women are documented through minutes and other materials.
Items are arranged alphabetically.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Frances D. Acomb Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Frances Dorothy Acomb was born in Donora, Pa. in 1907. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College (1928), an M.A. from Smith College (1932), and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1943). After teaching history in high schools and colleges from 1929-1944, Acomb worked as a historian in the War Department from 1944 to 1945. She served as a Professor of History at Duke University in 1945 until her retirement in 1975. She published the book, Mallet du Pan (1749-1800); a career in political journalism, in 1973. In addition, Acomb participated in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Women, the American Historical Association, and the Society for French Historical Studies. Frances Acomb died on January 19, 1984.
- American Association of University Professors Records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
- Dept. of History Records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
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The Frances D. Acomb Papers was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1990.
Processed by University Archives staff
Encoded by Jill Katte, January 2005