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Guide to the Frances D. Acomb Papers, 1953 - 1975

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Frances D. Acomb papers, 1953 - 1975
Creator
Acomb, Frances Dorothy, 1907-
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet , 500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

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.

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Contents of the Collection

AAUP -- Duke Chapter, 1954-1958
AAUW, 1958-1968
Commentary on K. Brace's Paper -- AHA 1951
Consortium on Revolutionary Europe -- 5th Annual Meeting, 1974-1975
Correspondence with Students, 1961-1974; C. V.; History Dept. Newsletters, 1953-1972
Graduate Students -- Correspondence, 1964-1965
Library -- General Information, 1973
M.A. Thesis -- John White, 1961-1962
Paper on Mallet Du Pan--Read at SHA, Nov. 1953
Professional Historical Organizations, 1949-1972
Publications -- The International Peacetime Conference, 1904-1914, 1933
Sabbatical Leaves, 1958-1972

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • American Association of University Professors Records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Dept. of History Records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frances D. Acomb Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frances D. Acomb Papers was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff

Completed 1993

Encoded by Jill Katte, January 2005

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