Guide to the John M. Fein papers, 1960-1985


John M. Fein is a Professor Emeritus, Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages. Contains correspondence, memoranda and reports and drafts concerning University committees and their work, including the Acadmic Affairs Commmittee and the University Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid. The material ranges in date from 1960-1985.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
John M. Fein papers
Fein, John M., 1922-
0.5 Linear Feet, 150 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, memoranda and reports and drafts concerning University committees and their work. The material ranges in date from 1960-1985.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

University Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, 1980-1985
Box 1
Presentation of Report to Academic Council, 1971 May 27
Box 1
Guggenheim Fellowship Application, 1960
Box 1
Academic Affairs Committee (Board of Trustees), 1972-1974
Box 1
Council on Hispanic Research, 1966-1973
Box 1
Duke University Environmental Concerns Committee-DUECC, 1973
Box 1
Anderson, Carl (Academic Affairs Committee), 1974
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

John M. Fein was born in 1922. He received his B. A. (magna cum laude), M. A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He began his career at Duke University in 1950 as Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, gradually earning a promotion to full Professor in 1963 and also served as Chair of his department. In 1974, Dr. Fein was named Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently Professor Emeritus, Spanish.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (Duke University Archives)
  • Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John M. Fein Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The John M. Fein papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1983, 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Sara Busija, September 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2006

Accessions A83-15, A92-43 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.