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Guide to the Alfred P. Tischendorf Papers, 1953-1961

Abstract

Alfred Paul Tischendorf came to Duke in 1955 and served as Assistant Professor in the Department of History. His publications include "The Anglo-Mexican Claims Commission, 1884-1895," "The Loss of British Commercial Pre-eminence in Mexico, 1876-1911," and "British Experience in Georgia, 1865-1907." He died in Argentina while on sabbatical in 1962.

Contains correspondence, research-related material, and miscellaneous material. There are a few pamphlets in the miscellaneous folder. The collection also contains a restricted folder which contains privacy-protected information. The material ranges in date from 1953-1961.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Tischendorf, Alfred P.
Title
Alfred P. Tischendorf papers, 1953-1961
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, research-related material, and miscellaneous material. There are a few pamphlets in the miscellaneous folder. The collection also contains a restricted folder which contains privacy-protected information. The material ranges in date from 1953-1961.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1953-1961, undated
Box 1 Folder 1
Research-related paperwork, 1959-1961
Box 1 Folder 2
Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 3
Restricted material
Box 1 Folder 4

Historical Note

Alfred Paul Tischendorf was born June 12, 1929 in Painesville, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Tischendorf. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Kent State University in 1950. In 1952, he was awarded his M.A. with honors by the University of Chicago where he also received his PhD degree in 1957.

Dr. Tischendorf came to Duke in 1955 and served as Assistant Professor in the Department of History. During the 1953-54 academic year, he studied in England under provisions of a Rotary International Fellowship awarded to him. In 1957, he studied in Mexico City. His publications include "The Anglo-Mexican Claims Commission, 1884-1895," "The Loss of British Commercial Pre-eminence in Mexico, 1876-1911," and "British Experience in Georgia, 1865-1907."

Dr. Tischendorf died unexpectedly from hepatitis in November, 1962 while on sabbatical in Argentina. His Argentine studies on 20th century Argentine politics were made possible by a grant from the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred P. Tischendorf Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Alfred P. Tischendorf Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1970.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Accession A70-247 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.