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Rowland Berthoff Papers

Identifier: WUA-03-wua00093


  • Creation: 1942-1998


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6.50 linear feet

7 boxes

Biographical Information

Rowland Berthoff: Born: 20 September, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio

Died: 25 March, 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri

Education: Oberlin College A.B. 1942, Harvard University A.M. 1947, Harvard University Ph.D. 1952

Honors: Fulbright Scholar, Aberystwyth, 1952-1953; ACLS Fellow, 1960-1961; Fulbright lecturer, Edinburgh 1965-1966

Appointments: Princeton University - Instructor 1953-1957; Princeton University  - Assistant Professor 1957-1962; Washington University - Associate Professor of History 1962-1965; Washington University - Professor of History 1965-June, 1992; William Eliot Smith Professor of History 1974-June, 1992; History Department Chair 1968-1974; William Eliot Smith Professor Emeritus of History July 1, 1992-2001


This collection is organized into four series:

Series 01: Class Notes and Papers from Harvard University and Oberlin College; arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 02: Teaching Syllabi and Student Papers Graduate Handbooks; arranged by class level.

Series 03: Publications; arranged alphabetically by title.

Series 04: Professional Correspondence; arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives by Mrs. Tirzah Berthoff, except Series 04: Professional Correspondence, folder “Professional Correspondence from Rowland Berthoff to his doctoral advisee Charles K. Piehl, 1975 – 1989” which was donated by Charles K. Piehl on December 9, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in September 2005.  Updated by Sonya Rooney in December 2009.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 25: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495