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Alexander Buchan Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00035

This collection includes correspondence, course outlines, notes on articles he read, notes on topics and personages for class use, notes for lectures and speeches, and publication.  The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.


  • 1916-1967


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


3.00 linear feet

3 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

Alexander Buchan (October 7, 1897-July 1969) was a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis from 1929 to 1966.  His undergraduate work in English and Moral Philosophy was completed at Aberdeen University in 1919.  Later, he complemented his undergraduate studies with advanced training at Oxford University.  Before coming to Washington University, Buchan was head of the Department of English at Forres Academy from 1921 to 1924.  He was in charge of the departments of English and Latin at Maryville College.  He died in July 1969 at the age of 71.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by Ruth B. Buchan in June 1970.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen in October 2002.  Updated by Leela Pandey in February 2006.

Alexander Buchan Papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 November 9: 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