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Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939



Hartley Burr Alexander was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 9, 1873.  He received his A.B. degree at the University of Nebraska in 1897 and studied for graduate degrees at Pennsylvania, Columbia, and the University of Paris.  After several years of editorial work on an encyclopedia and dictionary, he returned to the University of Nebraska in 1908 as head of the Philosophy Department.  In 1927 Alexander accepted a position as head of the Philosophy Department at Scripps College in Claremont, California.  Alexander wrote inscriptions which decorate the Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln and was an advisor for similar work on the Joslyn Memorial in Omaha.  He authored verses, plays, and books.  Alexander died at the age of 66 in Claremont, California.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Hartley Burr Alexander, Philosophy Papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: R0241425512]
Identifier: RG-12-17-12
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials, as well as books and reprints of articles by Alexander.  A list of articles is available.

Dates: 1899-1940

Olga Stepanek, English Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-12-10-23
Scope and Contents

The Stepanek papers consist of the personal papers of Olga Folda Stepanek arranged into four series. The diaries and journals consist of those written by Olga from 1913 until 1948. Her correspondence details travels in Europe and experiences while living in Prague. The collection also includes Stepanek's poetry and short stories in draft and published form. An unpublished manuscript and an autobiography detail the life of F.J. Sadílek.

Dates: 1910-1960

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Czechs -- Nebraska 1
Letter-writing 1
Letters 1
Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln, Neb.) 1
Philosophy 1
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