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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.

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Hartley Burr Alexander, Philosophy Papers

 Collection — Other: 1
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.