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Harper, Robert D.

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Robert Harper was a University of Nebraska at Omaha Professor of English (1948-1977, retired), Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences (1961-1968), and Dean of Arts & Sciences (1968-1971). He was born in Grand Junction, CO. He received a B.A. (1935) from the University of Denver, and M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1949) degrees from the University of Chicago. Before arriving at OU, Professor Harper was employed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (1935-36), General Electric (1937), and taught English at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (1940-42) and the University of Chicago. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at OU, Professor Harper was the director of Freshman English and Chair of the Gene Eppley Library Planning Committee. In 1971, Harper left the office of Dean of Arts & Sciences and returned to teaching full time in the Department of English.

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Reflections in Time: Interview with Robert Harper, 1980

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Identifier: UNO-0021-rfit-robert-harper
Scope and Contents In 1980, Robert Harper, retired University of Nebraska at Omaha Professor of English (1948-1977), Dean (1961-1968) of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Dean (1968-1971) of Arts & Sciences was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Biography: Robert Harper was born in Grand Junction, CO. He received a B.A. (1935) from the University of Denver, and M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1949) degrees from the University of Chicago. Before arriving at OU, Professor Harper was employed by the United...
Dates: 1980