Mornings at 8:50: Brief Evocations of the Past for a College Audience

Mornings at 8:50: Brief Evocations of the Past for a College Audience

Mornings at 8:50: Brief Evocations of the Past for a College Audience

Mornings at 8:50: Brief Evocations of the Past for a College Audience

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As far as the little talks here collected have had a central purpose, it has been to reveal the dimension of time to the most timeless of mortals, the American undergraduate.

The four series were delivered in order as printed, beginning in the first semester of 1946- 47, and after a six-month leave of absence, continuing through the three succeeding academic years.

My indebtedness to the histories of Amherst College by W. S. Tyler and C. M. Fuess, to J. W. Burgess's Reminiscences of an American Scholar and Adèle Allen Around a Village Green, and most of all to the Dictionary of American Biography, has been great, and is here gratefully acknowledged.

At times I have been conscious that within the allotted seven minutes I could not present a sketch of a complex personality that would be . . .

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