George Bosworth Burch personal archive, 1919-1943
- Burch, George Bosworth, 1902-1973 (Person)
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Personal records of students in this collection are restricted for 80 years from the date of creation.
Restricted items are noted at the item level below.
3.15 cubic feet (9 document boxes)
The collection also documents Burch’s early teaching activities at the Pennsylvania State College and the College of Idaho. These materials include syllabi, examination questions, course outlines, student essays, and student grades for courses in philosophy, psychology, religious education, comparative religion and history. Personal records are scattered through the volumes. Chiefly consisting of poems written by Burch, these materials also include annual lists of Christmas cards sent for the years 1938-1942, diaries documenting the weight and health of his two oldest children during their first year, and scattered correspondence. It also includes documentation of Burch's pacifist views during World War II, evident in his declaration of conscientious objection and a letter to the editor on pacifism.
Indexes compiled by Burch are in Volumes Twenty-Four and Forty-Seven.
Burch married Betty Brand on September 25, 1933; they had three children. After receiving his PhD in 1939, he spent a year as assistant in the Philosophy Department at Harvard. From February 1942 to July 1946, Burch was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the College of Idaho. In 1946, he was appointed Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, where he taught until his retirement in 1967, and remained professor emeritus until his death in 1973.
Titles and description of the content of the volumes were taken from the title pages or table of content listing within the volumes themselves.
- Burch, George Bosworth, 1902-1973. George Bosworth Burch personal archive, 1919-1943 : an inventory
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