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John Reesing papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0601-UA

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include memos, course outlines, course descriptions, syllabi and articles. They range in date from 1964-82, and the provenance of this collection is not known, the old accession log listed it as being received in 1987.

Dates

  • 1964-1982

Creator

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Restrictions on Use

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Historical or Biographical Note

John Palmer Reesing, Jr. (1920-91) was a Professor of English at The George Washington University.Dr. Reesing was born September 15, 1920 in Gatesville, Texas. He earned his B.A. from Baylor University in 1941, his M.A. from Tulane University in 1942 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1954. He served in the Army during World War II, from 1942-46, and ended his service as a First Lieutenant.

Dr. Reesing came to GW in 1946 as an Instructor in English. In 1953 he left to teach at Oberlin College for one year and then returned to GW in 1954, retiring in 1988 and being conferred Emeritus status.He served as Chair of the English Department from 1963-70, and acting chair from 1972-73.

Dr. Reesing specialized in 17th century English literature and John Milton. He was the author of "Milton's Poetic Art" (1968), and a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, and International Association of University Professors of English. Professor Reesing died in 1991.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

John Palmer Reesing, Jr. (1920-91) was a Professor of English at The George Washington University. Materials in this collection include memos, course outlines, course descriptions, syllabi and articles. They range in date from 1964-82, and the provenance of this collection is not known, the old accession log listed it as being received in 1987.

Acquisition Information

Provenance of this collection is unknown.
Title
Guide to the John Reesing papers, 1964-1982
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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