Frank Watt Dickinson Papers
Frank Watt Dickinson (1886-1969) served as chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Denver and as interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Frank Dickinson papers contain the academic work of Frank Dickinson including his papers as a student as well as his class notes and research as a professor. Also included are personal papers and a scrapbook, as well as publications related to philosophy.
- Dickinson, Frank Watt, 1886-1969 (Person)
2 Linear Feet (2 record boxes)
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Biographical / Historical
Frank Watt Dickinson was born February 12, 1886 in Howell, Nebraska. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1911, his M.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1912, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1929. He taught at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma until 1917 when he joined the faculty of the University of Denver as a Professor of Philosophy. He became chairman of the department in 1924. In 1950 he was appointed interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a position he held until he retired and was named Dean Emeritus in 1953. At the time of his retirement the University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Dickinson died December 20, 1969.
Son of Reuben and Alice (Parsons). A.B., University of Nebraska, 1911, A.M., 1912; Sage scholar in philosophy, Cornell University, 1912-13; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1929; Dr. Humane Letters, University of Denver, 1953; married Minnie Funke, Aug. 12, 1914; children—Richard Funke, Edward Henry, David James. Professor of philosophy and education and head of department, Kingfisher (Oklahoma) College, 1913-17, also dean of College of Liberal Arts, 1915-17; professor of philosophy and head of department, University of Denver, 1917-50; dean College of Arts and Sciences, 1950-53, professor emeritus and dean emeritus College of Arts and Sciences since 1953; assistant director, University of Denver Summer School, 1934-37; teacher, Denver Community Training School for Religious Education, 1920-24. Member, Nebraska State Militia, 1905-07. Member, American Philosophical Association (member executive committee, Western Division 1939-40), Colorado Schoolmasters Club. Methodist.
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