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Sypherd, Wilbur Owen, 1877-1955


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Delaware Miscellany collection

Identifier: MSS 0598

The Delaware Miscellany collection includes three large, green buckram-bound volumes compiled by William Ditto Lewis, which contain various documents pertaining to the history of Delaware and the surrounding region, and the University of Delaware.

Dates: 1825-1958; Majority of material found within 1920-1958

Wilbur Owen Sypherd papers

Identifier: MSS 0232
Abstract Wilbur Owen Sypherd, former professor and administrator at the University of Delaware, was born on June 28, 1877 in Cecil County, Maryland. Sypherd was a Professor of English and Chairman of the English Department at Delaware College, starting in 1906. He served in these roles until 1944, when he became acting president of the University. He was acting president until 1946, when, in honor of his service to the University of Delaware, he was named president by the Board of Trustees.The Wilbur...
Dates: 1939-1953

University of Delaware audio recordings of poetry readings

Identifier: MSS 0696
Abstract This collection features audiotape recordings of poetry readings and performances by American poets and University of Delaware professors. The collection contains poetry readings dating from 1953 to 1960 by Robert Hillyer, an influential poet and professor at the University of Delaware. There are also recordings of poetry readings, some broadcast by Delaware radio stations, by Wilbur Owen Sypherd, professor and administrator at the University of Delaware. The collection also features a...
Dates: circa 1953-1964

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1/4 inch audio tape 1
Actors (performing artists) 1
Biographies (documents) 1
Black-and-white photographs 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1