Booth, Edmund Hendershot, 1895-1974

Booth, Edmund Hendershot, 1895-1974



Edmund Hendershot Booth was born on October 25, 1895 in Philadelphia. He graduated with an A.B degree from Dartmouth in 1918. During World War I, he served in France as a 1st Lieutenant with the 351st Infantry, 88th Division. In 1920, Booth joined the faculty of Dartmouth College as an instructor of English. He received his M.A. degree from Harvard University in 1924. In 1928, Booth was promoted to assistant professor of English. He became a full professor in 1942. Booth was co-author of “Earning our Heritage” which was published in 1937. He also served as advisor to Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society, and was faculty representative on the Dartmouth Athletics Council (1935-1938) and the Alumni Council (1958-1962). From 1968-1970, Booth was secretary of his graduating class of 1918. In recognition of his service to the College and to the community, Booth was granted a Dartmouth Alumni Award in 1966. He died in 1974.

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Edmund H. Booth papers

Identifier: ML-54
Date(s): 1900 to 1974

Edmund Hendershot Booth (1895-1974), professor of English at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1918. The collection contains correspondence, writings, articles, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, newspapers, course notes, lesson plans and other teaching materials, sermons, diaries, financial papers and family papers. The material chronicles his personal and professional life.