Guthrie, Ramon, 1896-1973

Guthrie, Ramon, 1896-1973



Ramon Guthrie was born on January 14, 1896 in New York City. He joined the American Field Service as an ambulance driver in 1916. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Guthrie joined the U.S. Air Service where he rose to become a 2nd Lieutenant and Squadron Leader of the 11th Aero Squadron, 1st Bombardment Group. He received the Silver Star and several citations for bravery. After the war, he stayed in France, married a French woman, Marguerite Maury and earned his License en Droit in 1921 and his Doctorat en Droit in 1922. Guthrie returned to the United States in 1923 an became an Assistant Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Arizona, where he stayed until 1926. He published a book of poems "Trobar Clus" in 1926 and two novels "Marcabrun" and "Parachute." In 1930, Guthrie joined the faculty of Dartmouth College as Assistant Professor of French. He was promoted to full professor in 1938. In 1942, Guthrie collaborated with another Dartmouth professor George E. Diller, on an anthology entitled "French Literature and Thought" and in 1947 published translations of "The Republic of Silence," by A.J. Liebling and "L'Univers Concentrationaire," by Rousset. His other publications include a book of poem "Graffiti" in 1959, "Asbestos Phoenix" in 1968 and "Maximum Security Ward" in 1970. Guthrie retired from teaching in 1963 and received an Honorary Degree from Dartmouth College in 1971. He died on November 22, 1973.

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Ramon Guthrie papers

Identifier: ML-45
Date(s): 1919 to 1981

Ramon Guthrie (1896-1973), Dartmouth Professor of Romance Languages. The collection contains correspondence, writings, poetry, financial records, clippings articles, teaching materials, biographical material, oil paintings, sketches, galleys as well as published and unpublished manuscripts and drafts of his books, short stories and poetry.