Burns, Ralph Arthur, 1897-1975

Burns, Ralph Arthur, 1897-1975

 

Biography

Ralph Burns was born on April 5, 1897 in Vinalhaven, Maine. He graduated with a AB from Bates College in 1920 and was hired by the education department of Dartmouth College in 1928. He served as the Executive Secretary of the Committee on Admissions from 1930-1942. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Education in 1963. He died in Hanover, NH in 1975

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Oral history interview with Ralph Burns.

DOH-219
 Collection
Identifier: DOH-219
Date(s): 1974-12-11
Abstract Ralph Burns, Professor Emeritus of Education 1928-1963. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College. Professor Burns describes the academic opposition to instruction of education and teaching education at Dartmouth. He also describes his colleagues in the department: George Scott, Bill Geiger, Louis Benezet, Frances Childs, and Don Morrisson. Professor Burns relates the tensions within the department and those between President Hopkins and Arthur Wright. He tells of...