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Campen, Richard N., 1912-1997



Richard Newman Campen was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1912. After graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in 1930, Campen enrolled in Dartmouth College and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1934. As an undergraduate student, he majored in chemistry and zoology, and was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. Campen worked in the chemistry industry in the years shortly following his graduation from Dartmouth, and later, he became a photographer, author and publisher on the topics of architecture. He established Education Art Transparencies, a business firm which collected art works from institutions across the country. Campen published several books, including "Architecture of the Western Reserve, 1800-1900," 'Outdoor Sculpture in Ohio," and "Ohio-An Architectural Portrait." He was a founding member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and a member of the Decorative Arts Society. Campen died in Fort Myers, Florida in 1997.

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Richard Campen student letters

Identifier: MS-685
Date(s): 1930-1933; 1979

Richard Newman Campen (1912-1997), author. Dartmouth College Class of 1934. The collection contains letters written to his parents while a student at Dartmouth College, as well as photographs and printed material.

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