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Pattee, Fred Lewis, 1863-1950



  • Existence: 1863 - 1950

Fred Lewis Pattee was born on March 1863 in Bristol, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in 1888 and an MA in 1891. Pattee first worked as a teacher and school administrator before he joined the faculty of the English department at Pennsylvania State College, beciming a full professor in 1895. While a professor at the Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University), Pattee wrote the lyrics to what is now the Penn State Alma Mater in April 1901. In his later career, Pattee served as a visiting professor at his alma mater, Dartmouth College (1905), as well as the University of Illinois, Bread Loaf Summer School and Columbia University. Following his retirement from his post as Penn State's Professor of American Literature, Pattee joined the faculty of Rollins College in Florida. Pattee died on May 6, 1950.

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Fred Pattee papers

Identifier: MS-498
Overview Fred Lewis Pattee (1863-1950), writer. The collection contains the typescript of his book "The Feminine Fifties" (1940) and typescripts and galleys for a book on Mark Twain, entitled "Representative Selections" (1935) for which he was the editor.