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Bentley, Warner James, 1901-1987



  • Existence: 1901 - 1987


Warner Bentley was born December 3, 1901, in Bradley, South Dakota. He received his B.A. from Pomona College in 1926, and attended the Yale School of Drama. He came to Dartmouth in 1928, as an instructor in the English department and director of the theater program. Though he had offers to relocate and work on Broadway, Bentley stayed on at Dartmouth having been promised a new drama facility. Thirty-four years later this promise was fulfilled with the opening of the Hopkins Center. He retired in Sept. 1969, as Director, Emeritus of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. Bentley was awarded an honorary master of arts degree 1937. Bentley died December 26, 1987.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Warner Bentley.

Identifier: DOH-58
Date(s): 1975-05-22 to 1975-07-03

Warner Bentley, Director of the Hopkins Center, Emeritus, Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College.

Warner Bentley papers

Identifier: MS-1170
Date(s): circa 1928-1969

Warner Bentley (1901-1987), director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. The collection contains correspondence on the occasion of his retirement from the Hopkins Center in 1969, as well as reports, handwritten class notes, a critique and a Drama Festival Program.

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