Collection: John Moffat Mecklin papers

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John Moffat Mecklin papers

Identifier: MS-1001


The papers of John Moffatt Mecklin contain study notes in German, photographs, reprints, the syllabus for Sociology 15, the typescript for "Fisherman's Psyche," written by Mecklin, correspondence with E.D. Warfield of Lafayette College, A.P. Camphor, president of the Central Alabama Institute, and E.M. Hopkins, president of Dartmouth College. Of special note is a written reaction to Mecklin's book, "Democracy and Race Friction," by a Liberian missionary and educator. Autobiographical letters from Ernest Hopkins detailing Hopkins' relationship with Mecklin's father, as well as the typescript for his autobiography "My Quest for Freedom," and his dissertation are also included. The material documents Mecklin's education and academic career.


  • 1898 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.75 linear ft. (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



John Moffatt Mecklin (1871-1956), professor of sociology, author and philosopher. Dartmouth College Honorary Degree 1920. Consists of study notes in German, correspondence and typescripts of writings by Mecklin, including his autobiography and dissertation.

Notes for Cataloger

Mecklin, John Moffatt, 1871-1956. Mecklin, John Moffatt, 1871-1956. Democracy and race friction. Hopkins, Ernest Martin, 1877-1964. Dartmouth College. Department of Philosophy. Lafayette College (Easton, Northampton County, Pa.). Department of Philosophy. Philosophy -- Study and teaching (Higher) Alternate Author Warfield, Ethelbert Dudley, 1861-1936. Camphor, Alexander Priestly, 1865-1919. Hopkins, Ernest Martin, 1877-1964.

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