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William R. Howell booklet

 Collection — Box: Multi 03
Identifier: MS-0092

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a booklet produced by the department of Economics and Sociology to honor William R. Howell. The booklet contains photographs taken during the fall convocation, September 21, 1950 at which Prof. Howell received an honorary degree in Law. The photographs include Professor Howell and his wife, President Gibson, and others. There is also a program for the event and autographs from colleagues including President and Helen Gibson, Prof. William S. and Charlotte M. Krisher, Prof. Louis F. and Blanche N. Albrecht, and Prof. Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis.


  • 1950 October 20

Access restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication rights

Copyright has not been assigned to Washington College. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Washington College as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical Information

Prof. William Rabon Howell (1881-1964) was born February 27th in Decatur, Georgia to Elisha Howell (1842- ) and Mary Virginia Spear Howell (1858- ). He obtained his Ph.B and A.B from Mulligan College in 1904 and 1905 and his A.M. and D.B. from Yale University in 1908 and 1909. He received his Ph.D. from the American University in 1929. In 1918 he married Zorayda Matthis Brents (1876-1958) in Indiana. By this mid 1920s he was teaching Economics and Sociology at Washington College. In 1950 the college conferred an honorary law degree on Howell. William died February 21, 1964 and was buried in Munfordville, Ky.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Finding Aid to the William R. Howell Booklet
L. Sheldon
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington College Archives & Special Collections Repository

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