Collection SC/098 - Marvin Dilkey Collection

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US ILfC SC/098

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Marvin Dilkey Collection


  • 1917-1958 (Creation)


1 box

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(c. 1911-?)

Biographical history

Marvin Dilkey grew up in New Castle, Indiana, the son of Ora Dilkey. Dilkey received his undergraduate degree in Latin and German from DePauw University in 1932, after which he studied for two years at Bonn University in Germany. Dilkey went on to obtain his PhD in German from Cornell University.

Dilkey taught at both his undergraduate and graduate institutions, as well as Blackburn College. He joined the faculty of Lake Forest College in 1955 as an assistant professor of German and English.

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This collection contains materials related to Marvin Dilkey. This includes newspaper clippings, photographs both of Dilkey and his family, a DePauw Alumnus magazine and a scrapbook of materials about Dilkey. The collection also includes a journal featuring biographies of various American historical figures, handwritten by Dilkey.

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The collection is arranged alphabetically.

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  • English

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