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E. T. Towne Papers, 1915-1940

Collection Overview

Title: E. T. Towne Papers, 1915-1940

ID: OGLMC/0022

Creator: Towne, E. T. (Ezra Thayer) (1873-1952)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]


1873-1952; UND Professor and Dean

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The E. T. Towne Papers date from 1915-1940 and consist of correspondence and essays.  The correspondence mainly regards Towne's academic publishing career, especially his book Social Problems: A Study of Present-Day Social Conditions.  This book was published in three editions: 1916, 1924 and 1931.

Also included are numerous undated and handwritten essays.  Only one, "History of Architecture: A Thesis," can absolutely be attributed to Towne.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Related Publications:

Social Problems: A Study of Present-Day Social Conditions by Ezra Thayer Towne. 1916, 1924 and 1931 editions.

Call number: HN 57. T7

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). E. T. Towne Papers.  OGLMC 22, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid input to Archon in August 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, Undated-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1918-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1932-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous essays, undatedAdd to your cart.
Possibly written by Towne
Folder 6: "The Organic Theory of Society, its Development and Modifications", undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten, book length essay, possibly written by Towne
Folder 7: "History of Architecture: A Thesis" by E. Towne, undatedAdd to your cart.