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John W. Cummins Papers

Identifier: 2017.002

Scope and Contents

The John W. Cummins Collection consists of records of his life and work at Chatham College from the 1950s through the 1980s. Materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, professional development information, materials related to teaching such as syllabi and tests, speeches, and letters of recommendation.


  • created: 1953-1989
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2007


Conditions Governing Access

The John W. Cummins Collection is open for research. Three folders containing faculty evaluations are restricted.


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Language of Materials



John W. Cummins was a professor of English at Chatham College from 1954-1985. He specialized in 19th century British literature and life and focused his scholarship and teaching in these areas. The John W. Cummins Collection consists of documents that chronicle teaching and life on the Chatham Campus from 1954-1989. Materials include information on curriculum, administrative processes, correspondence, and professional development activities in which Cummins participated.

Arrangement Note

Series I. Personal Information and Research Series II. Administrative Activities Series III. Course Materials

Custodial History

Materials were identified in the archives in May of 2007.

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Repository Details

Part of the Chatham University Archives Repository

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Pittsburgh PA 15232 US