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Guide to the Atwood Townsend Papers MC 64

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Title: Atwood Townsend Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1941-1943
Abstract: In 1941, New York University Professor Atwood H. Townsend surveyed a number of prominent writers, economists, historians, journalist, and commentators on what they believed to be essential reading materials. With the feedback he received, Townsend compiled "Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers" as a suggested guideline of important titles for readers among a diversity of fields. The University Archives holds a number of returned questionnaires as well as Townsend's correspondence with participants.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet
Call Phrase: MC 64