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Charles L. Babcock Collection
1965 January 21 - February 23

UPT 50 B112

20.0 Items

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

August 2014

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

Collection was donated by Mary T. Babcock in August 2014 (Accession Number: 2014: 045). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Charles L. Babcock Collection is arranged chronologically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles L. Babcock (1924-2012) taught in the Classical Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1966, rising from an associate to assistant professor. He also served as assistant dean from 1960-1964. For seven weeks in 1965, Babcock traveled to Iran as a member of University's team ongoing contract with the Shah's government to advise on curriculum and administration at the Pahlavi University, producing a report on his findings. 

After the 1966 academic year, Babcock went to Ohio State University where he served in the Department of Classics until his retirement in 1992. 

In 1955 Charles Babcock married Mary Taylor. They had three children - Robert, Jennie, and Jonathan. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Charles L. Babcock Letters collection consists of twenty letters written by Babcock while he was in Iran in 1965 to his wife, Mary, back in the United States. The letters mainly reflect on Babcock's daily activities while in Iran. 

For additional information, Babcock's report (Report: Survey and Recommendations, College of Arts & Sciences, Pahlavi University by Charles L. Babcock, March 17, 1965), can be found in Pahlavi University Projects Records (UPB 107). 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pahlavi University.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Iran--Education.

Subject(s)

  • Education--Iran.

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INVENTORY

 

Collection 

Box

Folder

Letters 1965 January 21 - February 23 

 

 

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