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J. Franklin Witter papers


J. Franklin Witter papers
Witter, J. Franklin
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0.50 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The papers of J. Franklin Witter consist of correspondence over a nearly twenty year period, 1926 to 1944. During this period Witter graduated from the University of Maryland (1928), received his Ph.D. in veterinary medicine from Michigan State College (1932), and returned to the University of Maryland to begin his career as a researcher and professor of animal pathology. Witter's letters are primarily addressed to Frances King and detail the ups and downs of their romantic relationship and activities associated with college. Topics discussed include the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the Student Grange, the Varsity Debate Team, and the difficulties of Witter's decision not to work the family farm as his father expected. A small portion of the collected correspondence is also from and between members of the family of Frances King.

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