Truman Jay Backus (Class of 1864) Student Diary

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Truman Jay Backus (Class of 1864) Student Diary
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Call Number: UA61
Dates: 1861
Physical Description: 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Collection Overview
Title: Truman Jay Backus (Class of 1864) Student Diary
Call Number: UA61
Dates: 1861
Physical Description: 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Truman Jay Backus (1842-1908) received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 1864, and his Master of Arts degree in 1867. From 1867 to 1893 he was Professor of Rhetoric and Literature at Vassar College.

In 1883 he received his Doctorate from the University of Rochester and from 1883 until his death in 1908, he was the President of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Scope and Content
The diary, written by Backus in 1861, describes his life as a student at the University of Rochester. The diary covers the second semester of his freshman year and the first semester of his sophomore year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by Dr. Roscoe C. E. Brown '89, June 7, 1945.Access
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Use
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Citation
[Item title, item date], Truman Jay Backus (Class of 1864) Student Diary, UA61, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Rochester, New York 14627-0055
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Revision Information
2017: EAD revision



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