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Robert W. Moore essays, A1090

Identifier: A1090

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two bound volumes. The smaller volume (vol. 2) appears to contains duplicates of material also included in the larger volume (vol. 1). Both volumes mainly consist of issues of Bay View Magazine containing articles by R.W. Moore and others on German art, history, and literature. Also included are book reviews and essays by Moore from other publications, including an essay about Colgate University written in German.


  • 1893 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

Robert Webber Moore was a professor of German at Colgate University for over forty years. He was born in Delphi, Indiana, on December 14, 1862, and earned a Bachelor's in Philosophy at the University of Michigan in 1887 and Doctorate of Humane letters from Hamilton College in 1915. Before coming to Colgate, he was a professor of Latin and French at Georgetown College in Kentucky (1887-1889) and studied in Strassburg and Berlin (1889-1890).

He held the following positions at Colgate: instructor in modern languages (1890-1892); associate professor of French and German (1892-1893), professor of French and German (1893-1904); and professor of German (1904-1934). He retired as a professor emeritus in 1934. Moore was a lecturer at the Bay View, Michigan Chautauqua in 1893, 1897, 1898, and 1915; the Florida Chautauqua in 1899; and Chautauqua Assembly from 1928-1929. He was the author of History of German Literature (8th edition, 1910) and Weimar, the Athens of Germany (1908). He died in November 1942.

Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 13.


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Robert W. Moore's biographical file at Colgate University's Special Collections and University Archives contains additional material documenting his years as a Colgate professor.

Guide to the Robert W. Moore essays
Mary Cordaro and Allyson Smally
May 2, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

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