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Marten Ten Hoor Collection, 1917-1967

Collection Overview

Title: Marten Ten Hoor Collection, 1917-1967

ID: COLL/256

Creator: Ten Hoor, Marten (1890-1967)

Extent: 1.15 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Dean of the College of Arts and Science of the University of Alabama, and professor of philosophy at Tulane University. The collection includes: articles and translations of articles published in the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant, June 1963, dealing with aspects of American life; translations of poems by Antoon Coolen; correspondence; and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, addresses, programs, and newspaper pictures relating to ten Hoor's academic career.

Biographical Note

Marten Ten Hoor was born on April 21, 1890 in Franeker, Netherlands. In 1896 the Ten Hoor family immigrated to the United States. Ten Hoor attended Calvin College, graduating in 1909. From 1909 to 1911, Ten Hoor worked as a private tutor. In 1918 Ten Hoor became an American citizen as well as entered the U.S. Army to serve in WWI. In 1920 Ten Hoor married Marie Magdalen Schanz.  With the short break of military service, Ten Hoor had taught at several universities such as Michigan, Illinois, and Tulane from 1911 to 1944.

In 1944, Ten Hoor accepted the positions of professor of philosophy and dean of College of Arts and Science at the University of Alabama. He would serve the university until his retirement in 1960.  Ten Hoor also was a member of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies where he served as a chairman and on the board of directors. Over the course of his career, Ten Hoor had written a number of publications such as The Problems of Thinking and Knowing, 1933 and The Role of Music in Culture, 1961. In 1963 Ten Hoor received the honor of a building named after him on the University of Alabama's campus called Ten Hoor Hall.  On October 10, 1967 Marten Ten Hoor passed away.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Papers --- 1917-1967
Box 1
Folder 1: Article, "Awareness and Inference" --- 1936
Folder 2: Article, "Medievalism in Contemporary Political Thought" --- 1938
Folder 3: Article, "Meaning of Culture" --- 1941
Folder 4: Article, "Dutch Colonists and American Democracy" --- 1947
Folder 5: Clippings, Radio Address to Indonesia by Queen Juliana --- 1949
Folder 6: Newsletter, Rotary-News Letter --- [1949?]
Folder 7: Clipping, Speech, "Your Side, My Side and the Right Side," by Derk Uipo Stikker --- 1949
Folder 8: Translation, "Christmas Rose," by Antoon Coolen --- 1952
Folder 9: Article, "Education for Privacy" --- 1953
Folder 10: Translation, "The Golden Webs of Antoon Coolen" --- 1953
Folder 11: "Libertad Limitada" --- 1958
Folder 12: Article, "View from Olympus" --- 1961
Folder 13: Lecture, "The Role of Music in Culture" --- 1961
Folder 14: Handbook for Teachers in Hospital Schools --- 1962
Folder 15: Article, "Why the Humanities?" --- 1963
Folder 16: Translations, "De Nieuwe Roterdamse Courant," "Cultural Phenomena in America" --- 1963
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1965
Folder 18: Resolution --- 1967
Folder 19: Commonplace Book, A Last Look at Some Hardy Perennials --- 1967
Folder 20: Het Boek der Psalmen nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland, [Gift of Prof. Marten Ten Hoor] --- [undated]
Box 2: Scrapbook with clippings, addresses, programs, and newspaper pictures relating to ten Hoor's academic career --- 1917-1964