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Allan Edwin Shields

Allan Edwin Shields, American writer, educator, photographer. Mudd fellow in philosophy University Southern California, 1948-1949. Board directors San Diego Symphony. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; Member American Society for Aesthetics (trustee), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary).

Background

  • Shields, Allan Edwin was born on July 3, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Richard Edwin and Eloessa (Smith) Shields.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts California-Berkeley, 1941. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1951.

    Career

    • Professor philosophy San Diego State University, 1949-1968, 70-78. Emeritus professor San Diego State College, since 1978. Dean College Humanities and Fine Arts University Northern Iowa, 1968-1970.

      Owner, public Jerseydale Ranch Press, 1992-1998. Seasonal ranger naturalist National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, 1955-1960. Freelance writer, photographer, since 1978.

      Violinist-violist, frequent recitalist. Member, sometime concertmaster Merced Symphony Orchestra, California, 1979-1991. Founder, with wife, Jerseydale Ranch Press, 1992.

    Works

    • Tuolumne Profile Yosemite
    • This is a series of woodcuts by Richard Shields with explanatory text by Allan Shields about the key highlights of the peaks and natural features of the Tuolumne Meadows and greater Tuolumne area in and around Yosemite National Park
    • Mariposa now and then
    • Mariposa's history is ancient, for its past extends at least 10,000 years, when the First People populated the land, lived in peace with unreconstructed nature, were overtaken by settlers between 1848 and 1850, then were decimated.
    • Dream temple and other visions
    • Ruth Evelyn Dirks died October 7, 1996, leaving a rich legacy of carefully crafted poetry gathered in this anthology, a memorial from her art professor husband, John Dirks, dedicated to her two sons.

    Membership

    Board directors San Diego Symphony. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Society for Aesthetics (trustee), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Bernice Clark, August 2, 1941. Children: Allan Oakley, Richard Minter, Larry Michael, Catherine Marie.
    • father: Richard Edwin Shields
    • mother: Eloessa (Smith) Shields
    • spouse: Bernice Clark
    • children: Allan Oakley Shields
    • Richard Minter Shields
    • Larry Michael Shields
    • Catherine Marie Shields
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    Born July 3, 1919
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    • 1941
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1947
      University Southern California
    • 1951
      University Southern California
    • 1949 - 1968
      Professor, philosophy San Diego State University
    • 1968 - 1970
      dean College Humanities and Fine Arts University Northern Iowa
    • 1978
      emeritus professor, San Diego State College
    • 1992 - 1998
      owner

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