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Archibald Thomas Macallister

educator , linguist

Archibald Thomas Macallister, American educator, linguist.


Macallister, Archibald Thomas was born on June 9, 1905 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Archibald Thomas and Prudence Caroline (Chapin) MacA.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938. Student Institut de Phonetique, U. Paris, 1937.


Lorita (Mistress Larimore F. Parker). Instructor Italian, Yale, 1930-1937. Lecturer Albert Magnus College, 1936-1938.

Instructor Brown U., 1938-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1940. Assistant professor Princeton, 1940-1947, associate professor, 1947-1956, professor Italian, since 1956. Director Sterling Morton Language Laboratory, since 1960.

Director Italian language program Army Students Training Program, 1943-1944, director language instruction, 1947-1961, chief examiner Italian, college entrance board, 1947-1950. Visiting lecturer Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, 1951. Member chairman nat. selection committee for Western Europe, Institute International Education, 1951-1953.

Executive Committee Northeast Conference on Teaching Foreign Langs., 1954-1962. Advising committee Board Foreign Scholarships, 1954-1958. Chairman Council Junior Year Abroad, 1955-1960.

Chairman advisory county Sweet Briar, Junior Year in France. Consultant United States Office Education. Consultant on Italy, Institute International Social Research.

Acting director foreign language program Modern Language Association American, 1959.


  • Contributor Columbia Dictionary Modern European Literature, Collier’s Encyclopedia, Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, also articles and reviews to professional journals Author: The Preparation of College Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages, 1963.


Member Republican County Committee for Mercer County. Member of the board Princeton Adult School. Member Dante Society, Renaissance Society, Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Italian (president 1957), American Association Teachers French, Association International Study Italian Language and Letters (vice president 1957-1962), American Association University Professors, National Education Association, American-Italy Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Princeton Republican (president 1955).


Married Lorita Estelle Bates, October 22, 1925.

Archibald Thomas MacA.

Prudence Caroline (Chapin) MacA.

Lorita Estelle Bates