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Bert James Loewenberg

historian , educator

Bert James Loewenberg, American historian, educator. Fellow Society American Studies, Royal History Society (England); member American Studies Association, History Science Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Alpha Pi Zeta.; Member editorial board Revista de Historia de America, 1940-1950.

Background

Loewenberg, Bert James was born on December 24, 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Herman and Sarah M. (Kelson) Loewenberg.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927, Doctor of Laws, 1970. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934. Social Science Research Council fellow, University of Oxford, U. London, U. Edinburgh, U. Cambridge, 1934-1935.

Career

Assistant state director Massachusetts Federal Writers Project, 1935-1937. Assistant professor of University South Dakot, 1937-1942. Professor Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1942-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1974, director Center Continuing Edition and Community Studies, 1965-1969, director emeritus, 1972-1974, director graduate program preparation for college teaching, 1966-1971, also holder Esther Rauchenbush chair.

Visiting professor U. Missouri, 1939-1940, U. Rochester, 1941-1942, Mexican universities, 1944, Cornell Univercity, 1946, Northwestern University, 1947, New School Social Research, 1947, Ruskin College, Oxford, 1952, Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1953, Hebrew U., 1953, New York University Graduate School, 1958, Experimental College Virgin Islands, 1955. Fulbright professor of University Leeds, U. Cambridge, 1960-1961. Chairman Darwin Anniversary Committee, 1957-1959.

Trustee Sarah Lawrence College, 1959-1961. Social Science Research Council fellow, 1934-1935, 62-63, Newberry Library fellow, 1960, American Council Learned Socs. fellow, 1963.

Works

  • Author: Bibliography of Horace Mann, 1937. United States: American Democracy World Prespective, 1947. Essays in Teaching, 1950.

    Darwin, Wallace Natural Selection, 1958. Religion in Public Schools, 1958. Charles Darwin, Evolution and Nature Selection, 1958.

    Making America Democracy, 2d edition., 1960. American History in American Thought, 1972.

Membership

Fellow Society American Studies, Royal History Society (England). Member American Studies Association, History Science Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Alpha Pi Zeta.; Member editorial board Revista de Historia de America, 1940-1950.

Connections

Married Anne Cinamon, October 9, 1932. Children: Robert James, Judith Anne, Sarah Miriam.

father:
Herman Loewenberg

mother:
Sarah M. (Kelson) Loewenberg

spouse:
Anne Cinamon

children:
Robert James Loewenberg

Judith Anne Loewenberg

Sarah Miriam Loewenberg