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This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings about Robert Lloyd Beck and his wife Ruth Myers Beck while they were living in Huntington, West Virginia. Newspaper clippings about Robert relate to his work as a philosophy professor while newspaper clippings about Ruth primarily relate to her work in the Faculty Wives Club. Also present in the collection is a 1939 commencement program, a program for a 1965 Marshall University Theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and a November 10, 1950 letter to Robert Beck from fellow professor James B. Shouse regarding a philosophy paper or project in progress by Beck.


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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1934-1960