Myron J. Files Papers, 1941 -- 1984


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Myron J. Files (1892-1984) served as a professor in the English Department at Tufts from 1914 to 1955. Myron Files was born in Fairfield, Maine, on May 5th, 1892. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1914, Myron J. Files began his career at Tufts as an Instructor of English. While teaching, he also pursued his A.M. from Harvard University, which he received in 1916. On August 17th, 1917, Files married Esther Bockius, a cousin of the artist Andrew Wyeth. He then served in World War I until 1918. In 1918, Myron Files resumed his career as an instructor in the English Department at Tufts. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1923 and to Associate Professor in 1940. In 1945 he became the William Goldwaithe Professor of Rhetoric. He continued to teach under that title until his retirement in 1955.

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