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Collection Overview
Title:Robert A. Feer papers
Dates:1945-1969 (bulk 1958-1969)
Location:66/1-2
Call Number:M59
Volume:3.00 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection comprises documents relating to Feer's dissertation research on Shay's Rebellion, 1786-1787, and photographs of Massachusetts's North and South Shores. Included are research notes, drafts of his dissertation, a paper titled "The Vine and the Fig Tree," and photographs of Paragon Park on Nantasket Beach, unidentified landscapes, and "Views of the North and South Shores, Massachusetts."
Biographical Note:Robert Arnold Feer, former Director of Graduate Studies in History at Northeastern University, was born in Brookline, Mass. in the late 1920s. He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1950, Master's degree in 1951, and Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard University. In 1963, Feer came to Northeastern, where he developed the Department of African-American Studies. Feer died on September 22, 1970. In 1973, the Northeastern University History Department instituted the Feer Award, a monetary prize offered to the graduate student who completes the program with the highest grade point average.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Feer, Robert A.


  • Massachusetts -- History -- 1775-1865
  • Massachusetts -- Photographs
  • Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Cat Lea, October 2000

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BoxTitleDate
Dissertation
8Chapters 1-9 (missing chapter 4)n.d., 1964
9Chapters 10-11n.d.
9Bibliographic Essayn.d.
9Draft1958
1-7Note Cardsn.d.
9Notesn.d.
9Paper: The Vine and The Fig Treen.d., 1969
Photographs
10Parargon Parkn.d.
10Unidentified Landscapesn.d.
10Views of the North and South Shores, Massachusetts1945