George John ten Hoor Collection

Identifier: MSS.0438

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The George John ten Hoor Collection contains a volume of lectures on Kant and Hegel by Dr. R.M. Wenlry, Professor of Philosophy at Glasgow University and University of Michigan, and a 1952 copy of the journal Monatshefte containing an article by Dr. ten Hoor.


  • 1930-1952

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Dr. George John ten Hoor was born on January 30, 1901 in The Netherlands. He came to the United States at an early age and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He taught at Western Reserve University from 1929 to 1936, and at the University of Chicago from 1936 to 1944. During World War II, he served with the Office of Strategic Services in England for two years and with the United States Information Service in The Netherlands in 1947.

Upon his return to the United States, he briefly taught at the University of Florida before accepting a faculty position at Vanderbilt University as associate professor of Germanic languages and head of the German Department in 1948.

Dr. George J. ten Hoor died on May 28, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the George John ten Hoor Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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