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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Melvin C. Wren Papers, ca 1967

UM-20

Size: 1.75 linear feet


Provenance: Department of History

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Maureen S. O’Brien, February 26th, 1990

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Melvin C. Wren was a professor in the University of Toledo’s History Department from 1967 to 1977. He received his BA in 1936, his MA in 1938, and his Ph.D. in 1939 all from the University of Iowa. He then spent 1940 to 1967 as an instructor at the University of Montana. While at the University of Montana, Wren also taught as an instructor at the American University from 1941-1942 and as a lecturer in Maryland from 1962 to 1963.
           

In 1967, he began his career as a professor of history at the University of Toledo. Wren taught courses on Russian History as well as Western Civilization. During his time at UT, he wrote a few books on Russian history such as The Western Impact on Tsarist Russia and The Course of Russian History. Dr. Melvin C. Wren died on April 25th, 1984 at the age of 73.


Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of notebooks and several versions of six manuscripts by Melvin C. Wren, Professor of History at Toledo University from 1967-1977. The manuscripts are: “The Western Impact on Tsarist Russia”, “The Course of Russian History”, “Early Russia”, “London and the Twenty Ships”, “The Chamber of the City of London 1633-1642” and “Deposit Banking in London in 1640”.
           

For additional, biographical information on Wren, consult collection UR 04/12, Box 4, Folder 19.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

“Western Impact on Tsarist Russia” Chapters 1 and 2

1

2

WITR Chapter 3

1

3

WITR Chapter 4

1

4

WITR Chapter 5 and Bibliography

1

5

“The Course of Russian History”, Preface and Chapters 1-3

1

6

CRH Chapter 10

1

7

CRH Chapter 13

1

8

CRH Chapter 14

1

9

CRH Chapter 15

1

10

CRH Chapter 16

1

11

CRH Chapter 17

1

12

CRH Chapter 18

1

13

CRH Chapter 19

1

14

CRH Chapter 20

2

1

CRH Chapter 21

2

2

CRH Chapter 1, 2nd Edition (?)

2

3

CRH Chapter 2 and 3

2

4

CRH Chapter 4 and 5

2

5

CRH Chapter 6 and 7

2

6

CRH Chapter 8 and 9

2

7

CRH Chapter 10

2

8

CRH Chapter 11 and 12

2

9

CRH Chapter 13 and 14

2

10

CRH Chapter 15 and 16

2

11

CRH Chapter 17 and 18

2

12

CRH Chapter 19 and 20

2

13

CRH Chapter 21

2

14

CRH Index

2

15

CRH Proofs

2

16

CRH Cut and Paste Proofs

2

17

CRH Krushchev chapter and 3rd Edition MS

2

18

“Early Russia”

2

19

“London and the Twenty Ships” with notes

2

20

“Chamber of London 1633-1642” first draft

2

21

“Chamber of London 1633-1642” revised copy

2

22

“Chamber of London 1633”

2

23

“Deposit Banking in London in 1640”

2

24

“City Account Book” notes

3

1

State Papers Domestic- notebook

3

2

Accounts- Vol. I- notebook

3

3

Accounts- Vol. II- notebook

3

4

Ship Money- Notebook

3

5

Primary Source Notes

3

6

“Aldersgate Ward Book” notes

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16