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Furniss, W. Todd (Warren Todd), 1921-


Warren Todd Furniss was born in Pelham, New York, on June 5, 1921. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and received his B.A. from Yale in 1942. After graduation Furniss entered the U.S. Army Air Force, serving chiefly in the Medical Administrative Corps in Guam until 1946. Following the war, Furniss returned to Yale and received a M.A. (1948) and a Ph.D. (1952). He was an instructor at Mount Holyoke College; an instructor, associate professor, and associate dean at Ohio State University; and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawaii. Furniss retired as senior academic advisor from the American Council on Education in 1983. His publications include Ben Jonson's Masques and numerous articles and reviews on literary and educational topics.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ruth Pine Furniss papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 431
Overview: The Papers contain writings and other papers of American author Ruth Pine Furniss. Furniss's writings drew on her struggle with mental illness and her exposure to various medical treatments. Her career as an author is documented in various material, including drafts, printed versions of her writings, contracts with publishers, and copyright records. Some of her poetry, short stories, and articles written in the 1920s, and largely published in magazines and newspapers, are in a scrapbook of...
Dates: 1919-1960

W. Todd Furniss papers

Call Number: MS 1598
Overview: The W. Todd Furniss papers consist of two autobiographical volumes which describe the life of the Furniss family from 1927-1942.
Dates: 1990-1990