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W. Todd Furniss papers

Call Number: MS 1598

Scope and Contents

The W. Todd Furniss Papers consist of two autobiographical volumes,Six Henderson Place, Manhattanand itsSupplement, which describe the life of the Furniss family from 1927 to 1942. In addition, theSupplementitemizes the contents of five scrapbooks, three of which are located in the Manuscripts and Archives Department. (See call number Yez/+942f/vols. 1-3.) The Furniss Autograph Collection is also housed in Manuscripts and Archives. (See Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, MS GR 352.)


  • 1990-1990


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of W. Todd Furniss, 1990.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The W. Todd Furniss papers consist of two autobiographical volumes which describe the life of the Furniss family from 1927-1942.

Biographical / Historical

Warren Todd Furniss was born in Pelham, New York, on June 5, 1921. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and Yale, where he majored in English and was a member of the Class of 1942. Upon graduation, Furniss entered the U. S. Army Air Force, serving chiefly in the Medical Administrative Corps in Guam until 1946. After completing his tour of service, he received an M.A. (1948) and a Ph.D. (1952), both in English, from Yale University.

W. Todd Furniss has served as an instructor at Mount Holyoke College (1949-1951); as an instructor, associate professor, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University; and as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Hawaii. Furniss retired as senior academic advisor from the American Council of Education in 1983. He continued to act as a consultant in the field of higher education.

Furniss has been a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Wilson Ornithological Society, the American Ornithological Union, and the World Affairs Forum of Hawaii. His publications include Ben Jonson's Masques (Yale Unversity Press, 1958) and numerous articles and reviews on literary and educational topics.

Compiled from: A History of the Class of 1942, Yale University ; Twenty-Fifth Yearbook, Class of 1942 (1967); Yale 1942 Class Directory (1987).

Guide to the W. Todd Furniss Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King
October 1991
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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