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John T. Schlotterbeck papers

Identifier: DSU-2014-0261

Collection Statement

Collection contains both teaching files and professional files of John T. Schlotterbeck, professor of history at DePauw University from 1978 to 2016.


  • 1974 - 2016


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Biographical Sketch

Professor John Schlotterbeck, professor of history, came to DePauw in 1978 after studying at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan and teaching at Oberlin. He was promoted through the ranks, including to professor in 1993, and served the department as chair for five years. He was previously recognized by the University for sustained excellence in teaching and service as a recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award in 2003-2005. He is among the pioneers in the use of instructional technology at DePauw, and led in a group of faculty colleagues exploring Museum Studies for DePauw. He covers a range of courses in American history, including “American Experience: The West,” 
”American Experience: Race Relations,” “Founding of United States Civilization,”;
”Nineteenth Century US,” “Africa and the Black Diaspora,” “History Beyond the Classroom,” “Civil War and Reconstruction,”
”Internship in Public History,” and “Family and Community in the US,” a quantitative reasoning course which is cross-listed in women’s studies. His interests also include folklore, and the history of the American popular song. Schlotterbeck retired from DePauw University in 2016.


3.87 Cubic Feet (9 document cases)

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John T. Schlotterbeck papers History Department, 1978-2016
Jenney Taylor
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States