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Professor Max Savelle American Colonial History Endowed Library Fund

Max Savelle

The purpose of the Endowment is for acquisitions to University Libraries' collections of books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, and information formats in American Colonial History of the 17th and 18th centuries relating to the colonies in the Western Hemisphere.

Professor Max Hicks Savelle was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1896 and died in Seattle on September 12, 1979. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1925, and M.A. in 1926, and a Ph.D. in 1932. He was an instructor of history at Columbia and then moved to Stanford University in 1932. During his years at Stanford he became a noted historian in American Colonial history, particularly in the field of diplomatic history of America, and was promoted to professor in 1941. Professor Savelle joined the University of Washington faculty in the autumn of 1947. Professor Savelle taught the beginning graduate writing seminar, which resulted in numerous theses in the field of American Colonial history.

Dr. Berg created this endowment to honor his Professor, Dr. Max Savelle. Professor Berg received his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in 1946 and later enrolled in Professor Max Savelle's History Graduate Writing Seminar at the University of Washington. Under the direction of Professor Savelle, he completed his MA thesis in 1948. Berg received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1957.