Education and Career
Staatliche Lehrerbildunganstalt, Hamburg, Germany, 1917-23; Staatsuniversitaet, Hamburg, Germany, 1922-23; A.M.,University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1933; Northeast High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Temple University; University of Pennsylvania; and Hahnemann Medical College.
Contributor to various journals and the Dictionary of American Biography
Member of the Modern Language Association of America, Goethe Society of America, German Society of Pennsylvania, American Association of Teachers of German, and American Association of University of Professors.
Involvement with Dickinson College
Thomas joined the Dickinson faculty in 1928 as an Instructor of German and an assistant to Professor Prettyman. Later in 1931 he became Associate Professor of German. He taught seven German classes during the 1933-1934 school year1.Thomas was the first honorary member of the Theta Xi fraternity in 19342. He was also the treasurer of the German Scholarship Fund3 .
1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalog Book, p. 37-38.
2."Theta Chi Fraternity Initiates Prof. Thomas" Dickinsonian, March 29, 1934, p. 3.
3. Dickinson College German Scholarship Fund Financial Account Book.
Dickinson College Microcosm, 1934, p. 38, Dickinson College Archives.
Dickinson College German Scholarship Fund Financial Account Book, Dickinson College Archives.
"Theta Chi Fraternity Initiates Prof. Thomas" Dickinsonian, March 29, 1934, p. 3, Dickinson College Archives.
"Thomas, C.R. Walther" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalog Book, Dickinson College Archives.
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-Cynthia L. Mackey '03
||Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.|