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General Information

Name:  Charles Frank  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

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Biographical and Professional Information

Charles E. Frank was a Pixley Professor of Humanities at Illinois College, joining in 1939.

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SIX FRANKS ABROAD an American Professor takes His Family to Europe on a Sabbatical

The World Publishing Co. 1967

This amusing story details the delights and problems the six Franks encountered during their adventures in Europe. With warm humor the author describes his family riding out a hurricane in the Atlantic, settling into English life, trekking through Britain, France, and Italy, and sailing the Mediterranean with Odysseus.

Pioneer's Progress: Illinois College 1829-1979
ISBN: 0809308924

Southern Illinois University Press. 1979

Celebrating the sesquicentennial of Illi­nois College—“Old Illinois,” the oldest college in Illinois—this perceptive his­tory provides an account to which stu­dents will turn for the light it casts on the growth of higher education in the Middle West and the development of high ideals of Christian education al­luded to in the book’s title.

Illinois College is fortunate indeed in having its history so ably written, first by Charles H. Rammelkamp, the Col­lege’s fifth president (1905–32), on whose centennial history Charles E. Frank, a longtime faculty member, here builds. Brilliantly abridging Rammel­kamp’s earlier work, which forms the first part of this book, Dr. Frank pro­ceeds systematically to recount and evaluate the College’s eventful past fifty years.

Recalling Evangelist’s charge to Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress—“keep the light in your eye, and go up directly thereto”—Dr. Frank sympathetically but resolutely interprets the history of this small college in the Mississippi Val­ley. His is, however, a pilgrimage of ideas, and his account, though of growth and of buildings, never loses sight of the College’s beginnings or of its progress.



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