In Memoriam

Frank Rossiter

AHA Staff, May 1989

Frank Rossiter, a professor at the University of Texas, Dallas and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was remembered in a memorial service February 9, 1989 in Dallas.

Educated at Harvard (A.B. magna cum laude, 1959), the University of Pennsylvania (M.S. Ed., 1964), and Princeton University (Ph.D., 1970), Professor Rossiter came to the University of Texas at Dallas in 1975. He had taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for five years before he came.

His fields of research and teaching were American intellectual and cultural history, particularly the role that music, and the arts more generally have played in American society and culture.