Daniel Aaron (August 4, 1912 – April 30, 2016) was an American writer and academic. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He helped found the Library of America in 1979. He served as president until 1985. He was later a board member and remained an emeritus board member. His latest work is an autobiography, The Americanist (2007). He taught at Smith College from 1971 through 1980.
Aaron in a 2010 interview
Daniel Baruch Aaron
August 4, 1912
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 30, 2016 (aged 103)|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan (BA)|
Harvard University (PhD)
|Title||Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature Emeritus|
|Board member of||Library of America|
|Awards||National Humanities Medal|
- Cromie, William J., Ken Gewertz, Corydon Ireland, and Alvin Powell. "Honorary degrees awarded at Commencement’s Morning Exercises," Harvard Gazette. June 7, 2007.
- "History and Mission". Library of America. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "2010 National Humanities Medalists". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "Daniel Aaron, scholar who helped develop academic field of American studies, dies at 103". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-05-02.