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Marjorie W. Champlin papers

Biographical note

Marjorie Weeden Champlin (1921-1993) of Jamestown, Rhode Island, was a 1943 graduate of Wheaton College, where she had earned her bachelor’s degree in English. During World War II, Champlin worked as a cryptographer at the Army Signal Corps in Washington, D.C. After the war, she held positions at the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor, but her life’s passion was teaching and studying Shakespeare. When she returned to Rhode Island, she taught all grades from kindergarten through high school while also earning her masters in Classics at Brown University and working towards a doctorate in English at Trinity College, Harvard University, University of Chicago, and the University of Rhode Island. Marjorie W. Champlin died on October 5, 1993, and was buried at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Following her death, her brother, Richard L. Champlin, and sister, Jeanne C. Haymon, had her finished transcript, Changing the face of Shakespeare, printed in 1996.