Edmund Spevack, a former Harvard lecturer on history and literature, passed away in his native Muenster, Germany, on July 2, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 38.
Spevack, a longtime Adams House affiliate, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1986. He was a lecturer at Harvard from 1993 to 1996. Spevack’s doctoral dissertation, “Charles Follen’s Search for Nationality and Freedom: Germany and America, 1796-1840,” was published by the Harvard University Press in 1997.
The Edmund Spevack Memorial Fund is being established to finance a series of annual lectures and an associated book collection to be held at Adams House. In addition, a gathering will be held at Adams House to celebrate Spevack’s life on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. To attend the memorial or to make a donation to the fund, contact Victoria Macy at (617) 495-2259.