After a stint as a Fulbright scholar in Vienna and two years in the history department at the University of Michigan, Stephano said, Mr. Spielman began his Haverford career in 1959.
Besides teaching, he was dean of the college from 1966 through 1968 and clerk of the faculty for several years.
In 1982, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation awarded him its distinguished teaching fellowship. From 1984 to 1987, he was the first John and Audrey Dusseau Memorial Professor in the Humanities at Haverford.
Mr. Spielman was quoted in a 1987 Inquirer report about the college's honor system, which allows students to schedule their own final exams without being supervised by faculty.
"The students who graduate from Haverford invariably say that living by the honor system was the most important part of their Haverford experience," he said. "They will have forgotten everything they read in modern European history, but they will remember living under the honor system."
The Haverford College Web site states that, based on his research during sabbaticals in Vienna, he published two works, The City and the Crown: Vienna and the Imperial Court, 1600-1740 and Leopold I of Austria.
Mr. Spielman was a vestryman at the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr.
Besides his sister-in-law, Mr. Spielman is survived by sister-in-law Alexandra Hansen and seven nieces and nephews. His wife, Danila, died in 2006.
A service will be at 10 a.m. today at the Church of the Redeemer, 230 Pennswood Rd., Bryn Mawr.
A memorial is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 26 in the Haverford Friends Meeting House.
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