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St. George Leakin Sioussat Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0216

  • Staff Only

This collection contains copies of notes, correspondence, records, bibliography and other research papers collected by historian St. George Leakin Sioussat largely in preparation of a biography of Andrew Johnson and other prominent Tennesseans.

Dates

  • 1784-1929

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (16 boxes (15 half boxes, 1 quarter box) and index card file)

Abstract

This collection contains copies of notes, correspondence, records, bibliography and other research papers collected by historian St. George Leakin Sioussat largely in preparation of a biography of Andrew Johnson and other prominent Tennesseans.

Biographical/Historical Note

St. George Leakin Sioussat was born to Albert Willis and Annie Middleton Leakin Sioussat in Baltimore, Maryland on March 13, 1878. He was educated at Johns Hopkins University, graduating with his AB in 1896 and PhD in 1899. He also held an honorary Doctor of Letters, which was conferred by Lehigh University in 1947. Sioussat taught history and economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Smith College (1899-1904), the University of the South (1904-1911), Vanderbilt University (1911-1917), Brown University (1917-1920), and the University of Pennsylvania (1920-1938). After leaving the University of Pennsylvania, he became the Chief of the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, a position he held from 1938 until his retirement in 1948. After his retirement, he continued to serve the Library of Congress as an honorary consultant in American historiography until his death.

Sioussat was married twice. His first marriage was to Alma Dailey Cleveland (1878-1929) on December 19, 1906. After her death, he married Julia T. Richardson (1919-1967) on December 21, 1940. Sioussat died at his home in Washington, D.C. at the age of 82 on August 31, 1960.

Arrangement

Collection consists of sixteen boxes.

Acquisition Note

Julia Richardson Sioussat donated these papers to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in 1961.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480