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Office of the University Historian Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0427

This collection houses financial, administrative, and personnel files documenting the University Historian’s Office. This unit was composed of the Historian, a research associate, and graduate and undergraduate Student Assistants.

Dates

  • 1988-1998
  • undated

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses financial, administrative, and personnel files documenting the University Historian’s Office. This unit was composed of the Historian, a research associate, and graduate and undergraduate Student Assistants.

Biographical/Historical Note

Milton Martin Klein was born on August 15, 1917 in New York City. He earned his BS (1937) and MS (1939) at The City College in New York and his PhD (1954) at Columbia University in New York. Before coming to the University of Tennessee, Klein was a Lecturer in History at Columbia University (1954-1957), the Chair of the Department of History at Long Island University (1958-1962), the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Long Island University (1962-1966), and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the State University of New York College at Fredonia (1966-1969). Klein joined the University of Tennessee faculty as a Professor of History in 1969. He earned a great deal of respect in this position, and was honored as the Alumni Distinguished Service Professor (1977-1985) and as the Lindsay Young Professor of History (1980-1985). After Klein's official retirement in 1985, he served as the University Historian (1988-1997). Milton Klein died on June 10, 2004 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Klein wrote a number of books during his career, including Social Studies for the Academically Talented Student (1960), The Politics of Diversity: Essays in the History of Colonial New York (1974), New York in the American Revolution: A Bibliography (1974), The Twilight of British Rule in Revolutionary America (with Ronald Howard, 1983), The American Whig: William Livingston of New York (1990), and Volunteer Moments: Vignettes of the History of the University of Tennessee, 1794-1994 (1994).

Arrangement

This collection consists of five boxes divided into four series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Personnel Files, 1988-1996, undated
  2. Series II: Administrative Files, 1988-1997, undated
  3. Series III: Historian’s Office Policies, Directives, and Forms, undated
  4. Series IV: Committees and Budgets, 1988-1998, undated

Acquisition Note

The Office of the University Historian transferred these records to the University of Tennessee's Archives.

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