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Herman E. and Havens T. Spivey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0519

This collection houses speeches, class notes, Sunday School notes, personal correspondence, World War II naval orders, photographs, invitations, reception programs, and several scrapbooks documenting the life and work of Dr. Herman Spivey and his wife, Havens (Taylor) Spivey. It also contains materials showing Spivey's international travels, including temporary driver's licenses issued in Great Britain and Europe, a vaccination card, and an Occupational Force Travel Permit printed in English, French, and Russian.

Dates

  • 1933-1991

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

3.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses speeches, class notes, Sunday School notes, personal correspondence, World War II naval orders, photographs, invitations, reception programs, and several scrapbooks documenting the life and work of Dr. Herman Spivey and his wife, Havens (Taylor) Spivey. It also contains materials showing Spivey's international travels, including temporary driver's licenses issued in Great Britain and Europe, a vaccination card, and an Occupational Force Travel Permit printed in English, French, and Russian.

Biographical/Historical Note

Herman Everett Spivey was born to James Greer and Julia LeHarp (Baxley) Spivey in Hemingway, South Carolina on August 10, 1907. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he earned his AB (1928), AM (1929), PhD (1936), and LL. D. (1969). He also completed a Litt.D. at Maryville College in 1968. Spivey married Havens Edna Taylor on December 15, 1925 and the couple had four children: Herman Everett Jr., H. Olin, Mark Allan, and Margaret Katherine. Spivey began his professional career at the University of North Carolina, where started working as an instructor in 1928. He left this post to take a position at the University of Florida in 1930, where he worked until returning to the University of North Carolina in 1933. Spivey went back to the University of Florida in 1936 and taught English until 1942, when he joined the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. After the war ended, he returned to the University of Florida and taught until 1948 when he accepted a position as the Head of the Department of English at the University of Kentucky. He became the Dean of the University's Graduate School in 1950 and served in this capacity until he became a Vice President at the University of Tennessee in 1960. Spivey left the University in 1968 to return to the University of Florida as a Professor of English. He died in Florida on February 12, 1981.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three boxes divided into two series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Personal Papers, 1933-1991
  2. Series II: Professional Papers, 1949-1981

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee 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