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University Historian’s Vignettes

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0647

This collection houses a series of Vignettes produced by the University Historian's Office and printed in various campus publications. Each vignette constitutes a short article discussing an aspect of University of Tennessee history, for example past presidents, notable faculty, buildings, and student perspectives. Each folder contains draft and final copies of a single Vignette in addition to the research materials used to write it. The collection also contains correspondence related to the Vignettes, including reactions from relatives of the Vignettes' topics and suggested corrections from interested University employees and community members. Researchers should note that the date attached to each Vignette generally refers to the year(s) in which the Vignette was circulated, not the date of the Vignette’s content, which is often broader in scope.

Dates

  • 1987-1997

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

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a series of Vignettes produced by the University Historian's Office and printed in various campus publications. Each vignette constitutes a short article discussing an aspect of University of Tennessee history, for example past presidents, notable faculty, buildings, and student perspectives. Each folder contains draft and final copies of a single Vignette in addition to the research materials used to write it.

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

Collection consists of three boxes.

Acquisition Note

This collection was transferred to University Archives from the Office of the University Historian.

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