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Bernadotte Everly Schmitt Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0545

  • Staff Only

The collection consists of several hundred postcards from the early 20th century depicting various locations, people, and landscapes from Germany, Holland, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, and England.

Dates

  • 1906-1910

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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

1.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists of several hundred postcards from the early 20th century depicting various locations, people, and landscapes from Germany, Holland, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, and England.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bernadotte Everly Schmitt was born in Strasburg, Virginia on May 19, 1886 to Cooper Davis Schmitt (1859-1910) and Rose Evelyn (Everly) Schmitt (1865-1915). Cooper was a professor of mathematics and classics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. His father, Cooper Davis Schmitt, was a professor of mathematics and classics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Schmitt was an accomplished student, attending the Backer Himmel School in Knoxville as well as the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He received his degree in 1904 and was selected as the first Rhodes Scholar from Tennessee. He attended Merton College, Oxford, from 1905 to 1908. He went on to earn an B.A. and M.A. in 1908 and later earning a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a leading diplomatic and Euopean historian, authoring The Coming of War, 1914 for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. He was also a teacher, serving as professor of Modern European History at the University of Chicago from 1924-1946. Schmitt died on March 22, 1969 at the age of eighty-two.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 24 folders. Originally, the postcards were in scrapbooks grouped together by location. However, they were removed for preservation purposes and placed into folders. They are still in the order in which they appeared in the scrapbooks.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in July 1970.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.0575, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Papers, 1894 October-1968 March 18.

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