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W. Neil Franklin Lecture Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1655

This collection consists of two notebooks of lecture notes written by W. Neil Franklin during his tenure at the University of Tennessee. The notebooks are dated between 1922 and 1924 and feature notes about economics, government, European history, and United States history.

Dates

  • 1922 October 4-1924

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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of two notebooks of lecture notes written by W. Neil Franklin during his tenure at the University of Tennessee. The notebooks are dated between 1922 and 1924 and feature notes about economics, government, European history, and United States history.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Neil Franklin was born on August 24, 1902, in Morristown, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1924, after which he served briefly in the military and taught for a year in Newport, Tennessee. Franklin then went on to Princeton University to receive his master's in 1926 and his Ph.D. in 1929 in history. He taught at Southern Methodist University from 1928 to 1932. He then moved to Knoxville, married Evelyn Gibbs (1905-1994) in July 1931, and taught at Maryville College while lecturing at the University of Tennessee. He also served on the editorial board for the Southern Historical Association. In 1936, Franklin accepted a position as a special examiner for the new National Archives building in Washington, D.C., and moved his family to nearby Alexandria, Virginia. Franklin became chief of the Division of the Navy Department Archives in 1943, as well as chief of the Diplomatic, Legal, and Fiscal Branch in 1963. After serving as an archivist for the Territorial Papers Branch beginning in 1966, he officially retired in the summer of 1972. He died at age 80 on October 29, 1982.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS.0015: Neil Franklin Collection, 1775-1956 (bulk 1863-1936)
  2. MS.1163: W. Neil Franklin Papers, 1732-1982 (bulk 1930-1982)
  3. MS.1285: W. Neil Franklin Collection, 1923-1974

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