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William A. Haskins Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3540

This collection consists of several letters written to William A. Haskins in regards to his research for his masters thesis at Colorado State University. His thesis was a rhetorical analysis comparing the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The letters are from Alex Haley, Coretta Scott King, an editor at Pathfinder Press, the assistant director of the Chicago Urban League, and the program development director of the Afro American Cultural Development Foundation. They are written between September 15, 1970, and February 26, 1971. The topics of the letters include obtaining copies of various speeches, discussing personal experiences with Dr. King and Malcolm X, and providing sources for further research.

Dates

  • 1970 September 15-1971 February 26

Conditions Governing Access

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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 several letters written to William A. Haskins in regards to his research for his masters thesis at Colorado State University. His thesis was a rhetorical analysis comparing the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The letters are from Alex Haley, Coretta Scott King, an editor at Pathfinder Press, the assistant director of the Chicago Urban League, and the program development director of the Afro American Cultural Development Foundation. They are written between September 15, 1970, and February 26, 1971.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. William A. Haskins is a professor of Speech Communication at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. He received his B.A. in Speech from the State University of New York in 1969, his M.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Oregon in 1977. He has published numerous articles and books, and his research interests are intercultural communication, argumentative communication and verbal aggression, and freedom of speech. He is married to Linda Haskins and has two children.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by William A. Haskins in November of 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480