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Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1366

This collection consists primarily of manuscripts, notes, publications, correspondence, and other materials documenting Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the University of Tennessee's History Department and with the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Dates

  • 1935-1974

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

12 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of manuscripts, notes, publications, correspondence, and other materials documenting Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the University of Tennessee's History Department and with the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stanley John Folmsbee was born in South Valley, New York on November 29, 1899. He earned his AB from Dickinson College in 1922 and his AM (1926) and PhD (1932) from the University of Pennsylvania. He married Ocie L. Buckner (1902-1988). Folmsbee taught briefly at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Tennessee as an instructor of History in September 1928. He specialized in Tennessee and American history and later developed an interest in the history of the university. Over the course of his career, Folmsbee authored and edited six books and innumerable articles, including the standard history of the University of Tennessee, To Foster Knowledge (with James Montgomery and Lee S. Greene, 1984), and his well-respected A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee (1973). In addition to his work with the university, he was deeply involved with the East Tennessee Historical Society where he served as President from 1934 to 1935 and as managing editor of the society's publications from 1937 until his death. He was also active in a number of civic organizations, including the Exchange Club and the Sons of the Revolution. Folmsbee retired from the university on September 1, 1970 and died on September 6, 1974.

Arrangement

This collection consists of twelve boxes.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS.0406, Stanley J. Folmsbee Letters, 1942 December 27-1945 October 5
  2. MS.1381, Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers, 1801-1971
  3. MS.1627, Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers, 1796-1961 (Bulk 1950-1961)
  4. MS.2499, Stanley Folmsbee Letter and Article, 1963 December 20-1971 April 11

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