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Kenneth L. Knickerbocker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1706

This collection consists mostly of personal diaries kept by Dr. Knickerbocker while he was pursuing graduate studies at Yale University in the early 1930's and at one of his early teaching posts at Rhode Island State College in the early 1940's. Also included are several other personal items.

Researchers may also wish to consult MS.2335: Knickerbocker Family Papers, 1964-1978 and MS.2383: Alzada Knickerbocker Report Card, 1954-1955 for more information on Kenneth Knickerbocker.

Dates

  • 1926-1975

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 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists mostly of personal diaries kept by Dr. Knickerbocker while he was pursuing graduate studies at Yale University in the early 1930's and at one of his early teaching posts at Rhode Island State College in the early 1940's. Also included are several other personal items.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth L. Knickerbocker was born in Dallas, Texas in 1905. He received his AB and AM degrees from Southern Methodist University and his PhD from Yale University. In 1946, Dr. Knickerbocker joined the University of Tennessee faculty as a professor of English. From 1957 to 1963, Dr. Knickerbocker served as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and was named distinguished professor in 1964. In 1971, Dr. Knickerbocker was appointed as academic vice-president for the entire university system, a post he held until 1973 when he returned to full-time professorial duties until his retirement in 1975. He died on December 30, 1990.

Dr. Knickerbocker is the author of several textbooks on literature and several volumes on the poet Robert Browning.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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