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Benjamin D. Raskopf Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1877

This collection houses primarily books, pamphlets, charts, correspondence, and drafts of chapters documenting Raskopf's The Agricultural History of Tennessee, which he intended to cover every aspect of the history of farm life from crops to churches. The collection also houses Raskopf's Rural Research Series, which he wrote through the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1907-1985 (Bulk 1931-1985)

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

18 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses primarily books, pamphlets, charts, correspondence, and drafts of chapters documenting Raskopf's The Agricultural History of Tennessee, which he intended to cover every aspect of the history of farm life from crops to churches. The collection also houses Raskopf's Rural Research Series, which he wrote through the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin D. Raskopf was born on June 10, 1907 in Bazine, Kansas. He earned a BS degree in Agricultural Education and a MS in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. He began teaching at the University of Tennessee in 1937, where he remained for 51 years. Raskopf died on October 6, 1988 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of 12 boxes divided into five series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Agricultural History of Tennessee
  2. Series II: Crop Research
  3. Series III: Other Papers
  4. Series IV: Rural Research Series
  5. Series V: Charts and Books

Acquisition Note

Mrs. Margaret Raskopf donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in September of 1989.

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