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Kenyon E. Poole (1909-1988) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/10/9

Scope and Contents

The Kenyon E. Poole Papers occupy 1.5 boxes and span the period 1929-1978, with the bulk of the material from 1944 to 1960. The Papers are arranged in one major category (Correspondence) and four minor categories: biographical materials, teaching files (one folder), papers presented before professional organizations, and publications.

The biographical materials include small amounts of curriculum vitae, clippings, and news releases.

The correspondence contains a small amount of general material and two major groups: letters from Poole to his birth family and letters to Poole from his wife, Katherine Noland Poole. The former includes (Box 1, Folder 6-7) letters about Poole's European trip in 1931-1932, while the latter includes many letters from Katherine to Poole while he was serving in the Navy overseas in 1944-1945.

The papers presented before professional organizations include three such papers and the printed versions of three of Poole's appearances on the Northwestern University Reviewing Stand radio program.

The publications series consists primarily of reprints.

Dates

  • 1929-1978
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Kenyon E. Poole Papers occupy 1.5 boxes and span the period 1929-1978, with the bulk of the material from 1944 to 1960. The papers consist principally of correspondence, but also include biographical materials, teaching files, papers presented before professional organizations, and publications.

Arrangement

The groups of correspondence are arranged in chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

The Kenyon E. Poole Papers are composed of two acquisitions: #90-185, donated by Katherine N. Poole on August 1, 1990, and #91-118, transferred from the University Archives Biographical Files in July 1991.

Separated Materials

A framed diploma for Margaret Reeves Noland, Saratoga Springs High School (New York) was donated to the Saratoga Springs Historical Society. Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, February - March 1994.
Title
Guide to the Kenyon E. Poole (1909-1988) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/02/1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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