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Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke

Title

Nathan Van Patten papers

Date

1929-1955

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

70M27: [identification of item], Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet

1 box

Biography/History

Dr. Nathan Van Patten (1887-1956) was Director of Libraries at Stanford University in California from 1927-1947, when he became Professor of Bibliography at the same institution. He served as Professor of Bibliography, Emeritus from 1952 until 1955.

Swank, R.C. et al. Memorial Resolution: Nathan Van Patten (1887-1956). Stanford U. Web. 14 September 2011.

Scope and Content

The Nathan Van Patten papers contain numerous materials, namely correspondence, of Dr. Nathan Van Patten. The majority of the correspondence is between Dr. Van Patten and Mrs. Hammond Dugan who was an associate archivist at the University of Kentucky Special Collections at that time. There is also a considerable amount of correspondence between Dr. Van Patten and the then Director of Libraries at University of Kentucky, Lawrence S. Thompson. Most of the letters relate to the activities of various libraries, presses, journals and literary clubs. There are also discussions of book collecting and suggestions for library acquisitions. Two letters from 1952 (February 21 and March 6) make specific mention of printmaker Victor Hammer and a third (March 26) tells of an upcoming exhibit of his works.

Additional materials in the collection include articles, speeches, reports, and printed works by Dr. Van Patten. The collection also contains a list of Dr. Van Patten's published works compiled by Jeannette Hitchcock of Stanford University and a book description for Battles and Leaders of the Civil War prepared by Dr. Van Patten.

Subjects

  • University of Kentucky. Libraries.
  • Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-1967
  • Shine, Frances Lathrop Dugan, 1903-1977
  • Thompson, Lawrence Sidney, 1916-1986
  • Correspondence.
  • Librarians.

Collection Inventory

General, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Scope and Content Note:

General materials for the Nathan Van Patten papers include a list of Dr. Van Patten's published works compiled by Jeannette Hitchcock of Stanford University and a book description for Battles and Leaders of the Civil War prepared by Dr. Van Patten.

Correspondence, 1950
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Correspondence, 1951
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Correspondence, 1952
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Correspondence, 1953-1955
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Articles, 1927-1939
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Printed Works, Speeches and Reports, 1929-1949, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]