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Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929

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70M27 Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955 70m27 Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 September 15 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T13:39-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Nathan Van Patten papers 70m27 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box 1929-1955 Van Pattan, Nathan Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note 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. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Preferred Citation note 70M27: [identification of item], Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note 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. Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-1967 Shine, Frances Lathrop Dugan, 1903-1977 Thompson, Lawrence Sidney, 1916-1986 University of Kentucky. Libraries. Correspondence. Librarians. General 1 7 undated Scope and Contents 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 1 1 1950 Correspondence 1 2 1951 Correspondence 1 3 1952 Correspondence 1 4 1953-1955 Articles 1 5 1927-1939 Printed Works, Speeches and Reports 1 6 1929-1949, undated