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                 Ellen Churchill Semple photographs, 1886-1914
                     PA46M139 
                 
                 Semple, Ellen Churchill photographs 
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             Ellen Churchill Semple photographs 
             PA46M139 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.25 Cubic feet 
                 1 box: 16 photographs 
             
             1886-1914 
             The Ellen Churchill Semple photographs (1886-1914; 0.25 cubic feet; 16 items) consists of silver gelatin prints and cabinet cards. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Images in the collection reside in the public domain. Photographs may be reproduced with permission from Audio-Visual Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             PA46M139: [identification of item], Ellen Churchill Semple photographs, 1886-1914, University of Kentucky Archives. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Ellen Churchill Semple was born in Louisville, Kentucky 1863 January 8 to an affluent family that owned a hardware store. She graduated from Vassar College in 1882 at the age of nineteen with a degree in history. She was the youngest graduate that year and also held the honor of being the class valedictorian and giving the commencement address. She returned to Louisville and taught with her sister at a private school, but ultimately found direction on a trip to Europe with her mother in 1887 where she came across the work of Friedrich Ratzel, a renowned professor of geography. She returned to the United States and hurried to complete her masters in geography by writing her thesis, 
                 Slavery: A Study in Sociology . In 1891, she arrived in Germany to study at the University of Leipzig under Ratzel, and remained there for a year despite the many restrictions against women seeking higher education. She returned again in 1895, but never received an advanced degree in geography because women were not allowed to matriculate in German universities, though they were permitted to attend lectures with special permission. 
             Upon returning to the United States she published an article in 1901 in the 
                 Geographical Journal  that gained her much popularity, entitled, The Anglo-Saxons of the Kentucky Mountains, a study in Anthropogeography. She completed a year of field research, which was unheard of at the time, in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and delved further into the intellectual marriage between anthropology and geography. 1903, she published her book 
                 American History and Its Geographic Conditions , which became required reading in geography classrooms across the country. In 1911, Semple took a trip to Asia and visited various countries, including Indonesia. She took many photographs and made copious notes of the experience and often used them in her later lectures and presentations. 
             In 1904, she became one of the charter members of the Association of American Geographers and eventually rose to the presidency of that institution in 1921, only one year after women secured the right to vote. She was awarded the Cullum Geographical Medal by the American Geographical Society of New York in 1914, in recognition of her distinguished contributions to the science of anthropogeography. In 1931, the Geographic Society of Chicago awarded her the Helen Culver Medal for distinguished leadership and eminent achievement in geography. Over the course of her career she taught at many academic institutions, including the University of Chicago and Oxford University, but did not receive a permanent academic appointment until 1921, when she was offered a position at Clark University in Massachusetts. In 1923, the University of Kentucky created a special room to house her private library and named it the Ellen Churchill Semple Room and also conferred upon her an honorary doctorate degree in law. To this day, the University of Kentucky Geography Department still hosts an Ellen Churchill Semple Day, complete with lectures and discussions. Semple died on 1932 May 8 and is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Ellen Churchill Semple photographs (1886-1914; 0.25 cubic feet; 16 items) consists of silver gelatin prints and cabinet cards. Many of the photos are portraits, including two of Semple herself, one of Friedrich Ratzel, and one of famed economist Wilhelm Roscher. Also included is a collection of travel prints from Semple's trip to Java, Indonesia in 1911 and photographs relating to the Cullum Geographical Medal and the Helen Culver Medal. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             46M139, Ellen Churchill Semple papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift, 1931 
         
         
             Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932 
             Appalachian Region. 
             Human geography--United States--History. 
             Human geography. 
             Women in higher education 
         
         
             
                 
                     Portraits 
                     Series I. 
                     1886-1914 
                 
                 
                     
                         Ellen Churchill Semple, 1863-1932 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1895 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Cabinet photograph 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ellen Churchill Semple, 1863-1932 
                         1 
                         2 
                         1914 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ellen Churchill Semple, 1863-1932 and nine unidentified men and women. 
                         1 
                         3 
                         undated 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Unidentified man, handwritten on verso 
                             Miss Ellen Churchill Semple [illegible] Leipzig, 1891-1892 
                         1 
                         4 
                         1892 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Cabinet photograph 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Wilhelm Georg Friedrich Roscher, 1817-1894, handwritten on verso 
                             Prof. Roscher 
                         1 
                         5 
                         1891 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Cabinet photograph 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Roscher, Wilhelm, 1817-1894. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Friedrich Ratzel. 1844-1904 
                         1 
                         6 
                         1886 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Cabinet photograph 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Ratzel, Friedrich, 1844-1904. 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Java (Indonesia) 
                     Series II. 
                     1911 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Barley drying, beans growing in same field // among mulberry trees. Altitude 2000 feet.  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         7 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Mulberry plantation near [illegible], 402m.  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         8 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             #87. [illegible] Temple // near [illegible] Java.  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         9 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             no. 88 A wayside stop in Java  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         10 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             no. 89. Temple of [illegible] // near [illegible]. // Java  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         11 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             no. 91. Rice Field Java  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         12 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             no. 90 Lake in [illegible] Gardens // with govs. residence in distance // [illegible] Java  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         13 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             no. 92. [illegible] Lake near // [illegible]. // Java  handwritten on verso 
                         1 
                         14 
                         1911 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Java (Indonesia) -- Photographs. 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Artifacts 
                     Series III. 
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     
                         Wall plaque listing the winners of the Cullum Geographical Medal from 1896 to 1914 
                         1 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         American Geographical Society of New York. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Medal awarded to // Ellen Semple Churchill [sic]  handwritten on verso. Helen Culver Medal, awarded by the Geographic Society of Chicago, to Ellen Churchill Semple in 1931 
                         1 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                     
                         General note 
                         Gelatin silver print 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Geographic Society of Chicago.