xt7gb56d2k28 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7gb56d2k28/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7gb56d2k28/data/46m139.xml Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932. 19001932 78 volumes,  84 pieces collections  English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Ellen Churchill Semple papers,  1900-1932 Ellen Churchill Semple papers,  1900-1932 text Ellen Churchill Semple papers,  1900-1932 1900 2002 true xt7gb56d2k28 collection false 46m139 Semple, Ellen Church papers Guide to the Ellen Churchill Semple papers, 1900-1961, undated  46m139 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-03-15 14:17:38 -0400 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 March 6 Description updated by Morgan A. LeMaster. 
   
     
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       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Ellen Churchill Semple papers 
     46m139 
     
       3.64 Cubic Feet 
       7 boxes, 2 oversize boxes 
     
     1900-1961, undated 
     The Ellen Churchill Semple papers (dated 1900-1961; 3.64 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 2 oversize boxes) consist of manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and realia relating to the writings of geographer Ellen Churchill Semple. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1946    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged into series four series by subject: Books, Mediterranean regional material, Professional, and Personal.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Geographer Ellen Churchill Semple was born in 1863 in Louisville, Kentucky. When Semple was sixteen years old she moved from Louisville to Poughkeepsie, New York to attend Vassar College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in history at nineteen years old. She spent some years teaching in Louisville at the private school where her sister worked while studying independently for a master's degree, which she received from Vassar in 1891. After completing her formal studies, Semple travelled to the University of Leipzig in Germany to study geography under professor Friedrich Ratzel. Though the university prohibited matriculation of females, Semple was permitted to attend Ratzel's lectures and seminars, where she was the only female student. Upon returning to the United States, Semple began field work and research concerning the Kentucky highlands. In 1901, her work was published in the article   The Anglo-Saxons of the Kentucky Mountains, A Study in Antropogeography  in the Geographical Journal . In 1903, she published her first book,  American History and Its Geographic Conditions , a work that was influenced by the teachings of Friedrich Ratzel. Semple published two more books in the course of her career,  Influences of Geographic Environment  in 1911 and  Geography of the Mediterranean Region  in 1931. Semple taught at the University of Chicago from 1906 until 1920, lectured at the University of Oxford in 1912 and 1922, and in 1922 began as a Professor of Anthropology at Clark University, where she stayed until her death. Semple was elected as the first female President of the Association of American Geographers in 1921. The University of Kentucky gave Semple an honorary doctorate degree in law in 1923.  Semple died in 1932.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 46m139 : [identification of item], Ellen Churchill Semple papers, 1900-1961, undated University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Related Materials 
 PA46M139, Ellen Churchill Semple photographs, 1886-1914, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Ellen Churchill Semple papers (dated 1900-1961; 3.64 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 2 oversize boxes) consist of manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and realia relating to the writings of geographer Ellen Churchill Semple. Present are manuscripts and notes for three influential books:  American History and Its Geographic Conditions ,  Influences of Geographic Environment , and  The Geography of the Mediterranean Region . Also included are reprints of some of Semple's articles, notes for articles, a scrapbook containing newsclippings about Semple and reviews of her books, photographs, and maps. Present also are Semple's academic gown, academic hood, and two gold medals: one the Collum Geographic Medal awarded in 1914 by the American Geographical Society of New York, and the other, the Helen Culver Medal, awarded her by the Geographic Society of Chicago in 1931. Also included is a biographical sketch of Semple by Ruth E. Baugh, a fellow geologist.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Maps 
     Human geography -- United States. 
     Women scholars. 
     Historical geography. 
     Mediterranean Sea -- Historical geography. 
     Colby, Charles Carlyle 
     Cole, Fay-Cooper 
     De Geer, Sten 
     Ekblaw, Walter Elmer 
     Baulig, Henri, 1877-1962 
     Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950 
     Maritone, P. de. 
     Leiper, Mary L. 
     Newbigin, Marion J. 
     Mayer, William R. 
     Greg, E. W. 
     Goode, Paul 
     Huntington, Ellsworth 
     Hubertson, N. V. 
     Whittlesey, Derwent Stainthorpe, 1890-1956. 
     Semple, Ellen Churchill, 1863-1932 
     Shallos, J. P. 
     Risbeth, O. H. T. 
     Ratzel, Friedrich, 1844-1904. 
   
   Books Series I. 1900-1931, undated Scope and Contents Comprises research materials, drafts, and correspondence that document Semple's published books,  American History and Its Geographic Conditions ,  The Geography of the Mediterranean Region , and  Influences of Geographic Environment . American History and Its Geographic Conditions Subseries A. [1900?]-1908, undated Chapters I-III 1901, undated 1 1 Chapters IV-VII 1908, undated 1 2 Chapters VIII-X 1903, undated 1 3 Chapters XI-XIII [1900?]-1902, undated 1 4 Chapters XIV-XVI 1902, undated 1 5 Chapters XVII-XIX 1902, undated 2 1 References undated 2 2 The Geography of the Mediterranean Region Subseries B. 1919-1931, undated Printed front matter, with edits 1931 November 1 2 3 Chapters I-II undated 2 4 Chapters III-IV undated 2 5 Chapters V-X undated 2 6 Chapter XI undated 2 7 Chapter XIII 1921, undated 2 8 Chapters XIV-XV undated 2 9 Chapter XVI undated 2 10 Chapter XVII undated 2 11 Chapter XVIII undated 2 12 Chapter XIX 1919, undated 2 13 Chapter XX undated 2 14 Chapters XXII-XXIV undated 2 15 Influences of Geographic Environment Subseries C. 1900-1918, undated Chapters I-III 1905-1907, undated 3 1 Chapters IV-V 1900-1918, undated 3 2 Chapters VI-VII 1906, undated 3 3 Chapter VIII undated 3 4 Chapters IX-X undated 3 5 Chapter XI 1907, undated 4 1 Chapter XII undated 4 2 Chapter XIII 1902-1908, undated 4 3 Chapter XIV undated 4 4 Chapter XV undated 4 5 Chapter XVI undated 4 6 Chapter XVII undated 4 7 Mediterranean regional material Series II. 1915-1929, undated Scope and Contents Comprises handwritten and transcript research materials, including notes, maps, published articles, pamphlets, and essays on the Mediterranean region. Also includes two atlases Semple used in the research for  Geography of the Mediterranean Region . Climate and geographical influence upon ancient Mediterranean forests 1925, undated 4 8 Ancient Mediterranean Agriculture 1928 4 9 Barrier boundary of the mediterranean basin 1915, undated 5 1 Ancient Mediterranean Pleasure Gardens 1929 5 2 Articles, Incomplete undated 5 3 Atlases used by E.C. Semple to write Geography of the Mediterranean Region, especially Atlas Antiques undated 5 4 Mediterranean region climate undated 5 5 Reclamation by Irrigation...in Turkey in Asia undated 5 6 The Ancient Piedmont Route of Northern Mesopotamia undated 5 7 The Partition of Asiatic Turkey 1918 5 8 Report on Mesopotamia undated 5 9 The Oil Fields of Mesopotamia undated 5 10 Mediterranean region, various aspects of agriculture undated 5 11 Mediterranean region notes undated 5 12 Professional Series III. 1900-1952, undated Scope and Contents Comprises maps Semple used over the course of her career, handwritten and transcript research materials covering areas outside the Mediterranean region, and professional correspondence with agents, publishers, and other professional contacts. Maps and a postcard 1905, undated 6 1 Research materials undated 6 2 Research materials including Kentucky and frontier notes 1910-1916, undated 6 3 Correspondence 1900-1952 6 4 Personal Series IV.  1901-1961, undated Scope and Contents Comprises biographical materials, a scrapbook about Semple's career achievements and publications, and memorabilia from significant events in Semple's life. Biographical information, Gaines; The Kentucky Woman in the Field of Letters VII Ellen Churchill Semple 1917 6 5 Biographical information on Ellen Churchill Semple undated 6 6 Biographical information, Baugh; Ellen Churchill Semple 1961, undated 6 7 Scrapbook 1901-1932 6 8 Academic gown undated 8 Academic hood undated 9 Medals; The Helen Culver Medal and The Culium Geographical Medal undated 7