Nathan Van Patten papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Nathan Van Patten papers
Date
1929-1955
Creator
Van Pattan, Nathan
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Librarians.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke
Preferred Citation
70M27: [identification of item], Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

General, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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.

To top

Correspondence, 1950

  • Box 1, Folder 1
To top

Correspondence, 1951

  • Box 1, Folder 2
To top

Correspondence, 1952

  • Box 1, Folder 3
To top

Correspondence, 1953-1955

  • Box 1, Folder 4
To top

Articles, 1927-1939

  • Box 1, Folder 5
To top

Printed Works, Speeches and Reports, 1929-1949, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
To top

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Materials must be requested at least 5 days before your appointment.

Researchers must have an SCRC Researcher Account to request materials. View account set-up and use instructions here.

Questions? Contact SCRC via our Contact Form.

You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

If you find description with problematic language that you think SCRC should review, please contact us at SCRC@uky.edu.

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Materials must be requested at least 5 days before your appointment.

Researchers must have an SCRC Researcher Account to request materials. View account set-up and use instructions here.

Questions? Contact SCRC via our Contact Form.

Requests

No items have been requested.



  1. Schedule an appointment. Properly fitting masks are required.

  2. Submit a request for SCRC materials.



You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

If you find description with problematic language that you think SCRC should review, please contact us at SCRC@uky.edu.