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Title: John Haskell Kemble Papers
Kemble, John Haskell
Abstract: The John Haskell Kemble papers contains research materials and notes, typescripts about maritime history. In addition, there
are his students' papers, course work, and documents about the organizations he participated in at Pomona College from 1936
to 1990. Also, there are documents about the history of Claremont, California. 7 series comprise the collection. Series
1 contain his personal effects; Series 2 contain his publications; Series 3 contains documents about organizations and memberships;
Series 4 contains documents about his professional activities; Series 5 contains documents about his teaching activities;
Series 6 contains documents about the Claremont Colleges; and Series 7 contains documents about the city of Claremont, California.
Extent: 12 boxes
Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
Claremont, California 91711
Collection Number: h19xx.0235
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.
Information for Researchers
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.
[Identification of item], John H. Kemble Papers. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.
Arranged and Processed by Brooke Renzas, 2000. Revised and corrected, 2005.
No additions to the collection is anticipated.
John Haskell Kemble was a recognized maritime historian. He was born June 17, 1912 in Marshalltown, Iowa and died February
19, 1990. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University in 1933 and his MA in 1934, PhD in 1937 at the University California,
Berkeley. He was a member of the Pomona College History department from 1936-1977. He retired as the Warren Finney Day professor
of history and acted as Curator of the Wester Americana Collection at Honnold/Mudd library. He was the author of two books
and numerous articles and edited other books over the years. The books were The Panama Route 1848-1869" and "San Francisco
Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History."
During World War II he was an instructor in the Office of Naval history and served on the staff of U.S. Navy Admiral Chester
Nimitz at Pearl Harbor. He ended his active duty in 1946 and retired a commander in the Naval Reserve in 1977.
Dr. Kemble was a visiting professor at the u.S. Naval War College in 1952-1953 and served as a lecturer for a number of years
at the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime History at Mystic Seaport, Conn.
Series 1 Personal Papers
Subseries 1.1 Personal Effects, 1953-1984
Subseries 1.2 Stanford University 1932-1933, Undergraduate Work
Subseries 1.3 the University of California, Berkeley, 1932-1936, Graduate Work
Series 2 Publications, 1969-1972
Series 3 Organizations and Memberships
Series 4 Professional Activities
Subseries 4.1 Pomona College, History Department
Subseries 4.2 Claremont Graduate School, History Department
Series 5 Teaching Activities
Subseries 5.1 Pomona College History Department Course materials
Subseries 5.2 John H. Kemble's Students' Papers
Subseries 5.3 Claremont Graduate School Course Materials
Subseries 5.4 Claremont Graduate School Students' Papers
Series 6 Claremont Colleges
Series 7 Claremontiana
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Kemble, John H.
Western Americana -- 1900-1960