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Guide to the Arthur Garfield Kennedy Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0044
    Creator: Kennedy, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1954.
    Title: Arthur Garfield Kennedy papers
    Dates: 1903-1954
    Physical Description: 13.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Personal and professional correspondence, notes, reviews, notebooks, bibliography of writings on the English language, and other papers. Material relates to specific works of Dr. Kennedy on English philology and current use of English, Stanford University during World War II, scholarly groups to which Kennedy belonged, Stanford groups, and official Stanford agencies. Correspondents include Hardin Craig,, Helge Kökeritz, Lucia B. Mirrieless, Clark S. Northrup, Louise Pound, John S. P. Tatlock and Philip Sheridan.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Kennedy family, 1968.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Arthur Garfield Kennedy Papers (SC0044). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of English Philology at Stanford (1914-1945; emeritus 1945-1954) and Chairman of the English Department (1941-1945).
    Arthur Garfield Kennedy was born on June 29, 1880, in Weeping Water, Nebraska. He received his A.B. from Doane College in 1902, and his A.M. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1905. He taught high school English and German until 1912 at which time he came to Stanford where he received his Ph.D. in English Philology in 1914. He began his career of teaching at Stanford in 1914 as an instructor, and advanced steadily in the department to the rank of Professor of English Philology in 1929. From 1941 until his retirement in 1945 he was executive head of the department. He died on April 21, 1954.
    Dr. Kennedy's several books include a Bibliography of Writings on the English Language (1927); A Concordance to the Complete Works of Chaucer , with J.S.P. Tatlock (1927); Current English (1935); English Usage (1940); and A Concise Bibliography for Students of English (1940)
    The contents of this collection consists primarily of Dr. Kennedy's correspondence with academic colleagues, though some personal letters are included. Of special interest is his wartime correspondence with Philip Sheridan, one of his graduate students, which contains accounts of Stanford and the English department during the war years. Also included in the collection are materials dealing with Dr. Kennedy's various published works, copie sof his earliest publications on grammar, some grade books from his years as a teacher, and copies of A concise Bibliography for Students of English and Bibliography of Writings on the English Language .

    Description of the Collection

    Personal and professional correspondence, notes, reviews, notebooks, bibliography of writings on the English language, and other papers. Material relates to specific works of Dr. Kennedy on English philology and current use of English, Stanford University during World War II, scholarly groups to which Kennedy belonged, Stanford groups, and official Stanford agencies. Correspondents include Hardin Craig,, Helge Kökeritz, Lucia B. Mirrieless, Clark S. Northrup, Louise Pound, John S. P. Tatlock and Philip Sheridan.

    Access Terms

    Craig, Hardin, 1875-1968.
    Kennedy, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1954.
    Kökeritz, Helge.
    Mirrielees, Lucia B.
    Northrup, Clark S.
    Pound, Louise, 1872-1958.
    Sheridan, Philip.
    Stanford University. Dept. of English--Faculty.
    Tatlock, John S. P.
    English philology --Study and teaching.
    World War, 1939-1945--California--Stanford.