A Guide to the Killis Campbell Papers, 1913-1936
Author and literature professor Killis Campbell (1872-1937), born to Robert Camm and Alice (Hawes) Campbell in Enfield, Virginia, taught at the University of Texas beginning in 1918 until his death from a stroke in 1937. His education began at Peabody College for Teachers where he earned a B. Litt degree in 1892, followed by a B. A. from William Mary College in 1894, and in 1898, his PhD from John Hopkins University. Additionally, Campbell studied at the British Museum and the Bodleian Library during the summers of 1897, 1902, and 1904. Although a great lover of literature of the Middle Ages, Campbell specialized in the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, of which he edited books of the author’s poems and short stories as well as publishing a number of analytical essays.
Law, Robert Adger. “Killis Campbell.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 11, 2012. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca35.
Correspondence, records, and an autobiography compose the Killis Campbell Papers, 1913-1936, documenting the operations of the University of Texas Committee on Attendance at Professional Meetings and the early life of Campbell and his family. The University of Texas Committee on Attendance at Professional Meetings includes applications for payment of expenses, correspondence, and reports and budget recommendations during the time Campbell was chairman. Campbell’s autobiography, The Autobiography of a Southern Abolitionist, which is transcribed by Mary Katherine Schultz, documents the life and experiences of Campbell and his family, while also including photocopies of photographs of Campbell’s relatives.
This collection is open for research use.
Killis Campbell Papers, 1913-1936, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Maria Soscia, May, 2012.
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