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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Killis Campbell Papers, 1913-1936



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Campbell, Killis, 1872-1937
Title: Campbell, Killis, Papers
Dates: 1913-1936
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 73-137; 2012-088
Extent: 6 ft. 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

Law, Robert Adger. “Killis Campbell.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 11, 2012. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca35.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, Killis, 1872-1937 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Abolitionists -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Abolitionists -- United States --Biography.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
King William County (Va.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Killis Campbell Papers, 1913-1936, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Maria Soscia, May, 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G214 General correspondence, 1916-1917, 1929
University of Texas Committee on Attendance at Professional Meetings:
Applications for payment of expenses:
A-Z:
1914
1916
1921-1932
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3G205 University of Texas Committee on Attendance at Professional Meetings:
Correspondence, 1913, 1924-1932, 1934-1936
Reports and budget recommendations, 1923-1931
Miscellaneous, 1924, 1926-1928, 1930, 1932, undated
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3F170 The Autobiography of a Southern Abolitionist, by Killis Campbell

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