Theodore R. Kennedy Papers
UA.17.55

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Author
Kennedy, Theodore R., 1936-
Creator
Kennedy, Theodore R., 1936-
Creator - Correspondent
Winburne, Elinore M.
Title
Theodore R. Kennedy papers
ID
UA.17.55
Date
1956-1977, 1992
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Theodore R. Kennedy was born on May 16, 1919 at Centerpoint, Indiana (a town founded by his great-grandfather). He received his A.B. degree from Wabash College in 1941 and later his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin with later graduate studies at Louisiana State University and the University of Iowa.

He came to Michigan State in 1945 as an instructor in the Department of English and advanced to professor in 1969. During his tenure at MSU he took several leaves of absence to work as a Congressional administrative assistant in Washington D.C. He retired from MSU in 1984.

He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and served as Chapter Advisor to the Michigan State (Iota) Chapter 1947-49 and 1962-69.

He died on December 26, 2011.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains "Brief Biographical Sketches of Deceased and Retired Faculty, Department of American Thought and Language" by Theodore R. Kennedy. The people included are Paul Bagwell with photograph, Edward Blackman, John Appel, C. Merton Babcock, Kathryn Burns, Lloyd Coburn, Richard Coelho, Albert Cordray, Marilyn Culpepper, Howard Currie, Bernard Engel, Mildred Erickson, Jane Featherstone, Helen Ferle, Thomas Ford, Charles Fulkerson, Perry Giankos, Marjorie Goodell, Benjamin Hickok, Barbara Hurell, Courtney Johnson, Albert Karson, Theodore R. Kennedy, Nora Landmark, Robert Lumianski, Dorothy McDonald, Anne McGurk, Beulah Monahan, Osmond Palmer, William Pipes, Esther Reed, Frederick Reeve with photograph, Ralph Renwick, Daniel Sheehan, Timothy Sherer, Gordon Smith, Robert Starring, Theodore Strandness, Emma Thornton, A.L. Thurman, Mary Tomkins, Arnella Turner, Suzanne Uphaus, Jerry West, Marguerite White, Elinor Winburne, John Winburne, and Robert Wright. There is also correspondence from two faculty containing information for the biographies.

Also included in the collection are materials reflecting Kennedy's work for Michigan Congressman Charles E. Chamberlain. These materials included correspondence, speeches, photographs, newsletters, memos, ephemera and campaign materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Donated by Theodore R. Kennedy

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Department of American Thought and Language.
  • United States. Congress. House.

Genre(s)

  • Ephemera
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Memorandums
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Reports
  • Speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • Appel, John J., 1921-1998
  • Babcock, C. Merton, 1908-1988
  • Bagwell, Paul D., (Paul Douglas), 1913-1973
  • Blackman, Edward B.
  • Burns, Kathryn Neva
  • Chamberlain, Charles E., (Charles Ernest), 1917-2002
  • Coburn, L. Paul
  • Coelho, Richard J.
  • Cordray, Albert T., 1901-1975
  • Culpepper, Marilyn Mayer
  • Currie, Harold W.
  • Engel, Bernard F.
  • Erickson, Mildred
  • Featherstone, Jane Scott, 1920-
  • Ford, Thomas R., 1909-1961
  • Fulkerson, Charles Goodsell, 1895-1984
  • Gianakos, Perry E.
  • Goodell, Marjorie
  • Gordon Caldecott Smith, 1905-1992
  • Hickok, Benjamin Blakely
  • Johnson, Courtney
  • Karson, Albert
  • Kennedy, Theodore R., 1936-
  • Landmark, Nora L.
  • Lumianski, Robert Mayer, 1906-
  • McDonald, Dorothy R. Yoshimori, 1931-1985
  • McGurk, Anne M., 1898-1960
  • Palmer, Osmond E.
  • Pipes, William H., (William Harrison), 1912-
  • Reed, Esther M., 1910-1981
  • Reeve, Frederic Eugene, 1916-
  • Renwick, Ralph, 1920-1969
  • Sheehan, Daniel F., 1890-1976
  • Sherer, Timothy Frederick, 1944-
  • Starring, Robert William, 1908-
  • Strandness, T. Benson, (Theodore Benson), 1915-1985
  • Thornton, Emma S.
  • Thurman, A. L., 1920-1992
  • Tomkins, Mary E.
  • Turner, Arnella K., (Arnella Klug), 1917-
  • Uphaus, Suzanne Henning, 1942-1981
  • West, Jerry J., 1923-1994
  • White, Marguerite
  • Winburne, Elinore M.
  • Winburne, John N., (John Newton), 1911-
  • Wright, Robert L., 1920-

Subject(s)

  • Political campaigns -- Michigan
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Brief Biographical Sketches of Deceased and Retired Faculty, Department of American Thought and Language by Theodore R. Kennedy 1992 

5740 10

Charles E. Chamberlain 

Box Folder

Chamberlain Speeches 1956 

5739 1

Washington (Includes Photo) 1956-1957 

5739 2

Chamberlain Newsletters [with 1977 note by Kennedy] 1957, 1977 

5740 8

Eisenhower-Nixon Inauguration Program 1957 

5739 3

Chamberlain Correspondence 1957-1958 

5739 4

Congressional Record, Vol. 103, No. 21 February 5, 1957 

5739 5

Congressional Record, Vol. 103, No. 45 March 14, 1957 

5739 6

Chamberlain Speeches 1958 

5739 7

Time Magazine, Chamberlain Cover October 27, 1958 

5739 8

Chamberlain Correspondence 1959 

5739 9

Chamberlain Correspondence, (Includes Photos) 1959, 1967, 1975, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999 

5739 10

Chamberlain Correspondence 1960-1961 

5739 11

Chamberlain Correspondence 1961-1962 

5739 12

GOP District Committee 1961, 1971-1972 

5739 13

Chamberlain Momentos (Includes Photographs) 1961-1975 

5740 9

Charles E. Chamberlain Truck Amendment 1962 

5739 14

Chamberlain 1963 

5739 15

Chamberlain 1964 

5739 16

Chamberlain Correspondence (Includes Captain Shank Vietnam Letters) 1964-1965 

5739 17

Chamberlain 1965 

5739 18

Chamberlain 1966, 1968 

5739 19

James Harrison 1968 

5739 20

Chamberlain 1969 

5739 21

Chamberlain: Grand River Watershed 1970 

5739 22

Chamberlain (Includes Record of Excerpts from Spiro Agnew Speeches) 1970 

5739 23

Chamberlain 1970-1975 

5739 24

Peterson Woodchip Producers 1970-1975 

5739 25

Chamberlain 1971 

5739 26

Campaign 1972 

5739 27

Chamberlain 1972 

5739 28

Memos October-December 1972 

5739 29

Chamberlain 1973-1974 

5739 30

Chamberlain Papers 1973-1975 

5739 31

Chamberlain 1974 

5739 32

Chamberlain Papers Review Reports 1974 

5739 33

Congressional Record, Vol. 120. No. 176 - Contains Statement Written by Kennedy, Page H 12016 December 16, 1974 

5739 34

Congressional Record, Vol. 120, No. 179 - Contains Statement Written by Kennedy, Page H 12389 December 19, 1974 

5740 1

Letter from Kennedy about Chamberlain Materials 1975, 1977 

5740 2

Material Calculated to keep Charles E. Chamberlain in Office Undated 

5740 3

Campaign Litter Bags 

5740 4

Campaign Ephemera 

5740 5-6

Campaign Materials 

5740 7