Nathan Van Patten papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Nathan Van Patten papers
Date
1929-1955
Creator
Van Pattan, Nathan
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Librarians.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke
Preferred Citation
70M27: [identification of item], Nathan Van Patten papers, 1929-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dr. Nathan Van Patten (1887-1956) was Director of Libraries at Stanford University in California from 1927-1947, when he became Professor of Bibliography at the same institution. He served as Professor of Bibliography, Emeritus from 1952 until 1955.
Swank, R.C. et al. Memorial Resolution: Nathan Van Patten (1887-1956). Stanford U. Web. 14 September 2011.
Scope and Content
The Nathan Van Patten papers contain numerous materials, namely correspondence, of Dr. Nathan Van Patten. The majority of the correspondence is between Dr. Van Patten and Mrs. Hammond Dugan who was an associate archivist at the University of Kentucky Special Collections at that time. There is also a considerable amount of correspondence between Dr. Van Patten and the then Director of Libraries at University of Kentucky, Lawrence S. Thompson. Most of the letters relate to the activities of various libraries, presses, journals and literary clubs. There are also discussions of book collecting and suggestions for library acquisitions. Two letters from 1952 (February 21 and March 6) make specific mention of printmaker Victor Hammer and a third (March 26) tells of an upcoming exhibit of his works.
Additional materials in the collection include articles, speeches, reports, and printed works by Dr. Van Patten. The collection also contains a list of Dr. Van Patten's published works compiled by Jeannette Hitchcock of Stanford University and a book description for Battles and Leaders of the Civil War prepared by Dr. Van Patten.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

General, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7
General materials for the Nathan Van Patten papers include a list of Dr. Van Patten's published works compiled by Jeannette Hitchcock of Stanford University and a book description for Battles and Leaders of the Civil War prepared by Dr. Van Patten.
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Correspondence, 1950

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence, 1951

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1952

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence, 1953-1955

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Articles, 1927-1939

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Printed Works, Speeches and Reports, 1929-1949, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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