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Kenneth H. Thompson Papers

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College Archive Record Group 9.5



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Kenneth H. Thompson Papers, 1940-1978 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Kenneth H. Thompson Papers, 1940-1978Add to your cart.

ID: RG 09/9.50

Primary Creator: Thompson, Kenneth H.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in series as follows:

Personal/Biographical

Correspondence

Foreign Education/Educational Programs

Administrative and Committee Work

Foreign Visitors

Writings

The finding aid was updated in 2016 with major changes to the box list and series structure.

Subjects: Alumni Memorial Building., Berea College, Berea College -- Berea Country Dancers, Berea College -- Faculty, Nyatsime College, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia., Students, Foreign -- Kentucky -- Berea., Students, Foreign.

Languages: English

Abstract

Kenneth H. Thompson (February 18, 1909-December 1, 1981) served in many capacities with Berea College during his 29 year tenure from 1946 until his retirement in 1975. Thompson first came to the college as an associate professor of psychology and director of the office of Veterans Services.  Most of Thompson’s career at Berea was as an administrator—serving as Dean of Men, acting Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Dean of the College and Dean of Instruction.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the papers of Kenneth Herman Thompson.  Records and papers reflect his work both as an administrator at Berea College but also as a member of numerous committees and as a consultant.  The collection also contains extensive files on Thompson’s dealings with foreign visitors to Berea’s campus and several of Thompson’s writings.

Subject/Index Terms

Alumni Memorial Building.
Berea College
Berea College -- Berea Country Dancers
Berea College -- Faculty
Nyatsime College, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
Students, Foreign -- Kentucky -- Berea.
Students, Foreign.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Acquisition Source: The papers of Kenneth H. Thompson were given to Berea College by Thompson’s wife, Verna Canfield Thompson.

Related Materials:

In 1959 and 1960, Thompson assisted in planning both the structure and use of the Alumni Memorial Building and the development of the position of Student Activities Director to coordinate not only activities within the new building but also across the campus. Record group 5/5.39 contains information related to Thompson’s involvement with the Alumni Building and the position of Student Activities Director.

In 1961-1962 Thompson managed the Berea College Country Dancers on their Latin American tour in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and the American National Theatre Academy.  Correspondence related to Thompson’s management of the American National Theatre Academy can be found in record group 7.

In the early 1970’s Thompson served on the Conference Committee, screening requests and making arrangements for groups using the college facilities and overseeing summer school preparations on the campus.  Record group 6/6.1 contains information on the groups considered and/or hosted by Berea from the period 1972-1974.

Because of his expertise in foreign travel and education, Thompson’s guidance was sought in Berea’s involvement in training Peace Corps Volunteers (RG 10), in helping to establish Nyatsime University in Rhodesia (RG 13), and in a Community Development Project for Vietnam that took place on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School (RG 10).

Also: RG 4.06: Dean Kenneth Thompson Papers

Preferred Citation: [Item], Kenneth Herman Thompson Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in 2016 with major changes to the box list and series structure.


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College Archive Record Group 9.5Add to your cart.
Series 1: Personal and BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal and BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Series 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, folder 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, folder 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, Fulbright Correspondence,Add to your cart.
Series 3: Foreign Education/Educational ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Brazilian EducatorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Panamanian Dance GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Cuba ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: India, Rural InstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: AustraliaAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PakistanAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: PhilippiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Soo-Chow UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Fisk University Exchange ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Administrative and Committee WorkAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 5: International Affairs Sub-CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Kentucky Conference of Academic DeansAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Kentucky Educational TelevisionAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Special Operations Research OfficeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Job DescriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Regional Selection CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Foreign VisitorsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Foreign Visitors, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Foreign Visitors, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Foreign Visitors, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Foreign Visitors, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Foreign Visitors, MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Foreign Visitors, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Foreign Visitors, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Foreign Visitors, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Foreign Visitors, Bolivean Educator, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Foreign Visitors, Correspondence, 1957-1966Add to your cart.
Series 6: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Administration and LeadershipAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Administration in Higher EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: American Social StructureAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Berea CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Cantrell Article for the AlumnusAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Centralized Christian EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Educational Planning in IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Higher Education in the United StatesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: IndustryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: (The) Parent-Teacher Association, Chapter IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Communication of LanguageAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Report of Visitation to Two-Year InstitutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Review of Progress of Education in IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Theory in AdministrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: These Things EndureAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Work Experience in Union CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Work Experience in Teacher EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Bound Copy: Report to the Minister of Education, Government of India; Workshops on Secondary Education, 1954-1955, The American Fulbright Team, New Delhi, May 1955Add to your cart.

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