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Kenneth Thompson Papers



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Kenneth Thompson Papers

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Kenneth Thompson Papers, 1949-1981 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: Kenneth Thompson Papers, 1949-1981Add to your cart.

ID: RG 04/4.06

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Appalachian Region., Berea College, Berea College -- Dean of Men, Education, higher -- Administration.

Languages: English


Kenneth Thompson was a member of the Berea College faculty from 1946 to 1975. Early in his career at Berea, Thompson served as Director of Verterans Service, Dean of Men, Associate Dean, and Associate Professor of Psychology. From 1948 to 1949, Thompson served as the acting Dean of the College while Louis Smith was on leave. At the time of his retirement, Thompson was Dean of Instruction and Associate Professor of Psychology.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Kenneth Thompson is a small collection of records including biographical material, memoranda, and materials from Thompson's tenure as both Dean of Men and Associate Dean, and records regarding the March on Montgomery (March 1965) including statements made by the College regarding students planning to attend the march.  Also included in the papers are a collection of Dean's Committee Meeting Minutes (1955-1958) and Thompson's records from his work with Pine Mountain Settlement School (1969-1970).

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region.
Berea College
Berea College -- Dean of Men
Education, higher -- Administration.

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 the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Related Materials:

See RG 9.50 Kenneth Thompson Papers and Finding Guide

RG 14.06: Berea College Selma to Montgomery Oral History Collection

Preferred Citation: [Record/Folder/Box], RG 4/4.06: Kenneth Thompson Papers. Deans and Vice Presidents. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: Guide created June 2018.

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[Box 1: Kenneth Thompson Papers],

Box 1: Kenneth Thompson PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Records from Tenure as Dean of Men, 1949 - 1950, ndAdd to your cart.
Includes: Weekend Regulations and Weekend Permits (nd); Proposed Procedures for Out-of-Town Permits (1950); memoranda regarding activity/problem at Pearson Hall (1949) and increasing number of bicycles on campus (1949)
Folder 2: Records from Tenure as Associate Dean, 1949, 1956 - 1959Add to your cart.
Includes: Notice regarding /rules for student organizations (1949); memo on midyear recognition service (name change from midyear commencement exercise (Jan. 1956), 1956 memo addressing assembly and chapel attendance; class absence policy (1956-1957); and Departmental Description Pamphlet (1958, 1959)
Folder 3: Records regarding March to Montgomery, Alabama (March 1965)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Statement Concerning the Proposed "March...To the Capital Building in Montgomery, Alabama This Coming Monday (March 15, 1965), March 12, 1965Add to your cart.
Statement of College noting "This is not a College approved trip."  Signed by Kenneth H. Thompson, Associate Dean of the College
Item 2: RE: "Statement Concerning Proposed March..." written by Dean of College, Louis Smith, to Kenneth Thompson (Associate Dean), March 12, 1965Add to your cart.
With memorandum describing longer statement. Louis Smith's remarks regarding College's statement, college's stance, and march/protests.
Item 3: HEADS UP ALL STUDENTS!!!, March 1965Add to your cart.
Information sheet created by Berea students regarding the planned March to Montgomery.  Trip itinerary and details, information regarding permission to go to march.  "From us students who have just returned from Selma, Alabama: George Giffin, Frank Corbett, Henry Thompson, Raymond Howard"
Folder 4: Correspondence: Nursing Program, 1959Add to your cart.
Includes: Letter to Senator John Sherman Cooper Public Health Nursing, Bachelor of Science Degree (moving from diploma program to four-year program with emphasis on public nursing); Letter to Bernice Hopkins regarding the Department of Nursing and welcoming her to the program; Letter to student regarding concerns over work and course requirements
Folder 5: Biographical, December 1, 1981Add to your cart.
Letter to General Faculty from Willis D. Weatherford regarding the passing of Thompson.  Provides information about his education, early life, time at Berea, and honors.
Folder 6: Dean's Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954 - 1955Add to your cart.
Committee chaired by Thompson.
Folder 7: Dean's Committee Meeting Minutes, 1956 - 1958Add to your cart.
Committee chaired by Thompson.
Folder 8: Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1969Add to your cart.
Correspondence, programming materials, notes, other
Folder 9: Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Correspondence, programming materials, notes, other
Folder 10: Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1970Add to your cart.
Correspondence, programming materials, notes, other
Folder 11: Correspondence with Francis S. Hutchins, 1949-1988Add to your cart.
Includes other materials regarding Francis S. Hutchins

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