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Samuel Richey Kamm Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical and Education

Writings

Research / Railroads

Correspondence

Recommendations

Administrative records

Teaching Materials

Washington Seminar

Faculty Committees

Workshops and Conferences

Radio Broadcasts

City of Wheaton

Illinois

Pamphlets

Index Cards



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Samuel Richey Kamm Papers, 1927-1973 | Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel Richey Kamm Papers, 1927-1973Add to your cart.

ID: SC/089

Primary Creator: Kamm, Samuel Richey (1903-1973)

Extent: 17.0 boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Subjects: Illinois -- History, Kamm, Samuel Richey, 1903-1973, Wheaton (Ill.) -- History, Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Faculty

Forms of Material: Articles., Correspondence, Photographs, Speeches

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel Richey Kamm Papers are categorized according to biographical, professional and civic involvement. The professional material covers various workshops, committees, seminars and departmental/institutional matters, in addition to material relating to the City of Wheaton and the history of Illinois. Hundreds of file cards, featuring a vast array of research topics such as history, political science, culture, bibliographies, foreign affairs and education, are contained in five boxes and one small metal cabinet.

Biographical Note

Dr. S. Richey Kamm was a Wheaton College Professor of History, Political Science, and Social Science for 30 years. He was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, on July 12, 1903, and grew up in Montfort. He graduated cum laude from Greenville College in 1925 with a major in History and minors in Biology and Greek. Upon graduating, he embarked on his teaching career which would last until he died in 1973. The institutions at which he taught before going to Wheaton were Wessington Springs Junior College (South Dakota), Seattle Pacific College (Washington), Monmouth Junior College (New Jersey), and Haddon Heights High School (New Jersey). While teaching, Dr. Kamm earned an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving that honor in 1939. His dissertation entitled, “The Civil War Career of Thomas A. Scott, Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad,” is one illustration of his lifelong interest in railroads.

In 1940, Dr. Kamm began teaching at Wheaton College. By 1943, he had advanced from Assistant Professor to full Professor. His major interest was teaching, especially in Constitutional and Diplomatic American history, but he also found time for numerous other involvements both on and off campus. He was an active member of the Commission on Social Action of the National Association of Evangelicals, and he served as Public School Board President. On campus he served on many committees, among them Educational Policies and Curriculum, and Centennial Historical Projects.

During the 1959-1960 year, Dr. Kamm had the opportunity to be a Fulbright lecturer in Dacca, East Pakistan (Bangladesh). He had the distinguished honor of inaugurating a course in American History at Whitworth College, Seattle Pacific College, and Greenville College. He retired from the Wheaton College faculty in 1973. He was in route to Westmont College (California) to take up duties as a guest professor when he died of a heart attack on August 29, 1973.

Many things can be said of Dr. Kamm. He was an outstanding speaker, a brilliant scholar, and dedicated to all he undertook. Moreover, Dr. Kamm was a favorite classroom teacher and a well-loved man. He inspired many students to combine Christianity with their vocation, and many went into the government service with that in mind. Perhaps the highest tribute can be made by repeating what one of Dr. Kamm’s friends said when he died: "He was one of God’s gentlemen, a rare Christian who fused graciousness and scholarship in a beautiful way."

Subject/Index Terms

Illinois -- History
Kamm, Samuel Richey, 1903-1973
Wheaton (Ill.) -- History
Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Repository: Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 16 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: The date and circumstances of the donation of the collection is uncertain.

Preferred Citation: Samuel Richey Kamm Papers (SC-89), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other Note: The S. Richey Kamm papers detail the life and thirty-year career of a Wheaton College Professor of History, Political Science, and Social Science for 30 years. The collection also shows his work as a member of the local public school board, which he served as president.

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Biographical and Education],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Research / Railroads],
[Series 4: Correspondence],
[Series 5: Recommendations],
[Series 6: Administrative records],
[Series 7: Teaching Materials],
[Series 8: Washington Seminar],
[Series 9: Faculty Committees],
[Series 10: Workshops and Conferences],
[Series 11: Radio Broadcasts],
[Series 12: City of Wheaton],
[Series 13: Illinois],
[Series 14: Pamphlets],
[Series 15: Index Cards],
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Series 7: Teaching MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Grades and AttendanceAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Gradebooks (1928-32, 1956-57 [2], 1940-59)Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Gradebooks, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Greeville CollegeAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Greenville Summer School, 1940Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Social Science coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 90 (340) Pro-SeminarAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 90 (340) - Dittos and ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 90 (340) - NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 90 (340) HistoriographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: (340) Pro-SeminarAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 90 Middle EastAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Middle East/Southeast AsiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 90 VietnamAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Vietnam ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sociology/Anthropology ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 440 Pro-SeminarAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 440 (90) ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Social Science Teaching Graduate ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Social Science Standardized Achievement TestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Social Science Symposium, 1960Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 91Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 94Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anti-Slavery BugleAdd to your cart.

Salem, Ohio

August 23, 1856 (#568) and August 30, 1856 (#569)

Sub-Series 4: American History coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 333 -- U.S. 1750-1865 TestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 333S -- U.S. 1775-1865 OutlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: 334 -- U.S. Since 1865 OutlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: 406S Post-War WorldAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: 440 (includes original letter of 1845 by Ohio Senator Thomas Corwin)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 440 Seminar -- HistoriographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Honors Seminar 400Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Art, Aesthetics, & EvangelicalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Reserve Reading ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: American Culture -- 1606-1865 Resource MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: American Civilization 1865-1960 SeminarAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Student papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Student papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: 404x Teaching Units:Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Richard Taylor, 1964Add to your cart.
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Folder 32: Janet Nordell, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Outline For Dacca University Program, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 34: General ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: American Economic History coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Syllabus & ArticlesAdd to your cart.
American Economic History (332)
Sub-Series 6: American Constitutional History coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Taped LecturesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Constitutional History (Pol. Science 50, 51) [Syllabi]Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: American Foreign Relations coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lecture OutlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 341 Syllabus & TestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 342 Syllabus & TestsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Political Science coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 50 Taped LecturesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 62 Taped LecturesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 223 American Government Unit IV: Local GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 366 American Political ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 440 Pro-SeminarAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 450 Government AdministrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 311 Political PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Philosophy coursesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Philosophy 400Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Self-Study ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Self-Study Program on Communism (For Use by History/Pol. Science 420)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Reserve Officer Training CorpsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 15: ROTC Lectures.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Geography -- MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Politics and the MissionaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Powell Exclusion Case (1967)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Walt Whitman -- "American Democracy"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Economics WritingAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Vietnam-Church CommentaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Paper on Viet Cong by R. Riedel (a student)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Paper -- "Make of Me a Man" by John Habrle (a student)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Our American HeritageAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Our American Heritage Resource Units (Ardmore, Oklahoma), Grades 1-6Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Our American Heritage Resource Units (Ardmore, Oklahoma), Grades 7-8Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Our American Heritage Resource Units (Ardmore, Oklahoma), Grades 9-12Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Political ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: LincolnianaAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gettysburg Address (from DuPage County Historical Society)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 2 Letters From Lincoln -- 1862 (from DuPage County Historical Society)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article by Ronald Rietvald Dated 4-25-65 in The New GazetteAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: Wheaton College PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bulletins of Wheaton College (1942-43, 1948-49, 1950-51)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical and Education],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Research / Railroads],
[Series 4: Correspondence],
[Series 5: Recommendations],
[Series 6: Administrative records],
[Series 7: Teaching Materials],
[Series 8: Washington Seminar],
[Series 9: Faculty Committees],
[Series 10: Workshops and Conferences],
[Series 11: Radio Broadcasts],
[Series 12: City of Wheaton],
[Series 13: Illinois],
[Series 14: Pamphlets],
[Series 15: Index Cards],
[All]


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