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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

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

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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 15: Index CardsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Materials Specifically Related to CoursesAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Social Science: 91Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 2: Social Science: 94,340,440 Pro-SeminarAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References, Notes, and Bibliographic References
Item 3: 95Add to your cart.
Notes
Item 4: 335x Term Project by Willard N. DockenAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 5: American Constitutional Development - Student Research ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Notes
Item 6: Honors 400 BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Sub-Series 2: Materials Possibly Related to Courses Kamm TookAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 7: 6, G, ReadingsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 8: 6, Europe Since 1815, Economic & Social StudiesAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 9: llG, Constitutional History of the U.S.Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 10: 12, American HistoryAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 11: 37, Seminar on U.S. ReconstructionAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 12: 83, Constitutional History of the U.S.Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 13: 138, Ante-Bellum SouthAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 14: 195Add to your cart.
Notes
Item 15: 62, America National & State GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 16: 176Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Sub-Series 3: American AffairsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 17: History - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 18: History - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: History - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 2: DiplomaticAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 3: CultureAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 4: CultureAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 5: CultureAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 6: ConstitutionAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 7: DemocracyAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 8: GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 9: LibertyAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 10: Political PowerAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 11: California Provisional GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 12: Pennsylvania Constitution 1838Add to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 13: Foreign AffairsAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 14: Foreign AffairsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 15: Explorers (done by someone else)Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 16: RailroadsAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 17: Black HistoryAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 18: IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 19: New DealAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 20: WisconsinAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 21: Biographies, Memoirs, Etc.Add to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 22: Newspapers (with subject themes)Add to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 23: HistoriographyAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 24: Goals of Education in American CultureAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 25: Teaching American HistoryAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Sub-Series 4: European HistoryAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 26: History of CivilizationAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Notes
Item 27: Ancient WorldAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 28: MedievalAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 29: EuropeanAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Notes
Item 30: Relations between England and the Continent, 1300-1500Add to your cart.
Notes
Item 31: Renaissance and ReformationAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 32: Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 33: Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries - By CountryAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 34: Contemporary TimesAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 35: Economic DevelopmentsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Sub-Series 5: Society Affairs and CommunismAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 36: Societ Affairs and CommunismAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: CommunismAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References, Notes, and Bibliographic References
Item 2: Christianity and CommunismAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 3: Christianity and SocialismAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Box 14: Communist ValuesAdd to your cart.
Box 15: Communist ValuesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Asian and Latin American AffairsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 4: Asian and Latin American AffairsAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 5: East Asia and Foreign AffairsAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 6: Middle EastAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 7: VietnamAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 8: Latin AmericanAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 9: Mexican RelationsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 10: Mexican OilAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 11: Mexican Land ProblemsAdd to your cart.
Notes
Sub-Series 7: TopicalAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 12: PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 13: Nationalism and LiberalismAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 14: Political Theory - Comparative RevolutionsAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 15: Survey of GovernmentsAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 16: Politics and GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 17: Sociology and EconomicsAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 18: 1823 HistoryAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 19: EconomicsAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 20: SociologyAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 21: Arts and ArchitectureAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 22: Sciences and InventionAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 23: Science and the Social StudiesAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References, Notes, and Bibliographic References
Item 24: ZionismAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 25: HumanismAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 26: RomanticismAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 27: The FamilyAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 28: Teaching - EducationAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 29: Philosophy of ReligionAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 30: History of IdeasAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 31: HistoriographyAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 32: Critical Historical ScholarshipAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 33: Civilization and Culture General CritiquesAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 34: Christianity and the Social SciencesAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 35: BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 36: General BibliographiesAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 37: From American Political Science ReviewAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 38: Library of Congress Book Requests (on Secularism, Religion and Communism)Add to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 39: General Western HistoriesAdd to your cart.
Notes and Bibliographic References
Item 40: General and InternationalAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 41: General and HistoricalAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 42: Historical FictionAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 43: Books for Review 1931-33 (Various Subjects)Add to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 44: Book List from Newberry LibraryAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 45: University of Chicago Theological LibraryAdd to your cart.
Bibliographic References
Item 46: Assorted "New Books"Add to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Bibliographic References
Item 47: Reading ListAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References and Notes
Item 48: Reviewed BooksAdd to your cart.
Notes
Item 49: BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Annotated Bibliographic References
Item 50: Departmental Position on IssuesAdd to your cart.
Notes
Sub-Series 8: Personal MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 51: Booklets on Suffering and HealingAdd to your cart.
Item 52: Notes on Bible PassagesAdd to your cart.
Item 53: Notes on Education; ReligionAdd to your cart.
Item 54: Handling CrisesAdd to your cart.
Item 55: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Item 56: Notes on alumni regarding their role with the CollegeAdd to your cart.
Box 16: Research notesAdd 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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