Preliminary Guide to the Thomas Kennedy Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Kennedy, Thomas L., 1930-2015
Thomas Kennedy Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1960-1990s
1.5 Linear feet 1 records carton and 1 manuscript case.
Location Note
(MASC staff use): 2-9-27-3.
Materials are in English and Chinese.

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Biographical/Historical note

Thomas L. Kennedy (1930-2015) was born in Newark, NJ. He attended Xavier High School in New York City, and earned degrees from Villanova, Georgetown, and Columbia Universities. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and worked for the National Security Agency before joining the faculty of the Washington State University History Department in 1970. He was one of the organizers of the university's Asia Program, and also served the university in a variety of administrative roles. His research and scholarship focused on China, and he authored or co-authored several books, including The Arms of Kiangnan: Modernization in the Chinese Ordnance Industry, 1860-1895, Testimony of a Confucian Woman: The Autobiography of Mrs. Nie Zeng Jifen, 1852-1942, and Confucian Feminist: Memoirs of Zeng Baosun.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of professional papers of historian Thomas Kennedy, mainly correspondence, transcribed lectures, collected research materials, and writings by Kennedy and others. It includes files related to books, articles, and reviews authored by Kennedy, manuscripts of his thesis and dissertation, and reprints of journal articles.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

Elizabeth Siler donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2016 (MS.2016.01).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

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