Timothy Donovan Papers

MC 1443

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Andrew Donovan, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Donovan, Timothy, 1927-1990
Title
Timothy Donovan Papers
Inclusive Dates
1950-2004
Identification
MC 1443
Extent
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Timothy Donovan Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on September 14, 2001, by Eugenia Donovan of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Donovan; completed in April 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

Timothy Donovan Papers (MC 1443), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Timothy Paul Donovan was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 25, 1927 to Gretchen and Harry Donovan. He received his early education in Terre Haute, Indiana until 1943 when he and his family moved to Pryor, Oklahoma. After graduating Pryor High School in 1945 he decided to pursue an undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in January 1949. After graduating, Donovan decided to stay at the University of Oklahoma, Norman and complete his M.A. in 1950 and his Ph.D in 1960. While at school Donovan met Eugenia Matella Trapp and they married on June 1, 1950. Together they had four children, Kevin, Rebecca, David, and Richard.

While attending graduate school, Donovan taught history, English, and American Government classes at the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma. After earning his Ph.D in 1960, Donovan received a job as assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University, and worked there until 1969. In 1969, Donovan became a Professor for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he spent the rest of his academic career, becoming Chairman of the History Department from 1976-1986 and University Professor from 1987-1990. In addition to being the recipient of the Standard Oil Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching for 1968-1969 and the Outstanding Educators of America Award for 1975, Donovan was also a member of the Arkansas, Southern, and American History Associations, the Popular Culture Association, and Phi Alpha Theta. Donovan was the author of three books: Henry Adams and Brooks Adams: The Education of Two Historians (1961), Historical Thought in America: Postwar Patterns (1973), and co-authored The Governors of Arkansas with Dr. William Gatewood (1981).

Donovan died on May 5, 1990 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was admired by students and colleagues for his wit, unique and effective teaching style, and devotion to the study of history. To honor his contributions to the field of history, the Oklahoma Military Academy has established the Timothy Donovan Memorial Scholarship Endowment for students studying history at RSU, and the University of Arkansas History Department annually sponsors the Timothy P. Donovan Lectures.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains educational materials including journal articles, book reviews, rough drafts and final drafts for his Master's Thesis and Ph.D Dissertation, lecture notes and bibliographies for his classes, essays, and speeches. Other materials include correspondence, contracts, certificates, pamphlets from seminars, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical Materials, 1959 - 2003

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1950 - 1972

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1973 - 1976

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1977 - 1980

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1981 - 1983

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1984 - 1985

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, January 7, 1986 - June 22, 1988

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, June 28, 1988 - March 6, 1989

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence, March 16, 1989 - March 15, 1990

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence, March 21, 1990 - March 25, 2004

Box 1 Folder 11

Curriculum Vita & Resumes, 1971 - 1989

Box 1 Folder 12

Model U.N. Materials

Box 1 Folder 13

History 8: Ancient & Medieval Europe Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 14

American Government 103: Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 15

World Civilization 113: Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 16

History 213: Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 17

History 223: Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 18

History 231: "Revolution and a New Nation Lecture" Notes

Box 1 Folder 19

History 242: "History of Rome" Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 20

History 412: "The Greater Conspiracy against Seward, Johnson, and Grant" University of Oklahoma, 1958

Box 1 Folder 21

History 3113: "Introduction to the course - American life and sports since 1930" Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 22

History 3113: "Football, Basketball, Boxing, and Miscellaneous Sports" Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 23

History 3113: "Baseball" Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 24

History 3113: Bibliography and Course Outline, Lecture Notes

Box 1 Folder 25

History 4337: "The Middle East in American Policy"

Box 1 Folder 26

History 4463: Bibliography

Box 1 Folder 27

History 4543: Bibliography and Course Outline

Box 1 Folder 28

History 5043: Bibliography

Box 1 Folder 29

History 5315: Reading List

Box 1 Folder 30

Academic Manuals and Instructions for Writing Submissions

Box 1 Folder 31

Master's Thesis, "John Quincy Adams as an Expansionist," University of Oklahoma, 1950

Box 1 Folder 32

Draft for Ph.D Dissertation, "Henry Adams and Brooks Adams: The Search for a Law," University of Oklahoma, Part I

Box 1 Folder 33

Draft for Ph.D Dissertation, "Henry Adams and Brooks Adams: The Search for a Law," University of Oklahoma, Part II

Box 2 Folder 1

Ph.D Dissertation, "Henry Adams and Brooks Adams: The Search for a Law," Ch. 1-4, University of Oklahoma, 1960, 1960

Box 2 Folder 2

Ph.D Dissertation, "Henry Adams and Brooks Adams: The Search for a Law," Ch. 5-7 & Bibliography, University of Oklahoma, 1960

Box 2 Folder 3

Galley Proofs for "Historical Thought in America"

Box 2 Folder 4

Corrected Galley Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 1-3

Box 2 Folder 5

Corrected Galley Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 4-7

Box 2 Folder 6

Corrected Galley Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 8 & Bibliography

Box 2 Folder 7

Page Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 1-3

Box 2 Folder 8

Page Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 4-6

Box 2 Folder 9

Page Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 7-8 and Bibliography

Box 2 Folder 10

Miscellaneous Proofs for "Historical Thought in America," Ch. 1, 2, and 4

Box 2 Folder 11

"Historical Thought in America," Ch. 1-6, 1973

Box 2 Folder 12

"Historical Thought in America," Ch. 7-8 and Bibliography, 1973

Box 2 Folder 13

Notes on "Historical Thought in America"

Box 2 Folder 14

Book Reviews for "Historical Thought in America"

Box 2 Folder 15

"Postwar Patterns in Historical Thought: The American Historical Review, 1945 - 1964"

Box 2 Folder 16

"The Ambiguous Legacy," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 17

"Annie Get Your Gun: A Celebration of Nationalism," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 18

"Edmund Burke and the French Revolution: A Critique of Critiques"

Box 2 Folder 19

"The Eisenhower Administration: A Historiographical Appraisal," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 20

Ellery Queen Papers, University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 21

"In Defense of History: A Comment on Definition and Function," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 22

J.B. Bury Paper

Box 2 Folder 23

"'Oh What a Beautiful Mornin': The Musical Oklahoma! And the Popular Mind," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 24

"Oklahoma! and After: Musicals in the 40's," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 25

"A Second Look at the Second World War and Winston Churchill"

Box 2 Folder 26

"Student Leadership and the University: A Meadowlark Among Smokestacks"

Box 2 Folder 27

"'You'll Never Walk Alone' The Musical Carousel and its Ambiguous Message," University of Arkansas

Box 2 Folder 28

Book Reviews

Box 3 Folder 1

Official Publications of Journal Articles

Box 3 Folder 2

Speeches, 1971 - 1987

Box 3 Folder 3

Women's Studies Conference, March 30, 1989 - April 1, 1989

Box 3 Folder 4

Pamphlets/Programs for Conferences, Seminars, and Lectures

Box 3 Folder 5

Contracts and Receipts

Box 3 Folder 6

Writings by Others

Box 3 Box 7

Certificates and Awards

Box 3 Box 8

Newspaper Clippings, 1955 - 2005

Box 3 Box 9

Photographs (Images 1-6)

END OF COLLECTION

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