Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Donovan, Timothy, 1927-1990
- Timothy Donovan Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1443
- 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Timothy Donovan Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on September 14, 2001, by Eugenia Donovan of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Processed by Andrew Donovan; completed in April 2011.
Preferred Form of Citation
Timothy Donovan Papers (MC 1443), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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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||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||
|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)
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