Ben Kimpel Papers

MC 497

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Kimpel, Ben
Ben Kimpel Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 497
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Ben Kimpel Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department on March 2, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in June 1989.

Preferred Form of Citation

Ben Kimpel Papers (MC 497), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

Ben Kimpel (1915-1983) was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, he attended Harvard University where he received his bachelors degree in 1937 and his masters degree in 1939. In 1942, Kimpel received his doctorate in American literature from the University of North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1946, Kimpel served in the U. S. Army. Between 1946 and 1951, he served with the State Department in Austria. In 1952, Kimpel joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas, where he taught English, until his death in 1983. While at the University of Arkansas, Kimpel published several scholarly works with T.C. Duncan Eaves, including a biography of English author Samuel Richardson, and several articles on Ezra Pound.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain twelve photograph albums which contain pictures taken of various places Kimpel visited between 1958 and 1970. Albums are arranged chronologically and the labels of each album were created by Kimpel. The papers also contain one plaque for distinguished teaching, which Kimpel received from the Blue Key Fraternity in 1961.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged in chronological order.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Volume 1

Africa, Near East, Mexico, 1958-1959

Box 1 Volume 2

Berlin, Poland, Soviet Union, 1959

Box 1 Volume 3

Greece, Turkey, Italy, United States, Central America, 1959-1960

Box 1 Volume 4

Central Pacific, 1960

Box 1 Volume 5

England, Venice, Egypt, Near East, Morocco, Greenland, Iceland, 1961-1962

Box 1 Volume 6

Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Bavaria, 1962

Box 1 Volume 6

South America, 1963

Box 2 Volume 7

South America, 1963

Box 2 Volume 7

Europe, 1964

Box 2 Volume 8

Volume 8: Portugal, Spain, Paris, 1964

Box 2 Volume 8

Alaska, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Ceylon, 1965

Box 2 Volume 9

India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, 1965

Box 2 Volume 9

Italy, 1966

Box 2 Volume 10

Italy, North Africa, 1966

Box 2 Volume 10

Soviet Union, Balkans, France, 1968

Box 2 Volume 11

Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, 1970

Box 2 Volume 12

Central Africa, 1971

Box 2 Volume 12

Great Britain, Asia, New Guinea, 1972

Box 2 Item 13

Plaque: Distinguished Award in Teaching, presented by Blue Key Fraternity, 1961


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