Kim Townsend Papers
Scope and Contents
The Kim Townsend Papers contain the research done by Townsend for his two major publications: Sherwood Anderson, a 1987 biography of the American author, and Manhood at Harvard, a 1998 book discussing the development of gender roles and norms in the post-Civil War US.
- Creation: 1985-1998
- Townsend, Kim (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the Kim Townsend Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the Kim Townsend Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
Robert Campbell (Kim) Townsend began teaching at Amherst as an instructor in 1962. He was Assistant Professor, 1964-1968; Associate Professor, 1968-1974; Professor from 1974 to his retirement in 2008, and is currently Professor of English, Emeritus.
3 Linear feet (3 records storage boxes)
Language of Materials
Kim Townsend taught English at Amherst College from 1962 until his retirement in 2008. The Kim Townsend Papers consist of research materials for his two major publications: Sherwood Anderson, a 1987 biography of the American author, and Manhood at Harvard, a 1998 book discussing the development of gender roles and norms in the post-Civil War US.
This collection is organized into two series:
- Series 1: Research for "Sherwood Anderson", 1987
- Series 2: Research for "Manhood at Harvard", 1998
Processed in August 2009 by Mike Kelly.
- Aaron Aruck (AC 2011)
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