Kendric Charles Babcock Papers, 1881-1932 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/1/24
Volume: 1.1 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Kendric Charles Babcock (1864-1932), Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1913-31), including correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, and photographs, concerning Babcock's student days at the University of Minnesota (1885-1889); European trip (1890); professorship at the University of California (1896-1903); University of Arizona presidency (1903-10); work as specialist for the United States Bureau of Education (1910-13); and University of Illinois deanship. Major correspondents and subjects include Frank Abernethy, James Armstrong, Army Overseas Educational Commission, A. Read Baker, Elmer Brown, Henry T. Bruck, Dewey Campbell, Joseph Carey, Philander Claxton, R. W. Clothier, R. J. Cook, Roy Cornell, James Curtis, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, C. A. Duniway, Charles Lincoln Edwards, Frederick Ferry, Raymond Gauger, J. Paul Goode, Albert Bushnell Hart, Miller Haskell, Edmund J. James, L. A. Kalbach, George MacLean, Jack Mearns, E. H. Moffett, Raymond Newton, Henry Pritchett, George Rines, Lew Sarett, Scandinavian immigration, Frances Strong, United States Bureau of Education, Benjamin Wheeler, Frank Wieland, Arthur Wilde, and George Winship. The Babcock Papers also include a small collection of letters from University of Illinois students to Dean Babcock relating their experiences as members of an ambulance corps on the western front during World War I.