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Kenneth L. Carroll Papers, 1953-2006

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-287
Collection primarily consists of correspondence related to Carroll's research and publications, but also includes writings and miscellaneous papers.

Dates

  • 1953-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

All materials in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access to papers is unrestricted.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Overview

Kenneth Carroll was a professor of Religious studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas beginning in 1952. He also spent a sabbatical at Haverford College as the T. Wistar Brown Fellow in 1969 and 1970 and retired to Easton, Maryland, in 1986. Carroll is a recognized authority on the history of the Society of Friends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia and has written widely on this and other subjects. Collection primarily consists of correspondence related to Carroll's research and publications, but also includes writings and miscellaneous papers.

Biographical / Historical

A native of the Eastern Shore, Ken Carroll's connection with Quakers began when he was 22 and studying at Duke University. His studies in history led him on to graduate work in religion and eventually to a Bachelor of Divinity. After publishing two scholarly articles, he earned his PhD in 1953. Ken was a professor of Religious studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas beginning in 1952. He spent a sabbatical at Haverford College as the T. Wistar Brown Fellow in 1969 and 1970. He retired to Easton, Maryland in 1986.

Carroll was extremely active as a Friend in Texas, serving as Clerk for the South Central Yearly Meeting as well as for his monthly meeting. He also participated in the FWCC, including a time spent as Assistant Treasurer, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Central Region of the AFSC. He joined Third Haven in 1986 and served as Clerk there for 13 years, from 1988 until 2001. Chronological correspondence files sorted by FHL staff, topical arrange by Ken C.

Arrangement

Organized in three series:
  1. Ser.1 Correspondence
  2. Ser.2 Writings
  3. Ser.3 Miscellaneous

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kenneth L. Carroll, 2010-2011 (2010.008, 2011.12)
Title
An Inventory of the Kenneth L. Carroll Papers, 1953-2006
Author
FHL staff
Date
2012
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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