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David B. King Papers, 1982-1994

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: David B. King Papers, 1982-1994


Primary Creator: King, David B.

Extent: 0.25 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The David B. King Papers document the research, writing, and teaching of King, an Oregon State University History Department faculty member specializing in modern European history.

Scope and Content Notes

The David B. King Papers consist of materials created and assembled by King pertaining to his research, writing, and teaching. The bulk of the materials pertain to his book The Crisis of Our Time: Reflections on the Course of Western Civilization, Past, Present, and Future (1988) and include an annotated typed manuscript of the book, a few notes, and several book reviews.

The Papers also include correspondence, course outlines, essays, a research proposal, and sketches. The sketches include cartoons and caricatures based on OSU faculty and well-known Oregon personalities and issues that he distributed within the History Department. Topics addressed in the sketches include the spotted owl as a threatened or endangered species, OSU faculty, and higher education funding in Oregon.

Biographical / Historical Notes

David B. King was a faculty member in the Oregon State University History Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1998. He specialized in modern European history. King earned his BA from Hamilton College (1951), MA from Rutgers Universitity (1955), and his PhD from Cornell Univeristy (1962).

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Materials were transferred from the History Department in 2007.

Related Materials: The History Department records are a component of the College of Liberal Arts Records (RG 143). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include the papers of several history faculty members, including the John B. Horner Papers (MSS Horner), Don E. McIlvenna Papers (MSS McIlvenna), and William G. Robbins Papers (MSS Robbins).

Preferred Citation: David B. King Papers (MSS KingD), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


King, David B.

People, Places, and Topics

Civilization, Western
History--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
King, David B.
Oregon State University. Department of History
University History

Forms of Material

Cartoons (humorous images).

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