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Kenneth McLeod Bissell papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 711

Scope and Contents

Diary, printed matter, correspondence and notes of Kenneth McLeod Bissell, relating to the Yale College Class of 1907. Of particular note is the diary which is a detailed account in four volumes of Bissell's experiences at Yale (1903-1907) covering academic, social, cultural and athletic life. The diary also includes accounts of summer vacations, among them a trip to Europe in 1906. The printed matter comprises annotated class books, class histories and clippings, largely obituaries of class members (1932-1968).

Dates

  • 1903-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0711

Overview

Diary, printed matter, correspondence and notes of Kenneth McLeod Bissell, relating to the Yale College Class of 1907. Of particular note is the diary which is a detailed account in four volumes of Bissell's experiences at Yale (1903-1907) covering academic, social, cultural and athletic life. The diary also includes accounts of summer vacations, among them a trip to Europe in 1906. The printed matter comprises annotated class books, class histories and clippings, largely obituaries of class members (1932-1968).

Biographical / Historical

Kenneth McLeod Bissell. Clerical position, Lamont, Corliss & Company (importing agents), New York City, November, 1907-February, 1908; graduate student, Columbia University, 1908; travel, work on ranches and with surveying parties in Mexico, and growing oranges in Riverside, Calif., with five trips to Europe and one to North Africa interspersed, 1908-13; salesman, Holmes-Walton company (real estate), Los Angeles, 1914-1917; graduate student and instructor, French Department, University of Southern California, 1917-18 (M.A. 1919); officer candidate, Officers' Training Camp, Presidio of San Francisco, July-September 1918; instructor in military French, S.A.T.C. Unit, University of Southern California, 1918; assistant professor, 1920; student, Universities of Geneva and Paris, and travel in various countries, 1920-22; professor, University of Southern California, 1922-27; chairman, Department of French, and chief student advisor, 1927-29; trip around the world (Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, England, Scotland, Scandinavia, Germany, and France), 1929-31; professor, University of Southern California, 1931-.

Married, October 8, 1913, in London, England, Josephine Lillian Jayne (attended Horace Mann School, New York City), daughter of William and Edith (Heim) Jayne, of New York City.

Appointed Officier d'Académie ( Les Palmes Académiques) by the French Government. Republican. Interested in welfare organizations which care for crippled, sick, and orphaned children. Member: American Association of University Professors; Philological Association of the Pacific Coast; Modern Language Association of America, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Southern California; Hollywood Lodge, No. 355, A.F. and A.M.; Hollywood Chapter, No. 120, Royal Arch Masons; Hollywood Post, No. 43, American Legion (charter member). Clubs: University (Los Angeles); Sierra (California); Swiss Alpine, Yale (Los Angeles).

(Taken from the History of the Class of 1907, Yale College, Twenty-five year record.)
Title
Guide to the Kenneth McLeod Bissell Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
June 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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