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Raymond Kennedy papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1046

Scope and Contents

Papers accumulated by Yale Sociology professor Raymond Kennedy and relating to his research in Southeast Asia. Collection primarily comprises writings, maps, photographs, field trip notes, and other research materials documenting Kennedy's work in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Among the writings, some of which are in Dutch and Indonesian, are articles and speeches by Kennedy, memoranda written for the U.S. State Department, and writings by others about Southeast Asia. The collection also includes notes and drafts for Kennedy's unpublished four-volume work, Peoples and Cultures of Indonesia, and notes, photographs, recordings, and maps from the Indonesian field trip during which he was killed. Finally, teaching materials from Kennedy's work with the Staff Officers School for Strategic Studies during the Second World War and from other schools are included.

Dates

  • 1935-1950

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials are in English, Dutch, and Indonesian.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Department of Sociology, 1961 and the Southeast Asia office, 1966.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 folio)

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.1046

Overview

Papers accumulated by Yale Sociology professor Raymond Kennedy and relating to his research in Southeast Asia. Collection primarily comprises writings, maps, photographs, field trip notes, and other research materials documenting Kennedy's work in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Among the writings, some of which are in Dutch and Indonesian, are articles and speeches by Kennedy, memoranda written for the U.S. State Department, and writings by others about Southeast Asia. The collection also includes notes and drafts for Kennedy's unpublished four-volume work, Peoples and Cultures of Indonesia, and notes, photographs, recordings, and maps from the Indonesian field trip during which he was killed. Finally, teaching materials from Kennedy's work with the Staff Officers School for Strategic Studies during the Second World War and from other schools are included.

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Kennedy was born on 11 December 1906 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and died on 27 April 1950 near Tomo, West Java. He was educated at the Hartford Public High School and Trinity College. He was an instructor and professor of Sociology at Yale from 1935 through his death. Kennedy and an associate were held up and shot while on a research trip to Java. He is buried in the Christian Cemetery, Bandoeng, Central Java, where a bronze plaque given by members of the Yale faculty was erected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of the papers are available on microfilm, HM 864. Contents: Reel 1 – journal (913 p.) and additional papers in Dutch and Indonesian; Reel 2 – additional notes, tables, and maps in English, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Title
Guide to the Raymond Kennedy Papers
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
September 1982
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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