Kendrick Philander Shedd Papers

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Kendrick Philander Shedd papers
Creator: Shedd, Kendrick P. (Kendrick Philander), 1866-1953
Call Number: A.S54
Dates: 1889-1953
Physical Description: 11 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Personal papers
Series II: Teaching materials
Series III: Socialism
Series IV: University of Rochester materials
Series V: Defense of Shedd by Lloyd Somers
Collection Overview
Title: Kendrick Philander Shedd papers
Creator: Shedd, Kendrick P. (Kendrick Philander), 1866-1953
Call Number: A.S54
Dates: 1889-1953
Physical Description: 11 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Kendrick P. Shedd was a member of the Class of 1889 at the University of Rochester. In 1890 he was an instructor of modern languages at the University, and became professor of German in 1906. In 1912 he was forced to leave the University because of a speech he made in which he voiced his support of socialism. He later became principal of a school in Forestport, New York, a teacher in Geneva High School, and from 1920 to 1925 the principal of Naples High School. Professor Shedd died on December 3, 1953.

Scope and Content
The Kendrick Philander Shedd Papers include correspondence about his resignation from the University of Rochester faculty for socialist sympathies; reminiscences of the socialist movement in Milwaukee, 1915; personal scrapbooks and autobiography; as well as published and unpublished writings. There are also scrapbooks of minutes, correspondence, and clippings on Socialist Educational Federation of Rochester, sponsored by the Progressive Working People's Lyceum and Local Rochester, Socialist Party, 1914; letters and papers concerning the Rochester Socialist Sunday School and Young People's Socialist League; scrapbooks about the Social Center at School No. 9, Rochester, 1908-10; and a defense of Shedd by Lloyd Somers, with exhibits.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Socialists
Socialism
Labor movement
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scores
Shedd, Kendrick P. (Kendrick Philander), 1866-1953
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Lloyd Somers.Access
The Kendrick Philander Shedd papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Kendrick Philander Shedd papers, A.S54, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: Personal papers
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1902-1950
Box 4, Folder 4Correspondence, 1901-1943
Box 2, Folder 6Correspondence to or about K.P. Shedd; clippings, photographs, etc., 1915-1947
Box 4, Folder 5Letters from Eugene V. Debs, 1912-1944
Box 6, Folder 2Letters from students, 1910's-1930's
includes George Abbott

Box 6, Folder 3Letters from Albert H. Wilcox and Herbert S. Weet, 1916-1922
Box 1, Folder 8Photographs
Shedd and Michael L. Casey; color slides (3) from Helen R. Cross showing Kendrick P. Shedd with 1880 graduates in 1951

Box 4, Folder 6Autobiography: birth to college
Manuscript

Box 6, Folder 7Coverage of Shedd's death
Box 1, Folder 3Pamphlet of an address given by Professor Shedd at the Y.M.C.A. entitled "Uncaged criminals", May 15, 1892
Removed and placed in K. P. Shedd's Alumni and Faculty pamphlet file

Box 4, Folder 8Butte, Montana Board of Education, 1921
Box 4, Folder 9Contents of binder labeled "Howe Kiefer", 1920's-1930's
Box 6, Folder 1Entry in American Biography
Box 6, Folder 4Michael L. Casey
Box 5, Folder 1Manuscript
Box 7Twice fifty-four makes one
Manuscript

Box 5, Folder 2;
Box 7
Not wanted
Manuscript

Box 8Journals, notebooks, books from Shedd's library
including Some Songs for Socialist Singers (by Shedd)

Box 1, Folder 4Books owned by Professor Shedd
Augier, Emile. La Pierre de Touche, by Emile Augier in collaboration with Jules Sandeau
Boston, Ginn, 1897. 149 pages

Rostand, Edmond. Les Romanesques
Boston, Ginn, 1903. 101 pages

Fulda, Ludwig. Der Talisman
Boston, D.C. Heath Co., 1902. 125 pages

Box 5, Folder 8Miscellaneous
Series II: Teaching materials
Box 5, Folder 3Lectures on "Words"
Box 5, Folder 4Notes on "Words" lectures
Box 5, Folder 5Teaching materials (below college level)
Series III: Socialism
Box 2, Folder 3Good Government League, 1895-1908
Box 2, Folder 4Progress, 1908
Box 2, Folder 5Social centers, 1911
Box 3, Volume 1-2Scrapbooks on Social Center at Number 9 School, Rochester, 1908-1909, 1909-1910
Box 5, Folder 6Experiences in Milwaukee
Box 5, Folder 7Socialist Sunday School
Box 6, Folder 5Socialist materials
Box 6, Folder 6Articles/clippings
Box 9Scrapbook, 1884-1915
Box 1, Folder 9Scrapbook, 1910-1915
Box 11Scrapbooks, 1914-1915
Box 10Scrapbook, 1936-1937
Series IV: University of Rochester materials
Box 1, Folder 5Citation given to Professor Shedd by the 1915 German Class
Box 2, Folder 2Resignation, 1911-1914
Box 4, Folder 1Shedd's handwritten account
Box 4, Folder 2Resignation letters, 1912
Box 4, Folder 3Material/correspondence re: resignation
Box 1, Folder 2Sheet music of songs written by Professor Shedd
Jenny-See, words and melody by Kendrick P. Shedd, music arranged by John R. Slater, 1910
Rochester maid means quality, words by Kendrick P. Shedd, music by Florence Newell Barbour, 1910
The Rochester travelling man, words and melody by Kendrick P. Shedd, music arranged by Charles W. Watkeys, 1910
Box 4, Folder 7"A few of the 'Old-Time' songs by 'Sheddie'"
Box 6Rochester Song Book
Box 6, Folder 8Miscellaneous UR material
Box 6, Folder 9George Eastman
Series V: Defense of Shedd by Lloyd Somers
Box 1, Folder 6Defense of Professor Shedd written by Lloyd Somers, 1966
Box 1, Folder 7"Exhibits" used by Mr. Somers in his defense of Professor Shedd
Box 2, Folder 1"A few remarks and mementos about the life of Kendrick P. Shedd" by Lloyd Somers, 1970
Box 2, Folder 7Somers correspondence; miscellaneous clippings/materials, 1962-1969
Box 6, Folder 10Essay/article by Lloyd Somers, 1966
Box 6, Folder 11Lloyd Somers's correspondence, 1960's-1970's
Box 6, Folder 12Correspondence to Somers from Lawrence Shedd with notes, 1982


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