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H05-1554.80. Kenney, Alice P. (1938-1985). Papers, 1961-1976. 1.00 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: H05-1554.80

Scope and Contents

The Alice Kenney papers 1961-1976 consist mostly of Kenney's scholarly work on the history of the Hudson Valley area Dutch published in the New York Historical Society Quarterly, New York History, and de Halve Maen publications. The collection includes correspondence, professional papers, articles, publications, and poems written by Alice Kenney. Folders in collection are arranged alphabetically by topic; materials on Dutch history are grouped together and arranged alphabetically by article title. Other materials written by Kenney are grouped together under works by Alice Kenney and are also arranged alphabetically by article title.

Dates

  • 1961 - 1976

Creator

Biography

Alice P. Kenney (1938-1985) grew up in Albany, New York, receiving her B. A. from Middlebury College and earning both her M. A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 1961, she joined the Department of History at Cedar Crest College. Throughout her career, Kenney studied seventeenth-century Dutch-American culture. Her best-known books include The Gansevoorts of Albany: Dutch Patricians in the Upper Hudson Valley (1969) and Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York (1975). Severely handicapped by an arthritic condition in her later years, Kenney also published Access to the Past: Museum Programs and Facilities Accessible to Disabled Persons (1980). Her NEH-supported survey of Dutch-American museums took her to Holland in 1971.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Donated by Professor Kathleen Verduin from the estate of her late husband, Leslie J. Workman (1927-2001). Alice P. Kenney (1938-1985) grew up in Albany, New York, receiving her B.A. from Middlebury College and earning both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 1961, she joined the Department of History at Cedar Crest College. Throughout her career, Kenney studied seventeenth-century Dutch-American culture. Her best-known books include The Gansevoorts of Albany: Dutch Patricians in the Upper Hudson Valley (1969) and Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York (1975). Severely handicapped by an arthritic condition in her later years, Kenney also published Access to the Past: Museum Programs and Facilities Accessible to Disabled Persons (1980). Her NEH-supported survey of Dutch-American museums took her to Holland in 1971. The Alice P. Kenney Papers (1961-1976) include correspondence, poems, unpublished professional papers, and publications in The New York Historical Society Quarterly, New York History, and De Halve Maen. Kenney was an associate professor of history at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a noted historian on the history of the Hudson Valley Dutch. Detailed Collection Register available.

General

Alice Kenney

Donation Note

Professor Kathleen Verduin from the estate of her late husband, Leslie J. Workman (1927-2001)

Creator

Source

Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

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