Finding Aid for the Samuel J. Sackett papers, 1954-1958

Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel J. Sackett papers
Date (inclusive): 1954-1958
Collection number: 178
Creator: Samuel J. Sackett
Extent: 1 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Samuel John Sackett (1928- ) was a professor of English at Hastings College (1949-51) and Fort Hays State University (1954-1977). In 1978, he became the dean of Salt City Business College. His published works include Kansas Folklore (1961), Cowboys and the Songs They Sang (1967), and Edgar Watson Howe (1972). The collection consists of book drafts and journals containing writings by Sackett.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Samuel J. Sackett, ca. 1958.

Processing Note

Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel J. Sackett papers (Collection Number 178). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Samuel John Sackett was born on January 23, 1928 in Redlands, California. After receiving his B.A. (1948) and M.A. (1949) from the University of Redlands, he pursued graduate study at Stanford University (1950) and received his Ph.D, from UCLA (1956). He served as an instructor in English and journalism at Hastings College (1949-51); and assistant professor (1954-57), associate professor (1957-65), professor (1965-77), and professor emeritus (1977) of English at Fort Hays State University. In 1978 he became dean of Salt City Business College. Throughout his career he contributed articles and poems to folklore and literary journals. His published works include Kansas Folklore (1961), Cowboys and the Songs They Sang (1967), and Edgar Watson Howe (1972).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of book drafts and journals containing writings by Sackett.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

(Samuel John), 1928- --Archives.
Literature teachers--United States--Archival resources.
Authors, American--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Folklore of the Indians, undated

Physical Description: Typed draft, 159 pages
Box 1, Folder 2

Kansas Folklore, undated

Physical Description: Typed draft, 206 pages
Box 1, Folder 3

Kansas: An Autobiography, 1957

Physical Description: Typed draft, 139 pages
Box 1, Folder 4

Imagination: Stories of Science and Fantasy, 1954-1955

Box 1, Folder 4

Sackett, S. J. "The Missing Disclaimer." Imagination: Stories of Science and Fantasy, vol. 5, no. 11, November 1954.

Box 1, Folder 4

Sackett, S. J. "The Last Plunge." Imagination: Stories of Science and Fantasy, vol. 6, no. 1, October 1955.

Box 1, Folder 5

Poem in College English

Box 1, Folder 5

Sackett, S. J. "I Cannot Be a Shepherd." College English, vol. 19, no. 6, p. 246. March 1958.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated by the author. Poem to Edward Hooker, professor of English who died of a heart attack.