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Guide to the John Haskell Kemble Papers
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The John Haskell Kemble papers contains research materials and notes, typescripts about maritime history. In addition, there are his students' papers, course work, and documents about the organizations he participated in at Pomona College from 1936 to 1990. Also, there are documents about the history of Claremont, California. 7 series comprise the collection. Series 1 contain his personal effects; Series 2 contain his publications; Series 3 contains documents about organizations and memberships; Series 4 contains documents about his professional activities; Series 5 contains documents about his teaching activities; Series 6 contains documents about the Claremont Colleges; and Series 7 contains documents about the city of Claremont, California.
John Haskell Kemble was a recognized maritime historian. He was born June 17, 1912 in Marshalltown, Iowa and died February 19, 1990. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University in 1933 and his MA in 1934, PhD in 1937 at the University California, Berkeley. He was a member of the Pomona College History department from 1936-1977. He retired as the Warren Finney Day professor of history and acted as Curator of the Wester Americana Collection at Honnold/Mudd library. He was the author of two books and numerous articles and edited other books over the years. The books were The Panama Route 1848-1869" and "San Francisco Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History."
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