Louis Knott Koontz (1890-1951) was born in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He was a professor in the History department at UCLA,
The Virginia Frontier, 1754-1763 (1925) and
Robert Dinwiddie: His Career in American Colonial Government and Westward Expansion (1941) and managing editor of the
Pacific Historical Review (1936-47). The collection consists of materials pertaining to Koontz's university and departmental activities at UCLA.
Koontz was born on February 21, 1890 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; AB, Washington and Lee University, 1908; AM (1914),
Ph.D (1920), Johns Hopkins University; instructor in history and English (1908-09), president (1909-12), Frederick College;
professor of history and political science and dean (1914-17), acting president (1916), Davis and Elkins College; member,
editorial staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 1921-22; instructor (1922-25), assistant professor (1925-30), associate professor (1930-43), and professor of history (1943-51),
UCLA; managing editor, Pacific Historical Review, 1936-47; published works include The Virginia Frontier, 1754-1763 (1925) and Robert Dinwiddie: His Career in American Colonial Government and Westward Expansion (1941); Koontz died on August 6, 1951.
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