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Personal papers of J. Neale Carman

Call Number: PP 106


Carman taught Romance Languages at the University of Kansas from 1918-1966. This collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, research and reference material, and manuscripts from Carman's career at KU, notably regarding populations with foreign language backgrounds in Kansas from the first Euro-American settlers to the mid-20th century.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1966


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of J. Neale Carman

Carman received his A.B. in 1917 and his A.M. in 1921, both from the University of Kansas. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1934.

Carman joined the faculty of KU in 1918, teaching Romance Languages from 1918-1966 and reaching full Professor status in 1944. He retired in 1967.


19 Linear Feet (19 boxes + 2 oversize folders)

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Physical Location

PP 106

Related Materials

Carman's monograph, Foreign-Language Units of Kansas (FLUK), published through the University Press of Kansas in 1962, is available online through KU ScholarWorks at

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the J. Neale Carman Collection
Personal papers of J. Neale Carman
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; revised by skt, 2010; revised by mwh, 2018.
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Personal papers of J. Neale Carman, University Archives, PP 106, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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