02/17/U0139 Guide to the Sarah Law Kennerly Papers Kennerly, Sarah Law Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton.

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Guide to the Sarah Law Kennerly Papers 1400/1956 University Archives Overview of the Collection Sarah Law Kennerly Papers 1400-1956 1937-1956 02/17/U0139 4.00 University Archives Papers of Library Science faculty member Dr. Sarah Law Kennerly. Administrative History:

Dr. Sarah Law Kennerly was born September 28, 1910 in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina.  She died on April 19, 2002 in Denton Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1931.  She received a Master of Library Science from Emory University in 1949.  She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1957. She joined the faculty of the School of Library Science at North Texas State College (now the University of North Texas) in 1951.  Dr. Kennerly retired in 1977.  The Board of Regents granted Dr. Kennerly the title professor emeritus in 1990.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:




Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Sarah Law Kennerly Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use. Box 2 is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. The UNT Archives and Rare Book department requires a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.

Arrangement of Materials:

The items are arranged by type and by date.

Scope and Contents

The items in this collection document the academic achievements of Dr. Sarah Law Kennerly. This includes the college diplomas she earned from 1931 to 1957. . A set of early family photographs of the Kennerly family make up part of the collection. There is also a small set of artifacts.

Detailed List of Contents id107877 1 Diplomas, Illuminated Manuscript 726996 id261575 1 1 Diplomas 1931, 1949 Scope and Contents

Sarah Law Kennerly earned a Bachelor of Arts with honor from Winthrop College in 1931. The University of Michigan issued Ms. Kennerly a Master of Arts in Library Science in 1949.

id261576 1 2 Diploma 1957 Scope and Contents

A diploma for a Doctor of Philosophy in Library Science for Sarah Law Kennerly which is dated 1957.

id261577 1 3 Manuscript circa 1400s Scope and Contents

This is a an illumniated manuscript that has lettering on both sides of the vellum page.

id261579 1 4 Dissertation 1956 726996 Scope and Contents

"Confederate Juvenile Imprints: Children's Books and Periodicals Published in the Confederate States of America, 1861-1866" by Sarah Law Kennerly.

id129351 2 Early Photographs 706579 Scope and Contents

Contains early photography of the Kennerly family, most of which are daguerroreotype photographs.

id108095 100844 Artifacts 663146 Scope and Contents

Box in the shape of a book; cross stitched apple; photograph cube; framed photograph; plaque; and a gold ring.  This box also contains a medal and printing block from the Hellen Hewitt Collection.

id261580 4 Oversize Document 708294 id261581 4 Diploma 1937 Scope and Contents

A dipoma issued by Emory University to Sarah Law Kennerly for a Bachelor of Arts in Library Science.