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Ben Kimpel Papers

Identifier: MC 497

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain twelve photograph albums which contain pictures taken of various places Kimpel visited between 1958 and 1970. Albums are arranged chronologically and the labels of each album were created by Kimpel. The papers also contain one plaque for distinguished teaching, which Kimpel received from the Blue Key Fraternity in 1961.


  • Creation: 1958-1971


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Ben Kimpel (1915-1983) was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, he attended Harvard University where he received his bachelors degree in 1937 and his masters degree in 1939. In 1942, Kimpel received his doctorate in American literature from the University of North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1946, Kimpel served in the U. S. Army. Between 1946 and 1951, he served with the State Department in Austria. In 1952, Kimpel joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas, where he taught English, until his death in 1983. While at the University of Arkansas, Kimpel published several scholarly works with T.C. Duncan Eaves, including a biography of English author Samuel Richardson, and several articles on Ezra Pound.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The Ben Kimpel Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department on March 2, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in June 1989.

Ben Kimpel Papers
Anthony J. Wappel
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444