Guide to the William Cannicott Olson Papers, 1956-1985
Graduate of Duke University and chair of the History Department at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Collection contains mainly papers pertaining to his work in the field of education. Prior to his position at Marist College, he taught history in Danville, Va. He was active in the Danville Education Assoc., and became the Virginia Education Association's president. In addition to professional correspondence, there is a great deal of personal correspondence with family and friends much of which relates to his life as a homosexual. Included also are financial papers, printed materials, clippings, addresses, writings (including a draft of his dissertation), and other records. There is some memorabilia from Olson's school days. Included among the volumes are diaries from his youth.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Olson, William Cannicott.
- William Cannicott Olson Papers, 1956-1985
- Language of Material
- 7.8 Linear Feet, 7877 Items
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Collection is open for research.
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Includes unsorted, unarranged materials such as correspondence, finances, and writings from an accession in 1986 as well as Acc. 1998-0214.
|1965||B.A., Political Science, Duke University|
|1965-1968||Taught Social Studies at a high school|
|1968||M.A., University of North Carolina|
|1974||Ph.D., Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina|
|1970||Professor, Marist College|
|1975||Chairman of the History and Political Science Dept., Marist College|
[Identification of item], William Cannicott Olson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The William Cannicott Olson Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985, and 1988.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, May 2011
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2011
This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.