A Guide to the Charles A. Kennedy Papers, 1963-1987 Kennedy, Charles A. Ms1994-018

A Guide to the Charles A. Kennedy Papers, 1963-1987

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1994-018


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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Processed by: Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Charles A. Kennedy Papers, 1963-1987
Physical Characteristics
3.1 cu. ft. 3 boxes
Kennedy, Charles A.
The Charles A. Kennedy Papers consists of letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, reports, and other files on Kennedy's interest and involvement with foreign affairs (particularly the implications of nuclear war) and international students at Virginia Tech.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles A. Kennedy Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles A. Kennedy Papers, Ms1994-018, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles A. Kennedy Papers were donated upon his retirement as a professor at Virginia Tech in May 1994.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles A. Kennedy Papers was completed in November 2013.

Biographical Note

Charles Kennedy was the first full time professor of religion at Virginia Tech starting in 1967, and he was hired to teach the Bible and Asian religions. He also was the advisor of International Studies from 1972-1979. He retired as the head of the Religion Department in 1994.

Sources: History of Religion Department

Scope and Content

The Charles A. Kennedy Papers consists of letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, reports, and other files dating from 1963 (just before Kennedy came to Virginia Tech) to 1987. Highlights include brochures and pamphlets for international students, correspondence involving foreign affairs with a focus on nuclear war and also a television script that he wrote. Media materials include watercolor prints, film, and songs.


The files are arranged in the order they were received.

Separated Material

The following materials were catalogued in the Rare Book Collection:

Index Terms


  • Kennedy, Charles A.
  • Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Maps, 1964-1967
Box-folder 1-2 to 1-5
Nuclear Winter (4 Folders), 1986
Box-folder 1-6 to 1-9
Correspondence and Writings (4 Folders), 1986-1987
Box-folder 1-10
Extensions and International Programs, 1987
Box-folder 1-11 to 1-13
Correspondence and Writings (3 Folders), 1975-1984
Box-folder 1-14
Speeches and Writings, 1975-1976
Box-folder 1-15
Report, 1987
Box-folder 1-16
Correspondence and Lists, 1969-1974
Box-folder 1-17
Lists and Notes, 1969
Box-folder 1-18
Correspondence and Writings, 1966-1968
Box-folder 1-19
Articles, n.d.
Box-folder 1-20 to 1-23
Correspondence and Writings (4 Folders), 1964-1970
Box-folder 1-24
Foreign Exchange Students, n.d.
Box-folder 1-25
TV Script "That New Breed," 1972
Box-folder 2-1
Community Program Materials, 1965-1966, n.d.
Box-folder 2-2
Bank Records, 1965-1970
Box-folder 2-3
Reference Materials, 1967-1970
Box-folder 2-4
Q.N. & Abbreviated Derivations, 1968
Box-folder 2-5
VA Humanities-TV Proposal, 1977
Box-folder 2-6
VA Humanities, 1976, n.d.
Box-folder 2-7
VA Humanities FNDTN-TV Budget, 1976-1978
Box-folder 2-8
VF HPP- Public Unions, 1976-1978
Box-folder 2-9
Humanities-Photos, n.d.
Box-folder 2-10 to 2-12
New Breed Prints (3 Folders), 1970-1973
Box-folder 2-13
New Breed-Info, 1972
Box-folder 2-14
Original Text, n.d.
Box-folder 2-15
Originals-TNB-2, n.d.
Box-folder 2-16
NEH Correspondence, 1971-1972
Box-folder 2-17
DG/TNB Art, n.d.
Box-folder 2-18
DG/TNB-Budget/Personal, n.d.
Box-folder 2-19
DG/TNB Script Materials, n.d.
Box-folder 2-20
That New Breed Proposal, 1973
Box-folder 2-21
That New Breed, 1971-1972
Box-folder 2-22
Danforth, 1966-1977
Box-folder 2-23
Danforth, 1970-1971
Box-folder 2-24
Danforth Current, 1971
Box-folder 2-25
The Huguenot Program, n.d.
Box-folder 2-26
Sanderson, 1986
Box-folder 2-27
SIMS, 1985-1986
Box-folder 2-28
Kennedy, n.d.
Box-folder 2-29
1685-1985 Names, 1985
Box-folder 2-30
CVS, 1984
Box-folder 2-31
Charleston, 1985
Box-folder 2-32
Library, 1984
Box-folder 2-33
Rehearsal for Freedom: The Huguenots, 1985
Box-folder 2-34
Turk, 1985
Box-folder 2-35
WBRA-TV, 1985
Box-folder 2-36
Part II Resources, 1985
Box-folder 2-37
Script, 1985
Box-folder 3-1
Songs, n.d.
Box-folder 3-2
Watercolors, n.d.
Box 3
Films and Negatives, n.d.