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University Archives: Robert L. Kincaid Papers

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Title: Robert L. Kincaid Papers

Collection #: 2016.036

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Extent:  20 Hollinger boxes (8 linear feet)

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Robert Kincaid (May 17, 1893-May 21, 1960)

Dr. Kincaid was born near Blairsville, Georgia. He passed away at the University of Tennessee hospital. He left public school at age 14 and enrolled in the Blairsville Collegiate School (a Baptist school). While in school he began working for the Union County Banner, a local newspaper which had previously published some of his stories.

Through the help of his friend Jim Nicholson, Robert was admitted to Lincoln Memorial University in 1912. His student years at LMU were fruitful. Robert was a member of the fire brigade, the treasurer of his freshman class, a member of the Grant-Lee literary society and the YMCA. He was heavily involved with the literary publications of the university such as the Student Oracle, The Blue and Gray (school newspaper) and the Railsplitter (yearbook). In May 1915 Dr. Kincaid graduated from LMU with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He immediately enrolled in the school of journalism at the University of Missouri. Unfortunately he was unable to complete school due to his meager capital. Robert wrote to the president of LMU, Dr. Hubbell, seeking employment. Dr. Hubbell hired Robert to be the ‘University Correspondent’; handling publicity for the university.

Robert married Beulah Catherine Chance of Cumberland Gap, TN on May 24, 1917. They had 2 children, Helen and Robert Hugh; Robert died in 1941 at the age of 18. In November 1917 Robert enlisted for training by the sergeant major school of the Coast Artillery. His first tour of duty was as a private in the Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Monroe, Virginia. After graduating from the Artillery school he taught typing and shorthand to prospective Army clerks. He was discharged on December 1, 1918 at Jacksonville, Florida. January 1919 Robert resumed his duties as University Correspondent and editor of the Mountain Herald at LMU. Over the course of the next few years Dr. Kincaid worked in a number of university departments before leaving for a job as the managing editor of the Middlesboro Daily News (Ky).

In 1925 Robert returned to LMU as secretary to the business manager, after a period of rest due to illness. From 1926 until 1937 Robert formed a company which bought the Middlesboro Daily News. He remained strongly tied to LMU through this period. In 1930 he was elected a trustee to LMU; a position he held until 1937 when he was elected vice president in charge of production. On June 6, 1937 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

On January 11, 1947 Kincaid was named Acting President and in November of 1947 he was officially sworn in as the President of LMU. During his tenure the University saw growth and campus-wide improvements. On June 2, 1958 Dr. Kincaid retired with the tile President Emeritus.

Dr. Kincaid received numerous honors including an honorary Doctorate for Literature from the University of Chattanooga. He was the president of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Association which successfully got the Federal Government to make the site a National Park. He was the president of the National Huguenot Society and vice chairman of the Kentucky Park Commission. He received a citation from the National Society of the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century; an honorary membership in LMU’s chapter of Tau Kappa Alpha a national forensic society. He received the Lincoln Diploma of Honor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion; both from LMU. He was also Chairman of the Board of Deacons for the First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, Ky.

Dr. Robert Kincaid’s Bibliography

  • Abraham Lincoln, miracle of democracy, address at annual meeting, Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, Madison, February 10, 1959.  Pamphlet published 1960
  • Abraham Lincoln, the speaker, [by] Robert L. Kincaid. This paper was presented at the convention dinner of the Eleventh Annual Tau Kappa Alpha Convention, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, March 16, 1951. Pamphlet published 1951.
  • The ageless Lincoln: a Lincoln Day address on “The worth of personal effort”. Pamphlet published 1950
  • Boy finds a college. Book published 1955.
  • Boy finds a friend. Book published 1956.
  • Jinny and Jim. Book published 1941.
  • John W. Starr, Jr.: Lincoln collector and author of Millersburg, Pa.  Pamphlet published 1944.
  • Joshua Fry Speed – 1814-1882, Abraham Lincoln’s most intimate friend … Read before the Filson Club, February 1, 1943. Pamphlet published 1943.
  • Kentucky in the Civil War.  Book published 1947.
  • The Lincoln heritage in the Cumberlands: an address delivered before the Lincoln Fellowship of Southern California at Los Angeles, California, October 20, 1950. Pamphlet published 1951.
  • Lincoln, martyred friend of the south: extension of remarks of Hon .Clyde Doyle of California in the House of Representatives, Tuesday, April 26, 1949. Pamphlet published 1949.
  • Lincoln Memorial University: a brief history. Book published 1937.
  • Lincoln pilgrimage and celebration: celebration of Lincoln’s birthday at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, February 10-12, 1917. Pamphlet published 1950.
  • Lincoln‘s faith: the hope of our time. Pamphlet published 1951.
  • My favorite miller. Book published 1959.
  • An open letter to friends of good books. Pamphlet published 1952.
  • School days at Bethlehem. Book published 1952.
  • Under the big beech. Book published 1954.
  • The Wilderness Road. Book published 1947.

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Inventory

Box 1:

Biographical

Correspondence: 1916

  • News Release: 26 July 1916 - Reception for Dean and Mrs. T.B. Ford
  • News Release: 3 August 1916 - Commencement Services for Summer Quarter 1916
  • News Release: 4 August 1916 - Commencement Exercises for Summer Quarter 1916 (2 copies)
  • News Release: 5 August 1916 - Commencement Exercises for Summer Quarter 1916
  • News Release: 11 September 1916 - Homecoming 1916

Correspondence: 1917

  • News Release: 1 May 1917 - Days of Commencement Exercises in 1917
  • News Release: 7 May 1917 - Class Day Exercises 1917
  • News Release: 8 May 1917 - Third Day of Commencement Exercises 1917
  • News Release: 8 May 1917 - Baccalaureate Sermon for Commencement Exercises 1917
  • News Release: 9 May 1917 - Main Speaker for Commencement in 1917 (2 copies)
  • News Release: 10 May 1917 - 20th Commencement of LMU in 1917 (2 copies)
  • News Release: 11 May 1917 - Detail of 20th Commencement at LMU in 1917
  • News Release: 3 August 1917 - Detail of Commencement Exercises 1917
  • News Release: 4 August 1917 - Overview of Summer Commencement and Fall Preparations 1917

Correspondence: 1919

  • News Release: 6 May 1919 - Baccalaureate Sermon by Dr. Thomas N. Ivey at Commencement 1919
  • News Release: 7 May 1919 - Address of Dr. John Wesley Hill at LMU (2 copies)
  • News Release: 8 May 1919 - Close of 22nd year at LMU with Commencement Program in 1919
  • News Release: 8 May 1919 - Degrees Conferred at Annual Commencement in 1919 (3 copies)
  • News Release: 8 May 1919 - Closing Exercises of Commencement 1919 (2 copies)
  • News Release: 8 May 1919 - Degrees Conferred at Graduating Exercises of Academy Department in 1919

Correspondence: 1920

  • 16 March 1920 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Principal of SO. Fulton High School (List of Graduates to send LMU Educational Material)
  • 27 March 1920 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Professor and Mrs. J.M. Townsend (Assistance/Donation for Gymnasium)

Correspondence: 1921

  • 12 January 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Professor C.G. Phillips (Thanking for J.P. Carroll's Grade in Gardening)
  • 21 January 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. J.L. Pilkenton (Request for Certified Record)
  • 5 February 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Lilly Porter (Attending LMU in Summer Semester)
  • 9 February 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Lilly Porter (Information on Attending LMU in Summer Semester)
  • 30 March 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Ada Pollard (Follow-Up to Sending Catalog with LMU courses for Summer Semester)
  • 31 March 1921- From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. McKey Pinner (Follow-Up to Sending Catalog with LMU courses for Summer Semester)
  • 1 April 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Stanley Pierce (Follow-Up to Sending Catalog with LMU courses for Summer Semester)
  • 2 April 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. J.A. Pless (Follow-Up to Sending Catalog with LMU courses for Summer Semester) - (2 copies)
  • 2 April 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Julia Phillips (Follow-Up to Sending Catalog with LMU courses for Summer Semester)
  • 18 April 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Lilly Porter (Information on Attending LMU in Summer Semester)
  • 29 April 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. J.A. Pless (Arrangement for Helping with Payments)
  • 5 May 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Lilly Porter (Transportation Details to University)
  • 13 May 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. J. A. Pless (Requesting They Come Prepared with Payment)
  • 15 June 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. J.A. Pless (Inviting Back for Fall after Accident at LMU)
  • 20 June 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Ernest Phillips (Sending Catalog and other information about attending LMU)
  • 27 July 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. W.D. Potter (Information about Fall Semester 1921)
  • 28 July 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Jack Phillips (Information about Fall Semester 1921)
  • 29 July 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. R.C. Price (Room Reservation)
  • 4 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Annie Phillips (Sending a catalog of LMU courses)
  • 4 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Ernest Phillips (Sending a catalog at request of Miss Annie Phillips)
  • 5 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Florrie Powers (Room Arrangement for Fall 1921)
  • 5 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Jackson Potter (Sending a catalog of LMU courses)
  • 5 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. L.L. Powers (Welcoming Student back for Fall 1921)
  • 11 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Jackson Potter (Information for Attending LMU in Fall 1921)
  • 16 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Grace Welch Piper (Sending Catalog for Nieces at request of Miss Mildred Eager)
  • 19 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Jack Phillips (Sending second Catalog since first was returned)
  • 20 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Jackson Potter (Work Study Information)
  • 25 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Herman Poore (Welcoming to LMU)
  • 31 August 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Anna Porter (Welcoming to LMU)
  • Telegram: 1 September 1921 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Jackson B. Potter (Room Reserved)
  • 3 September 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. J.W. Provine (Recommendation for Mr. Cecil Linton to Mississippi College)
  • 16 September 1921 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Anna Porter (Room Reservation and Transportation Details)

Correspondence: 1922

  • 9 May 1922 - From A. R. Schulz (Catalogue Sales Manager of Printing Products Corporation) to Mr. Hubbell (Advertising for Business)
  • 17 May 1922 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Printing Products Corporation (Print the New Catalog for LMU)
  • 24 November 1922 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Professor Herman Pinkerton (Sending Catalog to Mt. Juliet High School for High School Graduates Interested in LMU)

Correspondence: 1931

  • 6 January 1931 - From Mary A. Stone to Mr. Isaac Lawson, copied to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Home Service Chairman) (Sending a second blank form for Lost Discharge Certificate)
  • 5 February 1931 - From Robert L. Kincaid (American Red Cross Home Service Chairman) to United States Veterans Bureau (Case of Edward F. Clarkson)
  • 19 March 1931 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. H. Robinson Shipherd (Termination of Dr. Shipherd as President)
  • 20 March 1931 - From Mary A. Stone to Mrs. Lucille Cook, copied to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Home Service Chairman) (Disability Case of Mrs. Cook's husband)
  • 26 March 1931 - From Robert L. Kincaid (American Red Cross Home Service Chairman) to U.S. Veterans Bureau (Case of Mr. Reynolds) 
  • 21 December 1931 - From H.L. McCoy (Director of Insurance of Veterans Administration) to Robert L. Kincaid (Insurance Rate will Increase)

Correspondence: 1932

  • 4 April 1932 - From John M. Slaton (Manager, Veterans' Administration) to William O. Kincaid (Address Changed for Insurance Purposes)
  • News Release: 24 May 1932 - From P.L. Hamlett (Chairman Publicity) to Tom Hayden (Department Adjutant) (American Legion Press Release)

Correspondence: 1935

  • Speech: 1 June 1935 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Board of Directors of Lincoln Memorial University

Correspondence: 1936

  • 6 May 1936 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Miss Ruth Moore (List of Checks Written for Distribution of Lincoln Inn Funds)
  • 6 May 1936 - From Ruth Moore to Mr. Harrison (Forwarding Signed Checks)
  • 5 December 1936 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.W. LaFrentz (Cancellation of Lease of University Cave Property)
  • Certificates of Disposition - 22 slips (Different Addressees and Dates)

Correspondence: July 1937

  • 17 July 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.W. LaFrentz (Regarding Possible Lease of the Broadcasting Station)
  • 17 July 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Major A.V. Dalrymple (Regarding Possible Lease of the Broadcasting Station)
  • 19 July 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.I. Shott (Regarding Possible Lease of the Broadcasting Station)
  • 24 July 1937 - From A.V. Dalrymple to Robert L. Kincaid (Follow-Up to Broadcasting Station Letter)
  • 5 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to A.V. Dalrymple (Interested Parties in Possible Lease of Broadcasting Station)
  • 16 August 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to A.V. Dalrymple (Board will not Authorize Broadcasting Station)
  • 30 August 1937 - From [?] to Honorable F.W. LaFrentz (Resignation from Board at LMU and Broadcasting Station Lease Information)

Correspondence: August 1937

  • 10 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Edith Scott Magna (Thanks for Congratulatory Note)
  • 12 August 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mr. Ferdinand W. LaFrentz (Possible Contacts for Donations to LMU)
  • 12 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. C.H. Arundel (Daily News News Release about Broadcasting Station)
  • 24 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.W. Prentiss, Jr. (Promoting LMU through Mail Correspondence)
  • 24 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.A. Seiberling (Requesting Lists or Ways to Acquire Lists of Names of Possible Donors)
  • 24 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. James Still (Request of Picture and Career Information for Mountain Herald Article of Former LMU Students)
  • 25 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.W. Prentiss, Jr. (Information about P.F. duPont and daughter, Jane)
  • 25 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Alice M. Wright (Request to Continue $25 Donation to LMU)
  • 27 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Samuel Mather (Request to Continue Father's $100 Donation to LMU)
  • 28 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Judge David W. Hill (Request for Possible Donation to Help with Payroll Backlog)
  • 31 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Homer C. Selby (Request to Continue $50 Donation to LMU)
  • 31 August 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Col. Wade H. Cooper (Requesting Funds from A. W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Trust after Mr. Mellon's Death)

Correspondence: September 1937

  • 1 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.W. LaFrentz (Broadcasting Station in Harrogate)
  • 1 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. S. Kent Costikyan (Request for Help Renovating President's Home)
  • 1 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Alice Morgan Wright ($25 Contest Prize)
  • 1 September 1937 - From [?] to Major A.V. Dalrymple (Broadcasting Station in Harrogate)
  • 3 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Daniel Rhoads (Information about Mr. Prentis)
  • 3 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.A. Moses (Request for Continuation of Donation)
  • 7 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.W. Prentis, Jr. (Approaching the A.W. Mellon Trust for Funds)
  • 10 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Edwin M. Allen (Request for Donation)
  • 11 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Ida Clyde Clarke (Visiting LMU)
  • 13 September 1937 - From Mr. S. Kent Costikyan to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Cannot Help Renovate President's Home)
  • 13 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.W. Prentis, Jr. (Approaching the A.W. Mellon Trust for Funds)
  • 13 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Virgil Vernon Merrimann (Information on Attending LMU)
  • 13 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. C.S. Paola (Pinnacle Mountain Project)
  • 13 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Louisa Hoe (Agrees to be sent an autographed photo and speaks of Helen and her Nursing courses)
  • 17 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. S. Kent Costikyan (Thanks for Letter about Not Being Able to Donate to President's Home Renovation)
  • 17 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Henry C. Harris (Request for Funding for Scholarships)
  • 18 September 1937 - From C. Frank Dunn (Secretary of the Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission) to Mr. Robert Kincaid (Proposed Pioneer National Monument)
  • 21 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. C. Frank Dunn (Pioneer Memorial Project-Daniel Boone Memorial)
  • 21 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Edith Scott Magna (Request for Contacts to Help Build a Library, Science Building and Gymnasium)
  • 22 September 1937 - From C. Frank Dunn (Secretary of the Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission) to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Cumberland Gap added to National Monument)
  • 24 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. G. Hurst Paul (Meet and Discuss Opportunities to Help LMU)
  • 25 September 1937 - From D.C. Wester to Dr. Stewart W. McClelland (Work on Providing Electric Range for Home Economics Department)
  • 29 September 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. D.C. Wester (Request for new Electric Range for Home Economics Department)
  • 31 December 1937 - From S. Kent Costikyan to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Resignation as Member of Board of Trustees)

Correspondence: October 1937

  • 11 October 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. C. Pollard Liter (Donation for Mr. Hubbell's Care)
  • 12 October 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Walter Watkins (Request to Continue $100 Scholarship)
  • 14 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Broadcasting Station in Harrogate)
  • 16 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Meetings with Possible Donors)
  • 18 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Purchasing Equipment for Home Economics Courses)
  • 18 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (LaFrentz Connections for Funding)
  • 18 October 1937 - From Harry M. Rice to Mr. H.H. Gardner (Audit Report)
  • 20 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Seiberling (Congratulating them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary) - 2 copies
  • 20 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mr. Seiberling (Details on New Position and Finding New Donors for LMU)
  • 25 October 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Purchasing Rug for President's Home, Visiting with Herbert Hoover, and Possibly Donors to LMU)

Correspondence: November 1937

  • 5 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Emily Roosevelt (Thanks for Meeting and Possible Benefit Concert)
  • 5 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mr. Henry Hornblower (Information Regarding Dr. John Wesley Hill: Tribute and Bronze Bust)
  • 5 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Colonel Wade H. Cooper (Approaching Mellon Trust for Funding; Includes List of Addresses)
  • 6 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.A. Seiberling (Detail of Finding Donors and Dr. McClelland's Contact that Resulted in a $6,000 Creamery)
  • 9 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. H.W. Prentis, Jr. (Request to Appeal to Friends for Donations to LMU)
  • 9 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Colonel Wade H. Cooper (Request to Appeal to Friends for Donations to LMU)
  • 9 November 1937 - From Colonel Wade H. Cooper to Dr. Robert L. Kincaid (Follow-Up on Mellon Trust)
  • 9 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Russell William Magna (Request to Appeal to Friends for Donations to LMU)
  • 9 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. Reese Patterson (Request to Appeal to Friends for Donations to LMU)
  • 10 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. Stewart W. McClelland (Details on Donations, such as Electric Range)
  • 10 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. Stewart W. McClelland (Condolences to their Loved Ones Passing)
  • 10 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. W.E. Schenk (Request $250 of $500 Donation; New Range Donated)
  • 10 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Dan C. Wester (Thanks for Donation of New Range in Home Economics Department)
  • 10 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. R.M. Watt (Thanks for Donation of New Range in Home Economics Department)
  • 11 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. William E. Schenk ($500 Bond Purchase Request and $75 to Purchase a Cow)
  • 12 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Virgil Merriman (Request for Alumni and Former Student List)
  • 12 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Colonel Wade H. Cooper (Thanks for Recent Letter and Progress with Mellon Trust)
  • 17 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger (Request for Donation to Acquire Encyclopedias for the Library)
  • 17 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mr. H.W. Prentis, Jr. (Thanks for List of Names of Possible Donors; Details on Other Possible Donors: Hayden Foundation and Mellon Foundation)
  • 17 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Miss Matthies (Reply to Invitation to state Regents and Treasurers' Meeting)
  • 17 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Governor Myers Y. Cooper (Thanks for Support; Details on Funding Campaign)
  • 20 November 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Details of Donors and How Donation Requests are Going)
  • 22 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Judge Jeremiah T. Mahoney (Request for Donations to LMU)
  • 23 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Governor Myers Y. Cooper (Attending Cincinnati Chapter Meeting D.A.R.; Mr. Hoover as Possible Commencement Speaker)
  • 25 November 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Hon. Myers Y. Cooper (Possible Concert of Miss Moore and Details on Funding Campaign)
  • 30 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Governor Myers Y. Cooper (Benefit Concert of Miss Emily Roosevelt and Possible Concert of Miss Grace Moore)

Correspondence: December 1937

  • 1 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Ramsay Peugnet (Regret Not Attending Armistice Day Event; Request for Possible Events to Find Donors for LMU)
  • 6 December 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Details on Funding Campaign; LMU Dinner)
  • 6 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Paul B. Scarff (Continuation of Mr. Kress' $100 Donation; Possible Donation from H.S. Kress Foundation)
  • 7 December 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Follow-Up on Mr. Hoover Giving Commencement Speech)
  • 10 December 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Possible Series of Three Benefit Concerts by Miss Emily Roosevelt)
  • 13 December 1937 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mrs. Russell Wm. Magna (Request for List of Possible Donors; Possible Benefit Concert in Boston with D.A.R. and other Donors)
  • 15 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Katherine Matthies (Benefit Concerts by Miss Emily Roosevelt)
  • 17 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. William H. Pouch (Benefit Concert at LMU on February 11)
  • 30 December 1937 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. William H. Pouch (Request for Possible Donation and Thanks for Suggestions on Benefit Concert from his Wife)

Correspondence: 1938

  • [1938] - From [?] to Miss Gould (Information about LMU; Lincoln's Values/Leadership Being Taught to Students) - 2 Copies (Second Copy has Unfinished Letter on Back to Miss Ida MacDonald on February 26, 1938)
  • [1938] - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. George H. Milne (Inquiry As To Possible Donation of Dormitory-Style Furniture for Creamery Building)
  • [1938] - From [?] to Bob [Robert L. Kincaid] (Update on Donations; Feedback on Hartford Talk)

Correspondence: January 1938

  • 4 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Colonel Wade H. Cooper (Details on Donations/Sponsorships; Inquiry of Mrs. Bliss' Home Being Used for Benefit Concert)
  • 5 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. William H. Pouch (Informing about Meeting to go over Benefit Concert)
  • 5 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Thomas H. McClintock (Details on Benefit Concert and Inquiry As To Distributing Tickets to Local D.A.R. Chapter)
  • 5 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. Stewart W. McClelland (Update on Benefit Concert; Invitation to Meet Mrs. Richard S. Reynolds (Tobacco Family); Inquiry on stationary, mailing of literature and Mountain Herald copy)
  • 6 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Katharine Matthies (Update on Benefit Concert)
  • 8 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. and Mrs. Herman A. Heydt (Inquiring Whether They Will Attend Benefit Concert as Sponsors)
  • 8 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Schenck (Information on Benefit Concert and Whether They Will Sponsor)
  • 11 January 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Katharine Matthies (Thanks for Reservation at Benefit Concert; Attending Chapter Regents and Treasurers Meeting)
  • 13 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Instructions to Meet with Others About Lincoln Works; Dot Working at American Surety Company; Do Not Send Special Letters for Benefit Concert; Dot May Sign Checks)
  • 14 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Update on Funding Campaign While Staying at Provincial Hotel with Wealthy People; Met Many Who Had Not Heard of LMU) 
  • 14 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Sending a List of Prospective Patrons for Benefit Concert)
  • 18 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Update on Benefit Concert; Meeting About Creamery (Matthies Creamery on LMU Campus); Sending News on Various Topics)
  • 18 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (List of Possible Patrons/Patronesses/Sponsors of Benefit Concert)
  • 20 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Mrs. William H. Pouch (Sending Tickets and Program)
  • 20 January 1938 - From [?] to Miss Katharine Matthies (Sending Tickets and Program for Benefit Concert)
  • 20 January 1938 - From [?] to Mrs. T.H. McClintock (Sending Tickets and Program for Benefit Concert)
  • 20 January 1938 - From Stewart [W. McClelland] to Bob [Robert L. Kincaid] (Details of Funding Campaign)
  • 21 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Details on Funding Campaign; Visiting Possible Donors)
  • 24 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Thanks for Helping with Benefit Concert; Details on Sickness and Update on Funding Campaign)
  • 24 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. McClelland (Sending Radio Proposition Papers; Instructions on Contacting Mr. Henderson)
  • 24 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Stewart [W. McClelland] (Sending List of Wealthy Boston Women to Inquire about Donations?; Talk of Meeting Each Other for a Conference)
  • 27 January 1938 - From Stewart W. McClelland to Dr. Herman A. Heydt (Invitation to Benefit Concert and Inquiry As To If They Want a Box) 
  • 27 January 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. McClelland (Details on Progress in Possible Donation from Hayden Foundation)
  • 27 January 1938 - From [?] to Mrs. Thomas Henry McClintock (Receipt of $10.00 Check from Battle Pass Chapter for Benefit Concert)
  • 31 January 1938 - From Mrs. Edward B. Ellis to Dr. Herman A. Heydt (Sending Tickets and Program for Benefit Concert; Inquiry As To If They Want Orchestra Seats)

Correspondence: February 1938

  • 6 February 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. McClelland (Press Release of Lincoln Course at LMU; Mr. Rogan a Possible Donor to LMU)
  • 6 February 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. McClelland (Update on Benefit Concert Ticket Sales; Meetings with Mr. Davis (Chairman of the New York Republican Club), Albert G. Milbank (Trustee of $9 Million Milbank Fund), and Mr. Rogan (Possible Donor to LMU))
  • 9 February 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. S. W. McClelland (Inquiry In To Possible Health Center at LMU, Suggested by Dr. Esther P. Lovejoy)
  • 9 February 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. S.W. McClelland (Possible Meeting with Mr. Harold S. Sloan of Sloan Foundation; Update on Benefit Concert Ticket Sales)
  • News Release: 12 February 1938 - Information on Lincoln Course and General Information about LMU
  • 15 February 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. William H. Pouch (Outcome of Benefit Concert and Thanks for Assistance)
  • 15 February 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Emily Roosevelt (Thanks for Performance at Benefits Concert; Regret for House Not Being Full)
  • 15 February 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Dr. S.W. McClelland (Sending Expense Statement for Benefit Concert; Meetings with Bruce Barton (National Republican Club Member) and Mr. Rogan (Possible LMU Donor))
  • 15 February 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Katharine Matthies (Thanks for Attending the Benefit Concert; Well Wishes on Matthies Creamery)

Correspondence: March 1938

  • 3 March 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. F.A. Seiberling (Thanks for Information about Akron Territory)
  • 10 March 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. William E. Schenck (Update on Home Economics Expenditures; Thanks From Miss Status (teacher) and Girls (students) for Donation)
  • 10 March 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mrs. Hattie S. McDowell (Thanks for $25 Donation; Details on Patrons Who Attended the Benefit Concert; Attending Convention in Washington)
  • 21 March 1938 - From Myers Cooper to Mr. Robert L. Kincaid (Give Guidance; Inquiry to Speak about LMU from Mrs. Allen Collier; Meeting with Frank Seiberling)

Correspondence: April 1938

  • 6 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. William E. Schenck (Update on Mellon Foundation; Inquiry on Donation for Domestic Science equipment)
  • 6 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Governor Myers Y. Cooper (Inquiry about List of Prospective Donors; Mr. Hoover Declines Invitation for Commencement Address)
  • 8 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. James H. Lockhart (Interview with Mr. Walker; Inquiry As To Possible Donation; Condolences for Mr. Lockhart)
  • 8 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Miss Louise McDaniel (Send By-Laws and Constitution for Chapter in New York City; Regret Not Being Able to Attend Meeting; Addresses of Mrs. Robert Orville Mathews and Miss Nadine Little)
  • 9 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. John L. Walker (Inquiry about Mr. Lockhart on Donations)
  • 15 April 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Dr. McClelland (Meeting with Mr. LaFrentz, George S. Walden, Dr. Heydt, Mr. J. McFarland, and Wang Chao) 
  • 18 April 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Meeting with Major Dalrymple and Fisher; Update on Middlesboro Proposition; No Update on Dames of the Loyal Legion) 
  • 20 April 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (Meeting with Mr. Wade Ellis about Library Needs; Meeting with Mrs. Florence Buckbeep; Leaving Before President Addresses D.A.R.)
  • 20 April 1938 - From [Robert L. Kincaid] to Doctor McClelland (D.A.R. Congress; Inquiry about Radio Speech)
  • 26 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Arthur Grier (Inquiry to Pay Rest of Schooling Debt)
  • 28 April 1938 - From Robert L. Kincaid to Mr. Gilmore N. Nunn (Information on Middlesboro Proposition)

Correspondence: May 1938

Correspondence: June 1938

Correspondence: July 1938

Correspondence: August 1938

Correspondence: September 1938

Correspondence: October 1938

Correspondence: November 1938

Correspondence: December 1938

 

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Box 2:

Correspondence: January 1939

Correspondence: February 1939

Correspondence: March 1939

Correspondence: April 1939

Correspondence: May 1939

Correspondence: June 1939

Correspondence: July 1939

Correspondence: August 1939

Correspondence: September 1939

Correspondence: October 1939

Correspondence: November 1939

Correspondence: December 1939

Correspondence: January 1940

Correspondence: February 1940

Correspondence: March 1940

Correspondence: April 1940

Correspondence: May 1940

Correspondence: June 1940

Correspondence: July 1940

Correspondence: August 1940

Correspondence: September 1940

Correspondence: November 1940

Correspondence: December 1940

Correspondence: January 1941

Correspondence: February 1941

Correspondence: March 1941

Correspondence: April 1941

Correspondence: May 1941

Correspondence: June 1941

Correspondence: July 1941

Correspondence: August 1941

Correspondence: September 1941

Correspondence: October 1941

Correspondence: November 1941

Correspondence: December 1941

Box 3: correspondence 1942-1945

Box 4: correspondence 1946-1947

Box 5: correspondence 1948

Box 6: correspondence 1949

Box 7: correspondence 1950

Box 8: correspondence 1951

Box 9: correspondence 1952

Box 10: correspondence 1953

Box 11: correspondence 1954-1955

Box 12: correspondence January-June 1956

Box 13: correspondence July –December 1956

Box 14: correspondence January-June 1957

Box 15: correspondence July-December 1957

Box 16: correspondence 1958-1968

Box 17: biographical, LMU, Wilderness Road material

Box 18: copies of materials held at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Box 19: publications, Speeches

Box 20: research notes, Miscellaneous correspondence, Signatures/autographs, Material regarding Civil War figures

Citation

[Identification of Item], Robert L. Kincaid Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Lincoln Memorial University, TN, USA.

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