Schellenberg, T. R. (Theodore R.), 1903-1970

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Chief, Division of Agriculture Department Archives of the National Archives.

From the description of Methods of coordinating the work upon records by the Department of Agriculture and the National Archives [manuscript], 1939. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976442

Historian, archivist, author; of Kansas, Virginia.

Theodore Roosevelt Schellenberg was the son of A.L. & Sarah Schellenberg. He was born in 1903 in Reno County, Kan. He received elementary education at McPherson (1908-12) and Hillsboro (1912-15), Kan. T.R. attended high school at Hillsboro (1916-18) and Tabor Academy (Hillsboro, Kan.) (1919-22). He attended Tabor College (Hillsboro), 1924-26, and transferred to the University of Kansas (Lawrence) receiving a bachelor of arts degree in 1928 and a master's degree in 1930. He was a history professor at the University of Kansas 1929-30. He joined the staff of the National Archives (U.S.) and rose to the position of deputy archivist of the U.S. While there, he became the country's pre-eminent archival theorist and wrote several books on archival theory & practice. He also taught at universities worldwide and consulted with archives in many countries, especially in Latin America.

Abraham Schellenberg (1845-1920)--a farmer and Mennonite elder, of southern Russia, Kansas--was the grandfather of T.R. Schellenberg. Abraham married Katherina Lohrenz in 1869. A.L. (Abraham Lohrenz, 1869-1941)--a newspaperman, farmer, of Kansas, Texas--was their son. The family migrated to Kansas in the late 1870s because Katherina's parents were already there. Abraham, Katherina, and their five children settled in Garden Township, Harvey County, Kan., amidst relatives.

From the description of T.R. Schellenberg papers, 1875-1969. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 137272745

Relation Name
associatedWith Harvard University. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Joint Committee on Materials for Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Lohrenz, J. H. (John H.), 1893- person
associatedWith Schallenberger family. family
associatedWith Schellenberg, Abraham, 1845-1920. person
associatedWith Schellenberg, A. L. (Abraham Lohrenz), 1869-1941. person
associatedWith Schellenberg family. family
associatedWith White, Harold Leslie Sir, 1905-1992. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Kansas--Garden (Harvey County)
McPherson County (Kan.)
Reno County (Kan.)
Washington (D.C.)
Garden (Harvey County, Kan.)
Kansas--Harvey County
Harvey County (Kan.)
Marion County (Kan.)
Appraisal of archival materials
Business literature--Publishing
American letters--History--20th century
Newspaper employees--United States
Archivists--Washington (D.C.)
Authors, American--Virginia
Farmers--Kansas--Harvey County


Birth 1903-02-24

Death 1970-01-14




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