Sherman Kent papers 1763-1991 1918-1986


Sherman Kent papers, 1763-1991, 1918-1986

Sherman Kent papers 1763-1991 1918-1986

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, research notes, teaching materials, clippings and other printed material, photographs, and memorabilia which document the personal life and professional career of Sherman Kent. The papers highlight Kent's student years and teaching career at Yale and his lifelong research in French history. Kent's career in intelligence is also represented in these papers, though they contain no official records from the O.S.S. or the C.I.A..

26.75 linear feet (64 boxes)


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