David B. King Papers, 1982-1994

Overview of the Collection

King, David B.
David B. King Papers
1982-1994 (inclusive)
0.25 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
The David B. King Papers document the research, writing, and teaching of King, an Oregon State University History Department faculty member specializing in modern European history.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

David B. King was a faculty member in the Oregon State University History Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1998. He specialized in modern European history. King earned his BA from Hamilton College (1951), MA from Rutgers Universitity (1955), and his PhD from Cornell Univeristy (1962).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The David B. King Papers consist of materials created and assembled by King pertaining to his research, writing, and teaching. The bulk of the materials pertain to his book The Crisis of Our Time: Reflections on the Course of Western Civilization, Past, Present, and Future (1988) and include an annotated typed manuscript of the book, a few notes, and several book reviews.

The Papers also include correspondence, course outlines, essays, a research proposal, and sketches. The sketches include cartoons and caricatures based on OSU faculty and well-known Oregon personalities and issues that he distributed within the History Department. Topics addressed in the sketches include the spotted owl as a threatened or endangered species, OSU faculty, and higher education funding in Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

David B. King Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials were transferred from the History Department in 2007.

Related Materials

The History Department records are a component of the College of Liberal Arts Records (RG 143). The Archives' holdings include the papers of several history faculty members, including John B. Horner, Don McIlvenna, and William G. Robbins.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Civilization, Western
  • History--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State University. Dept. of History

Form or Genre Terms

  • Cartoons (humorous images)