Thomas L.Owen's academic papers document the work of a college and university teaching instructor in history in the later decades of the 20th century as well as material associated with Owen's preparation for two graduate degrees in history during those years. There are notes, outlines, and reading precis used in preparing for PhD comprehensive exams as well as photocopies of the written exams themselves. In addition, there are document photcopies, compilations, correspondence and observations generated in the preparation of his dissertation, "The Formative Years of Kentucky's Republican Party." Tom Owen earned an M.A. in history at the University of Louisville (1970) and a Ph.D. in American history at the University of Kentucky (1981). During the years 1968-1975 (roughly) he was a full or part-time Instructor in History at the University of Louisville, Jefferson Community College, Indiana University Southeast, and finally the University of Kentucky. Since 1975, Owen has been an archivist at the University Archives and Records Center at the University of Louisville, a Louisville historian, and a member of the Louisville Metro Council and its predecessor, the Board of Aldermen.
Collection is unprocessed and currently closed to researchers.
- Owen, Thomas L., 1939- (Creator, Person)
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes)