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R. Kemmer Anderson Collection

Identifier: DC0297s

Scope and Contents

This collection is largely comprised of correspondence from Anderson?s military service in Korea and poetry collections. The first two folders consist of letters written to his mother from training camp and his time in Korea. They describe his interactions with his fellow soldiers, the various foreign people he came in contact with, and his experience with the war. The third folder of correspondence touches a variety of topics, from congratulations for the Vereen Bell Award to Christmas cards. There are several Christmas postcards sent to Leland Park at Davidson College Library which have poems Anderson wrote. The folder of Army Memorabilia contains two items: an immunization card from 1969 and a badge worn by Anderson. The poetry includes the Vereen Bell Award winning collection written as a student and published booklets.


  • Creation: 1967 - 2013

Biographical / Historical

Robert Kemmer Anderson graduated from Davidson College in 1967. The same year he won the Vereen Bell Award for creative writing at Davidson College for his volume of poetry entitled ?Seabarn of Dawn.? A copy of this resides in the Davidson College Archives under record group number DC 010. Other signed works reside in Archives Alumni/Faculty Pamphlet Files. Anderson is an Army veteran who served in Korea in the late 1960s. He then went on to teach English at The McCallie School in Chattanooga.


7 folders (7 folders)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

2000-183, 2001-39, 2001-48, 2014-004

Processing Information

Processed on Jul-07

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository