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Manuscript Group 395
DONALD H. KENT COLLECTION
[ca. 1937-1975]
12 cubic feet


Donald Harris Kent (b. May 2, 1910-d. July 6, 1986) was the Director of the Bureau of Archives and History of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission from 1961-1975. Dr. Kent was born May 2, 1910 in Erie, Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in History from Allegheny College, in 1931. He was an instructor in History, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1934-1935; teacher of history, East High School, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1936-1937; Historian, Frontier Forts and Trails Survey, 1937-1940; Assistant State Historian, Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1940-1945; Associate State Historian, PHMC, 1945-1956; and Chief of the Division of Research and Publications, PHMC, 1956-1961. His professional activities included: Assistant Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies; Editor, Pennsylvania History; Member of Council and Member of the Publications Committee, Pennsylvania Historical Association; Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Pennsylvania Folklore Society; and expert witness for the Government, May, 1958, in cases entitled Seneca Nation v. United States, Docket No. 342-A, Tonawanda Band of Senecas v. United States, Docket No. 368-A, and Six Nations v. United States, Docket No. 344, before the Indian Claims Commission.







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