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Kinnett, David "Miss Kellogg's quiet passion"


Miss Kellogg’s Quiet Passion: This article is a biography and appreciation of historian Louise Phelps Kellogg (1862-1940), focusing especially on her years at the Wisconsin Historical Society from 1900 to 1940. She studied history under Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932), to whom she became an assistant and who encouraged her to pursue graduate study abroad. From 1900 to 1940 Kellogg wrote, edited, or proof-read every work published by the Wisconsin Historical Society, and came to be regarded as knowing more about Wisconsin history than anyone else alive. The author also discusses her character and personality, including her increasing deafness, remarkable work ethic, and her community involvement with clubs, church groups, Kiwanis, the University of Wisconsin, and the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, of which she was the first woman president. (33 pages)

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Citation: Kinnett, David "Miss Kellogg's quiet passion" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 62 /Issue: 4 (1978-1979)

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