Dickinson, W(illiam) Calvin 1938-

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DICKINSON, W(illiam) Calvin 1938-

PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1938, in Shreveport, LA; son of W. Calvin (an accountant) and Evelyn (a homemaker; maiden name, Parker) Dickinson; married Charlene White, September 10, 1960. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Baylor University, B.A. (cum laude), 1960, M.A., 1961; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 1967; attended College of William and Mary and East Carolina University.

ADDRESSES: Home—876 Pen Oak Dr., Cookeville, TN 38501. Office—c/o Department of History, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505; fax: 931-372-6142.

CAREER: Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC, instructor, 1961–63, department head, 1965–71; Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, associate professor, 1971–76, professor of history, 1976–2000. Macalester College, visiting lecturer, 1971; College of Charleston, visiting lecturer, 1986. Upper Cumberland Humanities and Social Sciences Institute, associate director, 1982–2000; Tennessee Historical Commission, associate director of architectural survey program, 1983–2000; Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, member. Putnam County Bicentennial Committee, chair, 1992–96; Putnam County Historical Committee, chair, 1996–2002.

MEMBER: Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians, Southeastern Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Alumni Association of Tennessee Technological University (member of board of directors, 1986–87), Cookeville Rotary Club (president, 1992–93), Phi Alpha Theta.

AWARDS, HONORS: Rotary Foundation group exchange scholar in Australia, 1969; grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978–79, Tennessee Committee for the Humanities, 1978–81, Tennessee Historical Commission, 1981–, U.S. Park Service, 1989, Tennessee Department of Conservation, 1990–92, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


James Harrington's Republic, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1983.

(Editor, with Larry Whiteaker and others) Lend an Ear: Heritage of the Tennessee Upper Cumberland, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1983.

History of Morgan County, Memphis State University Press (Memphis, TN), 1987.

(With Larry Whiteaker) Tennessee in American History, Ginn (Boston, MA), 1989.

(With Larry Whiteaker) Letters of Cornelius Tenure, Civil War Soldier, Rockland County Historical Society (New York, NY), 1989.

Sidney Godolphin, Lord Treasurer, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 1990.

(With Harvey Neufeldt) History of Tennessee Tech University, Memphis State University Press (Memphis, TN), 1991.

Cumberland County, Tennessee, 1800–1985, Tennessee Technological University Press (Cookeville, TN), 1992.

(With Larry Whiteaker) Tennessee: State of the Nation, American Heritage Publishing (New York, NY), 1994, 2nd edition, 1995.

(With Eloise Hitchcock) The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702–1713: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996.

Bibliography of Tennessee History, 1973–1996, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 1998.

(With Ivey and Rand) Tennessee Tales That Textbooks Don't Tell, Overmountain Press (Johnson City, TN), 2002.

(With Mancil Johnson) Tennessee Technological University, Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2002.

(With Michael Birdwell) Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Tennessee History: The Land, the People, and the Culture, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 1998. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals and other periodicals, including Plum Creek Almanac, Journal of East Tennessee History, Pioneer America Society, Tennessee Anthropologist, South of the Mountains, Alabama Baptist Historian, and Standing Stone Press. Book review editor, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 1992–.

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