Kenawell, William Wooding (1920-)

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Kenawell, William Wooding (1920-)

Assistant professor of history at Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and writer on parapsychology. He was born on November 19, 1920, in Reedsville, Pennsylvania. He studied at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster (B.A., 1953), and Lehigh University, Bethlehem (M.A., 1955). After graduation he worked as a librarian at the Lehigh University library (1956-61) before taking his position at Stroudsburg.

Kenawell's major contribution to psychical studies came from a grant he received from the Parapsychology Foundation, for which he engaged in a study of the life of Frederick Bligh Bond, a British archaeologist who used automatic writing in connection with excavations at Glastonbury Abbey, England.


Kenawell, William W. The Quest at Glastonbury: A Biographical Study of Frederick Bligh Bond. New York: Helix Press, 1965.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.