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Collection Number: 03556

Collection Title: Wallace Everett Caldwell Papers, 1864-1962

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Size About 2000 items (2.5 linear feet)
Abstract Wallace Everett Caldwell was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was professor of history at the University of North Carolina, 1922-1961, and author of books and articles on ancient history. The collection includes professional correspondence, 1923-1962, chiefly relating to Wallace Everett Caldwell's career as a professor of ancient history at the University of North Carolina, and Caldwell's writings about ancient history. Also included are personal letters, 1931-1961; subject files; photographs; diplomas; clippings; and other items, among them a photograph album from Caldwell's honeymoon in 1915. In the subject files is an 1864 letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to R. S. Jennings about a copy of Martel's Picture of Central Park; the connection between this letter and Caldwell is unclear. Other materials pertain to Caldwell's membership in the Masonic Order and his service as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 1950-1951. There are also photographs and other pictures relating to various aspects of Caldwell's life, including his Masonic work.
Creator Caldwell, Wallace Everett, 1890-1961.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Wallace Everett Caldwell Papers #3556, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Robert Caldwell, Edward Caldwell, and Martha Caldwell, 1961-1963, and from Martha Caldwell in February 2001 (Acc. 98849).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Wallace Everett Caldwell was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. Born on 26 April 1890, he was graduated from the Boys' High School, Brooklyn, in 1906, and received an A.B. degree in 1910 from Cornell University. He received the Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University in 1919.

After teaching in several high schools and universities, 1910-1921, Caldwell was professor of history at the University of North Carolina, 1922-1961, during which time he wrote numerous books and articles on ancient history. He also participated in professional organizations, including the American Historical Association, the American Philological Association, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Archaeological Society of North Carolina, and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

Caldwell was very active in Masonry, serving as grand master of Masons in North Carolina in 1950 and as sovereign grand master of the Grand Council for Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States in 1954. He also was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. Caldwell was active in the Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill until 1960, when he joined the Community Church.

On 8 June 1915, Caldwell married Harriet Wilmot of Brooklyn. They had three children: Edward E., Robert W., and Martha B. Caldewll died in Chapel Hill, N.C., on 6 October 1961.

For additional information about Wallace Everett Caldwell, see the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography.

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The collection includes professional correspondence, 1923-1962, chiefly relating to Wallace Everett Caldwell's career as a professor of ancient history at the University of North Carolina, and Caldwell's writings about ancient history. Also included are personal letters, 1931-1961; subject files; photographs; diplomas; clippings; and other items, among them a photograph album from Caldwell's honeymoon in 1915. In the subject files is an 1864 letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to R. S. Jennings about a copy of Martel's Picture of Central Park; the connection between this letter and Caldwell is unclear. Other materials pertain to Caldwell's membership in the Masonic Order and his service as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 1950-1951. There are also photographs and other pictures relating to various aspects of Caldwell's life, including his Masonic work.

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About 2000 items.

Arrangement: By type, then chronological.

The collection includes professional correspondence, 1923-1962, chiefly relating to Wallace Everett Caldwell's career as a professor of ancient history at the University of North Carolina, and Caldwell's writings about ancient history. Also included are personal letters, 1931-1961; subject files; photographs; diplomas; clippings; and other items, among them a photograph album from Caldwell's honeymoon in 1915. In the subject files is an 1864 letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to R. S. Jennings about a copy of Martel's Picture of Central Park; the connection between this letter and Caldwell is unclear. Other materials pertain to Caldwell's membership in the Masonic Order and his service as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 1950-1951. There are also photographs and other pictures relating to various aspects of Caldwell's life, including his Masonic work.

PA-3556/1: Photograph album: Honeymoon, 1915 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962."

Folder P-3556/1-16

P-3556/1

P-3556/2

P-3556/3

P-3556/4

P-3556/5

P-3556/6

P-3556/7

P-3556/8

P-3556/9

P-3556/10

P-3556/11

P-3556/12

P-3556/13

P-3556/14

P-3556/15

P-3556/16

Pictures, including some relating to Masonic activities #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder P-3556/1-16

Folder 1

Personal materials: General, 1931, 1943-1961, and undated #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Professional materials: General, 1923, 1937-1962, and undated #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 2-3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

Subject files: Cornell University #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

Subject files: Demolay #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 6

Folder 7

Subject files: General Society of Colonial Wars #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 7

Folder 8

Subject files: Humanities at the University of North Carolina #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 8

Folder 9

Subject files: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 9

Folder 10

Subject files: Pen and Plate Club #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 10

Folder 11

Subject files: Presbyterian Church #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 11

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Subject files: "Readings in the History of the Ancient World": Correspondence, notes, drafts #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 12-13

Folder 14

Subject files: Recommendations written for Caldwell #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 14

Folder 15

Subject files: Society of Mayflower Descendents #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 15

Folder 16

Subject files: Sons of the American Revolution #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 16

Folder 17

Subject files: Sympathy notes #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 17

Folder 18

Subject files: Weil Fund #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 18

Folder 19

Subject files: Miscellaneous #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 19

Folder 20

Clippings #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 20

Folder 21

Writings: "Anent the Philosophy of History" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 21

Folder 22

Writings: "Antiquity as a Field for Research" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 22

Folder 23

Writings: "Archaeology as a Study and a Science" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 23

Folder 24

Writings: Articles for The American People's Encyclopedia #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 24

Folder 25

Writings: "The Colony of Georgia" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 25

Folder 26

Writings: "Education in the Social Sciences and the New Deal" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 26

Folder 27

Writings: "An Essay on Pearls" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 27

Folder 28

Writings: "An Estimate of Pompey" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 28

Folder 29

Writings: "History of the Pilgrims" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 29

Folder 30

Writings: "Impressions of Egypt" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 30

Folder 31

Writings: "Names" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 31

Folder 32

Writings: "New Discoveries in Greek History" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 32

Folder 33

Writings: "Nile Valley, First Civilization" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 33

Folder 34

Writings: "The Nomination of Horace Greeley" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 34

Folder 35

Writings: "The Particularism of George Clinton" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 35

Folder 36

Writings: "The Place of Ancient History in Social Studies" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 36

Folder 37

Writings: "The Problem of Minos and Mycenae" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 37

Folder 38

Writings: "Review of the Use of Personal Documents" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 38

Folder 39

Writings: Reviews by or about Caldwell #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 39

Folder 40

Writings: "Rhodes" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 40

Folder 41

Writings: "The Ships of Athens" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 41

Folder 42

Writings: "Why a Liberal Education?" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 42

Folder 43

Writings: "The Word" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 43

Folder 44

Writings: "The Writing of World History" #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 44

Folder 45

Writings: Notes and fragments #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 45

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

Masons: Correspondence, 1918, 1942-1960, 1964 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 46-47

Folder 48-50

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Masons: Programs, agendas, minutes, 1943-1962 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 48-50

Folder 51

Masons: The Orphan's Friend and Masonic Journal, 1950-1951, 1962 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 51

Folder 52-54

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Masons: Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, 1950, 1951, 1962 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 52-54

Folder 55-57

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Masons: Miscellaneous printed materials, 1925-1966 #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 55-57

Folder 58

Masons: Souvenirs #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 58

Folder 59

Masons: Clippings, 1942-1961, and undated #03556, Series: "Papers, 1864-1962." Folder 59

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Items separated include oversize papers (OP-3556), pictures (P-3556/folders 1-16), oversize pictures (OP-P-3556), and a photo album (PA-3556/1).

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Processing Information

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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