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Collection Number: 03863

Collection Title: Clifton L. Hall Papers, 1933-1987

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3000 items)
Abstract Chiefly correspondence between Hall of Quebec, educational historian, primarily while at Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and his colleagues, including former graduate students, his friend and collaborator, Edgar Wallace Knight (1885-1953), educational historian at the University of North Carolina, and his friend J. Isaac Copeland. Letters concern books, articles, and ideas in education; joint editorial work; and Hall's graduate study at the University of North Carolina and his professional plans.
Creator Hall, Clifton L. (Clifton Landon), 1898-1987.
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 Clifton L. Hall Papers #3863, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Clifton Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee, in July 1968 and June 1970, Gary Gene of Phoenix, Arizona, in April 1987, and Franklin Parker of Flagstaff, Arizona, in April and October 1988.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Clifton Landon Hall was born 28 October 1898 in Cowansville, Quebec. He received his bachelor's degree, with honors, from Bishop's University, where he majored in French and Latin. He received Master of Arts degrees from McGill University and from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1949, he received a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of education from the University of North Carolina.

Hall served as a teacher and administrator in Quebec schools, as an investigator in the Canadian Army during World War II, and as a lecturer at UNC prior to 1949, when he began teaching education at Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning in 1956, he spent a year as a visiting professor at the University of Manchester, England. He left Peabody in 1967. He was a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and then at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, until his retirement in 1969. During his career as an educator, he wrote numerous articles for educational journals.

Hall died in 1987.

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This collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Hall and his colleagues, including a number of former graduate students at Peabody. Correspondence relates to professional activities as well as to personal concerns.

Hall arranged most of his correspondence alphabetically by correspondent. This arrangement has been retained.

The remainder of the collection consists of copies of Hall's writings, journals and other volumes, and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1944-1987.

About 3000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence of Clifton L. Hall, chiefly with collegues and former graduate students. Correspondence relates to professional activities, publishing, and personal affairs.

This series is arranged alphabetically, chiefly by correspondent. In some cases, correspondence has been grouped together by subject or institution, such as Educational Testing Service.

Folder 1

A #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 1

Folder 2

B #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 2

Folder 3

Benjamin, Harold #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 3

Folder 4

Bouchard, Robert #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 4

Folder 5

Butler, Maude #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 5

Folder 6

C #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 6

Folder 7

Calatrello, Robert #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 7

Folder 8-12

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Canning, Lloyd #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 8-12

Folder 13

Chambers, Gurney #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 13

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

Cooper, Art #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-21

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Copeland, James Isaac #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 17-21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

Coulthard, E. M. #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 22-23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

Cullum, Ed #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 24-25

Folder 26

D #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 26

Folder 27

E #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 27

Folder 28

Educational Testing Service #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 28

Folder 29

Encyclopedia Americana #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

Epstein, George #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 30-31

Folder 32

F #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 32

Folder 33-39

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Farquhar, Helen #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 33-39

Folder 40

G #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 40

Folder 41-53

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Greaves, E. Morton #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 41-53

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

H #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 54-55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Hall, Henry #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 56-57

Folder 58

Hill, Henry #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 58

Folder 59-65

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Ivey, Stanley #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 59-65

Folder 66

J #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 66

Folder 67

K #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 67

Folder 68-71

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Knight, Edgar Wallace #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 68-71

Folder 72

Koonts, Calvin #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 72

Folder 73

L #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 73

Folder 74

Lundgren, Robert #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 74

Folder 75-76

Folder 75

Folder 76

M #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 75-76

Folder 77

MacMillan, J. Barclay #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 77

Folder 78-84

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

MacPherson, Elsie #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 78-84

Folder 85

Mason, Julian #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 85

Folder 86

N #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 86

Folder 87

Near, Hubert #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 87

Folder 88

O #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 88

Folder 89

Open Court Publishing Co. #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 89

Folder 90

P #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 90

Folder 91-92

Folder 91

Folder 92

Parker, Franklin #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 91-92

Folder 93-94

Folder 93

Folder 94

R #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 93-94

Folder 95

Readings in American Educational History #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 95

Folder 96-98

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Reeve, Dorothy #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 96-98

Folder 99

Russell, E. C. #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 99

Folder 100-101

Folder 100

Folder 101

S #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 100-101

Folder 102

Sabie, Taha #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 102

Folder 103

Sevale, Eric #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 103

Folder 104-108

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Simpson, Beryl #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 104-108

Folder 109

T #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 109

Folder 110-113

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Travers, Paul #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 110-113

Folder 114

U #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 114

Folder 115

University of Manchester #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 115

Folder 116

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 116

Folder 117

University of Tennessee, Knoxville #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 117

Folder 118

V #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 118

Folder 119

W #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 119

Folder 120-122

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Weathersby, Robert #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 120-122

Folder 123

X-Y-Z #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 123

Folder 124

Unidentified #03863, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1987." Folder 124

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings, 1964 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Volumes, 1933-1948 and undated.

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Notes; genealogical material; a copy of "Clifton L. Hall: Eloquent Essentialist," a 92-page biography of Hall by Jed Arthur Cooper (Alpha Editions, 1988); and other items.

Folder 131-131a

Folder 131

Other items #03863, Series: "4. Other Items." Folder 131-131a

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Pictures, circa 1965-1985 and undated.

About 70 items.

Chiefly photographs of Hall with family members

Folder P-3863

Pictures, circa 1965-1985 and undated #03863, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1965-1985 and undated." Folder P-3863

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Processing Information

Processed by: Mark Beasley, July 1987; Roslyn Holdzkom, October 1988

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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