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Collection Number: 01743

Collection Title: Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac Hamilton Papers,1895-1961

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Size About 9,500 items (25.5 linear feet)
Abstract J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton (1878-1961) was a historian; founder of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.; and professor and chair of the History Department at the University of North Carolina. The collection consists of of J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton's personal, family, and professional correspondence (except for his correspondence as chair of the History Department at the University of North Carolina and director of the Southern Historical Collection, which are held by the University Archives), 1885-1961; Hamilton's diaries, 1919, from when he served in the Army Educational Corps in France, and 1935-1949, which chiefly recount his extensive collecting trips around the South and his working and social life in Chapel Hill; nine scrapbooks, 1900-1961, on Hamilton, his academic and professional career, with some material relating to his military service during and after World War I and to the Southern Historical Collection; miscellaneous writings by Hamilton, many unpublished; and notes on Confederate generals. Frequent correspondents include James Sprunt; R.D.W. Connor, historian and from 1934 the first Archivist of the United States; Louis Round Wilson; historian E. Merton Coulter; David A. Shepherd, a fellow alumnus of the University of the South; A.R. Newsome; and Charles W. Dabney.
Creator Hamilton, Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac, 1878-1961.
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.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton in July 1950 with additions from Hamilton in November 1955, March 1956, September 1956, March 1960, and August 1961; from the Southern Historical Collection in 1998 (Acc. 98012); and from University Archives in September 1999 (Acc. 98441).
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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Joesph Gregoire de Roulhac Hamilton, son of Daniel Heyward and Frances Gray Roulhac Hamilton, was born in Hillsborough, N.C., on 6 August 1878 and died in Chapel Hill, N.C., on 10 November 1961. He attended the Sewanee Academy in Tennessee and received his Masters degree from the University of South in 1900. He next attended Columbia University where he studied under William Archibald Dunning and received his Ph.D. in 1906.

Hamilton began his teaching career as an instructor at the Horner Military School in Oxford, N.C., in 1901. He served as principal of the Wilmington, N.C., High School from 1904 to 1906. In 1906, he was appointed associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 1908, Hamilton became Alumni Professor and Chair of the History Department, and later Kenan Professor of History and Government in 1920. He resigned as chair of History Department in 1930, but continued to teach until 1936, after which he devoted full time to the Southern Historical Collection (SHC).

During World War I, Hamilton was Director for the War Issues Course, Fourth District, S.A.T.C., 1918; Lecturer, Citizenship Unit, Army Educational Corps, A.E.F., 1919; and Consultant in General Education to the War Plans Division, U.S. General Staff, 1920-1922.

Hamilton wrote more than a hundred articles and sketches for leading historical journals and reviews. He authored Reconstruction in North Carolina (1914), Party Politics in North Carolina,1835-1860 (1916), and North Carolina Since 1860 (1919), among other book-length publications. He was active in and held office for a number professional associations, including the American Historical Association, the Historical Manuscripts Commission, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Historical Society of North Carolina.

Hamilton is probably best known as the founder of the Southern Historical Collection, which opened for research in January 1930. Hamilton's vision, as outlined in a 1928 meeting of the North Carolina Historical Society, was to create a repository for the preservation and study of the history of the American South. Partially relieved of his teaching duties to pursue this goal, Hamilton searched the South for documentation to bring back to Chapel Hill. His efforts to build the collection earned him the nickname "Ransack," but also helped make the University of North Carolina the pre-eminent center for Southern studies. By Hamilton's retirement in 1948, the SHC contained more than two million manuscripts documenting the history of the American South.

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The collection consists of of J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton's personal, family, and professional correspondence (except for his correspondence as chair of the History Department at the University of North Carolina and director of the Southern Historical Collection, which are held by the University Archives), 1885-1961; Hamilton's diaries, 1919, from when he served in the Army Educational Corps in France, and 1935-1949, which chiefly recount his extensive collecting trips around the South and his working and social life in Chapel Hill; nine scrapbooks, 1900-1961, on Hamilton, his academic and professional career, with some material relating to his military service during and after World War I and to the Southern Historical Collection; miscellaneous writings by Hamilton, many unpublished; and notes on Confederate generals. Frequent correspondents include James Sprunt; R.D.W. Connor, historian and from 1934 the first Archivist of the United States; Louis Round Wilson; historian E. Merton Coulter; David A. Shepherd, a fellow alumnus of the University of the South; A.R. Newsome; and Charles W. Dabney.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1885-1961.

The Correspondence Series is divided into chronological (1.1) and alphabetical subseries (1.2). Series 1.1 consists of personal and professional correspondence documenting Hamilton's life as a student at the University of the South and at Columbia University and his career as an historian and director of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Series 1.2 consists of correspondence regarding personal and domestic matters and also publications, university business, and reference assistance for collections in the Southern Historical Collection. Letters from Hamilton's sons, Rhoulac Hamilton and Alfred T. Hamilton, are primarily found in Subseries 1.2.

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About 6000 items.

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence. Early folders contain letters and other materials from Hamilton's time as a student at the University of the South and later at Columbia University under William Dunning. The bulk of this series consists of personal letters from family, friends, fellow historians, and university administrators. There are also requests for research assistance from students, colleagues, and members of the public.

A considerable number of letters and other documents relate to Hamilton's publications, including a co-written school textbook on United States history, Our Republic (1910); Reconstruction in North Carolina (1910); Party Politics in North Carolina (1916); North Carolina since 1860 (1919); biographical studies of Robert E. Lee, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and Henry Ford; as well as surveys of significant manuscript collections in the Southern Historical Collection, shorter published essays, and newspaper articles. There is also substantial correspondence relating to Hamilton's participation in professional associations, including the North Carolina Historical Commission, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Historical Association.

Frequent correspondents include James Sprunt (1846-1924); R.D.W. Connor (1878-1950), historian and from 1934 the first Archivist of the United States; Louis Round Wilson (1876-1979); historian E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981); David A. Shepherd, a fellow alumnus of the University of the South; A.R. Newsome; and Charles W. Dabney. Most of the correspondence from Hamilton's sons Roulhac and Alfred T. Hamilton is filed in subseries 1.2.

Folder 1

1885-1907 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 1

Includes some letters from Hamilton to his parents, his father's will, and materials relating to graduate school and his appointment at the University of North Carolina.

Folder 2

1907-1909 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 2

Includes letters relating to an attempt to lure Hamilton to Cornell University and Hamilton's wedding to Mary Thompson.

Folder 3

1910-1911 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 3

Folder 4

1912 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 4

Includes a short note from Woodrow Wilson.

Folder 5

1913: January-March #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 5

Include materials relating to Hamilton's advocacy of a Constitutional Convention in North Carolina.

Folder 6

1913: April-December #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 6

Folder 7-9

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Folder 9

1914 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 7-9

Folder 10-13

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Folder 13

1915 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 10-13

Folder 14-16

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Folder 16

1916: January-May #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 14-16

Folder 17-19

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Folder 19

1917: January-May #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 17-19

Folder 20-26

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Folder 26

1918: January-March #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 20-26

Folder 27-28

Folder 27

Folder 28

1918: Undated #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 27-28

Folder 29-32

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Folder 32

1919 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 29-32

Folder 33-38

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Folder 38

1920 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 33-38

Folder 39-43

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1921 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 39-43

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1922 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 44-47

Folder 48-52

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Folder 52

1923 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 48-52

Folder 53-56

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Folder 56

1924 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 53-56

Folder 57-61

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Folder 61

1925 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 57-61

Folder 62-67

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1926 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 62-67

Folder 68-74

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1927 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 68-74

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1928 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 75-79

Folder 80-89

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Folder 89

1929 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 80-89

Folder 90-94

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1930 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 90-94

Folder 95-98

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Folder 98

1931 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 95-98

Folder 99-102

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1932 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 99-102

Folder 103-107

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1933 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 103-107

Folder 108-112

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1934 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 108-112

Folder 113-117

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1935 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 113-117

Folder 118-122

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1936 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 118-122

Folder 123-128

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Folder 128

1937 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 123-128

Folder 129-134

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1938 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 129-134

Folder 135-139

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1939 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 135-139

Folder 140-145

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1940 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 140-145

Folder 146-151

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1941 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 146-151

Folder 152-157

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1942 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 152-157

Folder 158-162

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1943 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 158-162

Folder 163-165

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1944 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 163-165

Folder 166-168

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1945 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 166-168

Folder 169-171

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1946 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 169-171

Folder 172-173

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1947 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 172-173

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1948 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 174-175

Folder 176-177

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1949 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 176-177

Folder 178

1950 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 178

Folder 179

1951-1952 #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 179

Folder 180-187

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Undated #01743, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, Chronological, 1885-1952. " Folder 180-187

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About 2000 items.

Correspondence regarding personal and domestic matters and also publications, university business, and reference assistance for collections in the Southern Historical Collection. Postcards from friends and messages of condolence following Mary Thompson Hamilton's death in 1959 are included. This series also contains the bulk of the correspondence from Hamilton's sons Roulhac Hamilton and Alfred T. Hamilton to their parents.

Folder 188

A #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 188

Folder 189a-189b

B #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 189a-189b

Folder 190-191

Folder 190

Folder 191

C #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 190-191

Folder 192

Clark, John W. #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 192

Folder 193

D #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 193

Folder 194

E #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 194

Folder 195

F #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 195

Folder 196

G #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 196

Folder 197-202

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H #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 197-202

Folder 203-211

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Hamilton, Alfred T. #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 203-211

Folder 212

Hamilton, Bill #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 212

Folder 213

Hamilton, Mary Thompson #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 213

Folder 214

Hamilton Portrait #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 214

Folder 215-220

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Folder 220

Hamilton, Roulhac #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 215-220

Folder 221

Historical Society of North Carolina #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 221

Folder 222

I #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 222

Folder 223

Income tax #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 223

Folder 224

J #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 224

Folder 225

K #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 225

Folder 226

L #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 226

Folder 227-228

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Folder 228

M #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 227-228

Folder 229

N #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 229

Folder 230

National historic sites #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 230

Folder 231

O #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 231

Folder 232

P #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 232

Folder 233

Q #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 233

Folder 234-235

Folder 234

Folder 235

R #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 234-235

Folder 236-237

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Folder 237

S #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 236-237

Folder 238

Shepherd, David A. #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 238

Folder 239

T #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 239

Folder 240

U-V #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 240

Folder 241

W #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 241

Folder 242a

X-Z #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 242a

Folder 242b

Miscellaneous #01743, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence, Alphabetical, 1953-1961." Folder 242b

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About 800 items.

Chiefly typewritten scripts of articles, reviews, speeches, and other writings relating to southern history in general and to the history of North Carolina in particular. A short story about a ghost at the University of the South, written under the pseudonym "James Heyward" is included, as are Hamilton's notes for a project on Confederate generals and periodic bibliographies of Hamilton's work.

Arrangement: Unsorted.

Folder 243-260

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Typescripts, printed items, reviews, speeches, notes, and notes on Confederate generals. #01743, Series: "2. Writings." Folder 243-260

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3 items

Arrangement: chronological.

Diaries, 1919 and 1933-1949, chiefly recount Hamilton's extensive collecting trips around the South and his working and social life in Chapel Hill. The diaries include candid observations on donors and contributors to the Southern Historical Collection, potential and actual; Hamilton's dealings with university administrators and colleagues; impressions of places and people he encountered on his collecting trips around the South; social engagements with family and friends; and leisure activities such as golf and vacations. Also included are some 1919 diaries and typewritten letters to Mary Thompson Hamilton from France, where Hamilton served in the Army Educational Commission. The indices in Boxes 15-19 are apparently unarranged slips of paper in Hamilton's hand that index the handwritten diaries by person and place name.

Folder 261-262

Folder 261

Folder 262

French Diaries (1919) #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 261-262

Folder 263-264

Folder 263

Folder 264

Typed diaries: December 1933, October-December 1934 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 263-264

Folder 265-266

Folder 265

Folder 266

1935 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 265-266

Folder 267-275

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Folder 275

1936 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 267-275

Folder 276-284

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Folder 284

1937 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 276-284

Folder 284-291

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1938 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 284-291

Folder 291-297

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1939 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 291-297

Folder 297-301

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1940 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 297-301

Folder 301-308

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1941 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 301-308

Folder 308-313

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1942 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 308-313

Folder 313-319

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1943 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 313-319

Folder 319-327

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1944 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 319-327

Folder 327-334

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Folder 334

1945 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 327-334

Folder 334-342

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Folder 342

1946 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 334-342

Folder 342-349

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1947 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 342-349

Folder 349-356

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Folder 356

1948-26 January 1949 #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Folder 349-356

Box 15-19

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

Box 18

Box 19

Index (on 3x5 slips of paper) #01743, Series: "3. Diaries and Index, 1919, 1933-1949. " Box 15-19

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous, 1903-1961.

About 20 items.

The scrapbooks consist chiefly of newspaper clippings and other printed materials. Many of the clippings are undated with the newspaper unidentified. Some overlapping of dates and subject matter occur in the different volumes. Scrapbook 1, 1903-1921, contains material on Hamilton's academic and professional career, with information on his student days at the University of the South and at Columbia University, and more on his life at the University of North Carolina. Some material relates to his service with the Education and Recreation Branch of the Army during World War I.

Scrapbook 2, 1919, records Hamilton's service in France with the Army Educational Commission. Scrapbook 3, circa 1900-1948, contains many types of materials, from birthday cards to ration cards, with historical materials interspersed. Scrapbooks 4-5 contain personal and professional materials, including clippings of book reviews written while Hamilton was editor of the Greensboro News book review page. Scrapbooks 6-9 document the Southern Historical Collection.

The oversized diplomas include Hamilton's undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as honorary degrees from Washington and Lee University and the University of the South.

Folder 357

Scrapbook 1, 1903-1921 #01743, Series: "4. Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous, 1903-1961. " Folder 357

Folder 358-365

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Folder 365

Scrapbooks 2-9 (shelved as S-1743/2-9) #01743, Series: "4. Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous, 1903-1961. " Folder 358-365

Folder 366

Diplomas (shelved as OP-1743) #01743, Series: "4. Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous, 1903-1961. " Folder 366

Folder 367

Miscellaneous #01743, Series: "4. Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous, 1903-1961. " Folder 367

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of January 1998 (Acc. 98012), 1908-1928..

About 100 items.

Office correspondence of Hamilton prior to the formation of the Southern Historical Collection. These files contain the correspondence of Hamilton with potential donors of southern materials; with people inquiring about genealogy, old stamps, and museum items; answers to Hamilton's inquiries about various papers that he collected; discussions about the library's collection; and responses to 1928 newspaper announcements launching a collection of southern historical manuscripts.

Folder 368

1908-1919 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of January 1998 (Acc. 98012), 1908-1928.." Folder 368

Folder 369

1920-1925 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of January 1998 (Acc. 98012), 1908-1928.." Folder 369

Folder 370

1926-1927 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of January 1998 (Acc. 98012), 1908-1928.." Folder 370

Folder 371-373

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Folder 373

1928 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of January 1998 (Acc. 98012), 1908-1928.." Folder 371-373

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of September 1999 (Acc. 98441).

About 500 items.

1929-1958.

Personal and professional correspondence of Hamilton, 1929-1958. The personal correspondence, 1929-1955, contains information concerning his travels, personal affairs, recommendations and references, invitations to civic and social functions, and answers to research inquiries. The professional correspondence, 1929-1958, contains information regarding his travels for the Southern Historical Collection, obtaining papers for the Southern Historical Collection, professional meetings and speaking engagements, references and recommendations, people seeking manuscript publication, and his own publications.

Folder 374-380

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Folder 380

Personal correspondence, 1929-1955 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of September 1999 (Acc. 98441)." Folder 374-380

Folder 381-391

Folder 381

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Folder 391

Professional correspondence, 1929-1955, 1958 #01743, Subseries: "Addition of September 1999 (Acc. 98441)." Folder 381-391

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Processing Information

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

Processed by: Tim Pyatt, March 1997.

Finding Aid encoded by Jackie Dean, Southern Historical Collection, 24 March 1998

Revised by: Wakefield Harper, April 2010.

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