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Collection Number: 04920

Collection Title: Hugh F. Rankin Papers (#4920) 1867-1994

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Size About 6500 items (10.5 linear feet)
Abstract Hugh F. Rankin (1913-1989), historian of colonial America and the American Revolution, received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1959 and taught, 1957-1983, at Tulane University, where he was also faculty chair of athletics, 1962-1975. Personal and professional papers of Hugh F. Rankin include correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to Rankin's research, publications, teaching, administrative duties, participation in professional organizations, and honors and awards.
Creator Rankin, Hugh F.
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.
Provenance
Received from John Rankin of New Orleans, La., in March 1998 (Acc. 98054).
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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17 June 1913 Born Arlington County, Va.
1931 Graduated from Reidsville High School, Reidsville, N.C.
1931-1935 Attended V.P.I. on football scholarship.
1935-1942 Worked as timekeeper to superintendent in road and bridge construction, as power lineman, clothing store clerk, tobacco factory worker, and minor league professional football player.
1942-1945 Private to first lieutenant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
1943 Married Betty Jean Bursley, Richmond, Va. They had three sons: Patrick Allyn, John Bursley, and Wade Dillard.
1949 B.A., Elon College.
1951 M.A., University of North Carolina.
1953 and 1954 Worked for National Park Service, Yorktown, Va., two summers.
1955-1957 Research associate, Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., Williamsburg, Va.
1959 Ph.D., University of North Carolina.
1957-1974 Instructor to professor of history at Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
1974-1983 W. R. Irby Professor of History, Tulane University.
1962-1975 Faculty chair of athletics, Tulane University.
1989 Died in New Orleans, La.

Honors:

1952-1955 John Motley Morehead Scholarship, University of North Carolina
1953 and 1954 R. D. W. Connor Prize (for best article of the year in North Carolina Historical Review)
1960 Fellow, Company of Military Historians
1962-1963 Guggenheim Fellowship
1974 Doctor of Humanities, Francis Marion College, Florence, S.C.
1976 Doctor of Letters, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Publications:

1957 Rebels and Redcoats (with George Scheer)
1959 North Carolina in the American Revolution
1960 The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina
1961 The Battle of New Orleans: A British View (editor)
1962 Upheaval in Albemarle: The Story of Culpeper's Rebellion
1964 The American Revolution
1965 Theater in Colonial America
1965 Criminal Trial Proceedings in the General Court of Colonial Virginia
1969 The Golden Age of Piracy
1971 The North Carolina Continentals
1973 Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox
1975 The Fate of a Nation (with W. P. Cummins)
1976 Narratives of the American Revolution as told by a young sailor, a home-sick surgeon, a French volunteer, and a German general's wife (editor)
1976 George Rogers Clark and the Winning of the West (editor, with Edward M. Riley)
1976 Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas
1979 The War of the Revolution in Virginia
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Personal and professional papers, 1867-1994, of Hugh F. Rankin, historian of colonial America and the American Revolution and history professor, 1957-1983, and faculty chair of athletics, 1962-1975, at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., include correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to Rankin's research, publications, teaching, administrative duties, participation in professional organizations, and honors and awards.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1944-1994.

About 4400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1944-1945 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 1

Folder 2

1950 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 2

Folder 3

1951 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1952 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1953 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 6

Folder 7

1954 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 7

Folder 8-10

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

1955 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 8-10

Folder 11-14

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1956 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 11-14

Folder 15-17

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

1957 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 15-17

Folder 18-20

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

1958 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 18-20

Folder 21-23

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

1959 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 21-23

Folder 24-28

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

1960 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 24-28

Folder 29-37

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

1961 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 29-37

Folder 38-48

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

1962 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 38-48

Folder 49-56

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

1963 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 49-56

Folder 57-64

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

1964 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 57-64

Folder 65-69

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

1965 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 65-69

Folder 70-72

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

1966 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 70-72

Folder 73-75

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

1967 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 73-75

Folder 76-81

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

1968 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 76-81

Folder 82-86

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

1969 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 82-86

Folder 87-90

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

1970 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 87-90

Folder 91-95

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

1971 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 91-95

Folder 96-99

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

1972 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 96-99

Folder 100-103

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

1973 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 100-103

Folder 104-110

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

1974 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 104-110

Folder 111-117

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

1975 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 111-117

Folder 118-123

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

1976 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 118-123

Folder 124-127

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

1977 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 124-127

Folder 128-129

Folder 128

Folder 129

1978 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 128-129

Folder 130

1979 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 130

Folder 131

1980 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 131

Folder 132-133

Folder 132

Folder 133

1981 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 132-133

Folder 134

1982 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 134

Folder 135

1983 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 135

Folder 136

1984 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 136

Folder 137

1985 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 137

Folder 138

1986 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 138

Folder 139

1987 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 139

Folder 140

1988 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 140

Folder 141

1989 #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 141

Folder 142-143

Folder 142

Folder 143

Second sheets #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 142-143

Folder 144

1994 (letter to Betty Rankin) #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 144

Folder 145-150

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Folder 150

Undated #04920, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1944-1994. " Folder 145-150

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Drafts, proposals, and reviews of Hugh F. Rankin's books. Also included are notes and drafts of articles and speeches.

Folder 151

The American Revolution #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 151

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

Articles by Rankin #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 152-153

Folder 154-155

Folder 154

Folder 155

Book reviews by Rankin #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 154-155

Folder 156

University of North Carolina Ph.D. examination #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 156

Folder 157-161

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

Dissertation #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 157-161

Folder 162

Flags #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 162

Folder 163

Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 163

Folder 164-166

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

The Golden Age of Piracy #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 164-166

Folder 167-168

Folder 167

Folder 168

Green, Fletcher: Festchrift #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 167-168

Folder 169

Greene family and Nathaniel Greene #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 169

Folder 170

The North Carolina Continentals #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 170

Folder 171

Pirates #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 171

Folder 172

Proposals #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 172

Folder 173

Rebels and Redcoats #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 173

Folder 174

Rebels and Redcoats: Scrapbook #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 174

Folder 175

Reports to publishers #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 175

Folder 176

Greensboro Historical Museum #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 176

Folder 177-178

Folder 177

Folder 178

Speeches #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 177-178

Folder 179-182

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

History class notes #04920, Series: "2. Writings, 1952-1976 and undated. " Folder 179-182

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Colonial Williamsburg, 1954-1967 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Tulane University, 1957-1976.

About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological run, then alphabetical run.

Folder 190

1957-1958 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 190

Folder 191-192

Folder 191

Folder 192

1959 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 191-192

Folder 193-194

Folder 193

Folder 194

1960 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 193-194

Folder 195-196

Folder 195

Folder 196

1961 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 195-196

Folder 197-198

Folder 197

Folder 198

1962 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 197-198

Folder 199-200

Folder 199

Folder 200

1963 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 199-200

Folder 201

1964 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 201

Folder 202

1965-1966 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 202

Folder 203

1967 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 203

Folder 204

1968 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 204

Folder 205

1969 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 205

Folder 206

1970 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 206

Folder 207

1971 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 207

Folder 208

1972 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 208

Folder 209

1973-1974 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 209

Folder 210

1975-1976 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 210

Folder 211

Undated #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 211

Folder 212-214

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Athletics #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 212-214

Folder 215

Athletics: Football #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 215

Folder 216-217

Folder 216

Folder 217

Dubinsky case, 1969-1972 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 216-217

Folder 218-220

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Faculty #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 218-220

Folder 221

Tulane Forward Fund #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 221

Folder 222-225

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Grants, including Guggenheim Fellowship #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 222-225

Folder 226-228

Folder 226

Folder 227

Folder 228

History Department #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 226-228

Folder 229

History classes: Syllabi and exams #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 229

Folder 230-232

Folder 230

Folder 231

Folder 232

National Collegiate Athletics Association, 1961-1969 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 230-232

Folder 233-235

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Tulane Self Study #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 233-235

Folder 236

Tulane Self Study on Academics #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 236

Folder 237-239

Folder 237

Folder 238

Folder 239

Southeastern Conference (SEC), 1960-1967 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 237-239

Folder 240-243

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

University Senate, 1958-1974 and undated #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 240-243

Folder 244

University Senate Committee on Athletics, 1957-1973 #04920, Series: "4. Tulane University, 1957-1976. " Folder 244

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Folder 245

Biography #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 245

Folder 246-247

Folder 246

Folder 247

Contracts #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 246-247

Folder 248

Dillard, John H. #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 248

Folder 249-250

Folder 249

Folder 250

Scrapbook, 187?-1932, about John H. Dillard #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 249-250

Folder 251

Fort McIntosh Site Reconstruction Project, 1977 #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 251

Folder 252

History #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 252

Folder 253

Honorary degree: Francis Marion College #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 253

Folder 254

Honorary degree: William Carey College #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 254

Folder 255

Honors #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 255

Folder 256

Institute of Early American History and Culture #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 256

Folder 257

Louisiana Historical Association #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 257

Folder 258

MacLamroc State Park #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 258

Folder 259

Membership certificates #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 259

Folder 260

Military service #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 260

Folder 261

Notebook: Addresses, lists #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 261

Folder 262

Organization of American Historians #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 262

Folder 263

Southern Historical Association #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 263

Folder 264

University of North Carolina History Department #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 264

Folder 265

Yorktown, Va.: Colonial National Monument #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 265

Folder 266

Other materials #04920, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1867-1982 and undated. " Folder 266

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Items separated include pictures (P-4920), special format pictures (SF-P-4920), and oversize papers (OP-4920).

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