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Collection Number: 03845

Collection Title: J. Fred Rippy Papers, 1916-1972.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3600 items)
Abstract J. Fred (James Fred) Rippy (1892-1977) was a historian and author specializing in Latin American and diplomatic history. He was a professor at the University of Chicago, 1920-1926 and 1936-1958; professor at Duke University, 1926-1936, and the director of Duke University Press, 1928-1936. The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Rippy, including correspondence about university affairs, politics and government policy, the careers of former students, his committee work for the American Historical Association, the American Historical Review, and the Hispanic American Historical Review. Also included are manuscripts of writings, book reviews, photographs, clippings, research materials, and personal diaries kept during trips to Colombia in 1928, to Florida as visiting professor at Florida State University in 1951, and to the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1958. There are also a few items in Spanish and Portuguese.
Creator Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 J. Fred Rippy Papers, #3845, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received as a gift in 1974
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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J. Fred Rippy (1892-1977) was a historian and author specializing in Latin American and diplomatic history. He was a professor at the University of Chicago, 1920-1926 and 1936-1958; professor at Duke University, 1926-1936, and the director of Duke University Press, 1928-1936. He authored numerous articles, books, and book reviews in Latin American and American diplomatic history; was a guest lecturer and visting professor at schools throughout the United States; and an active member of historical organizations and committees, including the American Historical Association, the editorial board of the American Historical Review, 1932-1937 and the Hispanic American Historical Review.

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The collection contains the personal and professional papers of J. Fred Rippy (1892-1977), professor of Latin American history at the University of Chicago, 1920-1926 and 1936-1958, and at Duke University, 1926-1936, including correspondence about university affairs, politics and government policy, the careers of former students, his committee work for the American Historical Association, the American Historical Review, and the Hispanic American Historical Review. Also included are manuscripts of writings, book reviews, photographs, clippings, research materials, and personal diaries kept during trips to Colombia in 1928, to Florida as visiting professor at Florida State University in 1951, and to the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1958. There are also a few items in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series contains correspondence of J. Fred Rippy regarding university affairs, politics and government policy, the careers of former students, and his committee work for the American Historical Association, the American Historical Review, and the Hispanic American Historical Review. Some correspondence beginning in the late 1940's concerns politics and government policy, including foreign relations and local taxation, and there are letters to members of congress, officials in Durham, N.C., and friends with similar concerns as Rippy. There is scattered personal material after 1963 regarding his wife Mary; children J. Fred Junior, Robert, and Frazier; and his grandchildren.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1918, 1920-1923 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1924-1925 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

1926 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 3-4

Folder 5

1927 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6-7

Folder 6

Folder 7

1928 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 6-7

Folder 8-9

Folder 8

Folder 9

1929 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 8-9

Folder 10-27

Folder 10

Folder 11

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Folder 13

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Folder 18

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Folder 27

1930 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 10-27

Folder 28-34

Folder 28

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Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

1931 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 28-34

Folder 35-42

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

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Folder 39

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Folder 42

1932 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 35-42

Folder 43-56

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

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Folder 48

Folder 49

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Folder 51

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Folder 53

Folder 54

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Folder 56

1933 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 43-56

Folder 57-64

Folder 57

Folder 58

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Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

1934 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 57-64

Folder 65-68

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

1935 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 65-68

Folder 69-74

Folder 69

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Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

1936 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 69-74

Folder 75-83

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Folder 82

Folder 83

1937 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 75-83

Folder 84-93

Folder 84

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Folder 90

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Folder 92

Folder 93

1938 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 84-93

Folder 94-102

Folder 94

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Folder 97

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Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

1939 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 94-102

Folder 103-111

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

1940 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 103-111

Folder 112-126

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

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Folder 125

Folder 126

1941 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 112-126

Folder 127-138

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

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Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

1942 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 127-138

Folder 139-145

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

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Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

1943 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 139-145

Folder 146-148

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

1944 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 146-148

Folder 149-150

Folder 149

Folder 150

1945 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 149-150

Folder 151-153

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

1946 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 151-153

Folder 154-157

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

1947 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 154-157

Folder 158-163

Folder 158

Folder 159

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Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

1948 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 158-163

Folder 164-165

Folder 164

Folder 165

1949 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 164-165

Folder 166-172

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Folder 168

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Folder 172

1950 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 166-172

Folder 173-174

Folder 173

Folder 174

1951 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 173-174

Folder 175-177

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

1952 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 175-177

Folder 178-179

Folder 178

Folder 179

1953 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 178-179

Folder 180-182

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

1954 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 180-182

Folder 183-186

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

1955 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 183-186

Folder 187-190

Folder 187

Folder 188

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Folder 190

1956 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 187-190

Folder 191-194

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Folder 192

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Folder 194

1957 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 191-194

Folder 195-197

Folder 195

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Folder 197

1958 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 195-197

Folder 198-203

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1959 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 198-203

Folder 204-211

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Folder 211

1960 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 204-211

Folder 212-219

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Folder 219

1961 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 212-219

Folder 220-227

Folder 220

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Folder 222

Folder 223

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Folder 227

1962 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 220-227

Folder 228-232

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Folder 229

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Folder 232

1963 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 228-232

Folder 233-237

Folder 233

Folder 234

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Folder 237

1964 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 233-237

Folder 238-239

Folder 238

Folder 239

Bills and financial records, 1964-1966 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 238-239

Folder 240-245

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

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Folder 245

1965 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 240-245

Folder 246-248

Folder 246

Folder 247

Folder 248

1966 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 246-248

Folder 249-251

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

1967 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 249-251

Folder 252-254

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

1968 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 252-254

Folder 255-256

Folder 255

Folder 256

1969 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 255-256

Folder 257

1970 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 257

Folder 258

1971-1972 #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 258

Folder 259

Undated and imcomplete letters #03845, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1918-1972 and undated." Folder 259

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This series contains biographical information, manuscripts and other writings of J. Fred Rippy, clippings, lecture notes, photographs, and journals, several of which describe semesters he taught at Florida State University and the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Folder 260

Biographical sketches and bibliographies #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 260

Folder 261a-261d

Manuscript: Autobiography #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 261a-261d

Folder 262a-262d

Manuscript: "From Isolation to Global Involvement" #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 262a-262d

Folder 263a-263c

Typescript: "Mad Southern Pioneer: Hinton Rowan Helper and Hispanic America" #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 263a-263c

Folder 264-268

Folder 264

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Folder 267

Folder 268

Annotated manuscripts #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 264-268

Folder 269

Research notes for articles #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 269

Folder 270

Printed copies of writings #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 270

Folder 271

Book reviews by Rippy #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 271

Folder 272

Reviews of Rippy's books #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 272

Folder 273

Lecture notes #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 273

Folder 274

Clippings #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 274

Folder 275

Printed items and unidentified writings #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 275

Folder 276

Volume 1: Journal of a trip to Columbia, March-6 May 1928 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 276

Folder 277

Volume 2: Journal of a trip to Columbia, 7 May-31 May 1928 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 277

Folder 278

Volume 3: Journal, January-25 April 1951 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 278

Journal of a semester spent teaching at Florida State University.

Folder 279

Volume 4: Journal, 25 April-14 June 1951 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 279

Journal of a semester spent teaching at Florida State University.

Folder 280

Volume 5: Journal, 1958, 1962 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 280

Journal of semester spent teaching at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, 1958; journal regarding Durham, N.C., city ground crews in Forest Hills Park, 1962.

Folder 281

Volume 6: Travel journal, 1946-1958 #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." Folder 281

Image Folder PF-3845/1-5

PF-3845/1

PF-3845/2

PF-3845/3

PF-3845/4

PF-3845/5

Photographs #03845, Series: "2. Writings, Clippings, and Pictures, 1928-1962 and undated." PF-3845/1-5

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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