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Guide to the William Thomas Hutchinson Papers 1912-1976

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hutchinson, William Thomas. Papers

Dates:

1912-1976

Size:

16 linear feet (32 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

William Thomas Hutchinson, professor, historian. The William Thomas Hutchinson Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, reports, minutes, speeches, articles, teaching materials, research materials, bibliographies, papers and notes Hutchinson wrote as a graduate student, student papers, as well as two ties. The collection documents Hutchinson’s correspondents include George Beadle, Chauncey Boucher, Samuel Eliot Morison, Bessie Louise Pierce, Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., Leonard White, and others. Contains notes and correspondence relating to biographies of Cyrus Hall McCormick and Frank O. Lowden. Also included in the collection are materials relating to the editing and publishing of the papers of James Madison.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of material in Series XI which contains correspondence concerning academic appointments, restricted for 50 years from date of record creation, and evaluative student material restricted for 80 years from date of record creation.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hutchinson, William Thomas. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

William T. Hutchinson (1895-1976), Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of American History, was a member of the University of Chicago faculty for almost fifty years. After receiving his A.B. at Rutgers and A. M. at Columbia, Hutchinson came to Chicago in 1924 as both instructor in history and graduate student. Awarded a Ph.D. in 1927, his advancement in professional rank was steady, culminating in his appointment to the Morton chair in 1956. An authority on American constitutional history and historiography, Hutchinson joined Louis Gottshalk and James Lea Cate in formulating a pioneering course on historical methods. Hutchinson retired from the University in 1961, but continued to offer courses until 1967. His major publications include biographies of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1927, 1935) and Frank O. Lowden (1957). He also served as senior editor of the Papers of James Madison.

Scope Note

The William Thomas Hutchinson Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, reports, minutes, speeches, articles, teaching materials, research materials, bibliographies, papers and notes Hutchinson wrote as a graduate student, student papers, as well as two ties. The collection documents Hutchinson’s correspondents include George Beadle, Chauncey Boucher, Samuel Eliot Morison, Bessie Louise Pierce, Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., Leonard White, and others. Contains notes and correspondence relating to biographies of Cyrus Hall McCormick and Frank O. Lowden. Also included in the collection are materials relating to the editing and publishing of the papers of James Madison.

The Hutchinson papers offer a rich source of information on mid-twentieth century academic life, especially that of the University of Chicago. Hutchinson’s diary, begun in 1912 and ending in 1971, provides a daily chronicle of the activities of an energetic scholar and a view of the institution at which he worked. His extended correspondence with scholars throughout the country, colleagues at Chicago, and several generations of students have been preserved, along with material deriving from numerous faculty and administrative responsibilities.

The Hutchinson Papers are made up of eleven Series: Series I: Hutchinson’s Diaries; Series II: Personal Correspondence; Series III: Professional Correspondence; Series IV: Research Projects; Series V: Publications and Speeches; Series VI: Hutchinson as Student; Series VII: Faculty and Administrative Committee Materials; Series VIII: Teaching Materials; Series IX: Addenda Diaries; Series X: Memorabilia; and Series XI: Restricted.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Diaries

The first entry of the diary of William T. Hutchinson coincides with his entrance to Rutgers University in 1912 at the age of seventeen. The diary's early years are filled with his experiences as an undergraduate at Rutgers, a graduate student at Columbia, a Marine in World War I France, and a world-traveling supercargo managing a ship's commercial concerns for the U. S. Shipping Board. The major part of the diary, which Hutchinson entitled "Graying on the Midway," concerns life in Chicago and at the University of Chicago.

The diary, as now preserved, is not the original document written by Hutchinson, but excerpts from it which he transcribed after retirement. In 1975, when Hutchinson gave a copy of "Graying on the Midway" to the University Archives, he explained that he had deleted many references to personal or family matters. What remains is a daily account of life on the Quadrangles and in Hyde Park. Each entry is a synopsis of one day's happenings: what classes were taught, the lunch-time discussions with colleagues, the movie seen that evening. Faculty appointments, the Hutchins controversy, oral examinations, sermons at Rockefeller Chapel, all are mentioned in the diary's pages. The entries are concise, yet most capture Hutchinson's emotions.

Box 1    Folder 1

Rutgers, Sept. 1912-Dec. 1913

Box 1    Folder 2

Rutgers, 1914-1915

Box 1    Folder 3

Rutgers, Jan.-Sept. 20, 1916

Box 1    Folder 4

Columbia, Sept., 1916-May 2, 1917

Box 1    Folder 5

Marines, May-June, 1917

Box 1    Folder 6

Marines, July

Box 1    Folder 7

Marines, August-September

Box 1    Folder 8

Marines, October-December, 1917

Box 1    Folder 9

Marines, January-February, 1918

Box 1    Folder 10

Marines, March-April, 1918

Box 1    Folder 11

Marines, May-June, 1918

Box 1    Folder 12

Marines, July-December, 1918

Box 1    Folder 13

Marines, January-May, 1919

Box 1    Folder 14

Supercargo, June-September, 1919

Box 1    Folder 15

Supercargo, October-December, 1919

Box 1    Folder 16

Supercargo, January-March, 1920

Box 1    Folder 17

Supercargo, March-June, 1920

Box 1    Folder 18

Supercargo, June-December, 1920

Box 1    Folder 19

Supercargo, January-June, 1921

Box 1    Folder 20

Rutgers, July-December, 1921

Box 1    Folder 21

Rutgers, 1922

Box 1    Folder 22

Rutgers, January-June, 1923

Box 1    Folder 23

Rutgers, July-December, 1923

Box 1    Folder 24

Rutgers, January-April, 1924

Box 1    Folder 25

Rutgers, May-September, 1924

Box 2    Folder 1

"Graying on the Midway," Foreword and Index

Box 2    Folder 2

"Graying on the Midway," Index (continued)

Box 2    Folder 3

"Graying on the Midway," Index

Box 2    Folder 4

1922, 1924-27, pp. 1-41

Box 2    Folder 5

1928-31, pp. 42-94

Box 2    Folder 6

1932-34, pp. 95-144

Box 2    Folder 7

1935-38, pp. 145-216

Box 2    Folder 8

1939-41, pp. 217-281

Box 2    Folder 9

1942-43, pp. 282-330

Box 2    Folder 10

1944-45, pp. 331-374

Box 2    Folder 11

1946-47, pp. 375-425

Box 2    Folder 12

1948-49, pp. 426-474

Box 2    Folder 13

1950-51, pp. 475-523

Box 2    Folder 14

1952-53, pp. 524-572

Box 2    Folder 15

1954-55, pp. 573-624

Box 2    Folder 16

1956-59, pp. 683-742

Box 2    Folder 17

1958-59, pp. 683-742

Box 3   Folder 1

1960-61, pp. 743-801

Box 3   Folder 2

1962-63, pp. 802-863

Box 3   Folder 3

1964-65, pp. 864-928

Box 3   Folder 4

1966-67, pp. 929-993

Box 3   Folder 5

1968-69, pp. 994-1052

Box 3   Folder 6

1970-71, pp. 1053-1119

Box 3   Folder 7

Personal excerpts -- holograph, 1934-36

Box 3   Folder 8

Personal excerpts -- holograph, 1937-39

Box 3   Folder 9

Personal excerpts -- holograph, 1940-44

Box 3   Folder 10

Account Book, 1932-50

Box 3   Folder 11

Account Book, 1951-61

Box 3   Folder 12

Investment Record, 1937-54

Box 3   Folder 13

Notebook (Summary of 50+ years at Chicago)

Box 3   Folder 14

Photographs, Memorabilia

Box 4    Folder 1

"Graying on the Midway," Forward and Index

Box 4    Folder 2

"Graying on the Midway," Index (continued)

Box 4    Folder 3

"Graying on the Midway," Index

Box 4    Folder 4

1922, 1924-27, pp. 1-41

Box 4    Folder 5

1928-31, pp. 42-94

Box 4    Folder 6

1932-34, pp. 95-144

Box 4    Folder 7

1935-38, pp. 145-216

Box 4    Folder 8

1939-41, pp. 217-281

Box 4    Folder 9

1942-43, pp. 282-330

Box 4    Folder 10

1944-45, pp. 331-374

Box 4    Folder 11

1946-47, pp. 375-425

Box 4    Folder 12

1948-49, pp. 426-474

Box 4    Folder 13

1950-51, pp. 475-523

Box 4    Folder 14

1952-53, pp. 524-572

Box 4    Folder 15

1954-55, pp. 573-624

Box 4    Folder 16

1956-57, pp. 625-682

Box 4    Folder 17

1958-59, pp. 683-742

Box 4    Folder 18

1960-61, pp. 743-801

Box 4    Folder 19

1962-63, pp. 802-863

Box 4    Folder 20

1964-65, pp. 864-928

Box 4    Folder 21

1966-67, pp. 929-993

Box 4    Folder 22

1968-69, pp. 994-1052

Box 4    Folder 23

1970-71, pp. 1053-1119

Series II: Personal Correspondence

This series of roughly 200 letters pre-dates Hutchinson's arrival at the University of Chicago. Written during his years as a student, Marine, and supercargo, the letters were primarily addressed to his step-mother, Lida Hutchinson and his sister, Ada. A few letters to his future wife, Frances Runyon, are also included along with several from wartime comrades. Correspondence concerning Hutchinson's military service and work for the U. S. Shipping Board are filed in this sequence.

Box 5   Folder 1

1910-1913

Box 5   Folder 2

1916-1917

Box 5   Folder 3

April-June, 1917

Box 5   Folder 4

July-September, 1917

Box 5   Folder 5

October-December, 1917

Box 5   Folder 6

January-March, 1918

Box 5   Folder 7

April-June, 1918

Box 5   Folder 8

July-September, 1918

Box 5   Folder 9

October-December, 1918

Box 5   Folder 10

January-March, 1919

Box 5   Folder 11

April, 1919

Box 5   Folder 12

May-June, 1919

Box 5   Folder 13

1920, Marines

Box 5   Folder 14

1921-22, Marines

Box 5   Folder 15

Undated postcards from Europe

Box 5   Folder 16

June-September, 1919, Supercargo

Box 5   Folder 17

October-December, 1919, Supercargo

Box 5   Folder 18

January-March, 1920, Supercargo

Box 5   Folder 19

April, December, 1920, Supercargo

Box 5   Folder 20

January-June, 1921, Supercargo

Box 5   Folder 21

January, 1920-June, 1924, Rutgers

Series III: Professional Correspondence

Subseries 1: Appointments, academic and others

Box 6    Folder 1

1922-24

Box 6    Folder 2

1925-26

Box 6    Folder 3

1927-31

Box 6    Folder 4

1934-37

Box 6    Folder 5

1938-40

Box 6    Folder 6

1941-42

Box 6    Folder 7

1943-44

Box 6    Folder 8

1945-47

Box 6    Folder 9

1948

Box 6    Folder 10

1949-1951

Box 6    Folder 11

1952-1954

Box 6    Folder 12

1955-1956

Box 6    Folder 13

1957-1960

Box 6    Folder 14

1961-1963

Box 6    Folder 15

1966-1970

Box 6    Folder 16

Self-appraisal reports, 1931, 1948-50

Box 6    Folder 17

Self-appraisal reports, 1951-66

Subseries 2: Letters of Compliment

Box 6    Folder 18

Anon-Baxter

Box 6    Folder 19

Beale-Byersdorf

Box 6    Folder 20

C

Box 6    Folder 21

D-F

Box 6    Folder 22

G

Box 6    Folder 23

H

Box 6    Folder 24

J-K

Box 6    Folder 25

L-Mc

Box 7   Folder 1

M

Box 7   Folder 2

N-Pa

Box 7   Folder 3

Pe-R

Box 7   Folder 4

S

Box 7   Folder 5

T-Z

Box 7   Folder 6

1925-30

Box 7   Folder 7

1931-38

Box 7   Folder 8

1939-46

Box 7   Folder 9

January-July, 1947

Box 7   Folder 10

August-December, 1947

Box 7   Folder 11

January-April, 1948

Box 7   Folder 12

May-December, 1948

Box 7   Folder 13

January-May, 1949

Box 7   Folder 14

June-December, 1949

Box 7   Folder 15

1950

Box 7   Folder 16

1951-52

Box 7   Folder 17

1953-58

Box 7   Folder 18

1962-70

Box 7   Folder 19

1971-76

Subseries 3: Letters to Students

Box 7   Folder 20

A-C

Box 7   Folder 21

D-F

Box 7   Folder 22

G-P

Box 7   Folder 23

R-V

Box 7   Folder 24

W-Z

Subseries 4: Letters from colleagues at University of Chicago

Box 8   Folder 1

Adams-Beadle

Box 8   Folder 2

Beals-Butler

Box 8   Folder 3

Cannon-Cole

Box 8   Folder 4

Commager-Dodd

Box 9   Folder 1

Donohue-Fussler

Box 9   Folder 2

Gideonse-Gottschalk

Box 9   Folder 3

Gray-Gwynn

Box 9   Folder 4

Halperin-Hemens

Box 9   Folder 5

History Department, 1950-69

Box 9   Folder 6

History Department, 1970-74

Box 9   Folder 7

Houle-Huth

Box 9   Folder 8

Jackson-Jacoby

Box 9   Folder 9

Jernegan

Box 9   Folder 10

Johnson, D.-Johnson, W.

Box 9   Folder 11

Joranson-Jordan

Box 9   Folder 12

Karl-Knappen

Box 9   Folder 13

Krueger-McKittrick

Box 9   Folder 14

McLaughlin

Box 9   Folder 15

MacNair

Box 9   Folder 16

McNally-Mort

Box 9   Folder 17

Morton

Box 9   Folder 18

Mott-Pauck

Box 9   Folder 19

Phemister-Philipson

Box 9   Folder 20

Pierce-Read

Box 9   Folder 21

Redfield

Box 9   Folder 22

Rheinstein-Ruprecht

Box 10   Folder 1

Schevill-Schmitt

Box 10   Folder 2

Scoon-Shugg

Box 10   Folder 3

Simpson-Sweet

Box 10   Folder 4

Tax-Toynbee

Box 10   Folder 5

Tyler

Box 10   Folder 6

Vice-Ward

Box 10   Folder 7

Webb-White

Box 10   Folder 8

Wick-Yum

Subseries 5: Correspondence with Scholars and Historians Elsewhere

Box 10   Folder 9

Abbott-Amick

Box 10   Folder 10

Ander-Aydelotte

Box 10   Folder 11

Babst-Beale

Box 10   Folder 12

Beam-Berwick

Box 10   Folder 13

Bill-Bossenbrook

Box 10   Folder 14

Bowen-Burnet

Box 10   Folder 15

Buder-Byrnes

Box 10   Folder 16

Cohn-Clough

Box 10   Folder 17

Cohen-Cox

Box 10   Folder 18

Crane-Curti

Box 10   Folder 19

Dale-Demarest

Box 10   Folder 20

Destler-Dodds

Box 10   Folder 21

Donovan-Dyer

Box 10   Folder 22

Easterby-Elsasser

Box 10   Folder 23

Fagg-Fehrenbacher

Box 10   Folder 24

Felt-Freund

Box 10   Folder 25

Gabel-Gould

Box 10   Folder 26

Graebner-Grunbee

Box 10   Folder 27

Hamer-Hexter

Box 11   Folder 1

Hicks-Irwin

Box 11   Folder 2

Jackson-Just

Box 11   Folder 3

Katzenbach-Kull

Box 11   Folder 4

Labaree-Lee

Box 11   Folder 5

Leighton-Lyon

Box 11   Folder 6

McCaul-Malone

Box 11   Folder 7

Maloney-Meade

Box 11   Folder 8

Merk-Moore

Box 11   Folder 9

Morgenstern-Nethercut

Box 11   Folder 10

Nettels-Owsley

Box 11   Folder 11

Pactov-Pargellis

Box 11   Folder 12

Parsler-Phillips

Box 11   Folder 13

Pierson-Potter

Box 11   Folder 14

Pratt-Quimby

Box 11   Folder 15

Rabun-Robertson

Box 11   Folder 16

Robinson-Russell

Box 11   Folder 17

Sanchez-Scott

Box 11   Folder 18

Sears-Simms

Box 11   Folder 19

Smith-Spaulding

Box 11   Folder 20

Stearns-Stern

Box 11   Folder 21

Steven, Harry

Box 11   Folder 22

Stevens, K. -Sydor

Box 11   Folder 23

Tarr-Utley

Box 11   Folder 24

Vander Velde-Warde

Box 11   Folder 25

Warreek-Whiting-

Box 11   Folder 26

Wiley-Yerst

Subseries 6: Professional Organizations Correspondence

Box 12   Folder 1

1928-40, American Historical Association

Box 12   Folder 2

1941-42, AHA

Box 12   Folder 3

1944, AHA

Box 12   Folder 4

1945-70, AHA

Box 12   Folder 5

1940-46, Mississippi Valley Historical Association

Box 12   Folder 6

1947-50, MVHA

Box 12   Folder 7

1951-58, MVHA

Box 12   Folder 8

1959-64, MVHA

Box 12   Folder 9

1966-76, Organization of American Historians Historiography, Bibliography, Trends

Box 12   Folder 10

1927-32

Box 12   Folder 11

1933-41

Box 12   Folder 12

1942-43

Box 12   Folder 13

1944-45

Box 12   Folder 14

1946-48

Box 12   Folder 15

1949-53

Box 12   Folder 16

1955-58

Box 12   Folder 17

1959-69

Box 12   Folder 18

1970-75

Series IV: Research Projects

Hutchinson's first major publication was a two-volume biography of the inventor and entrepreneur, Cyrus Hall McCormick. The encouragement and support which he received throughout the project from Professor William E. Dodd, the McCormick family, and the McCormick Historical Association are conveyed by this body of correspondence. The papers also chart the progress of the research over eight years, from its inception in 1926 to the publication of the second volume in 1935.

Hutchinson's heavy teaching and administrative load during the 1940's and 1950's slowed the pace of his research on Frank O. Lowden. Begun in 1942, the two-volume biography of the former governor of Illinois was published in 1957. The material relating to this work is largely correspondence, although notes and working instructions for Hutchinson's research assistant are interspersed.

Publication of the Papers of James Madison began as a joint effort of the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia in cooperation with the National Historic Manuscripts Commission. Appointed one of the editors at its inception, Hutchinson became senior editor in 1958 upon the death of the project's originator, Leonard D. White. He continued to serve in that capacity until 1970 when the University of Virginia assumed complete control of the project. The Hutchinson papers include the correspondence, annual reports,

and financial reports relevant to the publication of the Papers. This series also includes correspondence and reports of the National Historic Manuscript Commission and the Madison Memorial Commission related to the Madison Project.

Subseries 1: McCormick Biography: Correspondence, Notes, etc.

Box 12   Folder 19

1927-29

Box 12   Folder 20

January-March, 1930

Box 12   Folder 21

April-June 1930

Box 12   Folder 22

July-October, 1930

Box 12   Folder 23

November 1930

Box 12   Folder 24

December 1930

Box 12   Folder 25

January-June, 1931

Box 12   Folder 26

July-December, 1931

Box 12   Folder 27

1932-33

Box 12   Folder 28

1934-June, 1935

Box 12   Folder 29

July-December, 1935

Box 12   Folder 30

1936

Box 12   Folder 31

1937-70

Subseries 2: Frank Lowden Biography

Box 13   Folder 1

1943-44

Box 13   Folder 2

1945

Box 13   Folder 3

1946

Box 13   Folder 4

1947-55

Box 13   Folder 5

1956-June, 1957

Box 13   Folder 6

July-December, 1957

Box 13   Folder 7

1958-76

Subseries 3: James Madison Project

Box 13   Folder 8

1958-59

Box 13   Folder 9

1960

Box 13   Folder 10

1961-62

Box 13   Folder 11

1963

Box 13   Folder 12

1964

Box 13   Folder 13

1965

Box 13   Folder 14

1966-67

Box 13   Folder 15

1968-69

Box 13   Folder 16

January-August, 1970

Box 13   Folder 17

September-December, 1970

Box 13   Folder 18

January-May, 1971

Box 13   Folder 19

June, 1971

Box 13   Folder 20

July-December, 1971

Box 13   Folder 21

1972

Box 13   Folder 22

1973-74

Box 13   Folder 24

Annual Reports, October, 1956-June, 1960

Box 13   Folder 25

Annual Reports, July, 1960-June, 1964

Box 13   Folder 26

Annual Reports, July, 1964-June, 1968

Box 13   Folder 27

Annual Reports, July, 1968-December, 1972

Box 14   Folder 1

Financial Reports, 1957-70

Box 14   Folder 2

Editor's Advisory Committee, 1956-58 Summary

Box 14   Folder 3

Editor's Advisory Committee Minutes, 1957

Box 14   Folder 4

Editor's Advisory Committee Minutes, 1958

Box 14   Folder 5

Editor's Advisory Committee Minutes, 1959

Box 14   Folder 6

Editor's Advisory Committee Minutes, 1960—76

Box 14   Folder 7

1959-60

Box 14   Folder 8

1961

Box 14   Folder 9

1962

Box 14   Folder 10

1963

Box 14   Folder 11

1964

Box 14   Folder 12

January-June, 1965

Box 14   Folder 13

July-December, 1965

Box 14   Folder 14

1966

Box 14   Folder 15

1967

Box 14   Folder 16

1968-June, 1969

Box 14   Folder 17

July-December, 1969

Box 14   Folder 18

January-June, 1970

Box 14   Folder 19

July-December, 1970

Box 14   Folder 20

1971

Box 14   Folder 21

1972

Box 14   Folder 22

1973

Box 14   Folder 23

1974-76

Subseries 4: National Historical Manuscripts Commission

Box 15   Folder 1

1962

Box 15   Folder 2

January-June, 1963

Box 15   Folder 3

July-August, 1963

Box 15   Folder 4

September-December, 1963

Box 15   Folder 5

January-February, 1964

Box 15   Folder 6

March-April, 1964

Box 15   Folder 7

May-June, 1964

Box 15   Folder 8

July-December, 1964

Box 15   Folder 9

1965-68

Box 15   Folder 10

1969-71

Series V: Publications and Speeches

Hutchinson produced a number of articles and book reviews which appeared in scholarly journals. These, together with the speeches that he gave to various social and academic audiences, are the subjects of this series. Hutchinson's handwritten lists of titles for each category introduce this material, which includes the actual texts and related correspondence. Some unpublished articles and numerous informal reviews of books for colleagues, students, and the University of Chicago Press are also located in this series.

Box 15   Folder 11

Book reviews, related correspondence, Index-A

Box 15   Folder 12

Book reviews, related correspondence, B

Box 15   Folder 13

Book reviews, related correspondence, C

Box 15   Folder 14

Book reviews, related correspondence, D-F

Box 15   Folder 15

Book reviews, related correspondence, G

Box 15   Folder 16

Book reviews, related correspondence, H-J

Box 15   Folder 17

Book reviews, related correspondence, K-L

Box 15   Folder 18

Book reviews, related correspondence, M-N

Box 15   Folder 19

Book reviews, related correspondence, P-Q

Box 15   Folder 20

Book reviews, related correspondence, R

Box 15   Folder 21

Book reviews, related correspondence, S

Box 15   Folder 22

Book reviews, related correspondence, T-V

Box 15   Folder 23

Book reviews, related correspondence, W

Box 16   Folder 1

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence; list of publications written by William T. Hutchinson

Box 16   Folder 2

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1927-29

Box 16   Folder 3

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1930

Box 16   Folder 4

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1932

Box 16   Folder 5

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1933

Box 16   Folder 6

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1936

Box 16   Folder 7

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1938-1941

Box 16   Folder 8

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1942

Box 16   Folder 9

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1942

Box 16   Folder 10

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1943-1949

Box 16   Folder 11

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1950-1960

Box 16   Folder 12

Published and unpublished articles, related correspondence, 1961-1968

Box 16   Folder 13

Speeches and related correspondence -- William T. Hutchinson's List of Speeches

Box 16   Folder 14

Speeches and related correspondence, 1928-38

Box 16   Folder 15

Speeches and related correspondence, 1939

Box 16   Folder 16

Speeches and related correspondence, 1940

Box 16   Folder 17

Speeches and related correspondence, 1941-42

Box 16   Folder 18

Speeches and related correspondence, 1943-45

Box 16   Folder 19

Speeches and related correspondence, 1946

Box 16   Folder 20

Speeches and related correspondence, 1947-50

Box 16   Folder 21

Speeches and related correspondence, 1951-53

Box 16   Folder 22

Speeches and related correspondence, 1954-56

Box 17   Folder 1

Speeches and related correspondence, 1956

Box 17   Folder 2

Speeches and related correspondence, 1957—59

Box 17   Folder 3

Speeches and related correspondence, 1960-68

Box 17   Folder 4

Speeches and related correspondence, 1969-71

Box 17   Folder 5

Speeches and related correspondence, 1972-75

Box 17   Folder 6

Miscellaneous works. Syllabus - History 172: College Survey in U. S. History, 1789-1861

Box 17   Folder 7

Miscellaneous works. "One thousand questions on U. S. History."

Box 17   Folder 8

Miscellaneous works. "The Department of History in Retrospect."

Box 17   Folder 9

Miscellaneous works.

Series VI: Hutchinson as Student

This series contains research papers written by W. T. Hutchinson as a graduate student, a copy of his doctoral dissertation, The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, and lecture notes taken by Hutchinson in history courses taught by William E. Dodd, Chauncey Boucher, and James West-fall Thompson during the mid-twenties.

Box 17   Folder 10

Paper written by W. T. Hutchinson - "Paper Money and Prices in New Jersey During the Revolution" (M.A. Thesis, Columbia University, March, 1917)

Box 17   Folder 11

Paper written by W. T. Hutchinson - "Did Charles Catesworth Pinckney Say: 'Millions for Defense, But Not One Cent for Tribute?'" December 6, 1924.

Box 17   Folder 12

Paper written by W. T. Hutchinson - "The Attitude of Missouri Toward the Public Land Question before 1840" Ca. 1921-22

Box 17   Folder 13-15

"The History of the Military Bounty Lands of the American Revolution, 1776-1789" February 20, 1925

Box 17   Folder 16-17

"The Manor in Medieval England" March 16, 1925

Box 18   Folder 1-2

"Peasant Unrest in Medieval France to the Close of the Jacquerie," June 1, 1925.

Box 18   Folder 3

"The Cause of Lee's Failure in the Antietam Campaign," July 23, 1925.

Box 18   Folder 4-5

"Finance and Commerce in Norman Italy," August 18, 1925.

Box 18   Folder 6

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, (Chicago: Ph.D. thesis), 1927.

Box 18   Folder 7

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 1, Table of Contents

Box 18   Folder 8

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 2

Box 18   Folder 9

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 3

Box 18   Folder 10

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 4

Box 18   Folder 11

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 5

Box 18   Folder 12

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 6

Box 18   Folder 13

The Bounty Lands of the American Revolution in Ohio, Chapter 7 and Bibliography

Box 18   Folder 14

Notebook of WTH for William Dodd's "The Lower South, 1830—61," taught Summer, 1922.

Box 18   Folder 15-17

Notebook of WTH for Chauncey Boucher's History E67, Reconstruction, Taught Summer, 1922.

Box 18   Folder 18

Manuscript of Hutchinson's notes for James Westfall Thompson's course on Historical Methods, Autumn, 1925.

Series VII: Faculty and Administrative Committee Materials

During the period from 1941 to 1958, Hutchinson served on numerous faculty and administrative committees. The reports, minutes, correspondence and other miscellaneous records associated with this work form the substances of this series.

The earliest material concerns a proposed series of orientation lectures discussing the background of World War II to be given as part of army training in 1941-42. Hutchinson undertook this work at the request of William Benton, then vice-president of the University and Sixth Corps Area Regional Advisor and Coordinator for this program.

Following the Army lectures, the Series includes correspondence and other materials dealing with Hutchinson's relationship with the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1941-1955. An original member of the group asked by Walter Yust, general editor of Encyclopedia Britannica, to consider a new edition in 1941, Hutchinson served on the Senior Advisory Committee for the publication from 1944. Also, in his capacity as chairman of the History Department from 1942 to 1950, Hutchinson was responsible for the Encyclopedia Britannica Fellows in history. The file of papers relating to the fellowship program as well as the material dealing with the Advisory Committee traces an aspect of the relationship between the faculty and the editorial staff of the Encyclopedia.

The College curriculum and the relationship between the College and Division of Social Sciences were topics considered by several committees. Hutchinson was a member of the College History Review Committee from 1947 to 1949, and served from 1950 to 1954 on the Inter-Faculty Committee on Curricular Articulation in the College. This latter group considered the College curriculum as it pertained to the Division. As a member of the Committee on the College B. A. Degree and its successor, the College Council on Tutorial Studies (1952-57), Hutchinson studied a preceptorial program for students in their last year in the College. He was also appointed, in 1955, to the Joint Divisional-College Committee to discuss a joint undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in the Social Sciences.

From 1950 to 1954, Hutchinson was a member of the Social Sciences Division Curriculum Committee. Primarily concerned with instruction for M. A. students, the committee was organized to make recommendations for improvements of the curriculum which honored current economy measures. The papers in this collection indicate, however, that the committee actually dealt with a wider range of topics, including Ph. D. instruction, Ph. D. oral examinations, the utilization of a Ford Foundation Grant in behavioral sciences, and formulation of Divisional statements concerning curricular goals, criteria, or policies. This committee also served as the Social Sciences' adjunct to the Inter-Faculty Committee on Curricular Articulation in the College.

The final group of committee papers concern the Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure which Hutchinson chaired in 1952. The major portion are replies to a questionnaire submitted to deans, directors, chairmen of departments and committees, and faculty members. The results of this survey are also present.

Included at the end of this series is a report prepared by the National Opinion Research Center, entitled "Faculty Opinion of the 4-E Contract," the final report and recommendations of the Subcommittee on Retirement Policy, May 1, 1950, and the final report of the Subcommittee on Pensions, January, 1953.

Box 19   Folder 1

Army Orientation Lectures. Correspondence, sample lectures. 1941-42.

Box 19   Folder 2

Encyclopedia Britannica. Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, 1941-1955.

Box 19   Folder 3

Encyclopedia Britannica. Production report, EB revisions in various subjects. May 1947.

Box 19   Folder 4

College History Review Committee. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, 1947-48.

Box 19   Folder 5

College History Review Committee. Correspondence, 1948-49.

Box 19   Folder 6

Curriculum Committee, Social Sciences Division. Minutes, reports, correspondence. 1950-51.

Box 19   Folder 7

Curriculum Committee, Social Sciences Division. Minutes, 1951—54.

Box 19   Folder 8

Curriculum Committee, Social Sciences Division. Ph. D. final examination - minutes, reports, correspondence.

Box 20   Folder 1

Inter-Faculty Committee on Curricular Articulation with the College. Minutes, reports, correspondence, 1952-54.

Box 20   Folder 2

Inter-Faculty Committee on Curricular Articulation with the College. Minutes,

Box 20   Folder 3

Joint Divisional-College Committee. Correspondence, reports, drafts of papers, comments.

Box 20   Folder 4

Committee on the College B. A. Degree, subsequently the College Council on Tutorial Studies. Minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, 1952-53.

Box 20   Folder 5

Committee on the College B. A. Degree, subsequently the College Council on Tutorial Studies. Minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, 1954.

Box 20   Folder 6

Committee on the College B. A. Degree, subsequently the College Council on Tutorial Studies. Minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, 1955-56.

Box 20   Folder 7

Committee on the College B. A. Degree, subsequently the College Council on Tutorial Studies. Minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, 1957.

Box 20   Folder 8

Faculty Campaign Committee, subsequently the Faculty Development Committee. Minutes of meetings (mineographed), June, 1956-June, 1957.

Box 20   Folder 9

Faculty Campaign Committee, subsequently the Faculty Development Committee. Minutes of meetings (handwritten), notes, June, 1956-June, 1957.

Box 20   Folder 10

Faculty Campaign Committee, subsequently the Faculty Development Committee. Minutes of meetings (mineographed), functions of committee. October, 1957-May, 1958.

Box 21   Folder 1

Faculty Campaign Committee, subsequently the Faculty Development Committee. Minutes of meetings (handwritten, rough notes. October, 1957-May, 1958.

Box 21   Folder 2

Faculty Campaign Committee, subsequently the Faculty Development Committee. Faculty Planning Committee Newsletter. Nos. 5-15. August, 1956-February, 1959.

Box 21   Folder 3

Faculty Development Committee. Draft articles for Newsletter.

Box 21   Folder 4

Faculty Development Committee. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, 1956.

Box 21   Folder 5

Faculty Development Committee. Correspondence, 1957.

Box 21   Folder 6

Faculty Development Committee. Correspondence, 1958.

Box 21   Folder 7

Faculty Development Committee. Miscellaneous reports, press releases.

Box 21   Folder 8

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, rough notes, statistical data. 1952.

Box 21   Folder 9

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Deans and Directors, completed.

Box 21   Folder 10

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Chairmen of Departments and Committees, completed.

Box 21   Folder 11

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Chairmen of Departments and Committees, completed.

Box 21   Folder 12

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Faculty members, completed.

Box 22   Folder 1-8

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Faculty members, completed.

Box 23   Folder 1-2

Committee on the Limitation of the Number on Tenure. Questionnaires to Faculty members, completed.

Box 23   Folder 3-5

Compilation of answers to questionnaires.

Box 23   Folder 6

"Faculty Opinion of the 4-E Contract," National Opinion Research Center. May 5, 1949.

Box 23   Folder 7

Final report and recommendations of Subcommittee on Retirement. May 1, 1950.

Box 23   Folder 8

Final report, Subcommittee on Pensions. January 1953

Series VIII: Teaching Materials

This small series includes test and examination questions for the general survey course in United States history (1926-61), some reading lists, and several compilations of students taught and directed by Hutchinson.

Box 24   Folder 1-9

Tests and examinations - General Survey of U. S. History (1929-1961)

Box 24   Folder 10

Reading Lists

Box 24   Folder 11

Lists of students advised by WTH

Box 24   Folder 12-15

Student Papers

Series IX: Diaries, Addenda

Series IX contains Hutchinson's personal diaries that cover the years from 1912 to 1976. These are the original diaries from which the extracts in Series I of the Hutchinson papers were taken. The diaries are numbered consecutively. Included with the World War I diaries is a notebook with notes on map reading, observation and sniping, apparently kept while Hutchinson was in a military training school in 1918.

Box 25   Volume 1

September 17, 1912 - May 2, 1917

Box 25   Volume 2

May 2 - July 19, 1917

Box 25   Volume 3

July 20 - November 13, 1917 (includes loose sheets for July 20 – August 2)

Box 25   Volume 4

November 14, 1917 - March 8, 1918

Box 25   Volume 5

March 9 - June 12, 1918

Box 25   Volume 6

June 13 - July 29, 1918 (includes small notebook with entries for June 13 - 18, and loose notes on individual soldiers and other items)

Box 25   Volume 7

Notes on military observation and sniping, ca. 1918

Box 25   Volume 8

June 23 - September 16, 1919

Box 26   Volume 9

September 17 - December 31, 1919

Box 26   Volume 10

1920

Box 26   Volume 11

1921

Box 26   Volume 12

1922

Box 26   Volume 13

1923

Box 26   Volume 14

1924

Box 26   Volume 15

1925

Box 26   Volume 16

1926

Box 26   Volume 17

1927

Box 26   Volume 18

1928

Box 27   Volume 19

1929

Box 27   Volume 20

1930

Box 27   Volume 21

1931

Box 27   Volume 22

1932

Box 27   Volume 23

1933

Box 27   Volume 24

1934

Box 27   Volume 25

1935

Box 27   Volume 26

1936

Box 27   Volume 27

1937

Box 27   Volume 28

1938

Box 27   Volume 29

1939

Box 27   Volume 30

1940

Box 28   Volume 31

1941

Box 28   Volume 32

1942

Box 28   Volume 33

1943

Box 28   Volume 34

1944

Box 28   Volume 35

1945

Box 28   Volume 36

1946

Box 28   Volume 37

1947

Box 28   Volume 38

1948

Box 28   Volume 39

1949

Box 28   Volume 40

1950

Box 29   Volume 41

1951

Box 29   Volume 42

1952

Box 29   Volume 43

1953

Box 29   Volume 44

1954

Box 29   Volume 45

1955

Box 29   Volume 46

1956

Box 29   Volume 47

1957

Box 29   Volume 48

1958

Box 29   Volume 49

1959

Box 29   Volume 50

1960

Box 30   Volume 51

1961

Box 30   Volume 52

1962

Box 30   Volume 53

1963

Box 30   Volume 54

1964

Box 30   Volume 55

1965

Box 30   Volume 56

1966

Box 30   Volume 57

1967

Box 30   Volume 58

1968

Box 31   Volume 59

1969

Box 31   Volume 60

1970

Box 31   Volume 61

1971

Box 31   Volume 62

1972

Box 31   Volume 63

1973

Box 31   Volume 64

1974

Box 31   Volume 65

1975

Box 31   Volume 66

1976 (ends November 4)

Series X: Memorabilia

Box 32   Folder 1

Two neckties

Series XI: Restricted

Series IX contains correspondence concerning academic appointments, restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. It also contains evaluative correspondence with students and letters of recommendation. These are restricted for 80 years from the date of creation.

Box 33   Folder 1

Correspondence – Appointments (R-50), 1963-1970

Box 33   Folder 2

Evaluative Student Correspondence – A-C (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 3

Evaluative Student Correspondence – D-J (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 4

Evaluative Student Correspondence – K-N (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 5

Evaluative Student Correspondence – P-S (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 6

Evaluative Student Correspondence – T-Z (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 7

Letters of Recommendation – A-C (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 8

Letters of Recommendation – D-F (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 9

Letters of Recommendation – G-H (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 10

Letters of Recommendation – J-L (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 11

Letters of Recommendation – M-O (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 12

Letters of Recommendation – P-R (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 13

Letters of Recommendation – S (R-80)

Box 33   Folder 14

Letters of Recommendation – T-Z (R-80)