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Guide to the Nancy Hanks Papers, 1894-1987 (bulk 1945-1983)

Collection Overview

The papers of Nancy Hanks span the years 1894-1987 with the bulk occurring during the 1940s to 1983. Included are correspondence; minutes; reports; typed, mimeographed, and printed material; financial papers; clippings; mail logs; telephone records; calendars; office files; interviews, questionnaires; and diaries. In addition there are scrapbooks, pictures, photograph albums, slides, audio cassettes, videocassettes, and electronic documents. One series contains awards, honorary degrees, and memorabilia.

The Nancy Hanks collection is useful as a study of the development of private and governmental arts programs, in particular through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the personal life and career (1950s-1970s) of an upper-class single woman. Arts and the federal government is a recurrent theme. The collection also contains information about a variety of arts organizations in which Hanks was involved, often as a board member. Although the papers here document both her personal and professional life and present a balanced account, there are relatively few professional papers in the collection concerning her early career, 1951-1968.

The private life of Nancy Hanks is chiefly documented in the Personal Series. Although there are no diaries in the collection, the letters she wrote to her parents from the 1940s through the 1970s form a type of diary. This correspondence in the Personal Series often contains a detailed accounting of daily events from her college years at Duke University, where she majored in political science, and her early career in Washington, D.C., through the NEA years. Letters from her parents reveal their influence on her and often note their advice to her. Other correspondence is from friends, some during World War II, including extensive correspondence from 1946 to 1949 with William A. Carpenter, a former college friend. Other correspondents were Louis E. Reid, 1955-1961; John F. Watkins, 1949-1950; and Duke University Dean of Chapel James T. Cleland, 1949-1969. The financial papers in that series reveal her wealth, such as in real estate and stocks, as well as her long illness. There are gaps in the tax returns and bank statements from 1966-1975 and after 1979.

The Duke University, Bryan and Virginia Hanks, Larry Hanks, and Pictures Series all complete the story. In the Duke University Series, Hanks' financial contributions to the university are documented, including the Hanks Family Endowment Fund and the Hanks Family Chapel Fund.

The Bryan and Virginia Hanks Series and Larry Hanks Series contain records of Hanks' parents, Bryan Cayce Hanks, Virginia Wooding Hanks, and brother Lawrence (Larry) Wooding Hanks. Included in the Bryan and Virginia Hanks Series are late-nineteenth century documents, letters of Hanks' father from France during World War I and from a Colorado sanatarium, 1931-1932, as well as their courtship letters. Bryan Hanks was a lawyer in New York, Miami, and Fort Worth, and became president of Florida Power and Light Company in 1937. Also there is some Hanks and Wooding families history, including a few papers of Benjamin Franklin Wooding, Nancy's maternal grandfather. He was a medical doctor and inventor who developed an automatic train control device and automatic block controls for prevention of railroad accidents. The Larry Hanks Series tells the story of the early death of Nancy Hanks' younger brother, who was killed in a truck accident in California in June, 1950 at the age of eighteen while a student at Southwestern University.

In this collection it is primarily the NEA portion of Hanks' career, 1968-1977 during the Nixon and Ford years, that is represented. However, there is some information in the letters to Hanks' parents in the Personal Series which reflects her early work, 1951-1968. During her tenure at NEA there were vast increases in NEA funding. The NEA was established in 1965 with the National Endowment for the Humanities as components of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. In the National Endowment for the Arts Seriesthere is a narrative entitled, "Ten Years for Tomorrow," which contains much biographical information about Hanks' NEA years. While at NEA Hanks delivered numerous speeches; in fact from 1971 to 1974 she made about 100 addresses. These years are also documented in the American Film Institute (AFI), Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, and National Council on the Arts series, which depict related responsibilities of Hanks. AFI files document the organization's efforts to preserve the heritage and art of both film and television in America. National Council on the Arts files reflect programs in the areas of architecture, dance, education, expansion arts, literature, museums, music, visual arts, exhibitions, and theater. The Personal Series, Pictures Series, and Awards and Memorabilia Series provide supplemental information. Letters Hanks wrote to her parents as well as other correspondence and notes in the Personal Series relating to the NEA show her continuing interest in the agency after retirement. Related papers for the NEA are housed at the National Archives.

The alphabetical files in the Personal Series document her board work, memberships, and interest in a variety of organizations and institutions, including those related to the arts. They include the Awards in the Visual Arts, Commission on Museums for a new Century, Continental Oil Company (Conoco), the Conservation Foundation, the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., the Independent Sector, the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture, Partners for Livable Places, the Phillips Collection, Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Scholastic, Inc., and Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. One measure of the public recognition of Hanks' work is the fact that during 1970 to 1981 she received 27 honorary doctoral degrees. The National Endowment for the Arts Series office files, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Series, and the Personal Series alphabetical files all contain single folders for a variety of art, dance, and music organizations.

Papers relating to Nelson Rockefeller are scattered throughout the collection. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Series contains material relating to Nelson A., John D., 3rd, and Laurance. In the Personal Series is information on Nelson A. Rockefeller and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Hanks' correspondence with her parents also discusses her relationship with Nelson Rockefeller.

There are papers in the collection that reflect both Hanks' retirement years as well as activities of colleagues after her death in 1983. One measure of Hanks' post-NEA involvement is that in 1982 she was on the boards of three corporations and a foundation, as well as being trustee or advisor for 20 non-profit organizations. Related materials are in the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Friends of the Nancy Hanks Center, Inc. series. The papers of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, where Hanks was a vice chairman, do not appear to provide a complete record of her work there. These files are probably scattered ones that she kept at home and often were not clearly defined.

The U.S. government designated the Old Post Office space on Pennsylvania Avenue as the Nancy Hanks Center. The Friends of the Nancy Hanks Center was formed to initiate programs commemorating Hanks' life and advancing her values. Most of the interviews in this series were conducted by Peter Jessup, but Donna Mitchell conducted a number of them. Many of these interviews exist as electronic files and are available to researchers. These files are listed in the container list for the Friends of the Nancy Hanks Center, Inc. Series.

A related collection in the Duke University Special Collections Department is the Philip Hanes collection. In addition, Hanes material appears in the Hanks Papers in the Personal Series both under his name and in the Awards in the Visual Arts folders.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Nancy Hanks papers, 1894-1987 (bulk 1945-1983)
Creator
Hanks, Nancy, 1927-1983
Extent
77.3 Linear Feet, 58,000 Items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Portions of the collection are restricted, in particular some of the Friends of the Nancy Hanks Center interviews and questionnaires.

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Contents of the Collection

Minutes, memoranda, letters, reports, contracts, and budgets; much mimeographed material. Papers begin in the year the AFI became a private, non-profit corporation, although still relying on government funds, and run through Hanks' years as National Endowment for the Arts chairman. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Appropriations: Fiscal Years, 1978-1979
Box 1
Center for Advanced Film Studies, 1975
Box 1
Conference Report to H.R. 8773, 1975-1976
Box 1
Congressional Letters, 1975-1976
Box 1
Contracts, 1974-1976
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972-1977
Box 1
Establishment, 1967
Box 1
Film and Television Presentation, 1975
Box 1
Hearings, 1975
Box 1
Letters and Testimony, 1970-1972 and undated
Box 2
Meeting Information, 1973 and undated
Box 2
Notes (Nancy Hanks), 1971-1974 and undated
Box 2
Program and Financial Plan, and Education Proposal, Fiscal Years 1976-1977
Box 2
Public Media Advisory Panels, 1975-1976
Box 3
Reorganization, 1975
Box 3
Revenues, 1975
Box 3

Chiefly printed material, including draft reports and background papers of six panels. Panel areas of responsibility included energy; food, health, world population, and quality of life; raw materials, industrial development, capital formation, employment, and world trade; international trade and monetary systems; change, national security, and peace; and quality of life of Americans. Arranged alphabetically; folders for panels arranged numerically.

Introduction, 1973-1975
Box 4
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Box 4
Members, 1973-1974
Box 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1975 and undated
Box 4
Panel I, 1974-1975
(3 folders)
Box 4
Panel II, 1974 April
(2 folders)
Box 4
Panel II, 1974 May-1975 Nov.
(7 folders)
Box 5
Panel III, 1974-1975
Box 5
Panel IV, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 6
Panel V, 1974-1975
Box 6
Panel VI, 1974 May-July
(5 folders)
Box 6
Panel VI, 1974 July-1975 June
(5 folders)
Box 7
Panel VII, 1974
Box 7
Printed Material 1960-1973 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 7
Third Century Corporation, 1973
Box 8

Correspondence, chiefly letters to Hanks, and subject files, reflecting her board of trustees service at Duke, 1966-1983. Correspondence is filed chronologically, followed by alphabetically-arranged subject files.

1947, 1958-1973
(6 folders)
Box 8
1974-1982
(5 folders)
Box 9
Art Museum, 1980-1982
Box 9
Arts Material (general), 1978-1980 and undated
Box 9
Board and Executive Committee, undated
Box 9
Board of Trustees Meeting, 1982
Box 9
Center for the Study of Aging, 1978-1982
Box 9
Commencement Address by Nancy Hanks, 1971
Box 9
Hanks Family Endowment Fund, 1976-1982 and undated
Box 9
Loyalty Fund, 1978-1982 and undated
Box 9
Miscellaneous, 1970-1982 and undated
Box 10
University Center, 1978-1981 and undated
Box 10
Contributors for Chairs, 1982 and undated
Box 10
Development, 1978-1982 and undated
Box 10
Founders' Society, 1982-1983
Box 10
Hanks Family Chapel Fund, 1980-1982 and undated
Box 10
Hanks Family Fund, 1981-1982 and undated
Box 10
Hayes, Helen, 1980
Box 10
Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs
Box 10
Nixon Library, 1981 and undated
Box 10
Papers of Nancy Hanks, 1979-1980
Box 10
Rockefeller, Laurance S., undated
Box 10
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1976-1977 and undated
Box 10
School of Nursing, 1978-1981
Box 10
Student and Campus Affairs, 1977-1982
Box 10
University Center, 1978-1982 and undated
Box 10
University Medical Center, 1978-1982
Box 10
Miscellaneous, 1978-1982 and undated
Box 10

Notebook contents and folders chiefly while Hanks was chairman of the Council. It is comprised of the chairman of the NEA and 26 other members appointed by the President. Primarily concerns meetings, 1970-1977,but also includes a briefing book for new Council members, memoranda, and letters. Meeting information includes primarily mimeographed minutes, agendas, guidelines for and descriptions of programs, financial information and budgets, resolutions, statements, policy statements, memoranda, and allocations. Two major sections: meetings, and memoranda and letters; each section is filed chronologically.

Briefing book for new council members, 1965-1975
Box 11
Jan.24-26
(2 folders)
Box 11
May 22-24
(3 folders)
Box 11
May 22-24
Box 12
Oct. 30-Nov. 1
(3 folders)
Box 12
Feb. 12-14
(3 folders)
Box 12
13 May 21-23
(4 folders)
Box 13
Sept. 10-12
(3 folders)
Box 13
14 Nov. 6-8
(3 folders)
Box 13
Feb. 18-20
(4 folders)
Box 13
May 6-8
(4 folders)
Box 15
Aug. 11
(2 folders)
Box 15
Sept. 22-24
(3 folders)
Box 16
Nov. 30-Dec. 3
(3 folders)
Box 16
Feb. 9-11
Box 16
Feb. 9-11
(2 folders)
Box 17
May 11-13
(4 folders)
Box 17
July 29
(2 folders)
Box 18
Sept. 14-16
(3 folders)
Box 18
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Box 18
Feb. 8-10
Box 18
Feb. 8-10
(5 folders)
Box 19
May 2-4
(2 folders)
Box 19
May 2-4
(2 folders)
Box 20
Sept. 3-5
(4 folders)
Box 20
Nov. 22-24
(3 folders)
Box 21
Feb. 7-9
(4 folders)
Box 21
May 1-4
(5 folders)
Box 22
July 25-27
Box 22
July 25-27
Box 23
Sept. 25-27
(3 folders)
Box 23
Nov. 21-23
(2 folders)
Box 23
Nov. 21-23
(2 folders)
Box 24
Feb. 6-8
(4 folders)
Box 24
May 14-16
(4 folders)
Box 25
July, Parts 1 and 2
(2 folders)
Box 25
Sept.
(3 folders)
Box 26
Nov.
(2 folders)
Box 26-27
Feb. (4 folders)
Box 27
April
Box 27
April
Box 28
May
(3 folders)
Box 28
August, Part 1
Box 28
Aug. Parts 2-4
(3 folders)
Box 29
Memos, letters, etc., 1970 Sept.-1976 Nov.
(5 folders)
Box 29
Memos, letters, etc., 1977 Feb.-Nov., undated
(3 folders)
Box 30
Nominations, 1976
Box 30

The second largest series, it reflects Hanks' career as the second Chairman of the Endowment, 1969-1977. Includes memoranda, chiefly carbon copies of Hanks' out-going letters, mimeographs, typed, and photocopies. Major categories include: administrative services memoranda, budgets, clippings (about Hanks, interviews, and her speeches), correspondence (arranged chronologically), honorary degrees, invitations index (notes whether accepted or declined), legislation, mail log, office files (arranged alphabetically by topic), speeches (arranged chronologically), telephone records (include brief remarks and messages about the topic of the calls and a few memoranda), trips (chiefly correspondence and speeches, arranged chronologically), and post-chairmanship (reflects continued NEA involvement after Hanks' chairmanship tenure expired). Office files, the largest section, include several folders for the Support the Arts Program, a national meeting in 1977,and a draft of "Ten Years for Tomorrow," a ten-year history of the NEA. Arranged alphabetically by category, then generally chronologically within.

1972-1976 Feb.
(3 folders)
Box 30
1976 Mar.-Aug.
(5 folders)
Box 31
1976 Sept.-1977 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 32
1977 Apr.-Dec. undated
(3 folders)
Box 32
1966-1969
(5 folders)
Box 33
1970-1971
(8 folders)
Box 34
1972-1973
(6 folders)
Box 35
1974-1977
(5 folders)
Box 35
1969-1975
(3 folders)
Box 36
1976-1977 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
1969-1972 Sept.
(4 folders)
Box 37
1972 Sept. 8-1973
(5 folders)
Box 38
1974, Jan.-1975
(5 folders)
Box 39
1976 Jan.-1977 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 40
1977 June-Sept. 17
(5 folders)
Box 41
1977 Sept. 30-Dec. and undated
(2 folders)
Box 42
1969, A-K
(4 folders)
Box 42
1969, L-Z
(5 folders)
Box 43
1973, A-Z
Box 43
Crank, 1976
Box 43
Gifts, 1972-1977
Box 43
White House, 1969-1977
(2 folders)
Box 44
Declined, 1975-1977
Box 44
Index. 1970-1977 Nov.
(4 folders)
Box 44
1965-1971
Box 44
1973-1976
Box 45
1975-1977
(3 folders)
Box 45
American Ballet Theatre, 1976-1977
Box 45
American Crafts Council, 1976
Box 45
American Symphony Orchestra League, 1974-1976
Box 45
American University, 1976
Box 45
Appalachian Regional Commission, 1976
Box 45
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1974-1977
(3 folders)
Box 46
Architecture and Environmental Arts, 1975
Box 46
Artists-in-Schools, 1976-1977
Box 46
Artrain, 1977
Box 46
The Arts Councils and Endowment: Overview for Discussion of Future
Box 46
Directions, 1977
Box 46
"The Arts in Europe," 1976
Box 46
Arts/Media Program, 1972
Box 46
Arts Trend Data Study, 1976
Box 47
Associated Councils of the Arts, 1969-1971
Box 47
Audience Development Grants, 1977
Box 47
Benedict's Survey, 1976
Box 47
Bicentennial, 1972-1977 and undated
Box 47
Board of Directors Training, 1977
Box 47
California Arts Legislation, 1975
Box 47
Carter on the Arts, 1976
Box 47
CEMREL Project, St. Louis, MO, 1974-1975
Box 47
CETA, 1973-1977
Box 47
The Corbet Foundation, 1976
Box 48
Challenge Grants, 1976-1977
Box 48
Survey, 1974
Box 48
Closing of, 1977
Box 48
City Spirit, 1976-1977
Box 48
Community Arts Agencies, 1976-1977
Box 48
Congressional Liaison Office, 1975-1977
Box 48
Congressional Task Force, 1975
Box 48
Council on Foundations: Goals, 1976-1981
Box 49
Dance, 1976-1977
Box 49
Design, 1977
Box 49
Economic Survey of Arts Organizations, 1977
Box 49
Education Program, 1976-1977
Box 49
Emergency Employment Act, 1975-1976
Box 49
Expansion Arts Grants 1972, 1976-1977
Box 49
Federal Agencies and the Arts 1972, 1977
Box 49
Federal-State Partnership, 1977
Box 49
Fellowships, 1975
Box 49
Fellowship in Performing Arts Administration, 1976
Box 50
Financial Management for the Arts, 1976
Box 50
Fine Arts Commission, 1975-1976
Box 50
Folk Arts, 1977
Box 50
Funding (case studies), undated
Box 50
General Educational Activities of the Arts Endowment, Draft, 1976
Box 50
General Operating Support, 1975
Box 50
General Services Administration, 1975-1976
Box 50
Graham, Martha, Gala, 1972-1973, 1976
Box 50
Grant Processing, 1975, undated
Box 50
Grants from Private Sector, 1975-1976
Box 50
Grants to New York State and other states, 1975
Box 50
Inaugural Committee Cultural Events, 1976-1977
Box 51
Jefferson Award and Speech, 1977
Box 51
Labor/Management Relationship in the Arts, 1975-1977
Box 51
Literature, 1972, 1976-1977
Box 51
Livable Cities Program, 1977-1978
Box 51
Media/Arts Information Project, 1976-1977
Box 51
Miami's Expansion Arts Program, 1975
Box 51
Mondale, Joan, 1977
Box 51
Museum Indemnity Act, 1975
Box 51
Museums, 1976-1977
Box 51
Music, 1975, 1977
Box 51
National Bicentennial Photography Project, 1975
Box 51
A National Corporate Fund, 1976-1977
Box 51
National Executive Service Corps, 1977
Box 52
National Festival of the Arts, 1977
Box 52
National Report on the Arts, 1975
Box 52
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1975-1976
Box 52
New York State Council's Formula Funding, 1976
Box 52
Notebook, 1969
Box 52
OPERA America, 1977
Box 52
Outreach Programs, 1974-1975
Box 52
Panel Selection, 1972-1975
Box 52
Personnel, 1971-1975, undated
(2 folders)
Box 52
Photography/Film Project, 1975-1977
Box 53
Presidential Resolution, 1976
Box 53
President's Commission on Mental Health, 1977
Box 53
Press Releases, 1969-1977 and undated
Box 53
Program Directors' Meetings, 1975
Box 53
Programming in the Arts, 1977
Box 53
Public Media Program, 1972, 1975-1976
Box 53
Public Radio, 1976
Box 53
Public Service Awards, 1977
Box 53
Reappointment, 1969-1973, 1977
Box 53
Reauthorization, 1975-1976
Box 53
Reorganization of N.E.A., 1977
Box 53
Resumés, 1976
Box 54
Scrapbook, 1970, 1977
(2 folders)
Box 54
Shared Opera Productions, 1975-1977
(2 folders)
Box 54
Small Groups, 1977
Box 54
Special Projects, 1970-1977, undated
(2 folders)
Box 54
Special Projects Office, 1976
Box 54
Spoleto Festival, 1977
Box 54
Star Track: An automated Spotlight Control System, 1975
Box 55
State Arts Agencies, 1975-1977
Box 55
State Arts Councils, 1977
Box 55
Stover, Carl E., Summary Activity Reports, 1976-1977
Box 55
Support the Arts Program, 1977 Mar.-June 1-16
(3 folders)
Box 55
Support the Arts Program, 1977 June17-30 - Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 56
Symphony Orchestras, 1976-1977
Box 56
Task Force on Policies and Operations--Report, 1973
Box 56
Task Forces, 1977
Box 56
Task Force on The Education, Training and Development of Professional Artists and Arts Educators, 1977
Box 56
Taxation and Art, 1977
Box 56
"Ten Years for Tomorrow," Pts. 1-2, 1975
(2 folders)
Box 56
"Ten Years for Tomorrow," Pts. 2-3, 1975
(5 folders)
Box 57
Theatre, 1972-1977
(2 folders)
Box 57
Theatre, 1978
Box 58
Theatre Panel Meeting, 1971, Apr. 27-28
Box 58
A Tourism Plan for New York, 1977
Box 58
Transition, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
Box 58
Transportation, Dept. of, 1975-1978
Box 58
Van Cliburn Competition, 1977
Box 58
Vice President's Residence, 1977
Box 58
"Visions" - TV's Original Plays for Public TV, 1976
Box 58
Visual Arts, 1976-1977
Box 59
White House, 1975-1977
Box 59
White House Christmas Tree, 1975-1976
Box 59
Winston-Salem Arts Council, 1976-1977
Box 59
Writings, 1970-1976, undated
Box 59
List, 1970-1975
Box 59
1969-1970 Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 59
1971 Jan.-1972 Feb.
(5 folders)
Box 69
1972 Mar.-1973 Mar.
(4 folders)
Box 61
1973 Apr.-1974 Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 62
1975 Jan.-1975 Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 63
1976 Jan.-June
(4 folders, 1 video cassette tape)
Box 64
1976 July-1977 Sept.
(4 folders)
Box 65
Incomplete and/or undated
Box 65
1971 July-1972 Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 66
Telephone Records, 1973-1974, A-B
Box 66
1973-1974, C-Q
(6 folders)
Box 67
1973-1974, R-Z
(4 folders)
Box 68
1975, (A-L
(4 folders)
Box 68
1975, M-Z
(4 folders)
Box 69
1976, A-H
(3 folders)
Box 69
1976, I-Z
(5 folders)
Box 70
1977, A-G
(2 folders)
Box 70
1977, H-Z
(4 folders)
Box 71
List, 1970-1974
Box 71
Europe, 1971
Box 71
Sweden/Finland, 1973
Box 71
Winston-Salem, NC; Jackson, MS., Louisville, KY. 1974 Sept.
(3 folders)
Box 71
Durham, NC, 1974 Oct.
Box 72
Columbia, SC, 1974 Nov.
Box 72
Alaska; California; Philadelphia, 1975 Mar.
(3 folders)
Box 72
Lubbock, TX; New York; Washington, DC; New Brunswick, NJ, 1975 Apr.
(4 folders)
Box 72
Seattle, WA, 1975 Apr./May
Box 72
South Bend, IN, 1975 May
Box 72
Amherst, Boston, MA, 1975 May/June
Box 72
Cleveland, 1975 July
Box 72
New York, NY, 1975 Dec.
Box 72
Richmond, VA, 1976 Jan.
Box 73
Philadelphia, 1976 Apr.
Box 73
Washington, DC; Boston, 1976 June
(2 folders)
Box 73
Allentown, PA; New York, NY; College Park, MD, 1977 May
(3 folders)
Box 73
Washington, 1977 June
Box 73
San Antonio, TX, 1977 Sept./Oct.
Box 73
1977-1978 Sept.
Box 73
1978 Oct.-1980 Oct.
(4 folders)
Box 73
1980 Nov.-1981 Nov.
(8 folders)
Box 74
1981 Nov.-1982 Nov. undated
(5 folders)
Box 75
Edward Banfield Manuscript, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 75
Correspondence: 1980-1982, undated
Box 75
Parties, 1978-1982
Box 75
1969-1977, undated
(2 folders)
Box 76

Records Hanks' involvement in the organization after her tenure at NEA, and includes information on arts organizations and the Rockefeller brothers: John D., 3d; Laurance S.; and Nelson. Includes typed, printed, and mimeographed material; correspondence; clippings; and telephone records. Arranged alphabetically by organization, topic, or person.

Alcoholics (Alcohol and Drugs), 1982 July
Box 76
The American Ditchley Foundation, 1978-1982
Box 76
Articles by or about associates of interest to Nancy Hanks, 1979
Box 76
Arts International, 1978-1982
Box 76
Awards, 1981-1982, undated
Box 76
Bluhdorn, Charles, 1981
Box 76
Business Committee for the Arts, 1981
Box 76
Catalyst, 1979-1981
Box 76
Chicago Lyric Opera and Robert Leys, 1980-1982, undated
Box 77
Colonial Williamsburg, 1981
Box 77
Columbia University Centennial, 1980
Box 77
The Conservation Foundation, 1980
Box 77
Contributions: Rockefeller Memorial Fund, 1979-1980
Box 77
Correspondence, 1978-1979
Box 77
Dartmouth College, Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences, 1980-1981
Box 77
Erick Hawkins Dance Company, 1978-1983, undated
Box 77
Grants, 1977-1982, undated
Box 77
Gulf and Western (Levinson), 1978-1981
Box 77
Hudson River Valley Project, 1982
Box 77
The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc., 1977-1979
Box 77
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc., 1977-1981
Box 77
Japan Society Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Committee, 1979-1982
Box 78
Bob Kingston, 1980-1981
Box 78
Lacy, Bill, 1979-1982
Box 78
Lincoln Center, 1978-1981
Box 78
MacDowell Colony, 1979-1981
Box 78
Mannes College of Music, 1981-1982
Box 78
Meetings, 1980
Box 78
Michigan Artrain, 1979-1982
Box 78
Miscellaneous, 1977-1982, undated
Box 78
National Council on the Arts--Past Members, 1977-1982
Box 78
Notecards, 1979-1982, undated
Box 78
Planning and Review; Annual Report, 1977-1980, undated
Box 78
Pocantico; Kykuit, 1980-1981
Box 78
Portfolio Magazine, 1977-1981, undated
Box 79
Proposals, 1978-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 79
Public Benefit Corporation, 1981 June
Box 79
Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre, 1978-1981
Box 79
Requests and/or Invitations Declined, 1978-1981, undated
Box 79
Resumés, 1978-1980 Feb.
Box 79
Resumés, 1980 Mar.-1982, undated
Box 80
Rockefeller Farm, 1981
Box 80
Rockefeller, John D., 3rd, 1978
Box 80
Rockefeller, Laurance, 1975-1983, undated (2 folders)
Box 80
Rockefeller (Nelson) Collection, 1978-1979, undated
Box 80
Memorial Fund for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1978-1982, undated
Box 80
Memorial Service, 1978-1982, undated
Box 80
Miscellaneous, 1978-1982
Box 80
Special Studies Project, 1968
Box 80
Speeches, 1977-1978, undated
Box 80
Background Material, 1976-1982, undated
Box 81
Delivered by others on topics of interest to Nancy Hanks, 1978-1981
Box 81
Telephone Records, 1977-1982
(3 folders)
Box 81

The largest series, it includes mimeographed, printed, and typed material; correspondence and memoranda; telephone records; calendars; clippings (biographical information about Hanks); resumes; and trips information. Major categories are the alphabetical files, chiefly 1970sand 1980s,(arranged by topic) and correspondence (arranged alphabetically by correspondent's surname, then chronologically). Other categories include financial papers, scrapbooks, speeches, and student papers (chiefly high school and college). Financial papers include bank records, medical bills, expenses and contributions such as to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tax returns, stock certificates and information, and real estate papers. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Includes a small amount of restricted material at the end.

Address file, undated
Box 81
Addresses and telephone numbers, 1976-1977, undated
Box 81
The American Assembly, 1977
Box 81
American Association of Museums Council, 1974-1982, undated
Box 82
American Institute of Architects, 1979-1982
Box 82
Ancestry, 1969-1977
Box 82
Anderson, Walter, 1982
Box 82
Andrew Mellon Collection, National Gallery of Art, Film transcript, undated
Box 82
Arena Stage, 1980, undated
Box 82
Art, 1980-1981, undated
Box 82
Arts in Education, 1978-1982
Box 82
Arts International, 1980-1982, undated
Box 82
Associated Councils of the Arts, 1971-1980
Box 82
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 1981-1982
Box 82
Transcript, undated
Box 82
Audiovisual (General), undated
Box 83
Autobiographical article, Lynn Gilbert, 1981, undated
Box 83
Automobiles, 1941-1982
Box 83
Awards in the Visual Arts, 1979-1980
Box 83
Awards in the Visual Arts: 1980-1983, undated
(2 folders)
Box 84
Baber, Alice, 1982, undated
Box 84
Battersby, Jean, 1981
Box 84
Benedict, Steve, 1978-1980, undated
Box 84
Biographical information, 1958-1977
Box 84
Birth cards, 1927
Box 84
Booth, John, 1981-1982
Box 85
Brandywine Conservancy, 1979-1981, undated
Box 85
Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1979
Box 85
Calendars, 1953-1974
(4 folders)
Box 85
Calendars, 1975-1982
(4 folders)
Box 86
Cards, 1967-1981, undated
Box 86
Cashiers, N.C., 1982
Box 86
Catalyst awards, 1978-1982
Box 86
Center for Arts information, 1980
Box 86
Clippings, 1934-1986, undated
Box 86
Columbia University, 1979-1980
Box 87
Committee to Fight Inflation, 1980
Box 87
Commission on Museums for a New Century, 1981-1982
(6 folders)
Box 87
Congressional Arts Caucus, 1981
Box 87
Board and committee material, and board trips, 1978-1982
Box 87
Continental oil, 1957-1981, undated
Box 87
Corporate contributions, films, 1979-1982
Box 87
Conoco Inc., Du Pont Merger, 1981
Box 87
Miscellaneous, 1979-1982, undated
Box 88
Special meeting of the Board of Directors, 1981 May
Box 88
U.S. Board Trip, 1980 Oct.
Box 88
The Conservation Foundation, 1978-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 88
Corporation for Older Americans, 1980-1982
Box 88
Cosmopolitan Club, 1969-1979, undated
Box 88
Council on Foundations, Inc.: Summary of selected decisions..., 1977
Box 88
Council on Foundations, 1977-1978
Box 89
Cultural Resources, 1979, undated
Box 89
Davis, Hal: Memorial Symphony programs, 1978, undated
Box 89
The Discovery: Five Centuries, 1982
Box 89
Ditchley Foundations, 1978-1982
Box 89
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 1980
Box 89
Age Discrimination Lawsuit, 1982
Box 89
Arts Acquisition Policy, 1982
Box 89
Board: Committee material, 1978-1980
Box 89
Board of Directors meetings, related materials, community luncheon, 1980-1982
Box 89
Board of Directors, Meetings, Related materials, 1982 (Nov.-Dec.)
Box 90
Contributions, subcommittees, 1978-1982
Box 90
Directors' forms, 1978-1982
Box 90
Harris, Dave, 1982
Box 90
Public Relations, insurance plans, letters from policyholders, 1978-1983
Box 90
Real estate, travel, money market prospectus, miscellaneous, 1970-1982
Box 90
Report to board of directors, 1981 July
Box 90
Securities reports, 1978-1981
Box 90
Ellis Island, 1981-1982
Box 90
Employment--Washington and New York, 1949-1958
Box 90
Estate, disposition of, 1979-1985
(2 folders)
Box 91
Federal City Council, 1971-1977
Box 91
Focus magazine article, 1980
Box 91
Folklife Center, 1977-1979
Box 91
Ford, Oneil, 1980-1982
Box 91
Friends, 1976-1980
Box 91
Fundraising, Personnel, 1979
Box 91
Getty Museum, 1982
Box 91
Gilbert, Lynn, 1979-1981
Box 91
Hanes, Phil, 1978-1981, undated
Box 92
Hanks/Weems/Cayce Family, 1964-1969, undated
Box 92
Health Headways (Eileen Growald, Barry Flint), 1982
Box 92
Hillwood Museum, 1981
Box 92
Honorary Degrees and Awards, 1979-1982
Box 92
Honory degree, University of Florida, 1979
Box 92
Honors/Positions Declined, 1973-1982
Box 92
Inaugural Activities Information, 1973
Box 92
Independent sector, 1980-1982
(2 folders)
Box 92
Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture (Meetings), 1975-1977
Box 92
Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture (Meetings), 1975-1977
Box 93
Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture, 1975-1981
(6 folders)
Box 93
Indo-U.S. Commission on Education and Culture, 1982 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 94
Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture: Museum Committee, 1978-1982
Box 94
Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1981
Box 94
Interests, 1977-1983
Box 94
Invitations, 1953-1980, undated
Box 94
Junior Council of the Museum of Modern Art, 1981
Box 94
Leeper, Doris, 1978-1982
Box 94
Legal papers, 1956-1968
Box 94
Leys, Robert, 1978
Box 94
MacDowell Colony, 1979-1981, undated
Box 94
MacFolly Records, 1969-1982
Box 94
Mayleas, Ruth, 1980-1981, undated
Box 94
Mayor's Arts Awards, 1981-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 95
Memberships held by Nancy Hanks, 1966-1982
Box 95
Memorials and Tributes, 1983
Box 95
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 1981
Box 95
National Academy of Public Administration, 1979-1983
(2 folders)
Box 95
National Artists Fellowship Program, 1980, undated
Box 96
The National Center for Citizen Involvement, 1980-1981
Box 96
National Collection of Fine Arts, 1979
Box 96
National Committee for Urban Recreation, 1978-1982, undated
Box 96
National Council of Arts Administrators Award, 1981
Box 96
National Council on the Arts, 1977-1978
Box 96
National Executive Service Corps, 1978-1979
Box 96
National Museum of American Art, 1981, undated
Box 96
National Museum of the Building Arts, 1980-1981
Box 96
National Museum of Women's Art, 1982
Box 96
New York Botanical Gardens, 1982
Box 96
North Carolina Museum of Art, 1977-1982
Box 96
North Carolina Museum of Art (Meeting), 1978-1979
Box 96
Office of Defense Mobilization, 1951-1952
Box 96
Old Post Office, 1977-1982
Box 96
Ossabaw Foundation, 1981-1982, undated
Box 96
Paintings, 1971-1982
Box 96
1977-1982, undated
Box 97
Prince, Joe; Menke, Marj, 1978
Box 97
Randolpf, Len, 1982, undated
Box 97
Reger, Lawrence, 1978
Box 97
Thanksgiving, 1982
Box 97
White, Jenny, 1982
Box 97
Partners for Livable Places, 1978-1982 and n.d
(3 folders)
Box 97
Phillips Collection, 1978-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 98
Playbills of Performances Attended, 1957-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 98
Correspondence, 1981-1982, undated
Box 99
Meetings and reports, 1981
(3 folders)
Box 99
Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities: Meetings and reports, 1981-1982 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 100
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 1976-1982, undated
Box 100
Princeton Art Museum, 1980-1981, undated
Box 100
Princeton Club, N.Y., 1979, undated
Box 100
Randolf, Len, 1980-1982
Box 100
Resumés, requests, and recommendations, 1977, Oct.-1978
Box 100
Resumés, requests, and recommendations, 1979 Jan.-1982 April
(7 folders)
Box 101
Resumés, requests, and recommendations, 1982 May-1983 Jan., undated
Box 102
Duke, 1979, undated
Box 102
Godchildren, 1981-1982
Box 102
Robert College of Istanbul, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 102
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Panel Report II, 1958
Box 102
Rockefeller, Nelson, A., 1954-1965, undated
Box 102
Rockefeller Panel Reports Tenth Anniversary, 1975
Box 102
Russell, Rosalind Arthritis Center, 1980-1981
Box 103
Salzburg Seminar, 1977-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 103
Sanders, Don, 1974-1977
Box 103
Schmerz, Monique, 1980-1981
Box 103
Scholastic, Inc., 1980-1981 Mar.
(2 folders)
Box 103
Scholastic, Inc., 1981 Apr.-1982
(4 folders)
Box 104
Small Museums, 1981-1982, undated
Box 104
Smithsonian Institution: Board of Regents, 1981-1982
(3 folders)
Box 104
Smithsonian Institution: Board of Regents, 1982
Box 105
Southeast Seven IV, undated
Box 105
Souvenirs, 1969-1973, 1976, undated
Box 105
Stover, Carl, 1979-1982
Box 105
Straight, Michael, 1979-1981
Box 105
Sweet Briar, 1978-1979, undated
Box 105
Taylor, Joshua C., 1981-1982
Box 105
Telephone Records, 1977-1980
(2 folders)
Box 105
Telephone Records, 1981-1982, undated
Box 106
Trans County Cable, 1980-1982
Box 106
United Kingdom, France, 1948
Box 106
Europe, 1955
Box 106
Notebook, 1958-1961
Box 106
World trip, 1961
Box 106
Greece, 1970
Box 106
India, London, U.S., 1978
Box 106
Denver, 1979
Box 106
USSR, 1982
Box 106
Passports and documents, 1948-1982
Box 106
Miscellaneous, 1963-1981, undated
Box 106
Van Cliburn: The Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn Foundation, 1982
Box 107
Volunteer, 1980-1981
Box 107
University of Wisconsin, 1979-1980
Box 107
Wallet cards, 1948-1980, undated
Box 107
White House Conference on Aging, 1980-1982, undated
Box 107
Williams, Jeff, 1982
Box 107
Wolftrap Foundation, 1982
Box 107
Woodstock Conservancy, 1980-1982
Box 107
Yale University Program on Non-Profit Organizations, 1978-1982
Box 107
A, 1948-1982, undated
Box 107
Allen, Julia, 1955-1959
Box 108
B, 1946-1983, undated
(4 folders)
Box 108
Blackham, Bobbie and Bill, 1949-1966
Box 108
C, 1945-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 108
Carpenter, William A., 1946 July-1947 Apr.
(6 folders)
Box 109
Carpenter, William A., 1947 May-1949
(3 folders)
Box 110
Cleland, James T., 1949-1969
Box 110
Corl, William T. and Lynn, 1945-1960
Box 110
Creel, Jane and Dana, 1961-1966
Box 110
Coyne, J. William, 1948-1960
Box 110
D, 1945-1982, undated
Box 110
E, 1954-1982, undated
Box 110
F, 1945-1982
Box 111
Farrer, William, 1948-1950
Box 111
Fike, Edward L., 1950
Box 111
G, 1946-1986, undated
Box 111
Gavs, David, 1948-1949
Box 111
Goldwater, Barry, 1964-1971
Box 111
Goodloe, Al, 1945-1949
Box 111
H, 1948-1976, undated
(2 folders)
Box 111
H, 1977-1982, undated
Box 112
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1935-1951 May
(5 folders)
Box 112
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1951 June-1953 April
(5 folders)
Box 113
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1953 May-1955 April
(6 folders)
Box 114
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1955 May-Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 115
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1955 Nov.-1957 April
(6 folders)
Box 116
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1957 May-1958 July
(5 folders)
Box 117
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1958 Aug.-1959 Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 118
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1960 Jan.-Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 119
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1961 Jan.-1963 Nov., undated
(5 folders)
Box 120
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1964 Jan.-1969 Aug.
(6 folders)
Box 121
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1969 Sept.-1971 Oct.
(6 folders)
Box 122
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1971 Nov.-1978 June, undated
(5 folders)
Box 123
Harris, Paul, 1948-1949
Box 124
I, 1972-1982, undated
Box 124
J, 1950-1982, undated
Box 124
Jennings, Richard G., 1949-1975
Box 124
Jones, Ruth, 1955-1959, undated
Box 124
K, 1945-1981, undated
(2 folders)
Box 124
Kennedy, Johy Royer, 1959-1974
Box 124
Kissinger, Henry A and family, 1958-1973, n.d
Box 124
L, 1945-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 124
Lurton, Nelson, 1946-1948, undated
Box 124
Lynn, Richard, 1949-1950
Box 124
M, 1945-1983, undated
(4 folders)
Box 125
Mitchell, Donna, 1957-1970, undated
Box 125
Moore, Virginia, 1949-1950
Box 125
N, 1957-1981, undated
Box 125
O, 1957-1975, undated
Box 125
P, 1945-1982, undated
Box 125
Parker, Kathleen and family, 1956-1961, undated
Box 126
Paulsen, Don, 1945
Box 126
Persons, Elizabeth and Jack, 1949-1968
Box 126
Q-R, 1945-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 126
Reid, Louis, 1955-1961
Box 126
Riggs, Polly and family, 1959-1977, undated
Box 126
Robinson, Mary, 1948-1970, undated
Box 126
Rockefeller family (Mary and Laurance Winthrop, Steven, Nelson, John D., 1948-1982
Box 126
Rutledge, Jay, 1948-1960, undated
Box 126
S, 1945-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 127
Sarratt, Martha, 1960-1967, undated
Box 127
Shaw, Dorothy Patricia, 1949-1950, undated
Box 127
Sites, Crawford, 1948-1950
Box 127
Smith, Bobbe, 1979-1982
Box 127
Smith, Preston, 1950, 1972-1975
Box 127
Stewart, Verna, 1957-1960, 1971-1977
Box 127
T, 1949-1982, undated
Box 128
Thomas, Jett, 1948-1950
Box 128
Thrailkill, Jane, 1945-1972, undated
Box 128
U, 1973-1981
Box 128
V, 1960-1981, undated
Box 128
W, 1949-1982, undated
(3 folders)
Box 128
Walker, Dave, 1948-1956, undated
Box 128
Walton, Betty Bob and Loring, 1949-1959, undated
Box 129
Watkins, John, 1949-1959
Box 129
Williams, Ron, 1981-1983, undated
Box 129
Wilson, John, 1949-1951
Box 129
X-Z, 1959-1982, undated
Box 129
Hanks, Bryan C: Death, 1972
Box 129
Hanks, Nancy: Illness, 1974
Box 129
Sympathy notes, 1972-1973
Box 129
First name only, undated
Box 129
Unidentified, 1948-1981 and undated
Box 129
Bank records, 1974-1978
(7 folders)
Box 130
Expenses (reimbursed and unreimbursed), 1975-1978
(4 folders)
Box 131
Medical, 1952-1978
(5 folders)
Box 131
Carillon House, 1951
Box 131
24 West 55th St., 1955-1960
Box 131
Southampton, Correspondence, 1965-1968, 1970, 1976, undated
Box 131
Southampton, 1976 May 26-28
Box 132
930 Fifth Ave., 1960-1979
(3 folders)
Box 132
1236 30th St., 1969-1979
(2 folders)
Box 132
Watergate, 1974-1981, undated
Box 132
3265 N St., N.W., 1978-1980
Box 132
Stocks, A-R
(3 folders)
Box 132
S-Z
Box 132
Correspondence, 1958-1981, undated
Box 132
Miscellaneous, 1954-1982, undated
(2 folders)
Box 132
Tax papers, 1951-1963
(10 folders)
Box 132
Tax papers, 1964-1981 1964-1981
(9 folders)
Box 134
Miscellaneous (City Tavern Club), 1973-1982
Box 134
(Cosmopolitan Club), 1979-1981
Box 135
General, 1957-1981, undated
Box 135
Property taxes, 1974-1982
Box 135
1977-1979 May
Box 135
1979 Dec.-1982
(4 folders)
Box 136
Background material, 1971-1981
Box 136
Junior-Senior High School, 1934-1945
Box 136
High School Yearbook, 1945
Box 137
Duke Univeristy, Papers, 1945-1949
Box 137
Address books, 1948-1949, undated
Box 137
Calendars, 1947-1949
Box 137
Notebooks, 1946, undated
Box 137
Duke University, Scrapbook, 1946-1947
Box 138
Oxford University, 1948
Box 138
Aspen Institute, 1977-1979
Box 139
Cleaners, 1977-1981
Box 139
Council and Conference for the Arts, 1977-1978
Box 139
Keepsake Items of Nancy Hanks, 1939-1981 and undated
Box 139
Luce (Henry) Foundation, 1982
Box 139
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1981
Box 139
Furst, Dr. William, 1953 Apr.-Dec.
Box 139
Hanks-Kester Trip, 1957-1965
(2 folders)
Box 139
Landau, Sonia, 1977-1979
Box 139
Rockefeller, Laurance, 1959-1967
Box 139
Rockefeller, Nelson, 1954-1977, undated
Box 140
Miscellaneous, 1954-1977
Box 140
Stocks: Nancy Hanks, 1954-1961
Box 140

Cassette tapes, videocassettes, correspondence, questionnaires, and interviews. Major categories: interviews (transcripts and cassette tapes), questionnaires, and Old Post Office building. Interviews and questionnaires arranged alphabetically by surname. Categories arranged alphabetically. Some interviews are restricted.

Many of the interviews in this series also exist as electronic files dispersed throughout twenty-one computer disks. Disks were assigned consecutive numbers reflecting the original order in which they were received. If an interview has an identical electronic file(s), the file is included in the alphabetical list below. In such cases, the electronic file's name is listed, followed by the year of the interview, then the file's disk (subdirectory) name.

The contents of each disk was migrated to the Specoll server. Consequently, the text of these electronic files is available in correspondingly numbered electronic subdirectories. Consult a reference archivist for access to the electronic files.

Audio Visual: An American Portrait, 1985, Dec. 19
Box 141
Interviews: Tapes, A-GA
Box 142
Interviews: Tapes, Gi-Mitchell
Box 143
Interviews: Tapes, Mitchell-Thrailkill
Box 144
Interviews: Tapes, Alexion-Steele (RESTRICTED)
Box 145
Aaron, Chloe
Box 146
Allen.b, Allen.c, Allen.d and Allen.e, 1986 (on Disk007), Allen.2a, Allen.2b, Allen.2c and Allen.2d, 1986(on Disk002), Allen.e and Allen.f, 1986 (on Disk006)
Box 146
Anderson, Walter
Box 146
Arey.a, Arey.b and Arey.c, 1986, on Disk008
Box 146
Baber.a, 1984, on Disk013
Box 146
Benedict.1a, Benedict.1b and Benedict.1c, 1985, on Disk016
Box 146
Biddle.2a, 1985, on Disk012
Box 146
Bishop.a and Bishop.b, 1986, on Disk014
Box 146
Burnett.a, undated, on Disk003
Box 146
Clark, Tobe
Box 146
Creel.a and Creel.b, 1986, on Disk015
Box 146
Duke.a, Duke.b and Duke.c, 1987, on Disk011
Box 146
Eels.a and Eels.b, 1986, on Disk020
Box 146
Fisher, Pat
Box 146
Furst.a, 1985, on Disk013
Box 146
Garment.1a, 1985 (on Disk012) and Garment.2a, 1986 (on Disk013)
Box 147
Gillespi.a, 1984, on Disk003
Box 147
Gol.a and Gol.b, 1985, on Disk001
Box 147
Gracey.a and Gracey.b, 1985, on Disk014
Box 147
Hansen.a, 1986, on Disk001
Box 147
Hayes.a, 1986, on Disk009
Box 147
Horowitz, Harold
Box 147
Irwin.a, Irwin.b, Irwin.c and Irwin.d, 1986, on Disk019
Box 147
Kane.a, undated, on Disk003
Box 147
Kennedy.1a, 1984, on Disk012
Box 147
Kissinge.a, 1986, on Disk009
Box 147
Krakora, Polly
Box 147
Kyros.2a and Kyros.2b, 1985, on Disk015
Box 147
Lacy.1a and Lacy.1b, 1985, on Disk015
Box 147
Lazarus.a, Lazarus.b, Lazarus.c and Lazarus.d, 1986, on Disk021
Box 147
Lazarus.1a, Lazarus.1b and Lazarus.1c, 1985, on Disk019
Box 147
Lazarus, Fred, IV
Box 147
Lowry.a and Lowry.b, 1985, on Disk005
Box 147
Mark, Charles
Box 147
Bak.aa, 1985, on Disk013
Box 147

Mitchell, Donna

(5 folders)
Mitchell.4a and Mitchell.4b, 1986 (on Disk008), Mitchell.a, Mitchell.b and Mitchell.c, 1986 (on Disk009), Thrail.3a, Thrail.3b and Thrail.3c, 1986 (on Disk017)
Box 148
Mitchell.a, 1986, on Disk001
Box 148
Mitze.a, 1986, on Disk015
Box 148
Murphy, Anne
Box 148
Pell.1a, 1985, on Disk012
Box 148
Randolph.2a, Randolph.2b and Randolph.2c, 1986, on Disk020
(3 folders)
Box 148
Reger.a, Reger.b and Reger.c, 1985, on Disk001
Box 148
Rice, Leroy and Nell
Box 148
Rock.1a and Rock.1b, 1986, on Disk015
Box 148
Rueb.a, 1986, on Disk009
Box 148
Rutledge, Jay
Box 148
Sell.1a and Sell.1b, 1986, on Disk017
Box 149
Semans.a and Semans.b, 1986, on Disk006
Box 149
Sheets.a and Sheets.b, 1986, on Disk014
Box 149
Spencer.a and Spencer.b, 1986, on Disk006
Box 149
Thomas.a, 1985, on Disk013
Box 149
Thompson, Frank
Box 149

Thrailkill, Jane

(2 folders)
Thrail.2a, 1984 (on Disk010), Thrail.1a and Thrail.1b, 1985 (on Disk016), Thrail.3a, Thrail.3b and Thrail.3c, 1986 (on Disk017), Thrail.3d and Thrail.3e, 1986(on Disk008)
Box 149
Weil.a and Weil.b, 1986, on Disk020
Box 149
Weil.a and Weil.b, 1985, on Disk009
Box 149
Whit.2a, 1985 (on Disk001) and Whit.2b, 1985 (on Disk002)
Box 149
Williams.a, Williams.b and Williams.c, 1986, on Disk004
Box 149
Brademas.a and Brademas.b, 1986, on Disk018
Box 150
Lowe, Florence
Box 150
Prince.1a and Prince.1b, 1985 (on Disk010) and Prince.1c, 1985 (on Disk018)
Box 150
Steele, Ana (Clark)
Box 150
Reilly, William K.
Box 150
Lee, Maryat
Box 150
Bills, Public Laws, Congressional Records, 1972-1976, undated
Box 151
Correspondence, 1972-1986
(3 folders)
Box 151
Dedication, 1986, Oct.
Box 151
Memorial Proposals, undated
Box 151
Miscellaneous, 1972-1986, undated
(2 folders)
Box 151
Photographs, 1971-1977
Box 151
A-G
(3 folders)
Box 152
Ford, Gerald R.
Box 152
Gaus, David S.
Box 152
Graham, Florence
Box 152
Gray, Barbara Ann
Box 152
Guyton, John
Box 152
H-L
(3 folders)
Box 152
M
Box 153
Mavis, Sylvia
Box 153
Mitchell, Donna and Victor
Box 153
Morris, Mabel and Frank
Box 153
N-R
Box 153
Pell, Claiborne
Box 153
Riggs, Polly
Box 153
S
Box 153
Sennema, David
Box 153
Stoddard, Richard
Box 153
T-V
Box 153
Ticknor, Jane
Box 153
W-Z
Box 153
Waldrop, Gayle
Box 153
White, Lawrence
Box 153
Wilde, F. B.
Box 153

Chiefly correspondence among Bryan and Virginia, other family members (including Wooding family letters), their friends, and associates. Includes also clippings, legal and financial papers, Virginia Hanks' diaries, patent papers of Benjamin F. Wooding (Virginia's father), family information, and photographs. Categories arranged alphabetically; correspondence arranged chronologically.

Clippings, 1972 Dec.
Box 154
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1894-1931
(7 folders)
Box 154
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1931 (no month)-1932 Mar.
(6 folders)
Box 155
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1932 (no month)-1954 Nov.
(6 folders)
Box 156
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1955 Feb.-1960 June
(6 folders)
Box 157
Hanks, Virginia and Bryan, 1960 July-1982
(6 folders)
Box 158
Lynn, Herman and Jessie, 1950-1960
Box 159
Wooding, Benjamin F., 1903-1926
Box 159
Diaries (Wooding, Virginia), 1918-1922
Box 159
Family History, 1924-1952
Box 159
Financial papers, (Virginia's), 1916-1983
Box 159
Groves, Wallace family, 1953-1967
Box 159
Legal and financial papers (Wooding, Benjamin F.), 1903-1930
Box 159
Miami Bribery Case, 1938-1939
Box 160
Patents of Benjamin F. Wooding, 1924-1929
Box 160
Photographs: Wooding family and friends, including albumen prints, undated
(2 folders)
Box 160
Photographs: 1936-1977 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 160
Photographs: 1978-1982 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 161
"Virginia Woodings Book--University of Colorado," 1918-1920
Box 161
Miscellaneous, 1918-1972 and undated
Box 161

Includes Larry's letters home as well as correspondence about his death, clippings, legal papers, photographs, and brief information about memorial contributions and the Larry Hanks Memorial Foundation. Categories arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence, 1938-1958
Box 162
Claim accounts for Larry Hank's Death, 1950-1952
(2 folders)
Box 162
Larry Hanks Memorial Foundation, 1951-1960, undated
Box 162
Memorial contributions, 1950-1952
Box 162
Memorial services, 1950
Box 162
Photographs, 1932-1950, undated
Box 162
Southwestern University, 1949-1961, undated
Box 162
Miscellaneous, 1931-1951, undated
Box 162

Photographs (some oversize), slides, and photograph albums. Includes pictures of Nancy Hanks, her parents and brother, her college years, homes, trips, and National Endowment for the Arts, pre-NEA work with Nelson Rockefeller, and with President Gerald R. Ford. Arranged alphabetically by person or topic.

Hanks, Nancy, 1927-1982
(3 folders)
Box 163
Family, undated
Box 163
College, 1945-1948
Box 163
College Photograph Album, 1946-1948
(2 folders)
Box 164
The Mountain House, 1939
Box 164
North Carolina, Cashiers, 1952-1981
Box 164
Miami, 1936, 1978; Key Largo, 1938, 1960, 1973
Box 164
Southhampton, CT: Danbury; New Jersey: Montclair; Washington, DC
Box 164
1959-1972, undated
Box 164
California scrapbook, 1950
Box 164
Pre-NEA, work with Rockefeller, Nelson, 1955-1960s
Box 164
Album/scrapbook, 1960s
Box 164
1970-1974, undated
(5 folders)
Box 165
Annenberg Center Dedication, University of Pennsylvania, 1971 Apr. 8
Box 165
RIAA Cultural Award Dinner, 1971 Mar. 25
Box 165
Screening of "See/Touch/Feel," 1971 Jan. 26
Box 165
Wilderness Exhibition, 1971 Nov. 8
Box 165
Convention of the American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs, 1972 June 15-17
Box 165
USC Honorary Degree, 1973 Feb.
Box 165
Symphony Orchestra League Conference, 1974 June
Box 165
Hanks, Nancy and Gerald R. Ford, 1974 Sept.
Box 166
American Federation of Musicians, 1975 June
Box 166
"Overview of NEA, 1965-1977"
Box 166
Photograph Album, 1965-1968
(3 folders)
Box 166
Scrapbook, 1977
Box 166
Woodrow Wilson, undated
Box 166
Family, 1952-1962, undated
Box 167
Cashiers, 1950-1980, undated
Box 167
Hank homes and art, 1951-1968
Box 167
Trips, 1950-1967, undated
Box 167
Miscellaneous, 1950-1977
Box 167
Rockefeller, Nelson, 1954-1955
Box 168
Slides, Miscellaneous, 1954, undated
Box 168

Categories: awards and honorary degrees, and official inscribed personal items. Includes a list of honorary degrees that Hanks declined. Contains certificates; silver boxes, cups, and tray; ashtrays, mounted photographs, bronze medallions and sculptures, keys to various cities; gold pin and box, plaques, and paperweights. Majority of items in off-site storage.

Awards and honorary degrees, 1970-1982 and undated
Box 169
Honorary Degrees Declined, 1973-1977
Box 169
Silver box, Tiffany ("1955 - N.H. - N.A.R." with U.S. seal), 1955.
Box 170
Picture of Nancy Hanks Lincoln (inscribed "To my cousin Nancy Hanks. Compliments of Adin Baber, undated")
Box 170
Inscribed "Nancy Hanks, Lexington, Kentucky", Mar. 17, 1973.
Box 170
inscribed "H.H.D. Centre M. and F. Moosnick", Nov. 2, 1973.
Box 170
Silver box ( Nelson A. Rockefeller), undated
Box 170
Ink pen ( Richard M. Nixon), undated
Box 170
Glass ashtray ( Gerald R. Ford), undated
Box 170
Glass ashtray (Rep. Claude Pepper), undated
Box 170
Shadowbox (mementoes of N.E.A. career), undated
Box 170
Shakespeare festival (silver jubilee award, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego), 1974.
Box 170
Mounted photograph (Inaugural Parade, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter), undated
Box 171
Mounted photograph ( Pablo Casals and Rudolf Serkin), 1972
Box 171
Mounted photograph ( John Hoare Kerr), 1978
Box 171
Bronze medallion ( Municipal Art Society, N.Y.), 1977.
Box 172
"Sower" bronze statue ( Duke University Founders' Society), undated
Box 172
Thomas Jefferson bust ( American Society of Interior Designers Thomas Jefferson Award),1977.
Box 172
Key to the city ( San Francisco), 1975.
Box 172
Key to the city ( Winston-Salem, N.C.), 1970.
Box 172
Key to the city ( Savannah, Ga.), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Indianapolis, Ind.), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Montgomery, Ala.), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Lexington, Ky.), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Omaha, Neb.), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Fort Worth, Tex.), undated
Box 172
Mayor-president's key ( Baton Rouge, La.), undated
Box 172
Key to Duke University ( Bryan Center Dedication), 1982.
Box 172
Bronze medallion ( Marian Anderson: "Honored by Congress for Public Service through Music"), 1977.
Box 172
Bronze sculpture ( Jose Limon Dance Company - Cultural Productions - U.S.A.), undated
Box 172
Bronze medallion ( Michigan State University), undated
Box 172
Gold pin (Presidential seal), 1970.
Box 172
Bronze medal ( Texas Christian University Centennial), 1973.
Box 172
Gold box ( Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth), 1974.
Box 172
Bronze medallion (Churchill Medal), undated
Box 172
Silver medallion ( Parliament House, New Delhi), undated
Box 172
Signed program ( Founders Award, Partners for Livable Places), 1982.
Box 172
Statue ( Swan Award), 1977.
Box 172
Gold pendant ( Washington University Saint Louis: Inscribed "Nancy Hanks - D.F.A. 5/26/73"), 1973.
Box 172
Silver medallion in Lucite ( The Federalist Society), undated
Box 172
Key to the city ( Providence, R.I.), undated
Box 173
Bronze medallion ( U.S.A. Bicentennial, Finnish Committee), 1976.
Box 173
Brass paperweight ( Minnesota State Arts Council Award), 1973.
Box 173
Silver tray ( Opera America Award), undated
Box 173
Plaque ( Utah State Institute of Fine Arts Award), 1972.
Box 173
Lucite Michigan statue ( Detroit Institute of the Arts), 1975.
Box 173
Plaque ( Association of American Dance Companies), 1978.
Box 173
Plaque ( Arts Management Award), 1978.
Box 173
Trophy base (Order of the Triton IV, University of California, San Diego), 1975.
Box 173
Framed certificate ( National Council of Art Administrators), 1981.
Box 173
Plaque ( Arts and Business Cooperative Council, N.Y. Board of Trade), 1971.
Box 173
Plaque (Visual Communications Today, Univ. of Maryland), undated
Box 173
Metal type in box ( Award of Design Recognition, Federal Design Council), 1975.
Box 173
Bronze medallion ( Louisiana Council of Music and the Performing Arts), 1977.
Box 173
Silver box ("To Nancy Hanks...From All of Her Friends at Lincoln Center"), 1978.
Box 173
Bronze medallion ( City of New York), 1977.
Box 173
Silver box ( Arts Council of Greater Fort Worth), 1970.
Box 173
Miscellaneous oversize folders (1 and 2)
Box 179
Friends of the Nancy Hanks Center, Inc.: Old Post Office: Memorial Proposals
Oversize Folder 4
Personal series: Financial papers: Real estate floor plans
Oversize Folder 5
Budget, 1973
Box 179
Photograph Album: Trips, 1971
Box 175
Rockefeller, John D., 1978
Box 174
Financial Papers (floor plans), undated
Box 5
Student Papers: High School Photograph Album, 1941-1943
Box 175
Student Papers: High School Scrapbook, 1941
Box 176
Student Papers: High School Scrapook, 1942-1943
Box 176
Old Post Office Memorial Proposals, 1986
Box 4
Miami Bribery Case, 1938-1942
Box 2
Family History, 1958
Box 2
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Virginia and Bryan College Degrees, 1922
Box 2
Scrapbook, undated
Box 2
Scrapbook, 1941-1942
Box 174
Scrapbook, undated
Box 174
Photographs, undated
Box 174
Photographs, undated
Box 174
Hanks, Nancy, undated
Box 174
Rockefeller/ NEA,1955and 1977
Box 174
Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1959-1981
Box 1
Framed musical score (20th Anniversary, American Council for the Arts), signed by Bill Schuman,1980
Box 1
Enlargement of Washington Post editorial, 1971
Box 1

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1927, Dec. 31Born, Miami Beach, Fla.
1945Graduated, Montclair High School, Montclair, New Jersey
1946, summerAttended the University of Colorado
1948, summerAttended Oxford University
1949B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University
1951-1952Secretary to the Director of the Office of Defense Mobilization
1953President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization
1953-1954Assistant to the Under Secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
1955-1956, Feb.Assistant to the Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs
1956-1959Assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller
1959-1969Associate, Laurance S. Rockefeller; Executive Secretary, Special Studies Project, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Project Coordinator, The Performing Arts: Problems and Prospects; and Staff Coordinator, Prospect for America
1969-1977Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts and National Council on the Arts
1977-1983Vice Chairman, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
1983, Jan. 7Died

Board of Directors: Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., Continental Oil Company (Conoco), Scholastic, and Salzburg Seminar in American Studies

Member: American Council for the Arts (President, 1968-1969), American Association of Museums (Member council, 199), American Society of Landscape Architects, National Commission for Urban Recreation, Indo-U.S. Sucommission on Education and Culture, and White House Conference on Aging

Trustee: Duke University (also on executive committee), Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc., and Conservation Foundation

Numerous awards and honorary degrees

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nancy Hanks Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers of Nancy Hanks (1927-1983), arts organization administrator and consultant, were a series of gifts to the Duke University Library from 1980 to 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by: Sharon Knapp, Lynne Derhammer, and Kelly Cottrell

Additional processing by Walt Evans

Date Completed: June 14, 1991

Last updated: June 11, 2001

Encoded by Jackie Dean, Josh Kaiser and Walt Evans

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.