Guide to the Darlene Clark Hine Papers, circa 1879-1996 and undated, bulk 1950-1996
Darlene Clark Hine is an African American professor, historian, college administrator, and published author in the field of African American history.
- Collection Number
- Darlene Clark Hine papers
- circa 1879-1996, bulk 1950-1996 and undated
- Hine, Darlene Clark
- 24.6 Linear Feet, 9225 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The Darlene Clark Hine Papers span the dates from about 1879 to 1996, with the bulk of the files dating from the 1970s to 1996. Earlier dates represent reproductions of archival materials, chiefly photographs. Through professional correspondence, research and writings materials, and professional service files, the collection documents the career of Darlene Clark Hine, professor of African American history, college administrator, and published author on African American history in the United States. The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Personal Files, Professional Service, and Research and Writings. The largest file group in the collection is the Professional Service Series, which documents Hines' extensive involvement with academic organizations and civic organizations, her activities as lecturer and speaker at many conferences, symposia, and other events, and to a lesser extent, her activities at Purdue and Michigan State University as a professor, mentor, and faculty member. The second largest series in the collection, Research and Writings, contains files of research and publication materials related to Hines' major published works, articles, and media projects concerning African American slavery; the Civil Rights movement; African American suffrage, particularly in Texas; race relations in the United States; African American women in the Midwest; and black women in the nursing profession. Items in the Correspondence Series chiefly relate to Hine's academic activities at Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona State, and the University of Delaware, and her publishing activities; there is also some correspondence with foundations concerning funding for projects. Finally, the Personal Files contains such items as Hines' early student work, including her master's thesis, and some correspondence, cards, and photographs. Each series and its subdivisions are described in full in the collection description that follows. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.
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Contains professional correspondence between Hine and her professors, colleagues, and students over the course of her career, and some administrative and interdepartmental memoranda from each of the universities at which Hine served as professor. Correspondence also includes some letters of congratulation, History Department Faculty Speakers Committee correspondence, departmental meeting minutes, correspondence related to commencement addresses, college advisory committee meeting minutes. There are also two groups of correspondence files for Hine's exchanges with publishers and foundations. Records are arranged chronologically with some gaps present.
Chiefly materials associated with Hine's years as an undergraduate at Roosevelt University, and as a graduate student at Kent State University. Items include Kent State newsletters, course notes and papers, copy of master's thesis, report on black students' concerns. Other documents included in the student years material include personal correspondence between Hine and her friends, correspondence with her husband, William Hine, photographs, and greeting cards. Arranged in two groups: Course Material and Other Student Material, and within in chronological order.
Divided into three subseries: Organizations; Committees, Advisory, and Editorial Boards; and Speaking Engagements and Conferences. Consists of files relating to Hine's work with African American and historical organizations, conferences she attended, and correspondence related to lectures. Records are typically arranged within subseries in alphabetical order by topic or organization, and within by year. Included are extensive files of correspondence for major organizations such as the American Historical Association (AHA), the Organization of American Historians (OAH), the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), and the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH). The latter includes letters from Hine to black women historians concerning the establishment of the ABWH. Organization files can include records on membership criteria; the election of officers; formation of committees; materials related to organization newsletters; membership questionnaires and mailing lists; program and awards files; annual reports; and meeting minutes. Other files in this series include information relating to numerous advisory and editorial boards that Hine has served on and information pertaining to conferences and symposia that she has attended.
Arranged into two subseries, Major Writings and Other Writings and Projects. Contains drafts, correspondence, reviews, and supporting research materials for Hine's major publications: Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas (1979); When the Truth is Told: a History of Black Women's Culture and Community in Indiana (1981); Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 (1989); More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (1995); and a historical research project, Black Women in the Middle West, which led to the creation of an archives on the topic at the Indiana Historical Society, and to a journal article in Signs on black women and rape in the Midwest. Early dates represent reproductions of archival materials, chiefly photographs for Hines' work on African American nurses in the U.S. There is also material in the Major Writings Subseries on Hines' work on the Blacks in the Diaspora Series, published by Indiana University Press. The Other Writings and Projects Subseries houses similar documentation for writings appearing in journals, encyclopedias, and works edited by Hine. Most notable is the material on Eyes on the Prize, History of the Civil Rights Era Reader, for which Hine contributed two chapters; these two boxes contain many folders of interviews, including correspondence and interviews both conducted by and with Fred D. Gray, prominent civil rights era attorney who represented both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. during the sixties. Finally, the Other Writings and Projects Subseries contains documentation on Hines' numerous media projects on black women and African American history. Files are either arranged chronologically or alphabetically by folder title.
Groups for major works are arranged in chronological order; files within are usually grouped alphabetically by title.
Contains material relating to Hines' research, writing, and publication of journal articles, essays, edited works, and media projects.
|Feb. 7, 1947||
Born Darlene Clark in Morley, Missouri, to Levester and Lottie Mae Clark
B.A. in American History and English from Roosevelt University
M.A. in American History from Kent State University. Married William C. Hine (1970-1974)
Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Black Studies at South Carolina State College
Assistant Professor at Purdue University
Ph.D. in African American History from Kent State University
Interim Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Purdue University
Associate Professor at Purdue University
Published Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas
Co-Director, OAH/ABWH Black Women's History Project
Published When the Truth is Told: A History of Black Women's Culture and Community in Indiana, 1875-1950
Appointed Vice-Provost, Purdue University
President, Southern Association for Women Historians
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University
Professor of History, Purdue University
Founding Member and Director of Publications, Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of American History, Michigan State University
Published Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies, University of Delaware
Published Hine Sight: Black Women and the Reconstruction of American History
Published More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in America, edited with David Berry Gasper
Published Speak Truth to Power: Black Professional Class in United States History
Robert McNair Visiting Professor of Southern Studies, University of South Carolina
Harold Washington Visiting Professor, Roosevelt University
Avalon Distinguished Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
President of the Organization of American Historians (OAH)
President of Southern Historical Association (SHA)
Published new edition of Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas
Board of Trustees, Professor of African American Studies, and Professor of History at Northwestern University
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of American History, Adjunct, Michigan State University
Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
In addition to events listed in the chronology, Hine has been an active member of a variety of professional organization, including: American Academy for the Arts and Sciences, Organization of American Historians, Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Association of Black Women Historians, Southern Association for Women Historians, Southern Historical Association for Women Historians. She has also served on numerous committees and editorial boards such as the Executive Committee for the National Academy for Critical Studies, and the Editorial Board for the Dictionary of American Nurses.
Sources for biographical information include: Darlene Clark Hine website, www.msu.edu/~hined/ and Northwestern University's Department of African American Studies Core Faculty website.
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- Hine, Darlene Clark
- Hine, Darlene Clark
- John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
- Michigan State University -- Faculty
- Purdue University -- Faculty
- African Americans -- Suffrage -- Texas -- History
- African American nurses -- History
- African American women college administrators
- African American women authors -- 20th century
- African American women -- Middle West -- History
- African American historians -- Correspondence
- Primaries -- Texas -- Case studies
- Slavery -- United States -- History
The Darlene Clark Hine Papers were partially processed by staff at Michigan State University, and received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.
Processed by Takiyah Jemison, April 2009
Encoded by Takiyah Jemison and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2009
Accession 2007-0170 is described in this finding aid.