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Guide to the Joseph James Mathews Papers, 1930-1976

Abstract

Chairman of the Emory History Department starting in 1948.

Collection spans Dr. Mathews' career as a professor of European history. He taught at the University of Chattanooga, University of Mississippi, and Emory University. He served as historian in the armed forces during World War II; during his time at the Naval Bureau of Ordnance and Ordnance Activities he directed and authored numerous studies and publications. His vitae is included in the collection. The papers primarily consist of Mathew's personal and professional correspondence. The personal letters reflect his professional interests and activities while the professional letters deal with personnel, budgets, curricula, and his service for the Southern Historical Association, among other topics. There are about three dozen wartime photos, and volumes of class rolls.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Mathews, Joseph James.
Title
Joseph James Mathews papers 1930-1976
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet, 4,184 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection spans Dr. Mathews' career as a professor of European history. He taught at the University of Chattanooga, University of Mississippi, and Emory University. He served as historian in the armed forces during World War II. At the Naval Bureau of Ordnance and Ordnance Activities he directed and authored numerous studies and publications. His vitae is included in the collection. The collection holds primarily Mathew's personal and professional correspondence. The personal letters reflect his professional interests and activities while the professional letters deal with personnel, budgets, curricula, and his service for the Southern Historical Association, among other topics. There are about three dozen wartime photos, and volumes of class rolls. Photographs and political cartoons in box 10 relate to World War II, the Zulu War, the United States Civil War, and conflict in Sudan. See also the Marcia (Mayfield) Mathews (Mrs. Joseph J.) Papers.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Professional Papers, 1947-1956
Box 1
Writings, 1946-1949
Box 1
Professional Papers, 1952-1960
Box 2
Professional Papers, 1961-1974
Box 3
Professional Papers, 1974-1976 and undated
Box 4
Notebooks and Class Rolls, 1936-1976
Box 4
Correspondence, 1930-1947
Box 5
Correspondence, 1948-1951 June
Box 6
Correspondence, 1951 July-1957 Apr.
Box 7
Correspondence, 1957 May-1965 and undated
Box 8
Correspondence, 1960-1976
Box 9
Newspaper clippings, Navy photographs, and political cartoons
Box 10

Historical Note

Joseph James Mathews was a professor of European History and Chairman of the Emory History Department starting in 1948.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Marcia M. Mathews Papers, 1833-1976 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph James Mathews Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Joseph James Mathews Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 12-14-76

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.