Preliminary Guide to the John H. Hallowell Papers, 1942 - 1981
John H. Hallowell served as Professor of Political Science and as Director of the Lilly Endowment Research Program in Christianity at Duke University. Papers include correspondence, committee notes, manuscript materials, printed matter, a master's thesis, diplomas, certificates, grant proposals, and student papers. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of Political Science, political ethics, the Duke University Research Council, religious education, religious activities on campus, the Lilly Endowment, and study and teaching of political science. Contains restricted materials. Materials range in date from 1942-1981.
- John H. Hallowell Papers, 1942 - 1981.
- Hallowell, John H. (John Hamilton), 1913-
- 9.0 Linear Feet, , 6,000 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Contains materials pertaining to the career of John H. Hallowell, Professor of Political Science at Duke University from 1942-1982. Also contains records of Hallowell's involvement in political science and theological associations, and correspondence. Contains restricted materials. Types of materials include correspondence, committee notes, manuscript materials, printed matter, a master's thesis, diplomas, certificates, grant proposals, and student papers. Materials range in date from 1942-1981.
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Subjects of correspondence include invitations to speak at conferences, appointments at Duke University, the Lilly Endowment, the Political Science Department, honor societies, family matters, ministry, and religious education.
John Hamilton Hallowell was born in Spokane, Washington in 1913. He received degrees from Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1935), Duke University (M.A., 1937), Princeton University (Ph.D., 1939), and College of Holy Cross (Litt. D., 1963). Early in his career, Hallowell taught politics at Princeton University and the University of California at Los Angeles. He was later a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina, and a Charles R. Walgreen lecturer at the University of Chicago. Hallowell was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1955-1956) and was a Fulbright professor at University of Western Australia in Perth (1983).
In 1942, Hallowell came to Duke University. He began teaching as an Associate Professor of Political Science and became a full Professor in 1950. From 1964 to 1971, Hallowell was Chair of the Political Science Department; he was the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science from 1975-1982. Hallowell received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund summer seminars for students and instructors of political science at Duke University.
At Duke University, Hallowell served on committees concerning athletics, fellowship on campus, research ethics, curriculum, and instructor development. He was Director of the Lilly Endowment Research Program in Christianity and Politics (1957-1968), a scholarship-granting organization supporting the study of theology and community service. Hallowell also led two political campaigns among his colleagues in North Carolina: a campaign in favor of Lyndon B. Johnson for President of the United States, and a campaign opposing the establishment of a Richard M. Nixon presidential library on campus. Outside of Duke University, he served with other theologians on the Commission for Church-State Relations, and as the President of the Southern Political Science Association (1963-1964).
Some of Hallowell's publications include: The Decline of Liberalism as an Ideology (1943), Main Currents in Modern Political Thought (1950), and The Moral Foundation of Democracy (1953). Hallowell was the editor of Development, For What? (1964), Eric Voegelin's From Enlightenment to Revolution (1975), Prospects for Constitutional Democracy (1976), and Journal of Politics.
After 40 years of service to Duke University, Hallowell died in 1991.
- Duke University--Endowments.
- Duke University--Funds and scholarships.
- Duke University--Religious activities.
- Duke University. Dept. of Political Science.
- Duke University. Research Council.
- Hallowell, John H. (John Hamilton), 1913-
- Political ethics.
- Political science--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States.
- Religious education--North Carolina--Durham.
- Committee Against the Nixon-Duke Library records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Department of Political Science records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Research Council records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- University Development records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Durden, Robert F. Lasting Legacy to the Carolinas: the Duke Endowment, 1924-1994 (Perkins Library, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], John H. Hallowell Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The John H. Hallowell Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1982-1990.
Processed by Emily Glenn
Completed March 2003
This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Encoded by Jill Katte, September 2003
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