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Preliminary Guide to the John H. Hallowell Papers, 1942 - 1981

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John H. Hallowell papers 1942 - 1981
Creator
Hallowell, John H. (John Hamilton), 1913-
Extent
9.0 Linear Feet , 6,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

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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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

American Political Science Association, 1963
Box 1
Citizens' Committee on Three-Point Program, 1960
Box 1
Commission on Church-State Relations, 1963-1964
Box 1
Commission on the Humanities, Political Science Committee, 1963-1964
Box 1
Council of Protestant Colleges and Universities, 1962
Box 1
Course materials, 1949-1976
Box 1
Decline of Liberalism, correspondence, 1943
Box 1
Guild of Scholars, 1947-1954
Box 1
Henry Holt and Co., correspondence, 1949-1953
Box 1
Journal of Politics, editor, 1974-1976
Box 1
Liberalism notes, undated
Box 1
National Endowment for the Humanities, grants and conferences, 1975-1977
Box 1
North Carolina Chapter of Professors for Lyndon B. Johnson for President of the United States, 1964
Box 1
Office of War Information Memoranda, 1942
Box 1
Political science associations, general, 1976
Box 1
Society for Religion in Higher Education, 1967-1969
Box 1
Social Science Council, 1968-1972
Box 1
Southern Political Science Association, president, 1963-1964
Box 1
University of Chicago Press, Moral Foundations of Democracy, 1952-1954
Box 1
From Enlightenment to Revolution, manuscript materials, 1974-1976
Box 1
Clippings, 1981
Box 1
World Council of Churches, 1963-1964
Box 1
Allen Building Crisis, 1970
Box 1
Caldwell, John T., honorary degree recipient, 1965
Box 1
Committee on Athletic Programs, 1962
Box 1
Committee on Social Thought, ca. 1950
Box 1
Duke Episcopal Student Center, 1960
Box 1
Duke Press, general, including Lilly Endowment Publications, 1958-1968
Box 1
Duke University Church Board, 1946-1952
Box 1
Faculty Christian Fellowship, 1952, 1963
Box 1
Faculty Committee on Improvement of Instruction at Duke, 1948
Box 1
Committee Against the Nixon-Duke Library, 1981
Box 1
Philosophy Department, 1975
Box 1
Picketing, 1968
Box 1
Poteat's Proposal for Polanyi Symposium, 1964
Box 1
Research Council, 1965-1973
Box 1
Sociology Department, 1979-1980
Box 2
Student Perspective, 1970
Box 2
University Council, 1960-1963
Box 2
Baylis, Thomas, 1966-1968
Box 2
Chairmanship, Departmental, Correspondence, 1960-1962
Box 2
Cheek, Roma, 1964-1966
Box 2
Cochran, Clarke, 1969-1975
Box 2
Connery, Robert H., 1964-1966
Box 2
Director, Undergraduate Studies, 1962
Box 2
Douglas, Bruce, 1970-1974
Box 2
Fall Controversy, 1968
Box 2
Fishman, Ethan, 1973-1974
Box 2
Hart, James E., 1966-1969
Box 2
Howard, J. Woodford, Jr., 1965-1967
Box 2
Kearney, Robert N., 1964-1966
Box 2
Schroeder, Donald, 1972-1975
Box 2
Sindler, Allan P., 1964-1965
Box 2
Southern Association of Colleges Self-Study Report, 1965
Box 2
Strange, John H., 1964-1968
Box 2
Wagner, Harrison, 1964-1966
Box 2
Washburn, John, 1965-1971
Box 2
Wilson, Robert R., 1964-1966
Box 2
Wiser, Jim, 1969-1974
Box 2
Advisory Committee, correspondence and memos, 1957-1958
Box 3
Advisory Committee, Minutes, 1957-1960, 1962-1964
Box 3
Africa Symposium, 1962-1963
Box 3
Annual reports, 1957-1967
Box 3
Brookes, Edgar, 1962-1964
Box 3
Budgets, 1957-1960
Box 3
Canavan manuscript, 1959-1960
Box 3
Correspondence, 1958-1964
Box 3
Expenditures, 1958-1959
Box 3
Foster, Michael, 1958-1960
Box 3
Friedrich, Carl J., lectures and book, 1963-1964
Box 3
Inquiries about Pre-doctoral Fellowships, 1958-1960
Box 3
Kuhn, Helmut, 1963
Box 3
Lecture Series, 1957-1959
Box 3
Pre-doctoral Fellowships, 1958-1968
Box 3
Lilly Endowment notes, 1958-1960
Box 3
History of the Lilly Endowment, proposals, correspondence, 1957
Box 3
Pattillo and Templeton correspondence, 1957-1963
Box 3
Lilly Endowment publicity, 1957-1959
Box 3
Ramsey, Paul, 1959-1962
Box 3
Related projects, 1958-1961
Box 3
Grant proposal, renewal, 1961-1962
Box 3
Reports, Pamphlets, Summer Programs, 1957-1963
Box 3
Reviews of Lilly books, 1960
Box 3
Summer research conferences, 1958-1960
Box 3
Thompson manuscript, 1959-1960
Box 3
Eric Voegelin materials, 1960-1962
Box 3
Wild manuscript, 1959-1961
Box 3

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.

ca. 1946-1959
Box 4
ca. 1960-1967
Box 5
ca. 1967-1977
Box 6

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John H. Hallowell Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John H. Hallowell Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1982-1990.

Processing Information

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.