Guide to the Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers, 1943-1971
Frederic Hollyday was a professor in the Dept. of History from 1956-1982. The collection includes meeting minutes, memoranda and relating to his research and administrative duties and ranges in date from 1943-1971.
- Record Group
- Frederic B. M. Hollyday papers
- Hollyday, Frederic B. M.
- 2 Linear Feet, 2000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes personal, professional and official material, primarily correspondence and memoranda, concerning Holly's training and his subsequent career in Duke's History Dept. and his service on the Honors Committee of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. There is correspondence with Harold Lewis, E. M. Carroll and other historians which documents the way in which the department sought to bring along young scholars; other letters illustrate concerns the faculty had over matters such as segregation and race relations in the 1950s and 1960s. Some letters describe preparations for E. M. Carroll's Festschrift. There is a small amount of family correspondence and material relating to Hollyday's teaching and professional activities, such as National Archives conferences and the Southern Historical Association. Also included are the records of the Undergraduate Faculty Council Committee on Honors which Hollyday chaired in the late 1960s and probably received records from his predecessors. The collection ranges in date from 1943-1971.
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Collection is open for research.
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.
Frederic Blackmar Mumford Hollyday was born in Easton Maryland in 1928. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1948, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1950 and 1955, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Duke History Department in 1956, and he specialized in 19th century German history. In 1968 and 1971, he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History Department. Among his major publications include the books Bismarck's Rival: A Political Biography of General and Admiral Albrecht von Stosch (1960), Bismark: Great Lives Observed (1970), and the edited volume of E. Malcolm Carroll's The Western Powers and Soviet Russia, 1917-1922. He was promoted to Professor in 1971 and served in that capacity until his death in 1982.
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (Duke University Archives)
- Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004 (Duke University Archives)
- Trinity College Historical Society Collection, [1492?]-1981 (Duke University Archives)
- Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers, 1818-1982 (Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library, Duke University)
- Frederic B. M. Hollyday [Miscellaneous Writings], Pamphlet Collection (Perkins/Bostock Library, Duke University)
[Identification of item], Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1960-1977.
Processed by Archives Staff, November 2006
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, February 2007
Accessions A60-208, A62-483, A67, A71-75, and A77-81 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.