Preliminary Guide to the Holland Holton Papers, 1859 - 1956
Correspondence and subject files of Holland Holton (1888-1947), relating to his roles as Professor of History and Science Education, Director of the Summer Session, and Head of the Department of Education at Duke University, and as the first editor of Southern Association Quarterly. Major subjects include the Duke University Dept. of Education and Summer Session, study and teaching of education, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. English.
- Record Group
- Holland Holton papers
- 1859 - 1956
- Holton, Holland, 1888-1947
- 20.5 Linear Feet, 20500 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The majority of the collection is made up of correspondence and subject files of Holland Holton. The papers are grouped into four broad categories: Summer Session, Dept. of Education, Southern Association Quarterly, and Personal papers.
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This series contains primarily Holton's correspondence as Director of Summer Session. The correspondence deals with hiring instructors for summer session, transferring credit, and other subjects. The series also features 3 boxes of bibliographies, exams, and syllabi from Education Dept. courses (Boxes 3-5). This material documents the beginning and early years of the summer session program at Duke, as well as arrangements for instructors from across the state and country to teach summer session courses at Duke.
The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject or by last name of the correspondent. The alphabetical file begins again at Boxes 15 and 16, which may reflect later accessions of material in this series.
Correspondence and subject files relating to the Education Dept. at Duke University and other subjects, including some material on the Summer Session. The series also includes 2 boxes on faculty hirings in the Dept. of Education during the 1920s and 1930s.
Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject or last name of correspondent.
Correspondence and subject files of the Southern Association Quarterly, a journal published for the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools by the Duke University Press. Holton served as first editor of the journal starting in 1937.
Correspondence, financial papers, volumes and other materials. The correspondence is mostly personal, though some professional correspondence exists here as well. Early correspondence pre-dates Holton's arrival at Duke, and includes some material about his position as a superintendent of Durham County Schools (1951-1921). Also featured are some materials regarding Holton's membership in the Duke Memorial Methodist Church and on the university's Building Committee, including Holton's correspondence with President Few about the possible construction of a Sunday School building at Duke.
Holland Holton (1888-1947) served as an educator and administrator at Duke University from 1921 to 1947. He was born in Dobson, N.C. in May 1888. He earned an A.B. from Trinity College in 1907 and a law degree from Trinity College Law School in 1915. After working as superintendent of Durham County Schools, Holton became a Professor of History and Science Education at Trinity College in 1921. He served as Director of the Summer Session at Duke and as head of the Department of Education. He was active in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and became the first editor of Southern Association Quarterly (1937- ). From 1937 to 1938, Holton was President of the North Carolina College Conference. He married Yela D. Young in 1911; they had two sons, Samuel and Holland Young Holton. Holland Holton died in Durham on August 20, 1947.
- Summer Session Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Dept. of Education Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Holland Holton Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Holland Holton Papers was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1951-1975.
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Encoded by Jill Katte, May 2004