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Preliminary Guide to the Holland Holton Papers, 1859 - 1956

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Holland Holton papers 1859 - 1956
Creator
Holton, Holland, 1888-1947.
Extent
20.5 Linear Feet , 20500 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

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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Contents of the Collection

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.

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.

A, 1935-1937, 1938, 1941
[3 folders]
Box 1
Alumni Association
Box 1
American Association of Junior Colleges
Box 1
American Council on Education, Report of (Motion Picture Project)
Box 1
B, 1936-1937, 1938, 1941
[6 folders]
Box 1
Bibliographies
Box 1
Blowing Rock School of English
Box 1
C, 1936-1937, 1938, 1940-1941
[3 folders]
Box 2
Chapel Preachers
Box 2
Charlotte, N.C., Board of Education
Box 2
Choir
Box 2
Curriculum and Enrollment
Box 2
D, 1936-1938, 1940-1941
[3 folders]
Box 2
Duke Memorial Methodist Church
Box 2
E, 1936-1937, 1938, 1940-1941
[3 folders]
Box 2
Education Dept.
[2 folders]
Box 2
Education Dept. Suggested Guides for Writing a Master's Thesis
Box 2
Education (course files)
Box 3-5
Educational Research Committee
Box 6
Enrollment
Box 6
Examination for M. Ed.
Box 6
Examinations
[3 folders]
Box 6
F
[3 folders]
Box 6
Faculty Club
Box 6
Faculty meetings
Box 6
Fellowship Application
Box 6
Few, William Preston
Box 6
Freshman Advisory Council
Box 6
Freshman English Committee
Box 6
G
Box 6
G
[2 folders]
Box 7
W. H. Glasson
[2 folders]
Box 7
H
[4 folders]
Box 7
Hoban, Charles, F.
Box 7
Holton, Holland
[3 folders]
Box 8
Holton, Holland (Personal)
[2 folders]
Box 8
Honors work
Box 8
Hospital care
Box 8
Institute on Parliamentary Procedure
Box 8
I
[3 folders]
Box 8
J
[3 folders]
Box 9
Junaluska School of Religion
Box 9
Junaluska Summer School
[2 folders]
Box 9
K
[3 folders]
Box 9
Kappa Delta Pi
Box 9
Kiwanis Club
Box 9
L
[3 folders]
Box 9
Library
[3 folders]
Box 9
M
[3 folders]
Box 9
Mc
[3 folders]
Box 10
Master's degree
Box 10
Mathematics
Box 10
Mathematics Institute
Box 10
Medical Service Association
Box 10
Methodist College Advance
[2 folders]
Box 10
Miscellany
Box 10
Mississippi State College for Women
Box 10
N
[3 folders]
Box 10
Ninety-Nineteen (9019)
Box 11
North Carolina College Conference
[2 folders]
Box 11
North Carolina Council
Box 11
N.C. Education Association
[3 folders]
Box 11
N.C. Youth Survey
Box 11
O
[2 folders]
Box 11
Orphanage School Applications
Box 11
Orphanage Workers
Box 11
Outlines
Box 11
P
[2 folders]
Box 11
Papers
Box 11
Phi Delta Kappa
Box 12
Practice teaching
[2 folders]
Box 12
Preliminary examinations
Box 12
Public School Curriculum Conference, 1934
Box 12
R
[2 folders]
Box 12
Raleigh Elementary Education Council
Box 12
Remedial reading classes
Box 12
S
[3 folders]
Box 12
Schedule Committee
Box 12
Southern Association of Colleges
[2 folders]
Box 12
Southern University Conference
[2 folders]
Box 13
Southern Women's Educational Alliance
Box 13
State Dept. of Public Instruction
[2 folders]
Box 13
Student employment
Box 13
Student grades
Box 13
Students
Box 13
Summer School for Orphanage Workers, 1941
[2 folders]
Box 13
Summer Session
Box 13
T
[2 folders]
Box 13
Teacher certification
Box 14
Teaching training surveys
Box 14
Teaching load
Box 14
Theses in Education
Box 14
Theses in Education (#542; 1932 Series)
Box 14
U
[2 folders]
Box 14
Undergraduate education
Box 14
Undergraduate Teaching Council
Box 14
V
[2 folders]
Box 14
W
[2 folders]
Box 14
White House Conference on Child Health and Protection
Box 14
Wynne, J. P.
Box 14
X, Y, Z
Box 14
A - J
Box 15
Appointments Office
Box 15
Examinations
Box 15
Governor's Commission on Education
Box 15
Holton, Holland (Personal correspondence)
Box 15
Honors courses
Box 15
Junaluska Summer School
Box 15
K - W
Box 16
Library
Box 16
North Carolina College Conference
Box 16
North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
Box 16
North Carolina Education Association
Box 16
Orphanage School Applications
Box 16
Southern Association
Box 16
A - C
Box 16
Circulars
Box 16
Conference of District Principals
Box 16
Conference for Status of Teaching
Box 16
D - M
Box 17
Dwire, Henry R.
Box 17
English examinations
Box 17
Examinations
Box 17
Faculty meetings
Box 17
Guidance Conference, 1940
Box 17
High School Quarterly
Box 17
Holton, Holland (Personal Correspondence)
Box 17
Hospital Care Association
Box 17
Junaluska Summer School
Box 17
Library
Box 17
N - Z
Box 18
North Carolina College Conference
[2 folders]
Box 18
North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
Box 18
North Carolina Education Association
Box 18
Orphanage and Workers, 1940
Box 18
Ph. D. degree -- zoology
Box 18
Questionnaires
Box 18
S
[2 folders]
Box 18
Southern Association
Box 18
Studies of special problems
Box 18

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject or last name of correspondent.

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.

Accelerated programs
Box 19
Admission to colleges
Box 19
Debates
Box 19
Debating Council
Box 19
Degree requirements
Box 19
Duke Memorial Church
Box 19
Duke University -- Miscellaneous papers
Box 19
Dwire, Henry R.
Box 19
Education by radio
Box 19
Education, Dept. of
[2 folders]
Box 19
Education, Dept. of-- Correspondence
[4 folders]
Box 19
Education, Dept. of-- Correspondence
[22 folders]
Box 20-21
Education, Dept. of-- Correspondence
[2 folders]
Box 22
Examinations
Box 22
Faculty, 1920-1926
[11 folders]
Box 22
Faculty, 1926-1928
[12 folders]
Box 23
Faculty meetings
Box 23
Fraternities
Box 24
Holton, Holland
Box 24
Hospital care
Box 24
Kappa Delta Pi
Box 24
Letters, Miscellaneous, 1923-1926
[8 folders]
Box 24
Letters, Miscellaneous, 1926-1928
[10 folders]
Box 25
Library, Duke University
Box 25
Life Underwriters
Box 25
Master of Education
Box 26
National Education Association
Box 26
North Carolina Education Association (N.C. Teachers Assembly)
Box 26
Nursing, School of
Box 26
Peace Oratory Contest
Box 26
Quadrangle pictures (Duke University, Trinity College: Report of the Office of Student Activities and Report of the Office of Quadrangle Pictures, 1938-1939.)
Box 26
Recreation, 1920-1923, 1925-1928
[5 folders]
Box 26
Research
Box 26
Schedule Committee
Box 27
School support in North Carolina
Box 27
Southern Association
Box 27
Southern Association - Memphis
Box 27
State Dept. of Public Instruction, 1921-1928, 1941
[9 folders]
Box 27
Statistics
Box 28
Student activities
Box 28
Summer School, 1941
Box 28
University reports
[4 folders]
Box 28

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.

Southern Association Quarterly
[26 folders]
Box 29-31
Southern Association Quarterly
[8 folders]
Box 32
Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards
Box 32
Southern Association Quarterly
[8 folders]
Box 33

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.

Correspondence, 1831-1927
[5 folders]
Box 34
Correspondence, 1927-1947, undated
[11 folders]
Box 35
Bills and receipts
Box 36
Legal papers
Box 36
Miscellaneous materials
[8 folders]
Box 36
Photographs and negatives
Box 36
Miscellaneous materials
[7 folders]
Box 37
Miscellaneous materials
[8 folders]
Box 38
Correspondence, 1921-1923
Box 38
Printed material
Box 38
Miscellaneous materials
[7 folders]
Box 39
Printed material
[7 folders]
Box 40
Report on Studies in Teacher Education, 1941-1944
Box 41
Reports
Box 41
Lander College Information Form
Box 41
Volumes and printed material
Box 41

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Summer Session Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Dept. of Education Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holland Holton Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Holland Holton Papers was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1951-1975.

Processing Information

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

Encoded by Jill Katte, May 2004

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