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Guide to the William Hays Simpson Papers, 1915-1938.

Summary

William Hays Simpson was a Professor of Political Science at Duke University from 1930 until 1974. His collection includes material concerning credits in North Carolina, which was one of Professor Simpson's research interests. Also includes reports, clippings, and correspondence. The collection ranges in date from 1915-1938.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.29.02.0096
Title
William Hays Simpson papers
Date
1915-1938
Creator
Simpson, William Hays, 1903-
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 100 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains material concerning credits in North Carolina, which was one of Professor Simpson's research interests. Also includes reports, clippings, and correspondence. The collection ranges in date from 1915-1938.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], William Hays Simpson Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Annual Reports, 1921-1940
Box 1
Biennial Reports, 1930-1934
Box 1
Monthly Reports, 1916-1920
Box 1
Progress, 1923
Box 1
General, 1928
Box 1
Early History-Carmel Credit Union, 1916
Box 1
Progress of Movement, 1916
Box 1
Summaries
Box 1
NCCU, 1940
Box 1
Early History-Propaganda of State Agricultural Extension Service, 1915-1916
Box 1
Early History-Organization of First Credit Union, 1922-1923
Box 1
Legislation, 1915-1926
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

William Hays Simpson was born in Madison Run, Virginia. He married Mary McNab in 1930. He received his A. B. degree from Tusculum College in Greenville, TN and his M. A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. In 1930, he joined the faculty of Duke's political science department where his specialties were the American political system and Southern politics. He retired in 1974. His research interests included the social and economic life of cotton mill workers in Canada, Holland and England as well as consumer credit. He published several books, including The Small Loan Problem of the Carolinas (1941), Life in Mill Communities (1943) and Southern Textile Communities (1948). Professor Simpson died in 1989 at the age of 85.

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Provenance

The William Hays Simpson Papers, were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, September 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

Accession A75-12 is described in this finding aid.