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Clark Titus Hinman (1819-1854) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 3/1

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The Clark T. Hinman Papers fill one half-size box and span the years 1846 to 1976. The bulk of the papers include biographical excerpts regarding Hinman, newspaper clippings regarding Hinman, and correspondence regarding, but not directly connected to Hinman.  

Biographical Materials include excerpts from books and essays describing Hinman’s life. Much of the material is photocopied from books pertaining to Evanston or Northwestern.

            A Clippings file contains newspaper articles dating from 1854-1875, including obituaries for Hinman, articles written about the history of Evanston and Northwestern including Hinman, and articles about subsequent generations of Hinman relatives attending Northwestern.

            One file contains an original sermon given by Hinman on April 5th, 1846, on “The Appropriate Character and Responsibilities of Young Men.”

            Correspondence relating to Hinman spans the years 1898 to 1976 and consists of sporadic correspondence, mostly relating to locating historic items related to Hinman, specifically pictures of Clark and Martha Hinman. While one picture exists of Clark, no known picture exists of Martha.

Dates

  • 1846-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Extent

0.50 Boxes

Abstract

Methodist minister Clark Titus Hinman was elected the first President of Northwestern University in 1853, but died before the University opened in 1855. This artificial collection consists of biographical material and correspondence postdating his life; there is also one original sermon.

Source of Acquisition

Unknown
Title
Guide to the Clark Titus Hinman (1819-1854) Papers
Author
David Schieber
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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