Inventory of the William N. Hilliard Collection, 1938 - 1943 Mss.Coll.025

Inventory of the William N. Hilliard Collection, 1938 - 1943
Mss.Coll.025


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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
URL: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/archiveinfo.xhtml

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: William N. Hilliard
Title: William N. Hilliard Collection, 1938 - 1943
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into six series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Maps; Photographs; Printed Material. Many of the materials relate to life at Elon College during the late 1930s and early 1940s-specifically for William N. Hilliard. The focal points of this collection pertain to music and theatrical events, athletics and cheerleading, literary societies, and May Day celebrations at Elon.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William N. Hilliard Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Gift. Please refer to the Correspondence Legal file for more information.


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Accession Information

#2007.12.1


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, August, 2007

Encoded by Kristin Shaffer and Katie Nash, December, 2008


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Biographical Note

Biographical information related to William N. Hilliard is limited both within the collection and external resources. However, from this manuscript collection a small amount of information was gathered. Mr. Hilliard served in the House of the Student Government Association (Seat 41) while he attended Elon from 1938 to 1941 (1:1). He was a member of the cheerleading squad in 1940 (5:5). Other memberships he held included the Y.M.C.A. in 1939-1940, the Student Christian Association, and Dr. Johnson's Literary Society, for which he served as Vice President in 1940 (6:1, 6:6, 6:17).

Other biographical information about Mr. Hilliard was obtained from a personal email he sent to Katie Nash on April 19, 2007 and from an excerpt in the Christian Sun newspaper, January 28, 1943, pg. 7. During the summer of 1941, Mr. Hilliard was drafted to serve active duty for the Naval Reserve. He was unable to finish his education at Elon. For about a year after he left Elon, he served in the Navy at the Panama Canal Zone. During October 1942, he was selected for officer's training school and was stationed in New York. In 1943, he trained at the Midshipman's School in New York and graduated as an Ensign. He was released from the Navy in July of 1946 when he got a job as news editor with WPTF radio in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Hilliard received his degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is originally from Cary, NC, and his father was a leader in a local Christian Church.



Biographical Sources:
Mss.Coll.#025-1:1, 5:5, 6:1, 6:6, 6:17
Personal email from William N. Hilliard to Katie Nash on April 19, 2007
Christian Sun newspaper, January 28, 1943 pg. 7


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Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into six series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Maps; Photographs; Printed Material. Many of the materials relate to life at Elon College during the late 1930s and early 1940s-specifically for William N. Hilliard. The focal points of this collection pertain to music and theatrical events, athletics and cheerleading, literary societies, and May Day celebrations at Elon.

The smaller series in the collection include Artifacts, Correspondence, Literary Productions, and Maps. Most of the items in these series pertain to Elon, but many have little to no historical research value.

The two larger series, Photographs and Printed Material, offer a wide variety of materials and information relating to Elon's music and theatrical events, as well as literary societies, May Day celebrations, and athletic events.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into six series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Maps; Photographs; Printed Material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Hilliard, William N.
Elon University -- Archival resources
Elon College
Elon College -- Student Government Association
Elon College -- Cheerleading
Theater
College theater

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Related Material

There are no related materials to this collection at this time.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Artifacts. 1940.
2 Folders. 3 Items.
This series contains a page from Mr. Hilliard's scrapbook which includes various papers, as well as a ribbon from the third annual Student Legislative Assembly at Elon, date unknown (1:1). Also included are two other ribbons from the North Carolina Collegiate Press Association in 1940, when Mr. Hilliard attended this meeting to represent Elon College (1:2).
Folder 1. No Date.
* Football (Elon)
* Student Legislative Assembly
Folder 2. 1940.
* North Carolina Collegiate Press Association
* Duke University
* Davidson College
* Queens College
* Hilliard, William
* Maroon and Gold --student newspaper at Elon
2. Correspondence. No Date.
1 Folder. 2 Items.
The Correspondence series is one of the smallest, only containing two greeting cards. One of the greeting cards is a Christmas card from the Dean of Women at Elon College, Julia Mae Oxford-probably from the late 1930s or early 1940s (2:1).
Folder 1. Greeting Cards. No Date.
* Oxford, Julia Mae
* Dean of Women
* Henry, Angie
* Utt, Angie Henry
3. Literary Productions. No Date.
2 Folders. 2 Items.
Included in this series is a page that contains three songs and their lyrics that were more than likely used at Elon by the college band during the late 1930s or early 1940s (3:1). There is also one page of a short poem that William N. Hilliard composed while attending Elon (3:2).
Folder 1. Lyrics. No Date.
* Maroon and Gold Forever
* Alexander's Ragtime Band
* Dark-Town Strutter's Ball
Folder 2. Poetry. No Date.
* Football (Elon)
* Hilliard, William
4. Maps. 1940.
1 Folder. 1 Item.
The Maps series contains one map of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus during the 1940s (4:1).
Folder 1. UNC-Chapel Hill. 1940.
5. Photographs. 1939-1940.
9 Folders. 10 Items.
The Photographs series is one of the larger series in the collection. Primarily, it contains photocopies of pages from another publication that contained printed photos-most of the photos in this series are not originals (5:1-5:4, 5:6, 5:8-5:9). However, there are a few original photographs that include cheerleaders at Elon and former president Leon Edgar Smith, both from 1940 (5:5, 5:7). William Hilliard was a male cheerleader, and is pictured in both of the cheerleading photos (5:5).
Folder 1. Alamance Building. No Date.
Folder 2. Band. 1939.
Folder 3. Basketball. 1939.
Folder 4. Business Class. 1939.
Folder 5. Cheerleaders. 1940.
* Armfield, Lib
* Hilliard, William
* Hobson, Lib Armstrong
Folder 6. Orchestra. 1939.
Folder 7. Smith, Leon Edgar. 1940.
Folder 8. Student Government Association. 1939.
Folder 9. Tennis. 1939.
6. Printed Material. 1938-1943.
29 Folders. ca. 70 Items.
This is the largest series in the collection, containing a variety of Printed Materials and publications. Many of the items within this series are pages directly from the scrapbook that Mr. Hilliard kept while attending Elon College. On these pages, one can find items ranging from ticket stubs to report cards and Dean's permits, as well as membership cards, and so forth. Of particular historical interest to Elon are multiple programs from the late 1930s and early 1940s that document music and theatrical events by the Elon College Players, Elon Singers, Elon Festival Chorus, etc. (6:15-6:17). Also included are programs from Dr. Johnson's Literary Society, May Day celebrations, an open house for the Department of Physics, and Founder's Day events (6:15-6:17). Moreover, this series contains unique athletic schedules for football, baseball, and basketball at Elon (6:21-6:23). Railway ticket stubs from the Southern Railway and the Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines are included in this series (6:25, 6:28). This is the best series to refer to if one is attempting to get a general sense of what college life was like during the late 1930s and early 1940s-specifically for William N. Hilliard.
Folder 1. Certificates. 1939.
* Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.)
* Hilliard, William
* Elon College
Folder 2. Invitations. No Date.
* Charlotte Engraving Company
* Elon College-Freshman Class
Folder 3. Invitations. 1940.
* Delta Theta Delta Sorority
* Dunn, NC
Folder 4. Invitations. 1941.
* Piccadilly Club
Folder 5. Invitations. 1942/43.
* Elon College
* Class of 1942
* Class of 1943
Folder 6. Membership. No Date.
* Student Christian Association
* Elon College
* Hilliard, William
Folder 7. Miscellaneous. No Date.
Folder 8. Miscellaneous. 1938.
* Elon College
* Dining Hall
* Hilliard, William
Folder 9. Newspaper Clippings. No Date.
* Corey, David "Shorty"
* Lilley, Evelyn
* Cheerleaders
* Drum majorette
* Collins, Fletcher
* Journalism at Elon
* Hilliard, William
* Collins, Fletcher Jr.
Folder 9.1. Newspaper Clippings. 1940.
* North Carolina Collegiate Press Association
* Duke University
Folder 10. Permits. No Date.
* Dean's Permit
* Messick, J.D.
* Dean of Men
* Elon College
* Hilliard, William
Folder 11. Permits. 1940.
* Dean's Permit
* Dean of Men
* Messick, J.D.
* Hilliard, William
* Elon College
Folder 12. Postcards. Carolina Beach, NC. 1939.
Folder 13. Postcards. Elon College Aerial View. No Date.
Folder 14. Postcards. Queens College. No Date.
Folder 15. Programs. No Date.
* Elon College Players
* Cooperative Concert Association
* General Platoff Don Cossack Choir
Folder 16. Programs. 1939.
* Dr. Johnson's Literary Society
* Elon College
* May Day
* Physics Department
* Founder's Day
* Elon College Players
* In Dixon's Kitchen
* The Messiah
* Elon Singers
* Old 97
Folder 17. Programs. 1940.
* Dr. Johnson's Literary Society
* Elon College
* North Carolina Collegiate Press Association
* Davidson College
* Queens College
* May Day
* Duke University
Folder 18. Report Cards. 1938.
* Hilliard, William
* Hilliard, J.F.
* Cary, NC
* Elon College
Folder 19. Report Cards. 1940.
* Hilliard, William N.
* Elon College
Folder 20. Schedules. No Date.
* Hilliard, William
* West, A.T.
* Elon College
* Messick, J.D.
* Dean of Men
Folder 21. Schedules. 1939.
* Football (Elon)
* Hendrickson, Horace
* Baseball (Elon)
* Lea, Art
* West, A.T.
* Fuller, Andrew
* Basketball (Elon)
* Fesmire, Ike
* Hardison, Joe
Folder 22. Schedules. 1940.
* Baseball (Elon)
* Hendrickson, Horace
* Maynor, W.O.
* West, A.T.
* Fuller, Andrew
* Hardison, Joe
* Elon College
* Football (Elon)
* Saecker, Wellington
* Basketball (Elon)
* Whitley, Lloyd
Folder 23. Schedules. 1941.
* Basketball (Elon)
* Hendrickson, Horace
* West, A.T.
* Pearce, John Henry
* Elon College
Folder 24. Signatures. No Date.
Folder 25. Ticket Stubs. No Date.
* Day Student Dance
* Southern Railway
* Elon College
Folder 26. Ticket Stubs. 1939.
* Football (Elon)
Folder 27. Ticket Stubs. 1940.
Folder 28. Ticket Stubs. 1941.
* Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines