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William J. Hutchins Correspondence Collection,ca. 1890-1958

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William J. Hutchins Correspondence Collection


ca. 1890-1958


Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

Conditions Governing Access note

Copyright has not been assigned to Berea College.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William J. Hutchins Correspondence Collection, KYSX093-A, ca. 1890-1958Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.


10.8 lin. ft.

Scope and Content

Materials consist of William J. Hutchins's family and business correspondence, and miscellaneous personal letters.

Hutchins's family correspondence includes Hutchins's letters to or from Robert G. and Harriet J. Hutchins, his parents; his wife, Anna Murch Hutchins; sons Robert Maynard and Francis S. Hutchins; and various others. Other personal correspondence is extensive and provides documentation of the network of Hutchins's friends and professional associates. Among these are Seth Low Pierrepont, William H. Danforth, Walter McDougall, Pauline Jeffery, and Hilda Watson, among others.

Business correspondence (1.6 l.f.; 1919 - 1952) relates principally to Hutchins's private affairs, but a portion touches on college administration. Presidential/Administrative correspondence includes letters from Berea trustees, donors, faculty and staff, and others which in general reflect Hutchins's administration of the college. Some correspondence following Hutchins's retirement as president of the college is also present.

Literary rights for the personal/family and business correspondence are retained by Francis S. Hutchins; single photocopies may be made for the private use of researchers.

Folder list; unpublished guide.


  • Education, higher -- Administration

User Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Related Material

KYSX078-A and KYSX091-A supply further information on the collection and subgroup of which this series is a part.

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