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William N. Hilliard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.025

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

Biographical / Historical

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

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

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.

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.

Physical 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Accession Number

#2007.12.1

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

#2007.12.1

Note: The numbers following the name/subject entry indicate in which Series#:Folder# that name/topic can be found (ex. 1:1). If no Series#:Folder# is listed, then a number will indicate in which Series the name/topic can be found. Dates of the items are given in parentheses for an individual Series/Folder or, if at the end, for the entire subject/name entry (no date=n.d.). Numbered entries come before alphabetical listings.

Alamance Building, 5:1

Alexander’s Ragtime Band Davidson College, 3:1

Armfield, Lib, 5:5

Band, 5:2

Baseball (Elon), 6:21, 6:22

Basketball, 5:3, 6:21-6:23

Business Class, 5:4

Carolina Beach, NC, 6:12

Cary, NC, 6:18

Charlotte Engraving Company, 6:2

Cheerleaders, 5:5, 6:9

Class of 1942, 6:5

Class of 1943, 6:5

Collins, Fletcher, 6:9

Collins, Fletcher Jr., 6:9

Cooperative Concert Association, 6:15

Corey, David “Shorty”, 6:9

Dark-Town Strutter’s Ball, 3:1

Davidson College, 6:17

Day Student Dance, 6:25

Dean of Men, 6:10, 6:11, 6:20

Dean of Women, 2:1

Dean’s Permit, 6:10, 6:11

Delta Theta Delta Sorority, 6:3

Dining Hall, 6:8

Drum majorette, 6:9

Duke University, 1:2, 6:9.1, 6:17

Dunn, NC, 6:3

Elon College, 6:1, 6:5, 6:6, 6:8, 6:10, 6:11, 6:16-6:20, 6:22, 6;23, 6:25

Elon College Aerial View, 6:13

Elon College—Freshman Class, 6:2

Elon College Players, 6:15, 6:16

Elon Singers, 6:16

Fesmire, Ike, 6:21

Football (Elon), 1:1, 3:2, 6:21, 6:22, 6:26

Founder’s Day, 6:16

Fuller, Andrew, 6:21, 6:22

General Platoff Don Cossack Choir, 6:15

Hardison, Joe, 6:21, 6:22

Hendrickson, Horace, 6:21-6:23

Henry, Angie, 2:1

Hilliard, J.F., 6:18

Hilliard, William, 1:2, 3:2, 5:5, 6:1, 6:6, 6:8-6:11, 6:18-6:20

Hobson, Lib Armstrong, 5:5

In Dixon’s Kitchen, 6:16

Johnson’s (Dr.) Literary Society, 6:16, 6:17

Journalism at Elon, 6:9

Lea, Art, 6:21

Lilley, Evelyn, 6:9

Maroon and Gold—student newspaper at Elon, 1:2

Maroon and Gold Forever, 3:1

May Day, 6:16, 6:17

Maynor, W.O., 6:22

Messiah, the, 6:16

Messick, J.D., 6:10, 6:11, 6:20

North Carolina Collegiate Press Association, 1:2, 6:9.1, 6:17

Old 97, 6:16

Orchestra, 5:6

Oxford, Julia Mae, 2:1

Pearce, John Henry, 6:23

Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines, 6:28

Permission card, 6:8

Physics Department, 6:16

Piccadilly Club, 6:4

Queens College, 1:2, 6:14, 6:17

Report Cards, 6:18

Saecker, Wellington, 6:22

Smith, Leon Edgar, 5:7

Southern Railway, 6:25

Student Christian Association, 6:6

Student Government Association, 5:8

Student Legislative Assembly, 1:1

Tennis, 5:9

UNC Chapel Hill, 4:1

Utt, Angie Henry, 2:1

West, A.T., 6:20-6:23

Whitley, Lloyd, 6:22

Winterset, 6:15

Young Men’s Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.), 6:1
Author
Encoded by Kristin Shaffer and Katie Nash, December, 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244