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Holland Hunter papers

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-001-005

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Haverford professor Holland Hunter's correspondence, reports, minutes from various meetings, newspaper articles and handwritten notes pertaining to the establishment of an Engineering course at Haverford College, establishment of a Retirement Community in the Philadelphia area, debate over coeducation at Haverford and a debate over a legislation about the distribution of Soviet periodicals in the USA during the Cold War.

Dates

  • 1954 - 1980

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Holland Hunter, Haverford class of 1943, was an influential scholar on the Soviet economy and Professor of Economics at Haverford. Born in 1921 in Evanston, Illinois, he attended a boarding school in Colorado, whose headmaster was a Haverford alumnus and who inspired him to attend the College. He graduated with a degree in Economics, which he also later pursued at M.A. and Ph.D. levels at Harvard University. He returned to Haverford in 1949 and remained a professor there until his retirement.

Dr. Hunter specialized in the transportation policy of the Soviet Union, assembling a wide range of books and publications during the 40 years of his career. He did research for the Brookings Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Russian Research Center at Harvard, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and other organizations. He served for three years as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Soviet Studies and several times on selection committees for the Social Science Research Council and the International Research and Exchanges Board. He was also an active member of Haverford Friends Meeting and sat on the boards of the Haverford Friends School and the Baldwin School.

In 1945, Hunter married Helen Manning Hunter, a former professor at Swarthmore College and a former Head of the Economics department at Bryn Mawr College, with whom he had three children: Timothy, Christine and Ann. He died in 2014, aged 92, at The Quadrangle, a retirement community for people who enjoy an intellectual environment, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains Haverford professor Holland Hunter's correspondence, reports, minutes from various meetings, newspaper articles and handwritten notes pertaining to the establishment of an Engineering course at Haverford College, establishment of a Retirement Community in the Philadelphia area, debate over coeducation at Haverford and a debate over a legislation about the distribution of Soviet periodicals in the USA during the Cold War.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Horkava, completed December 2019
Title
Holland Hunter papers
Author
Alexandra Horkava
Date
December, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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