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Hugh Borton papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-025

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of typed notes on Howland genealogy, and photocopied pages from a book entitled, "New Bedford of the Past."

Dates

  • 1965

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Hugh Borton (1903-1995) was an American historian who specialized in the history of Japan. He served as president of Haverford College from 1957-1972. Borton was born on May 14, 1903, in Moorestown, New Jersey, the son of C. Walter Borton and Sarah Borton. He attended Haverford College and graduated in 1927. He married Elizabeth Wilbur. The couple spent three years in Japan working with the American Friends Service Committee. After returning to the United States, Borton completed a master's degree in history at Columbia University. He then completed his Ph.D. at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During World War II, he worked for the US State Department. In 1948, Borton began working for Columbia University as an organizer of their East Asian Institute. In 1957, Borton left Columbia to become the president of Haverford College. He retired in 1972, and died in August, 1995.

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of typed notes on Howland genealogy, and photocopied pages from a book entitled, "New Bedford of the Past."

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.839 John H. Davison
  • HCB.001.010 Hugh Borton Presidential papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Creator

Title
Hugh Borton papers, 1965
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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