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Hugh Borton papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-025

Scope and Content note

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


  • 1965


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Hugh Borton (1903-1995) was an American historian who specialized in the history of Japan, later serving as president of Haverford College. Borton was born on May 14, 1903 in Moorestown, NJ, 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 America, he completed a master's degree in history at Columbia University. He then completed his Ph.D. Leiden University in the Netherlands. During WWII, he worked for the US State Department. In 1948, Borton began working for Columbia University as one of the organizer's 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.


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Related Materials

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

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.


Hugh Borton papers, 1965
Kara Flynn
January 2016
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