MC 00022 Guide to the Daniel Harvey Hill (1859 - 1924) Papers, 1883-1955
The collection is organized into two principal series:
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This series contains two letters from Daniel Harvey Hill, one to his sister Nannie Hill and a second to his brother Joseph Hill. The folder includes typed transcriptions of both letters. Also included in this series is an undated biography of Hill's father, Confederate Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill.
[Half Box 1, Folder 1] Letters, 1883, 1916
[Half Box 1, Folder 2] "Lt. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill: Senior Soldier,", circa 1920
The Professional Materials series is divided into three subseries. The Correspondence subseries contains letters and telegrams Hill received in honor of his appointment to and resignation from the presidency at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The Collected Newspaper Articles includes materials about Hill's career, specifically his resignation in 1916, as well as newspaper articles about the College's search in 1916 for a president, general College news from a 1924 Raleigh News and Observer, the 1955 dedication of D. H. Hill Library at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University), and an undated [circa 1920] editorial. The Writing subseries includes a pamphlet on North Carolina history published by Hill as well as his resignation letter to the Board of Trustees and former students of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
Correspondence, 1908 - 1916 (MC 00022 Subseries 2.1)
[Half Box 1, Folder 3] 1908 July 23 - July 25
[Half Box 1, Folder 4] 1908 July 26 - September 29
[Half Box 1, Folder 5] 1915 December 31 - 1916 February 15
[Half Box 1, Folder 6] 1916 April 10 - May 22
[Half Box 1, Folder 7] 1916 May 23 - August 2
Collected Newspaper Articles, 1916 - 1955 (MC 00022 Subseries 2.2)
[Half Box 1, Folder 8] Daniel Harvey Hill, 1916 - 1920
[Half Box 1, Folder 9] North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1916 - 1955
Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1859-1924
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Gift of Randolph Isabel Hill, 1967 September 5, 1969 October 28, 1970 August 12. Additional gift made by John Gehrm, 1984 September 19
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This collection contains material relating to Daniel Harvey Hill and his career at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, where he held positions as English professor (1889-1908), Vice-President (1905-1908), and President (1908-1916). The collection contains personal correspondence, copies of a short pamphlet written by Hill on North Carolina history, and newspaper articles about Hill, his career, and the College more generally. The majority of the documents relate to Hill's appointment to and resignation from the Presidency of the College. The bulk of the materials date from 1908 to 1920.
Daniel Harvey Hill, the second son of Confederate general Daniel Harvey Hill and Isabella Morrison, was born at Davidson, North Carolina, on 1859 January 15. In 1880, Hill graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree; shortly thereafter, he began teaching as a professor of English at the Military and Agricultural College at Milledgeville, Georgia. During the nine years he taught at that institution, Hill married Pauline White of Milledgeville (1885) and received a Master of Arts degree from Davidson College (1886). He received a Doctor of Literature from Davidson in 1905 and a Doctor of Laws from the University of North Carolina in 1910.
Hill returned to North Carolina in 1889 when he was hired at the recently-established College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University). For almost twenty years, he served as professor of English and bookkeeping, faculty secretary, and treasurer. In 1905 he was elected Vice-President, a position he fulfilled while remaining professor of English. Three years later, Hill became the third president of the College. He held that position for eight years, resigning in 1916 to write a history of North Carolina troops during the Civil War entitled Bethel to Sharpsburg (1926).
Hill's lengthy academic career was coupled with an equally extensive literary career. His interest in North Carolina history manifested itself in his book about the state in the Civil War for the twelve-volume Confederate Military History (1899). Collaborating with colleagues, he wrote the textbooks Young People's History of North Carolina (1907) and Agriculture for Beginners (1903); a series of five schoolbooks collectively known as Hill Readers (1906); and Corn Book for Young Folk (1920). Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Hill served as editor of The Southern Home, a weekly newspaper that had been founded by his father.
Hill participated in numerous organizations, mostly those with a historical or literary focus, during his time at the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. He was a member of the North Carolina Historical Commission, the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the Revolution, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Southern Educational Association. He was the president of the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, the North Carolina Folklore Society, and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Hill also served as chairman of the state council of defense during World War I.
Following his retirement, Hill remained in Raleigh until poor health compelled him to relocate to the western mountains of the state. He died on 1924 July 31 at Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and was survived by his wife and five children.
Daniel Harvey Hill (1859 - 1924) Papers, P. C. 94, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh
Daniel Harvey Hill (1821 - 1889) Papers (2035), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Harvey Hill (1821 - 1889) Diary (882), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Harvey Hill (1821 - 1889) Papers, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh
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