Lawrence Earl Hinkle Papers 1853-1964

Creator
Hinkle, Lawrence Earl, 1889-1964
Size
3.75 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00078

The Lawrence Earl Hinkle papers include correspondence, writings, lecture notes, publications, and academic journals, 1853 to 1964. It chiefly documents Hinkle's career as an educator and linguist at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University), 1915-1955.

Educator and linguist, Lawrence Earl Hinkle served as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages to Professor of Modern Languages at North Carolina State College from 1915 until his retirement in 1955 and as Head of the Department of Modern Languages beginning in 1922. At North Carolina State, he established the Translation Service, founded Sigma Pi Alpha, a national honorary language fraternity, and revised the registration and final examination system.

Biographical/historical note

Educator and linguist, Lawrence Earl Hinkle served as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages to Professor of Modern Languages at North Carolina State College (later University) from 1915 until his retirement in 1955 and as Head of the Department of Modern Languages beginning in 1922. At North Carolina State, he established the Translation Service, founded Sigma Pi Alpha, a national honorary language fraternity, and revised the registration and final examination system.

Hinkle was born in Marshfield, Missouri, on January 27, 1889. At age 22, he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Colorado. He entered into the service of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State College and then North Carolina State University) on January 1, 1915. During his tenure at the college, Hinkle earned a Masters of Art degree from Columbia University in 1919 and a Docteur es Sciences du Langage from Dijon University (France) in 1929. Likewise, Hinkle studied at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Duke University. Prior to his appointment at North Carolina State College, Dr. Hinkle served as the President of Cokesbury Conference College and as a Professor of German at Northwestern State Teachers' College.

Hinkle served as Assistant Professor to Professor of Modern Languages at North Carolina State College from 1915 until his retirement in 1955 and as Head of the Department of Modern Languages beginning in 1922. While at North Carolina State, Dr. Hinkle was actively involved in the academic structure of the institution. He established the Translation Service, founded Sigma Pi Alpha, a national honorary language fraternity, and revised the registration and final examination system.

While at N.C. State, Hinkle wrote and lectured on many topics. These topics include the following titles, Some Things We Owe to Spain, Modern Languages and Literature in Relation to Citizenship, The Cherokee Language, The Nature and Growth of Language, Reading Knowledge Requirements and a Translation Service, and German Language. He was also a contributor to the United States Department of Agriculture Library, American Documentation Institute, and Journal of Documentary Reproduction. His many honors include being President of American Association of Teachers of Spanish, President of North Carolina Teachers of German, President of North Carolina Modern Language Association, President of German Section, South Atlantic Modern Lanugage Assocaiation, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Alpha, International Who's Who, and Who's Who in American Education. On July 1, 1955 Dr. Hinkle retired and became Dean Emeritus. He died on October 2, 1964, in New York City.

Scope/content

This collection includes correspondence, writings, lecture notes, publications, and academic journals of educator and linguist Lawrence Earl Hinkle, who served on the faculty of North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). The primary subject of Hinkle's papers refers to linguistics. Hinkle dedicated his life to education, especially foreign language education.

Physical description

7 archival boxes, 1 cardbox

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eleven series:

  • Series 1. Linguistics
  • Series 2. Europe
  • Series 3. Arts and Literature
  • Series 4. Latin America
  • Series 5. United States
  • Series 6. Ancient History
  • Series 7. Folklore
  • Series 8. Publications
  • Series 9. Personal Papers
  • Series 10. Religion
  • Series 11. Personal Artifacts

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to 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 or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Earl Hinkle Papers, MC 00078, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received from Lawrence Earl Hinkle Jr., November 1974 (Accession no. 1974-0007); May 2005 (Accession no. 2005-0004).

Processing information

Processed by Jason Smith, 2006 April

Encoded by Jason Smith, 2006 April

Linguistics 1853-1955
Size: 1.25 linear feet

This series contains information on linguistics. It is divided into ten subseries: general, slang, Spanish, technical language, word games, Word Study, journals, etymology, world languages, and miscellaneous. This information in this series is in the form of typed class notes, journal articles, and scholarly publications.

2.5 archival boxes

General 1853-1950
Chief Foreign Alphabets undated
Box 1, Folder 1
The Epic of the Alphabet undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Story of the Alphabet 1934
Box 1, Folder 3
American Indian Proverbs undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Cherokee [1 of 2] undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Cherokee [2 of 2] undated
Box 1, Folder 7
Cherokee Alphabet undated
Box 1, Folder 8
The Cherokee Indians of Qualla Reservation 1937
Box 1, Folder 9
The Cherokee Language [1 of 2] 1935 April
Box 1, Folder 10
The Cherokee Language [2 of 2] 1935 April
Box 1, Folder 11
The Cherokee in Romance Tragedy and Song 1946
Box 1, Folder 12
Sequoya undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Southern Indian Studies 1949 October
Box 1, Folder 14
Unto These Hills 1950
Box 1, Folder 15
The American Language 1936
Box 1, Folder 16
American Language undated
Box 1, Folder 17
American Word Origins Sought 1936 June 21
Box 1, Folder 18
Handbook of American Languages undated
Box 1, Folder 19
Vagaries of Modal Auxiliaries in German 1935 March 6
Box 1, Folder 24
Grammatical Categories undated
Box 1, Folder 25
Weak Verb undated
Box 1, Folder 27
Kurdish Newspaper undated
Map folder 1
Kurdish Newspaper undated
Map folder 1
Kurdish Newspaper undated
Map folder 1
Old Turkish undated
Box 1, Folder 38
Languages of Africa undated
Map folder 1
Languages of Asia undated
Map folder 1
Languages of Australia undated
Map folder 1
Languages of Central America undated
Map folder 1
Languages of Europe undated
Map folder 1
Languages of North America undated
Map folder 1
Languages of South America undated
Map folder 1
Names undated
Box 1, Folder 41
Names and Naming undated
Box 1, Folder 42
Naming the Animals undated
Box 1, Folder 43
Europe Photostat [1 of 4] undated
Map folder 1
Europe Photostat [2 of 4] undated
Map folder 1
Europe Photostat [3 of 4] undated
Map folder 1
Europe Photostat [4 of 4] undated
Map folder 1
American Indians undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Composition Table of Ablaut Series undated
Box 1, Folder 20
Einfuhrung in den Unterricht in der russischen Sprache undated
Box 1, Folder 21
Einleitung in die Symachwissenschaft undated
Box 1, Folder 22
Trubners Deutsches Worterbuch 1936 April
Box 1, Folder 23
Vagaries of Modal Auxiliaries undated
Box 1, Folder 26
Analisis Gloto Logico de la Lengua Guarni-tupi 1941
Box 1, Folder 28
La Lenga Guarani 1936
Box 1, Folder 29
Guarani People undated
Box 1, Folder 30
Guarani People 1945 December
Box 1, Folder 31
What Guarni-Tupi is undated
Box 1, Folder 32
Languages of India 1853 March 7
Box 1, Folder 33
Aryan Language undated
Box 1, Folder 34
Assyrian undated
Box 1, Folder 35
Gothic undated
Box 1, Folder 36
Linguistic Families undated
Box 1, Folder 37
Tutun Dusmanlarina Kars Mucadele 1935
Box 1, Folder 39
Story of Surnames 1932
Box 1, Folder 44
Magic Potency of Names undated
Box 1, Folder 40
Slang 1935-1946
Aviation Vocabulary undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Baseball English undated
Legal box 7, Folder 1
Common Speech undated
Box 2, Folder 2
Dialects undated
Box 2, Folder 3
German Dialect of Rowan County undated
Box 2, Folder 4
New Roots and Words undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Popular Parlance undated
Box 2, Folder 6
Puritan Nomenclature undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Postwar War Words undated
Box 2, Folder 8
American Dialect Society No. 3 1945 May
Box 2, Folder 9
Dialects and Slang undated
Box 2, Folder 10
Roman Soldier Slang undated
Box 2, Folder 11
U.S. Press Heads Dazzle London Weekly 1935 September 28
Box 2, Folder 12
Use of Nigger 1946 August 10
Box 2, Folder 13
What is Slang 1936
Box 2, Folder 14
Word List from Virginia and North Carolina 1946 November
Box 2, Folder 15
Spanish 1951-1955
Pensando en Español [1 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 20
Pensando en Español [2 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 21
Pensando en Español [3 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 22
Pensando en Español [4 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 23
Pensando en Español [5 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 24
Pensando en Español [6 of 6] undated
Box 2, Folder 25
The Status of Spanish in South Atlantic States undated
Box 2, Folder 26
Vocabulario Ingles - Español [1 of 4] undated
Box 2, Folder 28
Vocabulario Ingles - Español [2 of 4] undated
Box 2, Folder 29
Vocabulario Ingles - Español [3 of 4] undated
Box 2, Folder 30
Vocabulario Ingles - Español [4 of 4] undated
Box 2, Folder 31
Bound Suffix in Spanish 1955 September 3
Box 2, Folder 16
Grammar of Interlingua 1951
Box 2, Folder 17
Interlingua-English Dictionary undated
Box 2, Folder 18
Ollantay undated
Box 2, Folder 19
Grammatica de Interlingua pro Lectores 1951
Box 2, Folder 27
Technical Language 1931-1937
Glossary of Medical Terms undated
Box 2, Folder 32
Languages in Technical Education undated
Box 2, Folder 33
Standardization of Chemical Nomenclature 1931 July
Box 2, Folder 34
Words and Sentences in Science and Industry 1937 December 17
Box 2, Folder 35
Word Games 1940
Dear John undated
Box 2, Folder 36
Fun with Chinese 1940
Box 2, Folder 37
Sosnoki's First Chinese Puzzle - Arithmetic undated
Box 2, Folder 38
Sosnoki's Second Chinese Puzzle - Timetable 1940
Box 2, Folder 39
Sosnoki's Third Chinese Puzzle - Man 1940
Box 2, Folder 40
Sosnoki's Fourth Chinese Puzzle - Zoology 1940
Box 2, Folder 41
Word Study 1935-1955
Word Study undated
Box 2, Folder 42
Word Study 1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 43
Word Study 1937
Box 2, Folder 44
Word Study 1939 March
Box 2, Folder 45
Word Study 1939
Box 2, Folder 46
Word Study 1940
Box 2, Folder 47
Word Study 1941-1942
Box 2, Folder 48
Word Study 1943, 1945, 1948
Box 2, Folder 49
Word Study 1950-1951
Box 2, Folder 50
Word Study 1952-1953
Box 2, Folder 51
Word Study 1954
Box 2, Folder 52
Word Study 1955
Box 2, Folder 53
Journals 1929-1950
American Journal of Semitic Languages 1930 July
Box 3, Folder 1
Birmingham Southern College Bulletin 1929 May
Box 3, Folder 2
Bulletin of the University of Minnesota 1950 July
Box 3, Folder 3
Etymology undated
Blendings undated
Box 3, Folder 4
Classification of Languages undated
Box 3, Folder 5
Composite Words undated
Box 3, Folder 6
Compound Words undated
Box 3, Folder 7
Literary Language undated
Box 3, Folder 8
Development of Language undated
Box 3, Folder 9
English-German Cognates undated
Box 3, Folder 10
French Words in English Usage undated
Box 3, Folder 11
English Vowels undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Etymology undated
Box 3, Folder 13
Euphemisms undated
Box 3, Folder 14
Expressions Taboo in English and German undated
Box 3, Folder 15
Familiar Phrases Misquoted or Misunderstood undated
Box 3, Folder 16
Future of English undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Folk Etymology undated
Box 3, Folder 18
History of Language undated
Box 3, Folder 19
Latent Meanings undated
Box 3, Folder 20
Meaning of Words undated
Box 3, Folder 21
Nature and Growth of Language undated
Box 3, Folder 22
Philology at Work undated
Box 3, Folder 23
Psychology of Language undated
Box 3, Folder 24
Rose by any other Name undated
Box 3, Folder 25
Social Aspect of Language undated
Box 3, Folder 26
Translation undated
Box 3, Folder 27
Words undated
Box 3, Folder 28
World Languages 1919-1954
Eskimo undated
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Languages in Europe undated
Box 3, Folder 29
Languages in Europe and Near East 1919
Box 3, Folder 30
Growth of Israeli Hebrew 1954
Box 3, Folder 31
Languages of the World undated
Box 3, Folder 32
Miscellaneous 1942-1943
Fonetik Crythqgrafi undated
Box 3, Folder 33
History of Mankind undated
Box 3, Folder 34
Intelligence undated
Box 3, Folder 35
Language undated
Box 3, Folder 36
Languages and Social Survival undated
Box 3, Folder 37
Legend of Herbs undated
Box 3, Folder 38
Magical Fomulae undated
Box 3, Folder 39
Miscellaneous undated
Box 3, Folder 40
Sensibl Simplyfyd Spelling 1943
Box 3, Folder 41
Tom Tit Tot [1 of 2] undated
Box 3, Folder 42
Tom Tit Tot [2 of 2] undated
Box 3, Folder 42
Pleasure of Publishing 1942 July 6
Legal box 7, Folder 3
Europe 1924-1925
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series contains socioeconomic information written and collected by Hinkle about Europe in the 1920s. It contains articles published in the Saturday Evening Post.

0.5 archival boxes

Composite France 1924 April 19
Box 3, Folder 43
Racial Realities in Europe 1924 March 22
Box 3, Folder 44
Mediterranean South 1924 May 10
Box 3, Folder 45
Present Day German 1924 May 24
Box 3, Folder 46
Disrupted Central Europe 1924 June 7
Box 3, Folder 47
Merge Idea to World 1924 June 28
Box 3, Folder 48
Balkan Flux 1924 July 12
Box 3, Folder 49
Overbalance of Power 1925 January 10
Box 3, Folder 50
European Politics undated
Box 3, Folder 51
Europe-Social undated
Box 3, Folder 52
Europe-Reference undated
Box 3, Folder 53
Arts and Literature undated
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains class lecture notes for classes Hinkle taught about literature, both foreign and domestic. It is divided into five subseries and deals mostly with European literature and its background information.

1 archival box

General undated
Foreign Literature [1 of 3] undated
Box 3, Folder 54
Foreign Literature [2 of 3] undated
Box 3, Folder 55
Foreign Literature [3 of 3] undated
Box 3, Folder 56
Development of Drama undated
Box 3, Folder 57
Poetry undated
Box 3, Folder 58
France undated
Forms undated
Box 3, Folder 59
Eras [1 of 3] undated
Box 3, Folder 60
Eras [2 of 3] undated
Box 4, Folder 1
Eras [3 of 3] undated
Box 4, Folder 2
Authors and Institutions undated
Box 4, Folder 3
Quiz undated
Box 4, Folder 4
Germany undated
Germany [1 of 4] undated
Box 4, Folder 5
Germany [2 of 4] undated
Box 4, Folder 6
Germany [3 of 4] undated
Box 4, Folder 7
Germany [4 of 4] undated
Box 4, Folder 8
Literature undated
Box 4, Folder 9
Education undated
Box 4, Folder 10
Aus dem Leben der Bienen undated
Box 4, Folder 11
Civilization undated
Box 4, Folder 12
Government undated
Box 4, Folder 13
Deutscher Reichbahn Kalendar undated
Box 4, Folder 14
Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache undated
Box 4, Folder 15
Idiomatic Particles undated
Box 4, Folder 16
Spain undated
Spanish Literature undated
Box 4, Folder 17
Spanish Culture undated
Box 4, Folder 18
Social undated
Box 4, Folder 19
Exploration undated
Box 4, Folder 20
Soviet Union undated
Soviet Union undated
Box 4, Folder 21
Latin America undated
Size: 0.16 linear feet

This series contains images of Latin America, along with class lecture notes about the respective countries.

0.25 archival boxes

Latin America undated
Box 4, Folder 22
Visuals [1 of 2] undated
Box 5, Folder 1
Visuals [2 of 2] undated
Box 5, Folder 2
Argentina undated
Box 5, Folder 3
Mexico undated
Box 5, Folder 4
Peru and Bolivia undated
Box 5, Folder 5
Uruguay and Paraguay undated
Box 5, Folder 6
United States 1930-1954
Size: 0.16 linear feet

This series contains United States of America history, specifically of the American South. It contains information about race relations and also contains background information about World War II. The series has newspaper and magazine articles, governmental publications, and handwritten notes.

0.33 archival boxes

Another Theory as to Tar Heel undated
Box 5, Folder 7
Heriot Clarkson 1930 August 8
Box 5, Folder 8
Congressional Record 1953 July 30
Box 5, Folder 9
Earlier Pochahantas 1947 November 6
Box 5, Folder 10
Fort Sumter 1954
Box 5, Folder 11
Francis Marion undated
Box 5, Folder 12
Negro preacher undated
Box 5, Folder 13
Harry S Truman 1952
Box 5, Folder 14
War background undated
Box 5, Folder 15
Ancient History 1935-1957
Size: 0.16 linear feet

This series contains information about ancient civilization and early man. The information is in the form of handwritten notes, journals, and magazine and newspaper articles.

0.33 archival boxes

Anthropology undated
Box 5, Folder 16
North Carolina Archeology Society 1935 April
Box 5, Folder 17
Crypt of Civilization 1938 January
Box 5, Folder 18
Celts undated
Box 5, Folder 19
Magic and Experimental Science undated
Box 5, Folder 20
Primitive Man undated
Box 5, Folder 21
Roman Life 1957 February
Box 5, Folder 22
Sexual Life of Savages undated
Box 5, Folder 24
Roman Roads 1956 November 15
Box 5, Folder 23
Folklore undated
Size: 0.16 linear feet

This series contains rewritings of folklore by Professor Hinkle. The stories are titled Peter Zwirn,Balder and Loki,Fountain of Forgetfullness,Hans and the Three Wishes,Magic Fiddle Bow,Magic Organ,Goldener, and Three Stupid Boys.

0.33 archival boxes

American Folklore 1933
Box 5, Folder 25
Old Legends for Young People undated
Box 5, Folder 26
Peter Zwirn undated
Box 5, Folder 27
Balder and Loki undated
Box 5, Folder 28
Fountain of Forgetfulness undated
Box 5, Folder 29
Hans and the Three Wishes undated
Box 5, Folder 30
Magic Fiddle Bow undated
Box 5, Folder 31
Magic Organ undated
Box 5, Folder 32
Goldener undated
Box 5, Folder 33
Three Stupid Boys undated
Box 5, Folder 34
Publications undated
Size: 0.12 linear feet

This series contains manuscripts of two works by Professor Hinkle: English as a Second Language and an untitled manuscript about linguistics.

0.25 archival boxes

English as Second Language [1 of 5] undated
Box 5, Folder 35
English as Second Language [2 of 5] undated
Box 6, Folder 1
English as Second Language [3 of 5] undated
Box 6, Folder 2
English as Second Language [4 of 5] undated
Box 6, Folder 3
English as Second Language [5 of 5] undated
Box 6, Folder 4
Untitled Manuscript undated
Box 6, Folder 5
Personal Papers 1933-1954
Size: 0.12 linear feet

This series contains correspondence and other miscellaneous personal papers.

0.25 archival boxes

Correspondence [1 of 2] 1933 April 22-1941 January 31
Box 6, Folder 6
Correspondence [2 of 2] 1941 February 3-1954 September 13
Box 6, Folder 7
Coffee Houses undated
Box 6, Folder 8
Sippy Diet undated
Box 6, Folder 9
Religion 1922-1941
Size: 0.25 linear feet

These handwritten notes were used in lectures given by Lawrence Earl Hinkle to a Bible Class at Christ Episcopal Church. In tham, he discussed Biblical history and some general history of religious thought.

0.5 archival boxes

Allen Godbey 1922-1941
Box 6, Folder 10
Churches undated
Box 6, Folder 11
Song of Solomon undated
Box 6, Folder 12
Abraham and Sarah undated
Box 6, Folder 13
Abraham sacrifices Isaac undated
Box 6, Folder 14
Ancient Hebrew Attitudes undated
Box 6, Folder 15
Ancient Scientific Concepts undated
Box 6, Folder 16
Athens undated
Box 6, Folder 17
Attitudes Towards the Bible undated
Box 6, Folder 18
Attitudes Towards the Bible (Historical) undated
Box 6, Folder 19
Battle Heroes undated
Box 6, Folder 20
Beliefs about Contact with Deity undated
Box 6, Folder 21
Christianity undated
Box 6, Folder 22
Church Pathways undated
Box 6, Folder 23
Epistles undated
Box 6, Folder 24
Religious Practices undated
Box 6, Folder 25
Judaism undated
Box 6, Folder 26
Scripture undated
Box 6, Folder 27
Backgrounds to Christianity undated
Box 6, Folder 28
Miracles undated
Box 6, Folder 29
Hagiography undated
Box 6, Folder 31
Bible Stories undated
Box 6, Folder 30
Peace undated
Box 6, Folder 32
Problems in Christianity undated
Box 6, Folder 33
Society undated
Box 6, Folder 34
Psychology undated
Box 6, Folder 35
Bible Translations undated
Box 6, Folder 36
Miscellaneous undated
Box 6, Folder 37
Chinese Christian Poster undated
Personal Artifacts undated

These are personal items that belonged to Lawrence E. Hinkle.

1 cardbox

Crochet needles undated
Card box 8
Eyeglasses and case undated
Card box 8
Iron Cross medal 1939
Card box 8
Keys undated
Card box 8
Pocket knife undated
Card box 8
Signature stamp undated
Card box 8
Sterling silver bookmark, engraved with "LEH" undated
Card box 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Earl Hinkle Papers, MC 00078, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to 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 or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.