James T. Hillhouse papers,
James T. Hillhouse
Hillhouse, James Theodore, 1890-1956
1 box (1.3 linear
Collection contains the
papers of James T. Hillhouse, professor of rhetoric and English at the
University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Libraries. University Archives
Access and Use
The collection was deposited in University Archives on September 25,
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Requests for permission to quote from the James T. Hillhouse papers
should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Collection has not been processed.
James T. Hillhouse papers, University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of James T. Hillhouse (1890-1956)
James Theodore Hillhouse was born on February 7, 1890 in Willamantic,
Connecticut. He earned his B.A. degree in 1911, M.A. in 1912 and Ph.D. in 1914,
all from Yale College (now Yale University). He joined the faculty at the
University of Minnesota in 1914 as an instructor in the department of rhetoric;
four years later rhetoric merged into the department of English. Dr. Hillhouse
was promoted to assistant professor in 1918, association professor in 1936 and
professor in 1945. In 1948, he was appointed as associate chair of the
department of English and held this position until his death on December 10,
Mildred Lambert Hillhouse was an instructor in the English department
before she married James Hillhouse. After her marriage, Mildred Hillhouse
corresponded with former colleagues, including Mary Ellen Chase, who received
her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and taught in
the English department for eight years before accepting a position at Smith
College (Northampton, Massachusetts).
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains reprints, papers, plays and lectures. Also
located in the collection is personal correspondence between Mrs. Mildred
Hillhouse and Mary Ellen Chase.
Department of English papers
Mary Ellen Chase papers
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
- Chase, Mary
James Theodore, 1890-1956 -- Archives
- University of
Minnesota. Dept. of English
- English language -- Rhetoric
-- Study and teaching