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James T. Hillhouse papers, 1910s-1950s

Summary Information
Title: James T. Hillhouse papers
Dates: 1910s-1950s
Creator: Hillhouse, James Theodore, 1890-1956
Extent: 1 box Extent: (1.3 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 299
Collection contains the papers of James T. Hillhouse, professor of rhetoric and English at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was deposited in University Archives on September 25, 1980.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the James T. Hillhouse papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

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, 1956.

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.

Related Material

Department of English papers

Mary Ellen Chase papers

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • 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 headings.
  • Chase, Mary Ellen, 1887-1973
  • Hillhouse, James Theodore, 1890-1956 -- Archives
  • Hillhouse, Mildred Lambert
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of English
  • English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching