Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the the John B. Boles Papers, 1972-1988 MS 423



creator Boles, John B.
Title: John B. Boles Papers
Dates: 1972-1988
Abstract: The papers consist of historian John B. Boles’ Baltimore Museum of Art draft text and accompanying board proofs; Higginbotham Symposium 1984/85 correspondence, individual drafts of articles, and proofs; and drafts of Professor Boles’ earlier works, including The Great Revival, 1787-1805: the origins of the Southern evangelical mind; Religion in Antebellum Kentucky; America: The Middle Period; and Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord.
Identification: MS 423
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet(3 boxes).
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

John B. Boles, the William P. Hobby professor of history at Rice University and editor of the Journal of Southern History , received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1965 and his Doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1969. He is the author of numerous books and articles regarding American southern history.

Other works by Boles include:

"Black Southerners, 1619-1869" (1983)

"Rice University and the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations" (1991)

"A university so conceived: a brief history of Rice" (1992)

"The irony of southern religion" (1994)

"The South through time: a history of an American region" (1995)

"The Great Revival: beginnings of the Bible belt" (1996)

"University builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the founding of the Rice Institute" (2007).


Scope and Contents

The papers consist of historian John B. Boles’ Baltimore Museum of Art draft text and accompanying board proofs; Higginbotham Symposium 1984/85 correspondence, individual drafts of articles, and proofs; and drafts of Professor Boles’ earlier works, including The Great Revival, 1787-1805: the origins of the Southern evangelical mind; Religion in Antebellum Kentucky; America: The Middle Period; and Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the John B. Boles Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Boles, John B.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John B. Boles papers, 1972-1988, MS 423, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Professor John Boles, June 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Maryland publications

Box Folder
1 1 Baltimore Museum of Art, Draft: Preface-200
2 Baltimore Museum of Art, Draft: 201-400
3 Baltimore Museum of Art, Draft: 401-546
4 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 1-25
5 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 26-54
6 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 55-99
7 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 100-150
8 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 151-200
9 Baltimore Museum of Art book, board proof: 201-248
10 Maryland Heritage board proofs



Series II: Higginbotham Symposium publications

Box Folder
2 1 Higginbotham Symposium 1984/85: Author Correspondance
2 Higginbotham Symposium: Publisher and funding correspondenc
3 Higginbotham Symposium: Preface and Introduction
4 Higginbotham Symposium: Proofs
5 Higginbotham Symposium: Dan Carter article draft
6 Higginbotham Symposium: Lawanda Cox article draft
7 Higginbotham Symposium: Drew G. Faust article draft
9 Higginbotham Symposium: George C. Rogers, Jr. article draft
8 Higginbotham Symposium: Hugh D. Graham article draft
10 Higginbotham Symposium: Charles P. Roland article draft
11 Higginbotham Symposium: Anne Firror Scott and Jacquelyn Down Hall article draft
12 Higginbotham Symposium: Joe G. Taylor article draft
13 Higginbotham Symposium: Harold Woodman article draft



Series III: Boles publications

Box Folder
2 14 The Great Revival, 1878-1805 proof
15 The Great Revival, 1787-1805 galley proof
16 Those Other Southerners [Religion in Antebellum Kentucky] draft
17 Religion in Antebellum Kentucky final proof
Box Folder
3 1 America: The Middle Period author’s 1st proof
2 America: The Middle Period author’s 2nd proof
3 America: The Middle Period author’s original typewritten draft: 1-191
4 America: The Middle Period author’s original typewritten draft: 192-346
5 America: The Middle Period author’s original typewritten draft: 347-end
6 Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord typescript: folder 1 of 2
7 Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord typescript: folder 2 of 2
8 Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord indexing proof: iii-98
9 Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord indexing proof: 99-end