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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Office files, 1924-1962

Photographs, 1930-1950

Oversize, 1934-1951

Southern Methodist University

Eugene B. Hawk papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Hawk, Eugene Blake
Title: Eugene B. Hawk papers
Inclusive Dates: 1924-1962
Bulk Dates: 1930-1951
Abstract: Eugene B. Hawk (1881-1963) was an educator, minister, administrator, and mentor to young preachers. He served as the Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (SMU), 1933-1951; the Vice-President of SMU, 1933-1938; Acting President of SMU, 1938-1939; and Executive Vice-President of SMU, 1939-1952. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, but financial documents, transcripts, loan applications, student grades, and minutes are also included. The materials were created and collected by Hawk during his years of service to SMU.
Accession No: Brid Arch 104.02
Extent: 8 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Eugene Blake Hawk, son of Hiram Decatur and Sarah Emma Hawk, was born in Blountville, Tennessee on September 6, 1881. He attended Holston College at Blountville for one year. He then entered Emory and Henry College and graduated with an A. B. degree in 1903. Following graduation Hawk taught school in Damascus, Virginia and studied law. He accepted a teaching position in McAlister, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Later, Hawk left teaching to join a law firm with the intention of becoming a lawyer.

During a visit home to Damascus, Virginia, Hawk received and accepted an invitation to become the School Superintendent. However, during this time at Damascus, he felt a call to the ministry, resigned his position, and entered Vanderbilt University in order to receive ministerial training. After graduating from Vanderbilt with a B. D. degree in 1909, Hawk accepted an appointment at Walnut Springs church in the Cleburne district of Texas.

Hawk married Dora Patterson of Waxahachie, Texas in 1912, and they had two sons, Hiram Patterson and Richard Blake. Mrs. Hawk died December 8, 1918 during an influenza epidemic. In July 1920, Hawk married Amanda B. Hawkins of Fort Worth, Texas. They had one son, Riddle Lee.

In 1933, Dr. Charles C. Selecman, president of Southern Methodist University (SMU), invited Hawk to become the Dean of the School of Theology (later Perkins School of Theology). Hawk accepted and served as Dean from 1933 until 1951. While at SMU he also served as Vice-President of the university and as Acting President during the interim period between Selecman’s and Umphrey Lee’s presidencies. Thereafter, Hawk served as Executive Vice-President of SMU until his retirement in 1952.

Soon after retirement, Hawk became the Associate Minister of University Park Methodist Church (Dallas) and remained there until 1962. After finishing that ministerial appointment, Dean Joseph Quillian invited Hawk to return to Perkins, have his old office, and become an advisor to the Dean. Thus, Hawk returned to the Perkins School of Theology. He died of a heart attack a year later on October 11, 1963.

During his life, Dr. Hawk received several honorary degrees: a D. D. from Asbury College, SMU, and Boston University; and a L. L. D. from McMurray College and Emory and Henry College. His ministerial appointments were: Walnut Springs, Grandview, Blooming Grove, Groesbeck, Polytechnic (Fort Worth), First (Temple), Presiding Elder- Waxahachie District, First (Fort Worth), Fourth Street (Louisville, Kentucky).

Eugene B. Hawk made two distinctive contributions to Methodism in the Southwest: first, the construction of the First Methodist Church facility in Fort Worth during his six-year pastorate, and second, the building of the Perkins School of Theology Quadrangle on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Hawk’s contributions to the Perkins School of Theology, in addition to the Quadrangle, include the introduction of Ministers’ Week and the initiation of the Perkins School of Theology Journal.

Sources:

W. W. Ward. "Eugene Blake Hawk."1964 Central Texas Conference being the Ninety-Ninth Annual Session. June 2-5, 1964.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eugene B. Hawk papers chronicle Dr. Hawk’s time as Dean of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Some materials from his time as Vice-President of the university are also included. The Hawk papers feature nine linear feet of correspondence, contracts, photographs, apartment agreements, programs, invoices, minutes, reports, and transcripts. The materials in the collection demonstrate Dean Hawk’s dedication to religious education and willingness to help ministerial students.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 3 series:
Series 1: Office files, 1924-1962
Series 2: Photographs, 1930-1950
Series 3: Oversize, 1934-1951

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Hawk, Eugene Blake.
Southern Methodist University -- Administration.
Perkins School of Theology -- Administration.
Deans (Education) -- Texas -- Dallas.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Chaplains.
Letters.
Photographs.

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Related Material

For additional material pertaining to Ministers’ Week, see:

Ministers’ Week, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (BridArch 103.08).

Texas Methodist Student Movement Records, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (BridArch 302.08).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene B. Hawk papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired prior to 1994.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged and described in 2011 by Allison Osborn.

Finding aid written by

Allison Osborn., 2011.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Office files, 1924-1962
285 folders

The first series, Office files, contains 285 folders of material produced and collected by Eugene B. Hawk during his service at SMU. The series includes correspondence, contracts, apartment agreements, programs, invoices, minutes, reports, and other administrative papers. Records pertaining to minority and international students, Ministers’ Week, and chaplains serving in the Armed Forces during World War II are of particular note. Folders containing student academic and financial data may be closed to the public for a period of seventy-five years. Square brackets indicate supplied folder titles.
Box Folder
7 01 A – General 1934-1940
02 Abingdon – Cokesbury 1941-1945
03 Allen, Florence 1934-1935
04 American Schools of Oriental Research 1936-1938
05 Anders, Nell 1939-1945
06 Andrews, Melvin O. 1936
07 Apartment Agreements 1936-1945
08 Apartment Applications 1934-1938
09 Apartments – Marvin Hall 1934-1938
10 Apartments – Pierce Hall 1935-1938
11 Applications for Teaching Positions 1949-1951
12 Ashburn, J. Foster 1951
13 Atkins, Gaius Glenn 1934
14 B – General 1935-1951
15 Bailey, Layton W. 1939-1952
16 Baker, J. B. 1944-1948
17 Baker, George C., Jr. 1947-1949
18 Ball, J. H. 1934-1935
19 Bandy, E. R. – Campaign 1944-1945
20 Beadle, Marvin Wallace 1935-1937
21 Beaty, John O. 1935-1938
22 Bennett, H. R. 1932-1938
23 Benton, John Keith 1936
24 Bernhardt, William H. 1936-1938
25 Bible Award 1939
26 Bible Conference 1935-1939
27 Bishop’s Crusade 1937
28 Black, Guy H. 1942
29 Board of Education 1941-1948
30 Bogen, Roy – Public Relations 1941-1942
31 Bone, F. Darcy 1934-1938
32 Book Fund 1934
33 Boswell, Mrs. G. M. 1933
34 Bradfield, W. D. 1933-1947
35 Budget Commission 1933-1934
36 Building Committee 1945
37 Burns, Agnes 1933
38 Buttrick, George A. 1944
39 Buyers, Paul E. 1939
40 C – General 1933-1945
41 Cammack, Melvin M. 1938-1939
42 Campaign for School of Theology 1942-1946
43 Cascade College 1939-1943
44 Catalog Material 1934-1939
45 Catalog Material 1939-1945
46 Catalog Requests 1934-1945
47 Catalog Requests 1938-1945
48 Catalog Requests from SMU to Other Institutions 1942-1944
49 Chapel Committee 1936-1945
50 Chaplains 1945-1950
51 Chaplains – War-Time Correspondence 1943-1944
52 Chaplains – War-Time Correspondence 1944-1945
53 Chasteen, C. F. 1940
54 Commencement 1945-1951
55 Commission on Courses of Study 1938-1939
56 Council for Clinical Training 1942-1944
57 Convocation 1945
58 Crosby, Stanley 1947-1958
59 Crusade for Christ–Minority & International Students 1940-1946
Box Folder
8 01 Crusade Fund – Foreign Students 1949-1951
02 D – General 1934-1945
03 Dallas Theological Seminary 1942
04 Davidson, William J. 1938
05 Dedication-Perkins School of Theology Quad 1950-1951
06 Denman, Harry 1938-1942
07 Deschner, John 1942
08 Dickerson, Roy E. – Lecturer 1939
09 Dicks, Russell 1941-1944
10 E – General 1935-1940
11 Earp, James Pearsall 1934
12 Edwards, Richard Henry 1937
13 Eklund, C. Warren 1936
14 Employment Office 1949-1951
15 Engler, John H. 1939
16 Enrollment Lists 1941-1945
17 Events 1950-1951
18 Excused Absences for Annual Conferences 1938-1944
19 F – General 1933-1951
20 Faculty 1944-1948
21 Faculty 1948-1951
22 Faculty Committees 1942-1943
23 Faculty Correspondence 1950-1951
24 Faculty Minutes 1959-1962
25 Fair, R. W. 1939-1951
26 Fallis, Lew D. 1936-1938
27 Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America 1935
28 Fletcher, E. S. 1924-1937
29 Fondren Lectureship 1934-1943
30 Fondren Library Dedication 1939-1940
31 Fondren, Mrs. W. W. 1948-1951
32 Fondren, W. W. 1937
33 Foreign Students – Committee on Friendly Relations 1934-1943
34 Fort, Homer T. – Jackson Lectures 1945
35 Frick, Heinrich – Visiting Speaker 1935
36 Furniture 1934-1944
37 G – General 1933-1951
38 Garber, Paul Neff 1939-1946
39 Garrett Biblical Institute 1938
40 General Boards & Commissions 1940-1945
41 General Boards – Methodist Church 1946-1947
42 General Boards – Methodist Church 1948-1951
43 Germany, E. B. – Award in Hebrew 1939-1940
44 Gifts 1939-1945
45 Gifts 1946-1948
46 Gifts 1949-1951
47 Gifts of Wilson Crook 1946-1950
48 Glenn, John C. 1933-1937
49 Godbold, Albea 1946-1949
50 Grimes, Howard 1941-1950
51 Gross, John O. 1943
52 H – General 1933-1951
53 Hackman, Carl 1940
54 Hahn, H. C. 1940
55 Hankla, W. L. 1936
56 Harmon, A. P. 1940-1941
57 Harshman, Hardwick W. 1940-1942
58 Harvey, E. D. 1934
Box Folder
9 01 Hawk, Eugene B. 1963
02 Heaner, Terrell W. 1935
03 Hebrew Union College 1938-1939
04 Heinsohn, Edmund 1940-1944
05 Henger, Bill – Builder 1949-1951
06 Hill, Ben- Rio Grande Conference and Mexican Corresp. 1945-1950
07 Hill, James R. 1941-1949
08 Hispanic & Filipino Work 1943-1948
09 History of School of Theology 1949-1951
10 Hogan, W. E. - Board of Christian Education Treasurer 1933-1938
11 Hogan, W. E. - Board of Education of the Methodist Church 1939-1945
12 Holland, Ralph L. – Prospective Faculty 1934
13 Holmes, W. W. 1940
14 Holt, Ivan Lee 1934-1948
15 Honors’ Day 1948-1951
16 Horn, Will S. – Book Donation 1934-1936
17 Hough, Lynn Harold 1940-1945
18 Housing Committee 1937
19 Huddleston, Joseph B. 1944
20 Hunter, E. A. 1935
21 I – General 1934-1942
22 Invoices 1933-1941
23 J – General 1935-1938
24 Jackson, Douglas 1947-1948
25 Jackson, Henry 1942-1947
26 James, C. T. 1939-1951
27 Jackson Lectureship 1946-1947
28 Janes, David W. – Correspondence Courses 1943
29 Johnson, Leonard 1939
30 Johnston, William Earl – Scholarship Application 1940
31 Jones, Kathleen 1944
32 Journal of Perkins School of Theology 1941-1951
33 K – General 1935-1951
34 Kilgore, James 1933-1935
35 Kim, Changsoo– Korean American Cultural Assoc. 1940-1943
36 King, Horace M.- Southwest Texas Conf. Board of Ed. 1940-1943
37 L – General 1934-1951
38 Landreth, E. A. 1941-1954
39 Lee, Umphrey 1937-1951
40 Lemmon, Mark – Architect 1947-1951
41 Library 1935-1951
42 Lists 1944-1948
43 Lists 1948-1951
44 Loans A-C 1941-1945
45 Loans D-S 1941-1945
46 Loan Fund Reports 1949-1951
47 Loans – Overdue 1946-1951
48 Lowman, Harmon 1940-1941
49 M – General 1933-1938
50 M – General 1939-1945
Box Folder
10 01 M – General 1946-1951
02 Marlatt, Dr. Earl Bowman 1941-1948
03 Marsh, Dr. Thomas Hodgin 1946-1947
04 Martin, A. W. 1944-1950
05 Martin, Bishop Paul E. 1940-1941
06 Martin, Bishop William C. 1947-1951
07 Melson, David P. – Prospective Faculty 1937
08 Ministerial Million Fund -1932
09 Ministers’ Week 1935-1936
10 Ministers’ Week 1936-1937
11 Ministers’ Week 1936-1938
12 Ministers’ Week 1938-1939
13 Ministers’ Week 1939-1940
14 Ministers’ Week 1939-1941
15 Ministers’ Week 1940-1941
16 Ministers’ Week 1941-1942
17 Ministers’ Week 1940-1943
18 Ministers’ Week 1942-1943
19 Ministers’ Week 1943-1944
20 Ministers’ Week 1944-1945
21 Ministers’ Week 1946-1948
22 Ministers’ Week 1949-1951
23 Minutes 1942-1944
24 Minutes of Executive Committee 1938-1939
25 Minutes of Executive Committee 1941-1943
26 Minutes of Executive Committee 1945-1947
Box Folder
11 01 Minutes of Executive Committee 1949-1954
02 Moore, John M 1946-1948
03 Morgan, Rand 1941-1959
04 N – General 1927
05 [Native American] Issues 1946-1950
06 Navy 1942-1944
07 Navy 1945-1951
08 Nicholson, W. R. 1938-1957
09 O – General 1947-1951
10 P – General 1929-1950
11 Patterson, Stanley 1950-1951
12 Periodicals -1940
13 Perkins, J. J. and Lois 1939-1945
14 Petition [1939]
15 [Perkins School of Theology] 1943-1944
16 [Perkins School of Theology] 1945-1948
17 [Perkins School of Theology- Finances] 1934-1938
18 Perkins School of Theology- Gifts & Finances 1945
19 Perkins School of Theology- Scholarship Funds 1948-1949
20 Peyton, Leila S. 1938-1952
21 Pope, Kenneth 1948-1952
22 Pre-Theological Students 1942-1944
23 Prospective Students- A 1937-1949
24 Prospective Students- B 1934-1940
25 Prospective Students- B & C 1934-1949
26 Prospective Students- C & D 1929-1949
27 Prospective Students- D – F 1934-1949
28 Prospective Students- G 1926-1949
29 Prospective Students- H 1928-1949
30 Prospective Students- I – K 1928-1949
31 Prospective Students- L & M 1929-1949
32 Prospective Students- M 1929-1942
33 Prospective Students- N & O 1947-1949
34 Prospective Students- P – R 1946-1949
Box Folder
12 01 Prospective Students- S & T 1947-1950
02 Prospective Students- W – Z 1947-1949
03 Publications 1935-1938
04 Quillian, Mrs. Paul 1950-1951
05 Quillian, Paul W. 1941-1949
06 R – General 1939-1948
07 R – General 1944-1952
08 Railroad Passes 1933-1941
09 Recommendations 1951
10 Regional Conference- Kansas City 1940-1941
11 Religious Education 1943
12 Religious Education- Directors’ Short Course 1947
13 [Report of Examination] 1949
14 [Report of Examination] 1951
15 [Report of Examination] 1952
16 [Reports] 1933-1939
17 [Reports] 1935-1940
18 [Reports of Administrative Officers] 1940
19 Requests for Conference Journals 1929-1944
20 [Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel] 1939-1941
21 [Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel] 1940-1942
22 Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel 1942-1945
23 Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel 1945-1946
24 Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel 1947-1948
25 Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel 1949-1951
26 [Requests for Pastors & Other Church Personnel] 1950-1951
27 Requisitions 1949-1951
28 Root, Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. 1940-1947
29 Root, Trent 1950-1951
30 Rural Church Conference 1946-1947
31 S – General 1939-1951
32 Scholarships 1940-1949
33 Scholarships 1950-1951
34 Schofield & Shuler 1939-1945
35 Selecman, C. C. 1934-1950
36 Selective Service 1940-1948
Box Folder
948 01 Seminar on Post-War Economy 1942-1943
02 Seminary Singers 1950-1951
03 Seneker, J. S. 1943-1944
04 Slover, George S. 1941-1947
05 Smith, Bishop A. Frank 1939-1951
06 Smith, Dr. G. Horace 1939-1950
07 Smith, Vaughn 1942
08 Snaith, Dr. Norman 1945-1951
09 South Central Jurisdiction 1944-1951
10 Summer School 1947-1950
11 T – General 1949-1951
12 Tate, Willis 1955-1957
13 Texas Exes 1940-1942
14 Trimble, H. B. 1939-1951
15 University of Houston 1948-1951
16 Underwood, Arch – Loan Fund 1941-1942
17 Van Dusen, Henry P. 1944-1950
18 Vernon, Walter N. 1950
19 Vouchers 1949-1951
20 W – General 1945-1950
21 Ward, Dr. Walter W. 1939-1949
22 Witt, W. U. 1945

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Series 2:
Photographs, 1930-1950
5 folders

The second series contains five folders of photographs. The majority of the photographs were attached to various forms. For example, prospective students included a portrait with their admission application.
Box Folder
948 23 Faculty 1930-1950
24 Lawn Furniture [1930-1950]
25 Prospective Students 1937-1949
26 Prospective Students 1938-1949
27 Students 1945-1949

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Series 3:
Oversize, 1934-1951

The third series contains oversize materials. The series includes legal documents, materials on chaplains serving in WWII, loan recommendations, student enrollment counts, transcripts, and correspondence.
Box Folder
947 01 Chaplains in World War II 1941-1949
02 Perkins School of Theology 1948-1951
03 Legal Documents 1938-1946
04 Ministers’ Week 1940-1951
05 Student Enrollment 1934-1943
06 Loans 1942-1948
07 Transcripts 1939-1949

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