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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Clyde Walton Hill Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hill, Clyde Walton.
Title: Clyde Walton Hill Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1901-1936
Bulk Dates: 1908-1911
Abstract: Clyde Walton Hill (1883-1932) was a Dallas attorney, real estate businessman, teacher, author and poet. He was one of the founders of the Poetry Society of Texas. His creative works include prose and poetry published in many leading magazines, the libretto for two musical compositions co-written with his wife, and two books: Shining Trails, 1926, and The Call of Empire, 1936. He is best known for his poem "Little Towns of Texas." This collection is comprised of correspondence written by Hill to his mother while at Harvard University, and to and from family and friends in subsequent years. Photographs of the Hill and Hanszen families are included as are copies of his creative works: books, poetry, and sheet music.
Identification: AR436
Extent: 1 box, 1 folder, 1 painting (0.6 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Clyde Walton Hill was born November 17, 1883, in Austin Texas, to Robert Jerome and Katie Easton (Raymond) Hill. He attended Austin public schools; the University of Texas (B.A., 1906; L.L.B., 1913); and Harvard University (studies in drama and composition, 1908-1909). Hill returned to Austin to teach at the University of Texas from 1908 to 1912. Moving to Dallas in 1915, Hill opened a law practice, engaged in the real estate business, but ultimately returned to teaching. Hill was one of the founders of the Poetry Society of Texas, serving as its treasurer from 1921 to 1932. His creative works include prose and poetry published in many leading magazines; the libretto for two musical compositions: Cambrai Town and A Kiss, A Kiss!, both co-written with his wife in 1920; and two books: Shining Trails, 1926, and The Call of Empire, 1936. He is best known for his poem "Little Towns of Texas." Hill married Louise Oram in Dallas on May 23, 1917; he died there on February 4, 1932 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Sources:


  • Clyde Walton Hill Papers, AR436, Box 1, Folders 1 through 4, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  • William E. Bard, "Hill, Clyde Walton," Handbook of Texas Online (http://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhi18), accessed July 23, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, memorabilia, one painting. This collection is comprised of correspondence written by Hill to his mother while at Harvard University, and to and from family and friends in subsequent years. Photographs of the Hill and Hanszen families are included as are copies of his creative works: books, poetry, and sheet music.

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Organization

The materials are arranged in alphabetical order, and chronologically thereunder.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Hanszen, Oscar A.
Hill, Clyde Walton--Archives.
Organizations
Harvard University--Students.
Subjects
Businesspeople--Texas--Dallas--Archives.
Poets, American--20th century--Archives.
Poets, American--Texas--Dallas--Archives.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Separated Material

AR441: Oscar A. Hanszen Papers

Envelopes, original newspaper clippings, duplicate photographs, duplicate printed materials were removed from the collection. Newspaper clippings were copied on to acid free paper and discarded. Books of prose and poetry by Texas authors were transferred to the Special Collections print collection. Other poetry works were made available to the UT Arlington Central Library. The wooden artist's box originally accessioned with this collection has been transferred to the Oscar A. Hanszen Papers (AR441). The Jerome Hill painting, Dorothy with Doll, has been moved to art storage at the Library Collections Depository.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Alexander M. Troup, 1994.

Citation

Clyde Walton Hill Papers, AR436, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1994.

Accessioned as number 95-31.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid prepared by Jonathan Frembling in June 2003. The processing and finding aid were updated by Brenda S. McClurkin in September 2012.

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 Note to the Researcher 

The researcher should also consult the Oscar A. Hanszen Papers, AR441. Members of the Hanszen and Hill families intermarried. These two collections share the same provenance and the contents overlap.

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Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1901-1908
Primarily letters written by Clyde Walton Hill to his mother from Harvard University. Also includes letter from Oscar Hanszen to Ethelyn Hill (1901), and letter from Clyde Walton Hill to Hanszen (1904).
2 Correspondence, 1909
Letters written to his mother from Harvard University.
3 Correspondence, 1910
Letters from friends; one letter to Ethelyn from Lydia.
4 Correspondence, 1911
Letters from his mother and friends.
5 Correspondence, 1912-1935
Letters from friends; letters to and from Ethelyn; unsigned letter with poem, 1935.
Box
Painting, undated
Dorothy with Doll, painted by Jerome Hill. Painting is stored with the art collection.
Box Folder
1 6 Photographs: Hanszen family, undated
7 Photographs, Clyde Walton Hill, 1907, undated
8 Photographs, Louise Oram Hill, undated
9 Photographs, Hill family, undated
10 Printed materials, 1901-1932, undated
Newspaper clippings, high school graduation announcement and commencement program; promotional pamphlet for Shining Trails; and printed copy of "The Little Towns of Texas."
Box Folder
OS370 Printed materials, 1920, undated
Cambrai Town and A Kiss, A Kiss! sheet music, co-written by Clyde Walton Hill and Louise Oram Hill; Poetry Day in Texas pamphlet.
Box Folder
1 11 Printed materials, 1926
Poetry Society of Texas A Book of the Year: 1925. Includes Clyde Walton Hill poem entitled "The Song of Taillefer."
12 Printed materials, 1926-1936
Clyde Walton Hill books: Shining Trails, 1926; and The Call of Empire, 1936.

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