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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Written Works

Teaching Materials

Service and Administration

Photographic Materials

Collected Materials

The Benson Latin American Collection

Charles W. Hackett Papers, 1911-1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hackett, Charles Wilson, 1888-1951
Title Charles W. Hackett Papers
Dates: 1911-1985 (bulk 1911-1950)
Abstract Correspondence, lecture notes, written works, manuscripts, photographs, and collected materials, including pamphlets, books and newspaper clippings, comprise the collection of Charles Wilson Hackett. From 1918-1951, Hackett was a professor in the University of Texas Department of History, one of the founders of the García Library (now the Benson Latin American Collection) and first director and founding member of the Institute of Latin American Studies.
Accession No. 2010-22
OCLC Record No.
Extent 14 linear feet
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles Wilson Hackett was born June 19th, 1888 to James Franklin Hackett and Matilda "Mittie" Greer Hackett of Chilton Texas. After graduating high school, Hackett went to the University of Texas to study history. At Texas, Hackett met his long-time mentor and friend Herbert Eugene Bolton. Bolton introduced Hackett to Spanish American history before leaving the University of Texas to teach at Stanford and eventually the University of California Berkeley. Hackett followed Bolton, first to Stanford and eventually to Berkeley, where he finished his doctorate in history in 1917.

Charles Wilson Hackett began his teaching career in 1918, as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Aside from a few stints as a visiting professor at Harvard, Radcliffe and Stanford, Hackett remained at the University of Texas, where he climbed the ranks in the history department, becoming Distinguished Professor of History in 1944. During his tenure at Texas, Hackett also helped establish the Garcia Library, one of largest and most important collections of bibliographic and archival documents in the United States. The Garcia collection-which the University acquired from the widow of the Mexican senator Genaro García--was integral in molding the University of Texas into a major research center for Latin American Studies. In the early 1940s, Hackett was able convince the administration that UT's strong Latin Americanist faculty combined with the resources of the García Library warranted the creation of an international center for Latin American Studies. Hackett served as the UT Institute of Latin American Studies' first director.

In addition to his administrative work, Dr. Hackett was a prolific scholar. He authored, edited and translated thousands of pages during his forty-year career. Some of his more notable work includes Prichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 volumes, 1931-1946) and Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Otermin's Attempted Reconquest, 1680-1682 (1942). He also contributed more than fifty original articles to several journals, including the Hispanic American Historical Review, The American Historical Review, and Southwestern Historical Quarterly, where he served as editor from 1937-1939.

Hackett's service extended well beyond his teaching and scholarship. The government of the United States recruited Hackett for a number of scholarly missions in Latin America. In 1926, Calvin Coolidge appointed Hackett as the United States' delegate to the Pan-American Congress held in Panama City, Panama. Fifteen years later, Hackett served as the American delegate to the third Pan-American Institute of Geography and History in Lima, Peru. He also served on a preparation committee for the Seventh American Scientific Congress held in Mexico in 1932.

Charles Wilson Hackett's career came to an end on February 26th, 1951, when he passed away in his home in Austin, Texas.

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Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence, written work and manuscripts, teaching materials, service and administration, visual and collected materials comprise the collection of Charles Wilson Hackett.

  Series I, Correspondence, includes Hackett's letters to and from publishers, historians and intellectuals. Some of Hackett's major correspondents include Hubert Howe Bancroft, Herbert Eugene Bolton, Carlos Castañeda and Leo S. Rowe.

  Series II, Written Work and Manuscripts, contains drafts of a number of Hackett's articles and translations, handwritten notes, and published articles.

  Series III, Teaching Materials, contains lecture notes, exams and syllabi from Hackett's over thirty-career as a professor of Latin American History.

  Series IV, Service and Administration, includes documents related to Hackett's participation in major conferences and congresses, including the 1941 Pan-American Institute of Geography and History in Lima, Peru and the 1926 Pan-American Congress in Panama City, Panama. It also includes documents related to Hackett's service to the Garcia Library, Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of History at the University of Texas.

  Series V, Photographic Materials, includes photographs, portraits and photo plates of historical documents from Hackett's collection.

  Series VI, Collected Materials, includes written work, manuscripts and other authors that Hackett collected. It also includes printed material, booklets, pamphlets and clippings that Hackett kept with his papers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted. Student records have been removed from the collection.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Charles W. Hackett Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Bancroft, Hubert Howe
Bolton, Herbert Eugene
Castañeda, Carlos
Haring, Clarence
Lanning, John Tate
Nuttal, Zelia
Rowe, Leo S.
Vasconcelos, José
Subjects (Organizations)
Brookings Institution
Current History Magazine, the New York Times Company
Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
Foreign Service Education Foundation
Garcia Library
Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Mexican Field School, University of Texas at Austin
Pan-American Union
Subjects
Texas--History
Mexico--History--Colonial period

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Charles W. Hackett Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Correspondence

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1 Alphabetical:
1 Aiton, Arthur, 1926-1929
2 Aynesworth, Kenneth, 1935-1938
3 Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1911-1913
Bandalier Project:
4 1917
5 1918
6 1919-1922
7 1923-1924
8 1925-1929
9 1932-1937
10 1938
11 Benedict, H.Y., 1928-1936
12 Beteta, Ramón, 1933-1949
13 Board of Regents, University of Texas, 1930-1950
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2 1 Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1915-1940
2 Brookings Institution, 1947
3 Castañeda, Carlos, 1937-1957
4 Catholic Church Controversy, 1926-1929, undated
5 Connally, Tom, 1927-1941
Current History Magazine:
6 1923
7 1926-1929, undated
8 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1927-1933
9 Foreign Service Education Foundation, 1944-1945
Garcia Library:
10 1927-1938
11 1939
12 1940
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3 1 Graduate School, University of Texas, 1937-1943
2 Hammond, George P. 1939-1941
3 Haring, Clarence, 1925
4 Hill, George, 1938-1939
5 Hoffman, Fritz, 1933-1938
Icazbalceta Collection:
6 1937
7 1937-1939
8 Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, 1940-1944
9 Jameson, J. F. 1911-1931
10 Johnson, Allen, 1928-1931
11 Johnston, Mercer, 1927-1928
12 Kellogg, Frank B. 1928-1932
13 Lanning, John Tate, 1931-1943
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4 Mexican Field School, University of Texas:
1 1943-1944
2 1944
3 1945-1950
4 Nuttal, Zelia, 1920-1933
5 Pan American Congress, 1925-1927
Pichardo Translation:
6 1927-1931
7 1932-1934
8 1935-1940
9 1941-1947
10 Radkey, Oliver H., 1942-1944
Rowe, Leo S.:
11 1926-1930
12 1931-1933
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5 1 Social Science Research Council, 1929-1935, 1947
2 Tenure Controversy (University of Texas), 1945
3 Twitchel, Ralph E. (Old Santa Fe), 1913-1918
4 University of North Carolina Press, 1936-1937
University of Virginia Institute of Public Affairs:
5 1935
6 1935
7 Vasconcelos, Jose, 1920-1924
Chronological:
8 1911-1912
9 1913-1919
10 1920-1925
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6 1 1926
2 1927
3 1928-1929
4 1930
5 1931
6 1932
7 1933
8 1934-1935
9 1936
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7 1 1937
2 1938
3 1939
4 1940-1941
5 1942-1945
6 1946-1985
7 undated

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Written Works

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8 Manuscripts:
1 "Agrarian Reform in Mexico," 1926
2 "Comments on the Catholic Church in Mexico," undated
3 Compendium of the History of Mexico from the Earliest Times to the End of the Nineteenth Century, Part I, Chapters 1-5
4 Compendium, Part I, Chapters 6-9; Part II, Chapter 1
5 Compendium, Part II, Chapters 2-9
6 Compendium, Part III, Chapters 1-7
7 Compendium, Part III, Chapters 8-13; Part IV, Chapter 1
8 Compendium, Part IV, Chapters 2-8
9 Compendium, Part IV, Chapters 10-15
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9 1 Compendium, Part IV, Chapters 16-22
2 "Cordial Relations with Mexico, 1898-1910," undated
3 "Culture in Hispanic America," undated
4 "Discurso del Doctor Charles W. Hackett, Delgado de las Universidades de los Estados Unidos," 1926
5 "Discussion of Charles C. Griffin, 'Economic and Social Aspects of the Era of Spanish-American Independence,'" 1948
6 "Discussion of Lesley Byrd Simpson, 'Thirty years of the Hispanic American Historical Review,'" 1948
7 "General Conference Notes," undated
8 Good Neighbors-Better Friends Program, XEQ Radio, "Interview with Charles W. Hackett," undated
9 Inaugural Addresses, Field school of the University of Texas and the National University of Mexico, 1943-1946
10 "Lecture to Austin Teachers," 1926
11 "Mexico: A survey and a Prophecy," 1930
12 "Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla: Father of His Country and Liberator of Mexico, 1753-1811," undated
13 Notes on Modern Latin America, undated
14 "Our Heroes and Our Responsibility," undated
15-18 Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas, prefatory material, undated
19 "Recent Inter-American Relations and Problems," roundtable #5, 1928
20 "Recent Inter-American Relations and Problems," roundtable report, 1928
21 "Recent Trends in our Latin American Relations," 1933
22 Review of "Religious Aspects of the Conquest of Mexico," 1931
23 "Sentiment for a Western League of Nations at the Pan-American Congress at Panama," 1926
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10 1 "The Development of John Quincy Adams' Policy with Respect to an American Confederation and the Panama Congress, 1822-1825," 1926
2 "The Future of Hemispheric Solidarity," 1942
3 "The Historical Background for the Church and State Conflict in Mexico and the Government's Stand at the Present Time," 1926
4 "The Historical Significance of Texas Statehood Week," undated
5 "The Mexican Agrarian Policy and Diplomatic Controversy with the United States," undated
6 "The Relations between the United States and Latin America since 1898," undated
7 "United States-Mexican Relations since 1920: A Survey," undated
8 "What is the Organization of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas," 1942
9 "What is Happening in Mexico, and What Are the Possible Repercussions on the United States of Current Mexican Developments," with questions, outline and bibliography, undated
10 Worldbook Encyclopedia article drafts, 1932-1935
Notes:
11 Handwritten notes, undated
12 Notebooks, undated
13 Notecards, undated
Published materials:
14 "The Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico in 1680," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1911
15 "The Retreat of the Spaniards from New Mexico in 1680, and the Beginnings of El Paso," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1913
16 "The Causes for the Failure of Otermin's Attempt to Reconquer New Mexico, 1681-1682," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1917
17 "Some Imperative Needs for the Study of Hispanic American History in Our Schools and Colleges," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1921
18 "The New Regime in Mexico," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1921
19 "The Recognition of the Diaz Government by the United States," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1924
20 "Vistador Rivera's Criticism of Aguayo's Work in Texas," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1936
21 "Publications on Latin American History in 1937," Charles Wilson Hackett et. al., 1938
22 "Discussion of Lesley Byrd Simpson, 'thirty years of The Hispanic American Historical Review;' and Charles C. Griffon, 'Economic and Social Aspects of the Era of Spanish American Independence," Charles Wilson Hackett, 1949

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Teaching Materials

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11 Lecture Notes:
1-7 History 5
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12 1 History 36
2-7 History 46: The History of Latin America
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13 1-2 History 46: The History of Latin America [continued]
3-7 History 46z. i: The History of South America Since Independence
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14 1-2 History 46z. i: The History of South America since Independence [continued]
3-7 History 47: Mexican History
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15 1-4 History 47: Mexican History [continued]
5 History 59: Radcliffe
6 History 59: Cambridge
7 History 174
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16 1 History 269
2 History 275-276
3 Uncategorized Lecture Notes
Syllabi, Exams and Quizzes:
4 History 5: Exams and Syllabi
5 History 36: Exams and Syllabi
6-7 History 46: Exams and Syllabi
8 History 46z. i: Exams and Syllabi
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17 1-6 History 47: Exams and Syllabi
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18 1 History 174: Exams and Syllabi
2-4 History 181: Exams and Syllabi
5 History 266: Exams and Syllabi
6 History 277: Exams and Syllabi
7-8 History 377: Exams and Syllabi
9 History 477: Exams and Syllabi
10 Unclassified: Exams and Syllabi

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Service and Administration

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19 Department of History:
1 Bibliographies and publication lists, dates
2 Meeting Minutes of the Budget Council
3 Statement Concerning Oliver Radkey
4 University Teaching and Service
García Library:
5 Genaro García Collection, 1921, undated
6 Gondora and Muñoz collection, 1938
7 Bexar Archives, undated
8 Special Collections Summary and general info, 1935-1942
9 Testimony in Lota Spell case, undated
Institute of Latin American Studies:
10 Budget of the UT-Mexico Field School, 1943-1946
11 Courses in Latin American Subjects Offered at the University of Texas, 1932-1933
12 E. D. Farmer International Scholarship Fund, 1930
13 Faculty and Student investigations on Latin American Topics, 1946-1947
14 Institute of Latin American Studies Budget and Grants in aid, 1941-1942
15 Institute of Latin American Studies Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1944
16 Mexican Field School Annual Session Pamphlets, 1943-1946
17 Proposal for the establishment of a Pan-American center at UT, 1936
18 Report: Activities of the Institute of Latin American Studies, 1940-1941
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20 1 Report: Activities of the Institute of Latin American Studies, 1941-1942
2 Report: American Association of University Professors Committee on Cooperation with Latin American Universities, 1935
3 Report: Enrollment in the Institute of Latin American Studies, 1940-1941
4 Report: Summary of the College and University Conference on Inter-American Education, 1944
Instituto Panamericano de Geographica y Historia, Lima, 1941:
5 Clippings, business cards and invitations
6 Conference Material and Delegate Lists
7 Printed Material
Other Conferences:
8 First Congress of Historians of Mexico and the United States, Monterrey, 1949
9 Latin American Institute (Conference), Commerce, TX, 1941
Pan American Congress of 1926:
10 Clippings and Business Cards, undated
11 Conference papers, 1926
12 Invitations, 1926
13 Notes, undated
14 Printed Material, undated
SSRC:
15 Reports

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Photographic Materials

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21 Photographs:
1 Photo albums
2 Photos, Lima, 1941
3 Photos, Mexican Field School, 1944, undated
4 Photo Postcards
5 Portraits
Photo Plates:
6 Photo plate lists and notes
7 plates 1-10
8 plates 11-18
9 plates 19-26
10 plates 27-34
11 plates 35-42
12 plates 43-52

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Collected Materials

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22 Written Works:
1 "A Report of a Special Committee of the Public Relations Committee to Consider the Objectives of the University's Public Relations Program," 1938
2 "A Small Library for Teaching Latin American History and Development," Pan-American Union, undated
3 Activities of the Division of Intellectual Cooperation, Pan-American Union, 1930-1933
4 Book reviews of Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas, 1948, undated
5 "Colleges and Universities in the United States Having Courses for the Study of Latin America," Pan American Union, 1930
6 Congressional Record, Sixty-Ninth Congress, Second Session [annotated by Hackett], 1927
7 "De Otros Tiempos: Tragica Muerte del que Fuera Gobernador de la Provincia del Nuevo Mexico, Gral. Don Luis de Rosas," Jose G. Rocha, 1934
8 "Exchange Professorships under the Convention for the Promotion of Inter-American Cultural Relations," Federal Security Agency, 1940
9 "Exhibit III: Miscellaneous Comments on the Inter-American Historical Series from Subscribers and Others," undated
10 "Forum on Latin America," Institute of Politics, Eighth Session, 1928
11 "General Calles Discusses the Agrarian Problem," El Universal, 1930
12 "Mexican Arms in [Eighteen] Sixty Five," undated
13 "Panama Prepares for a Notable Centenary," Bulletin of the Pan-American Union, 1925-1927
14 Pan-American News: A Bi-weekly Information Service Published by the Foreign Policy Association, 1940-1941
15 "Programs of Research and Education in the Field of International Relations," The Brookings Institution, 1947
16 Report of the Roundtables and General conferences at the Eighth Session [of the Institute of Politics], Richard Newhall ed., Chapters 1-4, 1928
17 Report of the Roundtables and General conferences at the Eighth Session [of the Institute of Politics], Richard Newhall ed., Chapters 5-7, 1928
18 Report of the Roundtables and General conferences at the Eighth Session [of the Institute of Politics], Richard Newhall ed., Chapters 8-10, 1928
19 Report of the Roundtables and General conferences at the Eighth Session [of the Institute of Politics], Richard Newhall ed., appendices, 1928
20 "Report on Mountain Plains Regional Conference on UNESCO," United States National Commission for UNESCO, 1947
21 "Report to California Historical Survey Commission: Materials in Public Libraries," 1915
22 "Results-Actual and Anticipated-of the Mexican Agrarian Problem," by Ramon Beteta, 1935
23 "Saltillo en la Historia y en la Leyenda" (translation), Vito Alessio Robles, undated
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23 1 "Servando Teresa de Mier, Federalist," Nettie Lee Benson, 1948
2 The Brookings Institution Seminar on Problems of American Foreign Policy, Volume I, parts I-III, 1947
3 The Brookings Institution Seminar on Problems of American Foreign Policy, Volume II, parts A-B, 1947
4 The Brookings Institution Seminar on Problems of American Foreign Policy, Volume II, parts C-D, 1947
5 The Brookings Institution Seminar on Problems of American Foreign Policy, "Summary of Developments in Problems of American Foreign Policy," 1947
6 The Brookings Institution Seminar on Problems of American Foreign Policy, "Report on the Seminar on Problems of United States Foreign Policy," 1947
7 "The First Half-Century of Spanish Dominion in Mexico, 1522-1572," Francis Borgia Steck, undated
8 "The First Pan-American Conference," Carlos Castaneda, 1926
9 "The Parilla Campaign of 1759," undated
Printed Materials:
10 assorted print material
11 booklets and pamphlets
12 clippings, 1925-1927
13 clippings, 1928-1942
14 clippings, undated

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