Darlene Clark Hine papers, circa 1879-1996, bulk 1950-1996 and undated

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Hine, Darlene Clark
Darlene Clark Hine is an African American professor, historian, college administrator, and published author in the field of African American history.
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The Darlene Clark Hine Papers span the dates from about 1879 to 1996, with the bulk of the files dating from the 1970s to 1996. Earlier dates represent reproductions of archival materials, chiefly photographs. Through professional correspondence, research and writings materials, and professional service files, the collection documents the career of Darlene Clark Hine, professor of African American history, college administrator, and published author on African American history in the United States. The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Personal Files, Professional Service, and Research and Writings. The largest file group in the collection is the Professional Service Series, which documents Hines' extensive involvement with academic organizations and civic organizations, her activities as lecturer and speaker at many conferences, symposia, and other events, and to a lesser extent, her activities at Purdue and Michigan State University as a professor, mentor, and faculty member. The second largest series in the collection, Research and Writings, contains files of research and publication materials related to Hines' major published works, articles, and media projects concerning African American slavery; the Civil Rights movement; African American suffrage, particularly in Texas; race relations in the United States; African American women in the Midwest; and black women in the nursing profession. Items in the Correspondence Series chiefly relate to Hine's academic activities at Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona State, and the University of Delaware, and her publishing activities; there is also some correspondence with foundations concerning funding for projects. Finally, the Personal Files contains such items as Hines' early student work, including her master's thesis, and some correspondence, cards, and photographs. Each series and its subdivisions are described in full in the collection description that follows. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Biographical / historical:
Chronology List
Date Event
Feb. 7, 1947
Born Darlene Clark in Morley, Missouri, to Levester and Lottie Mae Clark
B.A. in American History and English from Roosevelt University
M.A. in American History from Kent State University. Married William C. Hine (1970-1974)
Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Black Studies at South Carolina State College
Assistant Professor at Purdue University
Ph.D. in African American History from Kent State University
Interim Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Purdue University
Associate Professor at Purdue University
Published Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas
Co-Director, OAH/ABWH Black Women's History Project
Published When the Truth is Told: A History of Black Women's Culture and Community in Indiana, 1875-1950
Appointed Vice-Provost, Purdue University
President, Southern Association for Women Historians
Jan.-May 1985
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University
Professor of History, Purdue University
Founding Member and Director of Publications, Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of American History, Michigan State University
Published Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies, University of Delaware
Published Hine Sight: Black Women and the Reconstruction of American History
Published More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in America, edited with David Berry Gasper
Published Speak Truth to Power: Black Professional Class in United States History
Feb 1996
Robert McNair Visiting Professor of Southern Studies, University of South Carolina
Sept.-Dec. 1996
Harold Washington Visiting Professor, Roosevelt University
April-July 1997
Avalon Distinguished Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
President of the Organization of American Historians (OAH)
President of Southern Historical Association (SHA)
Published new edition of Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas
Board of Trustees, Professor of African American Studies, and Professor of History at Northwestern University
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of American History, Adjunct, Michigan State University
Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

In addition to events listed in the chronology, Hine has been an active member of a variety of professional organization, including: American Academy for the Arts and Sciences, Organization of American Historians, Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Association of Black Women Historians, Southern Association for Women Historians, Southern Historical Association for Women Historians. She has also served on numerous committees and editorial boards such as the Executive Committee for the National Academy for Critical Studies, and the Editorial Board for the Dictionary of American Nurses.

Sources for biographical information include: Darlene Clark Hine website, www.msu.edu/~hined/ and Northwestern University's Department of African American Studies Core Faculty website.

Acquisition information:
The Darlene Clark Hine Papers were partially processed by staff at Michigan State University, and received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.
Processing information:

Processed by Takiyah Jemison, April 2009

Encoded by Takiyah Jemison and Paula Jeannet, May 2009

Accession 2007-0170 is described in this finding aid.

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