Frederic B. M. Hollyday papers, 1943-1971

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Hollyday, Frederic B. M.
Frederic Hollyday was a professor in the Dept. of History from 1956-1982. The collection includes meeting minutes, memoranda and relating to his research and administrative duties and ranges in date from 1943-1971.
2 Linear Feet
2000 Items
Material in English
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University Archives Record Group:
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates > 02 -- Individuals


Scope and content:

The collection includes personal, professional and official material, primarily correspondence and memoranda, concerning Holly's training and his subsequent career in Duke's History Dept. and his service on the Honors Committee of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. There is correspondence with Harold Lewis, E. M. Carroll and other historians which documents the way in which the department sought to bring along young scholars; other letters illustrate concerns the faculty had over matters such as segregation and race relations in the 1950s and 1960s. Some letters describe preparations for E. M. Carroll's Festschrift. There is a small amount of family correspondence and material relating to Hollyday's teaching and professional activities, such as National Archives conferences and the Southern Historical Association. Also included are the records of the Undergraduate Faculty Council Committee on Honors which Hollyday chaired in the late 1960s and probably received records from his predecessors. The collection ranges in date from 1943-1971.

Biographical / historical:

Frederic Blackmar Mumford Hollyday was born in Easton Maryland in 1928. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1948, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1950 and 1955, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Duke History Department in 1956, and he specialized in 19th century German history. In 1968 and 1971, he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History Department. Among his major publications include the books Bismarck's Rival: A Political Biography of General and Admiral Albrecht von Stosch (1960), Bismark: Great Lives Observed (1970), and the edited volume of E. Malcolm Carroll's The Western Powers and Soviet Russia, 1917-1922. He was promoted to Professor in 1971 and served in that capacity until his death in 1982.

Acquisition information:
The Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1960-1977.
Processing information:

Processed by Archives Staff, November 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, February 2007

Accessions A60-208, A62-483, A67, A71-75, and A77-81 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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Duke University. Department of History
Duke University -- History -- 20th century
Duke University. Department of History -- Faculty
Duke University. Undergraduate Faculty Council
Hollyday, Frederic B. M.
Germany -- Study and teaching (Higher)


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[Identification of item], Frederic B. M. Hollyday Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.