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Guide to the William Bancroft Hill Papers, 1884-1942

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Hill, William Bancroft, 1857-1945
Title: William Bancroft Hill Papers
Dates: 1884-1942
Quantity: ca. 0.5 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract: Correspondence, 1884-1942, manuscript poems by Hill and poems in honor of William Bancroft and Elise Hill; booklet from the 50th anniversary of the Harvard Class of 1879, 1929; scrapbook from Hill's 85th birthday, 1942; and biographical information and clippings on Hill and his family.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, poems, clippings, and scrapbooks.

Biographical Note

Professor of religion at Vassar College.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 1884-1942, manuscript poems by Hill and poems in honor of William Bancroft and Elise Hill; booklet from the 50th anniversary of the Harvard Class of 1879, 1929; scrapbook from Hill's 85th birthday, 1942; and biographical information and clippings on Hill and his family.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Hill family.
  • Hill, Elise.

Organizations:

  • Harvard University. Class of 1879.
  • Vassar College--Faculty.

Subjects:

  • College teachers.
  • Family--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Religion--Study and teaching.
  • Scrapbooks.

Document Types:

  • Poems.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Bancroft Hill Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

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Container List

Folder 1.1 Correspondence to W. B. Hill, 1884-1942
Folder 1.2 Correspondence from W. B. Hill, 1884-1927, n.d.
Folder 2.1 Correspondence from W. B. Hill, 1937
Folder 1.3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1933-1936, n.d.
Folder 1.4 Poems by W. B. Hill
Folder 1.5 Poems honoring William and Elise Hill
Folder 1.6 Biographical data of W. B. Hill
Folder 1.7 Fiftieth Anniversary [booklet], Class of 1879, Harvard College, 1897-1929
Folders 1.8-1.10 Contents of scrapbook presented to W. B. Hill by Board of Trustees of the American University at Cairo in honor of Hill's 85th birthday, 17 February 1942
Folders 1.11-1.22 Photographs from the scrapbook (described above)
Folder 1.23 Clippings about W. B. Hill, Elise W. Hill, and Joseph Hill
Box 2 Scrapbook. "Hiroshige's fifty-three views of the resting places on the Yokaido (grand trunk road between Tokto ans Kioto.) Much traversed by the Daimyos and their retinues. All these places still exist although much changed. These postcards are reprints of the old prints."

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