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Hugh Ayer Papers, 1943-2013 | University Archives

By Amanda McMillan

Collection Overview

Title: Hugh Ayer Papers, 1943-2013Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1963-2007
ID: 02/17/U0015
Primary Creator: Hugh Ayer (1924 - 2014)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material and subject type; i.e. correspondence, class assignments, lists of books, etc. are all foldered seperately.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1992. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Ayer, Hugh M. (Hugh Mason), Nolen, Calvin Cleave, University of North Texas
Languages: English

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Personal and professional papers belonging to Dr. Hugh Ayer, a North Texas State University (NTSU) History professor from 1958-1990.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of papers that document Dr. Ayer's class assignments and course structures while at the University of North Texas, as well as correspondence and materials related to the various committees, boards, and organizations that Dr. Ayer was a part of. A small selection of correspondence and items from the inauguration of President Nolen are also included.

Biographical Note

Dr. Hugh Ayer was born on March 8, 1924. Dr. Ayer graduated from Calhoun, Kentucky High School in 1942. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1948 from Western Kentucky University. His Master's and PhD (1950 and 1957) were earned at Indiana University.  Ayer was a history professor at Culver Military Academy from 1952-1958. Afterwards he came to NTSU and taught history from 1958-1990. Ayer  was also a Chairman of the Division of Social Science and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hugh Ayer passed away on July 14, 2014.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 90-011, 92-017
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Hugh Ayer
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Hugh Ayer Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History:

This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.

May 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Boxes 2-4, updated Scope/Content

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Papers of NTSU history professor, Dr. Hugh Ayer.
Barcode: 642090
Folder 1: Dr. Hugh Ayer Obituary, 2014-07-14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: George Washington Poster, 1951Add to your cart.
Print of "General Order Issued by General George Washington in New Your, July 1776"
Folder 3: Bibliographies, 1950-undatedAdd to your cart.
Student written bibliography papers.
Folder 4: Lists of Research Books, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Class Assignments and Syllabus, 1963-undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: List of Transparencies; Time article, 1955-undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: American Colonial Parliamentary Legislation Outline, undatedAdd to your cart.
An outline of information for a history class.
Folder 8: University Seal Design, 1980Add to your cart.
Notes, correspondence, and printed designs of the university seal with constructive criticism.  The university seal was to be used on awards, documents, and on the university mace.
Folder 9: University Stage Design Blueprints, 1980Add to your cart.
Blue Print: Moved to map case folder: 642106
Folder 10: Correspondence (1 of 2), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence (2 of 2), 1966-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Inauguration Documents, 1980-1987Add to your cart.
Correspondence, notes, and lists that document the process of a presidential inauguration at the University of North Texas.
Folder 13: Inauguration, 1980Add to your cart.
Correspondence, lists, invitations, and plans that document the inauguration of President Vandiver.
Folder 14: Inauguration of President Nolen, 1971Add to your cart.
Speeches, press releases, correspondence, a program for Nolen's inauguration, a program for President Calgaard's inauguration at Trinity University, and photographs (Nolen prepared for the inaugural ceremony by Texas Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Govenor Ben Barnes; Board of Regents Chair A. M. Willis presents President C. C. Nolen with a ten carat medallion).
Folder 15: "A National Program for the Publication of the Papers of American Leaders", 1951Add to your cart.

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