George Lincoln Hendrickson papers
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of correspondence, writings, notes, minutes, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs, 1886-1962, documenting the professional and personal life of George Lincoln Hendrickson, a classicist, philologist, professor of Latin at several institutions, and chairman of Yale's Department of Classics.
The papers include correspondence, writings, and research materials concerning classical philology, Latin, and Latin literature. Correspondents include prominent European and American philologists, classicists, and educators such as Franz Cumont, Basil L. Gildersleeve, and Minton Warren.
Departmental minutes and correspondence document Hendrickson's terms as chairman of the Department of Classics at Yale, 1912-1919 and 1925-1933. Correspondence with Mikhail I. Rostovtzeff and Charles C. Torrey concerns the excavations at Dura-Europos; other correspondence concerns classical education at Yale and other institutions.
Additional materials include personal correspondence and memorabilia, and writings and printed matter concerning the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Yale.
The George L. Hendrickson Papers are arranged in four series:
I. DEPARTMENTAL PAPERS, 1896-1953 II. CORRESPONDENCE, 1886-1962 III. WRITINGS AND NOTES, 1891-1951 IV. MEMORABILIA AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1894-1959
Series I, DEPARTMENTAL PAPERS, consists primarily of records from Hendrickson's terms as head of the Yale Classics Department. The papers include correspondence relating to faculty appointments and departmental budgets; correspondence concerning Dura-Europos; correspondence with other universities regarding their classics departments and the importance attached to research; papers concerning the publication of the series,Yale Classical Studies.Also included is a volume of minutes of faculty meetings.
Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, contains letters from colleagues, students, friends, and family. The early correspondents, in particular, include many prominent scholars, writing in English, German, French and Italian.
Series III, WRITINGS AND NOTES, is the largest series, and it documents many of Hendrickson's scholarly research projects, as well as some of his classroom work and personal interests. The major topics are classical philology and text criticism; Latin, including the etymology of the work "syphilis"; Latin literature, especially satire; and the New Testament Gospels. Materials in this series include manuscripts, typescripts, and reprints of articles, lectures, occasional papers, book reviews, and letters to the editor, research materials, and notes.
Series IV, MEMORABILIA AND PHOTOGRAPHS, contains writings of students and colleagues; memorabilia, including Latin statements and Latin Phi Beta Kappa Society speeches by Hendrickson; printed matter, including a bibliography of his writings; and photographs.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of George Lincoln Hendrickson, 1963.
Arranged in four series: I. Departmental Papers, 1896-1953. II. Correspondence, 1886-1962. III. Writings and Notes, 1891-1951. IV. Memorabilia and Photographs, 1894-1959.
1.75 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 folio)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, writings, notes, minutes, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs, 1886-1962, documenting the personal and professional life of George Lincoln Hendrickson, a classicist, philologist, professor of Latin at several institutions, and chairman of Yale's Department of Classics. The papers include correspondence, writings, and research materials concerning classical philology, Latin and Latin literature. Correspondents include prominent European and American philologists, classicists and educators such as Franz Cumont, Basil L. Gildersleeve, and Minton Warren. Departmental minutes and correspondence document Hendrickson's term as chairman of Yale's Department of Classics, 1912-1919 and 1925-1933. Correspondence with Mikhail I. Rostovtsev and Charles C. Torrey concerning the excavations at Dura Europos, and classical excavation at Yale and other institutions is included.
Biographical / Historical
GEORGE LINCOLN HENDRICKSON, 1865-1963
George Lincoln Hendrickson was born on May 15, 1865, in Winchester, Illinois. He was a classicist, philologist, and educator. He died on December 18, 1963, at the age of ninety-eight.
Hendrickson attended Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1887) and studied at Bonn and Berlin. He was a professor of classics, specializing in Latin, at several institutions. His longest service was at Yale University, as professor (1908-1933), chairman of the Department of Classics (1912-1919, 1925-1933), lecturer (1933-1938), and professor emeritus (1933-1963). Hendrickson married Marion Vaux in 1897.
1865 born May 15, Winchester, Illinois, son of Rev. William A. and Ada M.(French) Hendrickson
1887 received Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University
1888-1889 studied at Bonn and Berlin, Germany
1889-1891, 1889-1896, 1897-1907 professor of Latin, Colorado College, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago
1897 married Marion Vaux
1908-1909 professor of Latin language and literature, Yale University
1909-1912 Lampson Professor of Latin language and literature, Yale University
1912-1933 Lampson Professor of Latin and Greek literature, Yale University
1912-1919, 1925-1933 chairman, Department of Classics, Yale University
1913-1914, 1919-1920 Acting director, director, American School of Classical Studies in Rome
1921-1922 Sather Professor of classical literature, University of California
1931-1932 lecturer in classical literature, Harvard University
1933-1963 professor emeritus, Yale University
1933-1938 lecturer in classics, Yale University
1933-1948, 1948-1963 fellow, associate fellow of Branford College, Yale University
1936 president, American Philological Association
1963 died December 18
- Classical education
- Cumont, Franz, 1868-1947
- Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924
- Hendrickson, G. L. (George Lincoln), 1865-1963
- Latin literature
- Rostovtzeff, Michael Ivanovitch, 1870-1952
- Torrey, Charles Cutler, 1863-1956
- Warren, Minton, 1850-1907
- Yale University -- Faculty
- Yale University. Department of Classics
- Guide to the George Lincoln Hendrickson Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by John Espy
- December 1983
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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