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|Size||3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1800 items)|
|Abstract||Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1895-1969), rural sociologist, was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina, 1916-1968. He was chair of the University's Department of Rural Social Economics from 1933 until it merged with the Department of Sociology in 1939. Hobbs was the author of North Carolina: Economic and Social (1930), North Carolina: An Economic and Social Profile (1958), and other studies. Papers of Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1895-1969) include correspondence, writings, materials about part-time farming, and materials about the North Carolina Rural Electrification Project. Correspondence includes Hobbs's professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, people with an interest in agriculture, students, and friends. Writings consist chiefly of lectures and speeches. The collection also contains material pertaining to Hobbs's study of part-time farming in North Carolina and documents relating to Hobbs's work with the North Carolina Rural Electrification Project, and a genealogy of the Hobbs family.|
|Creator||Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, 1895-1969.|
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Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Jr. (1895-1969) was a native of Clinton, N.C. He received an A.B. in 1916 and an A.M. in 1917 from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1928.
Hobbs was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina from 1916 until 1968 in Rural Social Economics and the Department of Sociology. He was chair of the Department of Rural Social Economics from 1933 until it merged with the Department of Sociology in 1939. Hobbs was the author of North Carolina: Economic and Social (1930), North Carolina: An Economic and Social Profile (1958), and other studies. See the North Carolina Collection in the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for books, articles, and UNC Extension Dept. bulletins by S. H. Hobbs, Jr. See also in the North Carolina Collection the NewsLetter edited by Hobbs for 34 years. This NewsLetter was issued by the UNC Bureau of Extension. It was published as a semi-weekly, 1914-1929; as a bi-weekly or semi-monthly, 1930-1956; not published in 1957; and published irregularly after that. The issue of 29 August 1917 states that the NewsLetter was "devoted to the economic, social, and civic problems of everyday life in North Carolina ... studies of North Carolina made in the Dept. of Rural Economics and Sociology."
In 1922, Hobbs married Mary Virginia Thomas. They had three sons: Samuel Huntington III; William T.; and Robert Branson, who married Elizabeth Deane Haw.Back to Top
Personal and professional correspondence, addresses, articles, surveys, clippings, and other items of Samuel Huntington Hobbs. Much material concerns routine business of the University of North Carolina's Department of Rural and Social Economics. Also included are material relating to Hobbs's World War I service; items concerning the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority, 1935-1945; a report 1954, on part-time farming; and a genealogy of the Hobbs family.Back to Top
Arrangement: chronological groupings then alphabetized by name of correspondent.
Professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, agricultural people, students, and friends.
Class lectures; addresses to the North Carolina Club, the Universalist Church, and other groups; commencement speeches; and the text of a speech given at the Southern Economic Conference in 1930. Also included are book reviews; the texts of two radio addresses given in 1930 and 1932; and statistics and information concerning the state of rural areas of North Carolina in the 1920s and 1930s.
Arrangement: grouped by type of material.
Material pertaining to Hobbs's study of part-time farming in North Carolina. Part-time farming entails having some type of outside job, but earning additional funds through growing crops or raising animals at home.
Documents relating to Hobbs's work with the North Carolina Rural Electrification Project, which was created in 1935 by the state to bring electricity to the farms of North Carolina.
Clippings mostly relating to agricultural matters in North Carolina. Also included are reviews of Hobbs's works.
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