Sydnor, Charles S. (Charles Sackett), 1898-1954

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History professor and Dean, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

From the description of Papers, 1729-1978 and n.d. (bulk 1923-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122509902

From the description of Papers, 1729-1978 (bulk 1923-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 28081387

  • 1898, July 21: Born, Augusta, Ga.
  • 1915: Graduated from Darlington School, Rome, Ga.
  • 1918: B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.
  • 1919: Taught high school in Rome, Ga.
  • 1919 - 1920 : Taught at McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • 1923: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • 1923 - 1925 : Professor of History and Political Science, Hampden-Sydney College
  • 1924, June 12: Married Betty Brown
  • 1925 - 1936 : Professor of History, University of Mississippi
  • 1935 - 1938 : Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Southern History
  • 1936 - 1938 : Associate professor of History, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • 1938: Professor of History and Chairman of History Department, Duke University
  • 1939: President, Southern Historical Association
  • 1941 - 1944 : Member, Executive Committee, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
  • 1947 - : Member, Board of Editors, South Atlantic Quarterly
  • 1948: Litt.D., Washington and Lee University, and Princeton University (1953)
  • 1949: President, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
  • 1950: M.A., University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • 1950 - 1951 : Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History, University of Oxford
  • 1952 - : Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
  • 1953: LL.D., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.
  • 1954: Died (buried in Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Sydnor's publications include Mississippi History, Slavery in Mississippi, A Gentleman of the Old Natchez Region: Benjamin L. C. Wailes, The Development of Southern Sectionalism, 1819-1848 (Volume V of The History of the South), and Gentlemen Freeholders: Political Practices in Washington's Virginia.

Sydnor held visiting professorships at Emory (1925-1926), Johns Hopkins (1929, 1934), Duke (1935-1936), Cornell (1941), University of North Carolina (1949), and Harvard (1952) Universities. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Council Institute of Early American History and Culture, the Advisory Committee of the Office of the Chief of Military History for the U.S. Army, the American Historical Association, and the American Mississippi Valley Historical Association. He received awards from the Social Science Research Council (1940) and the Library of Congress (1945-1946).

From the guide to the Charles S. Sydnor Papers, and undated, 1729-1978, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Pegg, Carl H. (Carl Hamilton), 1905-. Carl H. Pegg papers, 1931-1983 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn William Baskerville Hamilton Papers, 1700-1975 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sydnor, Charles S. (Charles Sackett), 1898-1954. Papers, 1729-1978 and n.d. (bulk 1923-1954). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Sydnor, Charles S. (Charles Sackett), 1898-1954. Papers, 1729-1978 and n.d. (bulk 1923-1954). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers (#4168), 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Charles S. Sydnor Papers, and undated, 1729-1978 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sydnor, Charles S. (Charles Sackett), 1898-1954. Papers, 1729-1978 (bulk 1923-1954). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Mississippi
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Virginia
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Birth 1898-07-21

Death 1954-03-02

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