The collection includes: correspondence; articles about college students and alcohol
written by Dr. Hunt; a course description; notes; pamphlets, including many from the
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment; newspaper clippings; and ephemeral
materials. There are also a few items on tobacco and narcotics.
Early in the 20th century, Rockwell D. Hunt (1868-1966), an Economics Professor at the
University of Southern California, gathered publications on the problems of alcohol and
prohibition (1914-1936) for courses in sociology and economics. Hunt was interested in
helping students refrain from drinking and in studying the effects of alcohol on society
and so developed a course on the "Liquor Problem." In 1914 he corresponded with several
faculty at other universities about this course and about his efforts to have students
take a pledge against drinking.
Collection is open for research.