Register of the Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, 1914-1936

Processed by Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, 1914-1936

Collection number: Mss138

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1936
Collection number: Mss138
Creator: Harold S. Jacoby
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, Mss138, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: HUNT PROHIBITION COLLECTION, 1914-1936

 

1.1-Herman Feldman. Prohibition: Its economic & industrial aspects (1927)

 

1.2-Hunt articles, notes & outlines

 

-"Effects of Prohibition," 1922 [2 pp.]

 

-"What I think about Prohibition," 1925 [1 pg.]

 

-"College men & the alcohol question," 1933 [2 pp.]

 

-"Alcohol & education," n.d. [2 pp.]

 

-"Prohibition yesterday & tomorrow," n.d. [3 pp.]

 

-"Beer or bread?," n.d. [3 pp.]

 

-"The duty to think vs. the right to drink," n.d. [3 pp.]

 

-"Keep the ship steady," n.d. [3 pp.]

 

-"The College man & the alcohol question," n.d. [7 pp.]

 

-"War prohibition," n.d. [5 pp.]

 

-"Swat the saloon," n.d. [1 pg.]

 

-Misc. notes [ms. on 3 x 5 cards; typescript outlines]

 

1.3-Hunt correspondence, 1914-1930 [15 items]

 

1.4-Publications: Flyers, small pamphlets, 1920s [28 items; chiefly flyers]

 

1.5-Publications: Flyers, small pamphlets, 1930s [19 items; chiefly pamphlets]

 

1.6-Publications: Foreign stance on liquor, 1920s [11 pamphlets on Prohibition in Canada, Finland & Sweden]

 

1.7-Publications: Assn. Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1929-1933 [14 pamphlets]

 

1.8-Publications: Mixed drink recipes & wine pamphlets from the industry [10 pamphlets]

 

1.9-Publications: Anti-Narcotics, 1920s [3 flyers from WCTU]

 

1.10-Publications: Anti-Tobacco, 1920s [2 flyers, 2 pamphlets]

 

1.11-Handouts [essays] on Prohibition for Sociology II class, n.d.

 

-James W. Woodard. "Balanced liquor control," n.d. [2 copies]

 

-[no source]. "Prohibition," n.d.

 

-Lincoln C. Andrews, Asst. Scty. of Treasury. "Prohibition enforcement as a phase of Federal versus State jurisdiction in American life," 1926.

 

1.12-Clippings [13 items, evenly divided between Prohibition era & 1930s]