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James J. Hudson Papers

MC 1118

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Hudson, James J.
Title
James J. Hudson Papers
Inclusive Dates
1913-1990
Identification
MC 1118
Extent
1.8 linear feet (5 Boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

The student essays and research papers are available for research use only. The copyright remains with the individual authors. Permission to quote for publication sections from any of the student papers must be obtained from the individual authors.

Use of originals is restricted for preservation reasons. Access copies are available for use. No Interlibrary Loan. Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Class lecture notes, research materials, student essays, and personal documents pertaining to James J. Hudson were donated to Special Collections, May 8, 1991, by Mabel Hudson of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, completed January, 1992

Preferred Form of Citation

James J. Hudson Papers (MC 1118), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Favetteville.

Biographical Note

James J. Hudson (1919-1991) was a historian, World War II fighter pilot, and University of Arkansas Graduate School dean. Born in Lavaca, Arkansas, Hudson attended the University of Arkansas during the 1940s where he earned his bachelor and master's degrees in history. He received a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1952. During World War II, Hudson served in the United States Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot in the European theater and was decorated for bravery in combat. He began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1952, specializing in military and Civil War history, and became dean of the Graduate School in 1972. His writing and research interests centered mainly on military aviation and the Civil War. Hudson published two books on World War I flyers, Hostile Skies: A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I (1968) and In Clouds of Glory: American Airmen Who Flew With the British During the Great War (1990).

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of Hudson's research papers on military aviation history, including the drafts of his second book, have been donated to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The materials remaining in this collection represent a selection of documents pertaining to Hudson's career as a scholar and historian; teaching materials used by Hudson while conducting classes at the University of Arkansas, including a selection of student papers written by participants in Hudson's classes; Hudson's research materials and writings pertaining to the American Civil War and general military history; research papers collected or created by Hudson pertaining to Captain Field E. Kindley, a World War I ace. The Folders in each series have been topically labeled.

Arrangement of the Papers

Boxes are arranged by subject

  1. Selected career documents
  2. Teaching materials
  3. Writing and research files
  4. Field E. Kindley materials

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: Selected career documents, 1944-1990,

Box 1

Letters, commissions, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hudson's early academic and military career, membership in historical associations, and professional activities.

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Early career, 1944-1962

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Newspaper clippings, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Organization of American Historians, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Prairie Grove Battlefield Commission, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Other organizations, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Commencement address, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Photographs, ca. 1940

series II: Teaching materials,

Boxes 1-2

Classroom lecture notes, syllabi, tests, and student essays created or collected by Hudson while teaching Civil War history, military history, and general United States history at the University of Arkansas.  Folders 8-22 of Box 1 are lecture notes and classroom materials.  Folders 1-23 of Box 2 are student papers created under the direction of Hudson by participants in his regular classes and special seminars.  The author's name and a shortened form of the title has been indicated for each student paper.  Folder 24 of Box 2 contains autographed copies of reprinted articles by Hudson's colleagues, also used in his lectures.

Box 1

series II Box 1 Folder 8

General military history, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 9

General United States history, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 10

Ancient war, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 11

Napoleon , n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 12

Revolutionary war, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 13

Civil War, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 14

Populism and the 1890s, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 15

Spanish American war, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 16

T.R. and the Progressives, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 17

World War I, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 18

1920s, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 19

World War II, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 20

World War II, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 21

Korea , n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 22

1960s, n.d.

Box 2

series II Box 2 Folder 1

Military history seminar, n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 2

Algee, Harold. "Minos Miller", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 3

Algee, Harold. "Union Navy.", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 4

Arrington, Mike, "Fort Pillow.", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 5

Arrington, Mike, "Thomas A. Cardwell.", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 6

Carver, John G., "Study of War.", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 7

Covington, Samuel A., "First Kansas Colored", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 8

Gill, Esther, "Indian Troops", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 9

Gill, Esther, "William Ward Orme", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 10

Heerwagen, Louie M., "The First and the Last", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 11

Kinzer, Calvin C., "Election of 1860", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 12

Kinzer, Calvin C., "Prairie Grove", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 13

Kinzer, Calvin C., "Fun and Games", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 14

Morgan, William D., "First Arkansas Mounted", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 15

Morgan, William D., "Frederick William Bush", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 16

Sharp, Louis K., "Confederate States Ram Arkansas", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 17

Sharp, Louis K., "John Rison Gibbons", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 18

Williams, Charles G., "113th U.S. Colored Infantry", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 19

Williams, Charles G., "Francis M. Drake", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 20

Williams, Charles G., "Henry M. Newall", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 21

Williams, Charles G., "William A. Crawford", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 22

Witter, Robert, "Rudolph Salvermoser", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 23

Zeller, J. Terry, book reviews, n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 24

Autographed printed articles, n.d.

series III: Writing and research files, ca. 1960-1989,

Boxes 3-4

Files containing primary source materials, notes, manuscript drafts, and printed articles created or collected by Hudson.  Most of the material is Civil War or military related, including documents pertaining to: Sergeant John G. Marsh, 29th Ohio Infantry (Box 3, Folders 1-9); Hudson's contributions to the Biographical Directory of the Union (Box 3, Folders 10-16); John R. Gibbons, 1st Virginia Cavalry (Box 4, Folders 1-3);  William F. Allen, Western Sanitary Commission (Box 4, Folders 4-5).  Completing this series are manuscript drafts of articles written by Hudson and a selection of reprints of his work.

Box 3

series III Box 3 Folder 1

Marsh manuscript, typed, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 2

Marsh manuscript, handwritten, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 3

Marsh manuscript, typed, Hudson, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 4

Marsh manuscript, preliminary, Hudson, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 5

Marsh photocopied letters, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 6

Marsh handwritten transcriptions, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 7

Marsh service and pension records, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 8

Marsh research notes and letters, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 9

Marsh printed materials, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 10

Biographical directory of the Union, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 11

Eugene Asa Carr, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 12

John W. Davidson, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 13

Peter Joseph Osterhaus, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 14

Samuel Allen Rice, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 15

Frederick Sigel Salomon, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 16

John Milton Thayer, n.d.

Box 4

series III Box 4 Folder 1

John R. Gibbons letters, photocopies, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 2

John R. Gibbons letters, typed transcripts, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 3

John R. Gibbons letters, notes, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 4

William F. Allen, notes, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 5

William F. Allen, typed diary transcript, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 6

George King Covert, typed diary transcript, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 7

W. H. Cross, photocopied letters, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 8

Arkansas Post, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 9

St. John de Crevecoeur, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 10

"Role of the California National Guard During the San Francisco General Strike of 1934", n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 11

"Role of the California National Guard During the San Francisco General Strike of 1934", notes, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 12

"Future of Military History at the University of Arkansas", n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 13

Book reviews, n.d.

series III Box 4 Folder 14

Articles and reprints, n.d.

series IV: Field E. Kindley materials, 1913-ca. 1959,

Box 5

Letters, military forms, printed materials, manuscript drafts, and memorabilia pertaining to Captain Field E. Kindley collected or created by Hudson.  Included are: letters from Kindley, his father, and his friends which were received by his cousins and aunt in Gravette, Arkansas; original and photocopied military forms documenting Kindley's World War I service; newspaper clippings other printed materials about Kindley; a manuscript draft of Hudson's article on Kindley; memorabilia concerning Kindley including his 1913 school report card and photographs of his funeral at Gravette, Arkansas, on February 5, 1920.

Box 5

series IV Box 5 Folder 1

Letters, 1913-1919

series IV Box 5 Folder 2

Letters, 1920 

series IV Box 5 Folder 3

Telegrams, 1920 

series IV Box 5 Folder 4

Letters, 1931 

series IV Box 5 Folder 5

Obituaries and death investigation report, n.d.

series IV Box 5 Folder 6

Military forms, 1918-1919

series IV Box 5 Folder 7

Printed materials, n.d.

series IV Box 5 Folder 8

Manuscript draft, ca. 1959

series IV Box 5 Folder 9

Miscellaneous notes, n.d.

series IV Box 5 Folder 10

Memorabilia, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION