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William Gardner Hale papers, 1880-1928 (inclusive)

Author / Creator Hale, William Gardner, 1849-1928.
Description 6 linear ft. (12 boxes)
Language English
Subject Hale, William Gardner, 1849-1928.
Hale, William Gardner, 1849-1928.
American Academy in Rome.
Cornell University.
University of Chicago. Classics Dept.
American Academy in Rome.
Cornell University.
Format E-Resource, Print, Archives/Manuscripts
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Varying Form of Title Hale, William Gardner, papers
Notes The collection is open for research.
William Gardner Hale was a noted classics scholar and professor of Latin at the University of Chicago, best known for his work on the poet Catullus and Latin grammar. He taught Latin first at Cornell 1880-1892 before coming to the University of Chicago, where he held the Chair in Latin 1894-1899. He was also one of the founders and, for a time, was director (1895-1896) of the American School of Classical Studies at Rome, now the American Academy at Rome. Hale published many articles and texts on the syntax of Latin but made his life's work the publication of the Catullus Manuscript which he discovered in the Vatican. He was also highly involved in developing the pedagogy of Latin, producing two textbooks: Latin Grammar (in collaboration with Carl Darling Buck, 1903), and A First Latin Book (1907). He was highly involved in the Joint Committee on Grammatical Nomenclature, which sought to standardize how Latin grammar was taught in North America and Western Europe. Hale sat on the advisory board of the Loeb Classical Library, which produced translations of classical Greek and Latin texts for a broader, non-academic audience. He was also editor of the journal Classical Review 1885-1907 and became editor of The Classical Quarterly in 1914. In May 1916, Hale agreed to serve as an honorary vice president of the American Rights Committee during its Carnegie Hall memorial protest of the Lusitania sinking by a German Navy U-Boat. He donated money to various wartime causes, and corresponded with other intellectuals in Europe and the United States about the war. He was also a member of the New England Anti-Imperialist League, an organization that opposed the American annexation of the Philippines.
Summary Consists of personal and professional correspondence between William Gardner Hale and his family and colleagues, as well as reprints of his articles published in scholarly journals. The collection also contains family memorabilia and other ephemera, mostly photographs, and Hale's writings and correspondence on the First World War.
Cite as When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hale, William Gardner. [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note Findind aids Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.