Eleanor Hamlin Hinman, 1899- [RG3200.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3200.AM:  Eleanor Hamlin Hinman, 1899-

Papers:  1930-1947
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Teacher, reporter, journalism instructor, music critic
Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Eleanor Hamlin Hinman was born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on December 9, 1899. The daughter of Edgar Lenderson Hinman and Alice Julia Hamlin, she was descended from a long line of educators and college personnel. Edgar was a professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska beginning in 1888; Alice was a teacher of the Young Women’s Business and Professions class, 1898, 1901-1905, and a leader in cultural activities. Eleanor’s father died on June 18, 1965 and her mother on October 29, 1934.

Eleanor Hinman was educated in the Lincoln public schools, 1905-1913, graduating from high school in 1916. She attended the University of Nebraska, 1916-1917, and 1919-1920; Wellesley College, 1917-1919; and received her B.A. at the University of Nebraska in 1921. She was a member of the First Plymouth Congregational Church and taught bible school, 1926-1927. Her career was varied; she taught in Shelby, Nebraska, was reporter on the Lincoln Daily Star, an instructor in journalism at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, a music critic on the Omaha Bee, an editorial secretary for the Woman’s Board of Missions of the Interior in Chicago, and an associate editor for the Missionary Herald. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Omaha Women’s Press Club, the Nebraska Writer’s Guild and the Quill Club.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of six folders of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence, 1930-1947; 2) Interviews, 1930; and 3) Miscellany.

The collection relates to the life and death of Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux. The most significant portion of the collection is the volume of interviews with various Indians at the Oglala and Pine Ridge Reservations, conducted by Eleanor Hinman in July of 1930. The persons interviewed had known Crazy Horse personally, or had some first-hand knowledge of his life and the events surrounding his death at Fort Robinson in 1877. The annotations in the typescript were done by Hinman. These interviews were published in Nebraska History, vol. 57, 1976.

The remainder of the collection relates to later attempts to discover the grave of Crazy Horse, and also includes materials relating to the dedication of the Crazy Horse monument at Fort Robinson, Nebraska on September 5, 1934.

INVENTORY

Series 1 – Correspondence, 1930-1947
Box 1
Folder

  1. 1930-1943
  2. 1947, Mari Sandoz

Series 2 – Interviews, 1930

  1. Interviews by Eleanor Hinman, including:

    Interview #1 – He Dog, Oglala, S.D., July 7, 1930, Thomas White Cow Killer, Interpreter
    Interview #2 – He Dog, Oglala, S.D., July 13, 1930, John Colhoff, Interpreter
    Interview #3 – He Dog, Oglala, S.D., July 7, 1930, Thomas White Cow Killer, Interpreter
    Interview #4 – He Dog, Oglala, S.D., July 13, 1930, John Colhoff, Interpreter
    Interview #5 – Red Feather, Pine Ridge, S.D., July 8, 1930, Mrs. Annie Roland, Interpreter
    Interview #6 – Red Feather, Pine Ridge, S.D., July 11, 1930, Mrs. Annie Roland, Interpreter
    Interview #7 – Short Buffalo (Short Bull), July 13, 1930, John Colhoff, Interpreter
    Interview #8 – Mrs. Carrie Slow Bear, Oglala, S.D., July 12, 1930, Samuel Stands, Interpreter
    Interview #9 – White Calf, Pine Ridge, S.D., July 11, 1930, Philip White Calf, Interpreter
    Interview #10 – Little Killer, Oglala, S.D., July 12, 1930, Samuel Stands, Interpreter
    Interview by letter – Dr. V.T. McGillycuddy, May 6, 1930, fragment

Series 3 – Miscellany

  1. Maps: Sioux-Cheyenne War Region, 1864-1891
    Northwest Nebraska Indian Agencies, Trails, Military Posts, Topography to accompany Crazy Horse Campaigns, 1874-1877
  2. Program and speech of Bishop George Allen Beecher at the Dedication of Robinson and Crazy Horse Monuments, Fort Robinson, Nebraska, September 5, 1934
  3. Miscellaneous research materials about the life and death of Crazy Horse

Subject headings:

Crazy Horse, ca. 1842-1877
Crazy Horse Monument (Fort Robinson, Neb.)
Fort Robinson (Neb.) — Dedication
Hinman, Eleanor Hamlin, 1899-
Indians of North America — Personal Narratives
Indians of North America — Wars
Oglala Indians — Personal narratives
Sandoz, Mari Susette, 1896-1966


Revised 05-27-2009   TMM

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