NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3200.AM: Eleanor Hamlin Hinman, 1899-
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: Teacher, reporter, journalism instructor, music critic
Size: 0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box
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.
Series 1 - Correspondence, 1930-1947
- 1947, Mari Sandoz
Series 2 - Interviews, 1930
- 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
- Maps: Sioux-Cheyenne War Region, 1864-1891
Northwest Nebraska Indian Agencies, Trails, Military Posts, Topography to accompany Crazy Horse Campaigns, 1874-1877
- Program and speech of Bishop George Allen Beecher at the Dedication of Robinson and Crazy Horse Monuments, Fort Robinson, Nebraska, September 5, 1934
- Miscellaneous research materials about the life and death of Crazy Horse
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