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Robert E. Hawkinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: WUA041

Scope and Contents

Robert Hawkinson’s papers contain personal papers, administrative papers, papers related to the Legislative Intern Program and photographs of many events at Willamette University such as graduation, World Views class activities and the dedication of Kaneko Hall. The administrative papers include information on the Political Science department, General Education studies related to Willamette University and three Commencement Program Scripts annotated by Hawkinson. The Legislative Intern Program materials contain information on the background of the program, materials on similar programs at other universities in Oregon and letters from Oregon legislators regarding their interest in the Intern program.

Dates

  • 1975-2009

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

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Biographical / Historical

Robert E. Hawkinson, 1943-2011, grew up in Chicago and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966. He went on to the University of Chicago, receiving an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science in 1969 and 1977.

Before joining the Willamette University faculty in the Political Science department in 1982, Hawkinson taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. During his years at Willamette University Hawkinson worked to improve the state of higher education both in his classroom and as a member of the administration. In addition to teaching political science courses, he was integral in the development of the World Views and College Colloquium freshman seminar series and helped create a residential commons program at Willamette. Hawkinson worked with students as an advisor, mentor and role model. He also sponsored many programs designed to enhancing the community experience of students. An example is the work he did as the original advisor to the Bistro on campus which began as a student project in 1986 and is continuing as a success after more than twenty years.

His research and writings were highly regarded, helping him receive numerous grants and fellowships, including the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Morton Grodzins Public Policy Fellowship, and fellowships at the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

Hawkinson was the only son of Ervil and Elizabeth Hawkinson and is survived by his first cousins and their children and grandchildren.

Extent

15 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Overview

Robert Hawkinson’s papers contain personal papers, administrative materials, papers related to the Legislative Intern Program and photographs of many events at Willamette University such as graduation, World Views class activities and the dedication of Kaneko Hall.

Arrangement

The collection is composed of three series, Series I: Personal papers, Series II: Willamette University Administrative papers and Series III: Photographs and memorabilia. Within each series subseries are arranged by subject and folders alphabetically.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated on behalf of the Estate of Robert E. Hawkinson, September 19, 2011
Title
Guide to the Robert E. Hawkinson papers, 1975-2009
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Rose Marie Walter.
Date
© 2013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
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