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John "Jack" Milton Hull, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSD-1943-001

Collection Statement

Photocopies of original letters written by Jack Hull and a book, Freshman/Sophomore: The Class of 1943 by Jack Hull based on these letters and edited by Robert W. Jones M.D. and Ann Hull Jones. Also included is a Drama with Music by Rob Walter based on this book, for nine players and chorus.

Dates

  • 1939 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1939 - 1941

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

John "Jack" Milton Hull, Jr. was born March 10, 1922. He was born into a family steeped in the stoneware and pottery industry of Perry County, Ohio. He was a member of the DePauw University Class of 1943 and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He wrote regularly to his family during his freshman and sophomore years of college 1939-1941. He vividly and enthusiastically described the ups and downs of college life, and captured the optimistic spirit of a generation emerging from the Great Depression. But as Jack and his fraternity brothers studied, played baseball and other sports, dated, attended movies, proms and serenades, and toured Chicago and Indianapolis, their bright future clouded: the conflict in Europe threatened to engulf America. Indeed World War II shaped the lives of most members of the Class of 1943 immeasurably. The Class includes Jack's roommate, Jim Quayle, a Marine who became a newspaper owner and publisher, and the father of a U.S. Vice-President. Jack died after a protracted illness, at the age of 19 in 1941 after two years at DePauw.

Extent

0.35 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

John "Jack" Milton Hull, Jr., was a member of the DePauw University Class of 1943 and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He wrote regularly to his family during his freshman and sophomore years of college 1939-1941. This collection consists of photocopies of original letters written by Jack Hull and a book, Freshman/Sophomore: The Class of 1943 by Jack Hull based on these letters and edited by Robert W. Jones M.D. and Ann Hull Jones. Also included is a Drama with Music by Rob Walter based on this book, for nine players and chorus.

Creator

Title
John "Jack" Milton Hull, Jr. papers Class of 1943
Status
Completed
Author
Paxton Stephenson
Date
10/9/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Contact:
Roy O. West Library
11 East Larrabee Street
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States