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C. Grove Haines papers

Identifier: MS-0228

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is two files of Haines's correspondence dating from 1970 to 1976. The first file (1970- 1973) contains personal letters written by Haines as Director of the Bologna Center. The second file contains letters written in retirement. These letters deal with plans for his retirement and a portrait commissioned by Hopkins. Occasional correspondents include James R. Huntley, Sir Eric Roll, and Howard H. Quint. Other items relating to the Bologna Center include an overview of SAIS (1955), a proposal for an Italian School of International Studies, and an "English-Italian Guide to Labor Relations Terminology" (1956). The personal items in the collection are a copy of Haines's birth certificate, divorce and marriage documents, and an Italian visa. There are also photographs of a ceremony (1972) at the Bologna Center honoring Haines's leadership and the medal presented to him. Only one example of Haines's writing is in the collection. It is the draft of an article written by Haines shortly before his death. It is entitled "The Land and the People" and discusses the uniqueness of America.


  • Creation: 1955-1976
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1976


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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Charles Grove Haines was born in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania December 10, 1906 the son of Wilbur Emory and Helen Wolf Haines. He received his B.A. degree from Ursinus College in 1927, and a M.A. in 1928 and Ph. D. in 1933 from Clark University. Haines began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor in politics and economics at Worcester Poly Institute from 1928 to 1930. From 1931 to 1945 he held the position of Professor of History at Syracuse University. In 1945 Haines became Professor of Diplomatic History at the newly organized School of Advanced International Studies which became affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University in 1950. Haines became the first director of the SAIS Bologna Center in 1955, a post he held until he retired in 1972. Haines remained associated with the Bologna Center as Director Emeritus until his death in 1976.

Haines was the author of many books and articles including "The Development of Western Civilization" (1941 with W.B. Walsh), "The Origins and Background of the Second World War" (1943, 1947), "The Threat of Soviet Imperialism" (1954, 1971), "European Integration" (1957), and "Africa Today" (1968). He was also author of "Foreign Policy Reports on Italian Questions," 1943-46 and "The Middle East in World Affairs," in "Tensions in the Middle East" (1958).

After retiring, Haines remained in Italy moving to Timignano outside Siena in Tuscany. Haines was married twice. In 1928 he married Frances E. Marble, and in 1964 Haines married Dorothy L. Sandler.


0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

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Charles Grove Haines was a Professor of Diplomatic History born in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania December 10, 1906. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and subject files dating to Haines's time as the Director of the Bologna Center at the School of Advanced International Studies dating from 1970-1976. Some personal items are also included.


The papers were donated by Harriet Shapiro in August 1989.

Related Materials

For more information about Haines's work as the Director of the Bologna Center see the Records of the Bologna Center RG 07.200 in the Ferdinand Hamburger, Jr. Archives of The Johns Hopkins University. For information on his personal life especially his retirement in Tuscany see the papers of Dorothy L. Sandler MS.0227.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Cynthia H. Requardt in December 1989.

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