John Higham papers
- Higham, John, 1920-2003 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use as of 2012, with the exception of files that contain student records, which are further subject to FERPA restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
45.57 Cubic Feet (33 record center cartons, 4 letter size document boxes, 2 letter half-size document boxes, 2 legal size document boxes, 1 legal half-size document box, 1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches), 1 flat box (25 x 21 x 3 inches), 1 over-sized folder)
Dr. Higham was the author of many books that led to reconsiderations in the area of 19th-century intellectual history. One of his works, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860- 1925, (1955) won the Dunning Prize of the American Historical Society (1956) and marked the beginning of an important shift in the analysis of immigration and movements to restrict immigration in the United States. His monograph, History, (1965) added a social dimension to subsequent publications on American historiography. An article by Dr. Higham dealing with the topic of multicultural education was included in the July 28, 1993 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education and titled "Class has ceased to excite us, but the politics of race live on."
Dr. Higham held offices in many professional organizations and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972.
John Higham died in July 2003.
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- American Veterans Committee
- College students
- College teachers
- Emigration and immigration
- Ethnic relations
- Greenfield, Kent Roberts, 1893-1967
- Higham, John, 1920-2003
- Johns Hopkins University
- Johns Hopkins University. Department of History
- Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974
- May, Henry Farnham, 1915-2012
- Miles, L. Wardlaw (Louis Wardlaw), 1873-1944
- Organization of American Historians
- Student records
- United States
- lecture notes
- research notes
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA