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Robert V. Hine papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Series Arrangement
  • Hine papers
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert V. Hine papers
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1997
    Collection Number: UA 083
    Creator: Hine, Robert V., 1921-2015
    Extent: 5 linear feet
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection includes manuscripts, A/V materials, correspondence, and other materials from Robert V. Hine, Professor Emeritus of History. Includes several manuscripts of his published works; materials on the Irvine Ranch, Irvine Corporation, and the Llano Cooperative Colony; and records documenting the early academics of UC Riverside.
    Languages: The collection is in English.


    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Robert V. Hine papers (UA 083). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Robert V. Hine (1921-2015) was a founding member of the University of California, Riverside faculty where he taught history from 1954 to 1990. He was born in Los Angeles, California, attended UCLA and received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in 1948. Hine went on to do graduate work at Yale University where he was awarded a PhD in 1952. Professor Hine joined UC Riverside as a founding member of the History Department and served as department chair from 1962 to 1967. He was a prolific writer and published over ten books on the history of the American West, California, and utopianism as well as textbooks, several works of fiction, and memoirs. Hine retired from UC Riverside in 1990 and moved to Irvine, CA where he held the title of Professor Recalled at UC Irvine.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection includes manuscripts, films, correspondence, and other material regarding Robert V. Hine, Professor Emeritus of History at UC Riverside.
    Series I has manuscripts for the following books by Professor Hine: The American West: a new interpretive history, Bartlett's West: drawing the Mexican boundary, Community on the American Frontier: separate but not alone, Josiah Royce: from Grass Valley to Harvard, and a biography of William Andrew Spalding.
    Series II is an assortment of research materials broken into three sub-series: materials on the Irvine Ranch, photographs and film on the New Llano Cooperative Colony, and facsimiles of the James Theodore Talbot correpsondence.
    Series III contains materials pertaining to Hine's role as a founding member of the UC Riverside faculty. Documents include early humanities curriculum, academic senate records, and committee materials.

    Series Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in three series as follows.

    Series Arrangement

    • Series 1. Manuscripts, 1960-1991
    • Series 2. Research Materials, 1950-1997
    • Series 3. University of California, Riverside, 1954-1967

    Hine papers

    See also the Robert Hine papers at the Huntington Library (https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8v129ht/entire_text/).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    University of California, Riverside. Department of History
    Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916
    Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886
    Talbot, Theodore, 1825-1862
    American Frontier
    West (U.S.)
    California -- History
    New Llano (La.)

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Audiovisual materials