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Register of the Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, 1914-1936
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1936
    Collection number: Mss138
    Creator: Harold S. Jacoby
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, Mss138, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    Early in the 20th century, Rockwell D. Hunt (1868-1966), an Economics Professor at the University of Southern California, gathered publications on the problems of alcohol and prohibition (1914-1936) for courses in sociology and economics. Hunt was interested in helping students refrain from drinking and in studying the effects of alcohol on society and so developed a course on the "Liquor Problem." In 1914 he corresponded with several faculty at other universities about this course and about his efforts to have students take a pledge against drinking.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes: correspondence; articles about college students and alcohol written by Dr. Hunt; a course description; notes; pamphlets, including many from the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment; newspaper clippings; and ephemeral materials. There are also a few items on tobacco and narcotics.