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Susan Tyler Hitchcock papers

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: ViU-2022-0126

Content Description

This collection documents the work of Susan Tyler Hitchcock, writer, editor, and former faculty member at the University of Virginia. This collection includes Hitchcock's correspondence, notes, photographs, research, and drafts of manuscripts. The bulk of the materials focus on the work surrounding her book "The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History" published by the University of Virginia Press in the Fall 1999, and includes research, photographs, Hitchcock's primarily handwritten interview notes from 1998-1999, and drafts for the "Pictorial History". There are nine drafts of the book- six full-length and three chapters. Many of these are marked with the edits and revisions of notable faculty and staff at the University of Virginia including J. Murray Howard, Phyllis Leffler, and Joseph Vaughan. These drafts are dated October 1998 and were returned to Hitchcock in early 1999 for finalization. Also included is a file of her work as the founding editor of the alumni newsletter "Of Arts & Sciences", a research file on Ann Freeman, a descendant of Basil Gildersleeve, an American classical scholar, and several folders of material related to her help in the creation of the "Rotunda tales: Stories from the University of Virginia, 1920-1960" by Joseph Lee Vaughan. Hitchcock helped Vaughn to organize, edit, and manage the editorial production of the book and materials including correspondence from herself, Vaughan, and others as well as, notes, clippings, and photographs.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Susan Hitchcock, 22 February 2022.

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within 1990-1999



1 Cubic Feet (1 cubic box)


1 cubic