Capen Award (plaque), 1971
Scope and Content Note
Papers, circa 1920 1979, of John T. Horton, Professor of History and chairman of the Department of History and Government at the University of Buffalo, consisting of scrapbooks, correspondence, articles, clippings, certificates, photographs and other materials pertaining to his career as a historian, his activities at the University of Buffalo and other personal and civic interests.
Materials concerning the University of Buffalo include minutes of the Dept. of History and Government, 1950-1958, correspondence and memoranda about the creation of the Political Science Department, 1960-1962; correspondence and other materials concerning classics professor Edward G. Schauroth, 1954-1955; correspondence with Julius Pratt; programs and other materials about Phi Beta Kappa, 1938-1952; letters to Horton on his retirement as chairman of the History Department in 1967 and on his retirement from teaching in 1973; and other items.
The papers include letters, speeches and newspaper clippings concerning Horton's active involvement with the Niagara Frontier Defense Committee in 1940-1941, which advocated active United States involvement on the side of the Allies in World War II, and his work to raise money for the British American Ambulance Corps in 1941-1942.
Horton's work as a historian is represented by letters concerning his book, James Kent: A Study in Conservatism, 1763-1847 (1939), copies of various articles and speeches, and reports and other materials, 1949-1951, from the New York State Regents Advisory Committee on the Teaching of History.
Also included in the papers is a genealogy of the Horton family. The scrapbooks include clippings, photographs, letters and other materials on the Horton family and Richburg, New York in the nineteenth century.
- From the Collection: Horton, John Theodore (Person)
Terms of Access
The John T. Horton Papers, circa 1920-1979, are open for research.
From the Collection: 2.38 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 half box, 3 scrapbooks )
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