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Register of the Hunt (Rockwell D.) Prohibition Collection, 1914-1936
Mss138  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.