Sam Hinton Papers, 1937-2006 (MSS 0683)

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Restrictions: Audiocassettes in Series 11 are restricted. Researchers must request a listening copy to be produced.

Extent: 16.8 Linear feet (42 archives boxes, 2 card file boxes, and 6 oversize folders)

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Papers of Sam Hinton, professional folk singer, illustrator, aquarist, and teacher of literature and folklore at UC San Diego.

Sam Duffie Hinton (1917-2009) was an American folk singer, illustrator, aquarist, and teacher of literature and folklore. His musical career began as a young child, playing a button accordion, harmonica and pennywhistle for public audiences in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hinton performed with his two sisters under the group name "The Texas Trio" after moving with his family to Crockett, Texas in 1935. In 1937 Hinton was hired to perform on the popular radio program The Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour.

Hinton graduated with a degree in zoology from UCLA in 1937. He served as Director of the Palm Springs Desert Museum for three years, before being hired as an illustrator for the University of California Division Of War Research in 1944. In 1946 he was appointed Curator of the Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium Museum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 1965 he was appointed Assistant Director of the department of Relations with Schools at UC San Diego. He served as Associate Director of the same department from 1967 until his retirement in 1980. Hinton continued his musical career in retirement, performing for local schools through his "Singing Through History" classroom program. He also travelled throughout the United States, performing at national folk festivals and hosting musicians' workshops.

Over the course of his career Hinton wrote two books on marine biology, Exploring Under the Sea and Seashore Life of Southern California. Hinton also served on the board of directors for Sing Out! Magazine, and wrote numerous articles for various science and folklore journals. Over the course of his musical career, Hinton recorded twelve solo albums, which include Singing Across the Land, 1956; Whoever Shall Have Some Peanuts, 1964; I'll Sing You a Story, 1972; and Sam Hinton: Master of the Solo Diatonic Harmonica, 2005.

Papers of Sam Hinton, professional folk singer, illustrator, aquarist, and teacher of literature and folklore at UC San Diego. The collection is arranged in two accessions. The accession processed in 2009 consists of music-related and professional files, and includes Hinton's work with Sing Out! Magazine, as well as drafts and research materials for Hinton's published articles and books. The accession processed in 2015 was originally donated to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives and contains artwork, including portrait caricatures and drawings for Hinton's weekly newspaper column "The Ocean World," science materials and photographs.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2009

Arranged in eleven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SONGWRITING AND RECORDING, 3) PERFORMANCES, 4) COLLECTED SONGS, 5) TEACHING MATERIALS, 6) WRITINGS, 7) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, 8) ARTWORK, 9) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 10) MISCELLANEOUS and 11) AUDIOCASSETTES.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2015

Arranged in seven series: 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 13) CORRESPONDENCE, 14) PROFESSIONAL MATERIALS, 15) MUSIC, 16) ARTWORK, 17) WRITINGS and 18) PHOTOGRAPHS AND SLIDES.

SIO Biographical Files, SAC 5. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2009

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters between Hinton and UC San Diego personnel, fellow musicians and fans. Includes correspondence between Hinton and folksinger Pete Seeger during the 1960s and 1970s.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
American Federation of Musicians, 1963-2002
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Cohen, Ronald, 1992-1993

Letters between Hinton and Ronald Cohen, professor at the Department of History at Indiana University Northwest, regarding a project compiled by Cohen entitled Political Folk Recordings, 1923-1953.

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Fan mail, 1963-2006
Box: 1 Folder: 4
I Hear America Singing Exhibit, 2000-2003
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Instruments, 1964-1993
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Library of Congress, 1938-1970
Box: 1 Folder: 7-8
Miscellaneous, 1937-2006
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1981-1997

Includes a Palm Springs Desert Museum announcement written and illustrated by Hinton.

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Publications, 1957-2001
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Research, 1940-2003
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Seeger, Pete, 1956-2000
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Sherline, Phee and Ken Graydon, 1983-1987
Box: 2 Folder: 2
United States. Department of Interior, 1963-1966
Box: 2 Folder: 3
University of California, 1959-1999
Workshops and performances
Box: 2 Folder: 4-5
1937-1975
Box: 2 Folder: 6
1980-2003

SONGWRITING AND RECORDING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) SONGWRITING AND RECORDING: Arranged in two subseries: A) Songwriting and B) Recording.

A) Songwriting: Sheet music, compositions, song drafts and lyrics written by Sam Hinton.

B) Recording: Album reviews, recording contracts, discographies and correspondence between Hinton and various record labels.

Songwriting

Box: 2 Folder: 7
Songs by Sam Hinton

Includes correspondence and contract information for songs written by Hinton.

Recordings

Box: 2 Folder: 8
Discography
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Album Reviews
Album Titles
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Folksongs of California and the Old West, 1951
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Singing Across the Land, 1955
Box: 2 Folder: 12
A Family Tree of Folksongs, 1956
Box: 2 Folder: 13
The Real McCoy, 1957
Box: 2 Folder: 14
How the West Was Won, 1960
Box: 2 Folder: 15
The Song of Men, 1961
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, 1961
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Newport Folk Festival Album, 1963
Box: 3 Folder: 3
The Wandering Folksong, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 4
I'll Sing You a Story, 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Cowboy Songs, 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Personal Recordings, 1981-1983

Includes liner notes for albums recorded personally by Hinton. These albums were of live performances and were given to friends as gifts or momentos.

Box: 3 Folder: 7
Of Frogs and Dogs and Such, 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Sam Hinton: The Library of Congress Recordings, 1947-, 1999

These songs were originally recorded in 1947 at the Library of Congress, but were not released until 1999 by Bear Family Records.

Box: 3 Folder: 9
Sam Hinton: Master of the Solo Diatonic Harmonica, 2005
Record Companies
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Decca Records - Contracts and Correspondence, 1952-1957
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Folkway Records - Correspondence, 1960-1986

PERFORMANCES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) PERFORMANCES: Brochures, programs, flyers and other memorabilia from folk music festivals and workshops. Includes Hinton's performance calendar and set-lists.

Box: 3 Folder: 12
Idyllwild Arts Foundation, circa 1956-1964

Includes program schedules and correspondence Idyllwild Arts Foundation's Folk Music Weekends from 1956-1964.

Performance Engagement Calendars
Box: 3 Folder: 13
1937
Box: 3 Folder: 14-15
1985-1990
Box: 4 Folder: 1-5
1990-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 1-6
1993-1994, 1996
Box: 6 Folder: 1-3
1997-1999
Performance Posters
Oversize: MC-137-03
7th Annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival, 1964
Oversize: FB-483-01
Oversize Posters
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Performance Reviews, 1954-1977
Programs
Box: 6 Folder: 5
1939-1968
Box: 7 Folder: 1
1970-1999
Song Lists by Date
Box: 7 Folder: 2-5
1957-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Not Dated
Song Lists Notebooks
Box: 8 Folder: 2
1951-1958
Box: 8 Folder: 3-13
1960-1991
Box: 9 Folder: 1-6
1992-1999

COLLECTED SONGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) COLLECTED SONGS: Arranged in two subseries: A) Lyrics and Sheet Music and B) Song Titles.

A) Lyrics and Sheet Music: Sheet music written by Sam Hinton, arranged alphabetically within genres. Hinton's original ordering maintained.

B) Song Titles: Compilations of songs arranged according to subject matter (i.e. Cowboy Songs or Work Songs) or era (i.e. Depression Songs or Gold Rush Songs). Hinton used these compilations as set-lists, sheet music for workshops and as resources for others interested in folk music.

Lyrics and Sheet Music

Alphabetical by Title
Box: 9 Folder: 7-18
A - L songs
Box: 10 Folder: 1-4
M - P songs
Box: 10 Folder: 5-9
R - W songs
Box: 10 Folder: 10-11
Y - Z songs
Alphabetical by Subject
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Untitled Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 13
African Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 14
American Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 15
British Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Canadian Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Cowboy Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Dust Bowl Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 19
French Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 20
German Songs
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Irish Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Jewish Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Lithuanian Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Mexican Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Miscellaneous European Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Modal Examples
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Mormon Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Native American Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Negro Ballads and Spirituals
Box: 11 Folder: 9
North East U.S.A.
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Occupational Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Railroad Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Rounds
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Scottish Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 14
Sea Shanties
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Southern Mountain Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Swiss Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Welsh Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Westward Expansion Songs
Box: 11 Folder: 19
White Spirituals
Compilations
Box: 11 Folder: 20
American Folksong Song Titles, 1954-1958
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Miscellaneous

Song Titles

Box: 12 Folder: 2
Albums

Includes lists of albums and song titles that were released by other artists.

Box: 12 Folder: 3
By Subject
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Songs I Know - Includes an alphabetical list of approximately 2,000 songs that Hinton knew as of January 9, 2005

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) TEACHING MATERIALS: Syllabi, lecture notes, course outlines and correspondence detailing Hinton's teaching appointments through UC San Diego. Course titles include "Forms of Folklore", "Nature of American Folk Music" and "Hinton's Singing Through History". Arranged alphabetically according to course title.

Box: 12 Folder: 5
American Balladry and Folk Song - Lectures
Box: 12 Folder: 6
American Folk Music, LIT 106 - Outline and Syllabi, 1964-1967
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Folk Music Class, 1950-1951
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Folk Music in America, 1970-1978
Box: 13 Folder: 1-2
Folk Musicians - Syllabi and Course Notes, 1971-1973
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Folk Songs Around the World, MUS 446 - Schedule and Lectures, 1964-1965
Box: 13 Folder: 4-5
Folks Songs in the Classroom, 1989-1991 & 1993-1998
Forms of Folklore, LIT 161
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Outline and Syllabi, circa 1956-1983
Box: 14 Folder: 1-4
Lectures, 1978-1983
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Guitar for the Classroom Teacher, MUS 418 - Notes and Lectures, circa 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous Courses - Syllabi and Lecture Notes, circa 1954-1974
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Miscellaneous Lectures, 1969-2000
Nature of American Folk Music
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Outline and Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box: 15 Folder: 1-2
Lectures
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Oceanography 400
Singing Through History
Sample Programs
Box: 15 Folder: 4
By Class Level
Box: 15 Folder: 5
By Subject
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous

Includes miscellaneous song compilations and other research tools that Hinton utilized in his "Singing Through History" workshops.

Tape Lectures

Includes written transcripts of tape lectures for Folk Music in the United States, compiled by Hinton in 1979.

Box: 15 Folder: 7
1979 - Part 1
Box: 16 Folder: 1
1979 - Part 2

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) WRITINGS: Drafts, manuscripts and research materials for Hinton's written works. Items of note include Longevity of Fishes in Captivity and A Naturalist in Show Business.

Box: 16 Folder: 2
A Bird in the Book (1964), 1964
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Book and Tape Reviews by Sam Hinton, 1964-1993

Includes album reviews written by Hinton for Sing Out!

Box: 16 Folder: 4
A Descriptive Account of the Harmonica (1987), 1977-1987

Includes correspondence from the original paper written in 1977 for 25th Annual California Folklore Society Meeting.

Box: 16 Folder: 5
Distribution of Three Genera of Land Snails in California (1957)
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Exploring Under the Seas (1957), 1954-1963
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Folk Music in the United States - Chapter Ten Draft
Box: 16 Folder: 8
How to be a Seashore Animal
Longevity of Fishes in Captivity (1956)
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Drafts and Final (1956), 1956-1962
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Correspondence, 1955-1964
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Research, 1955-1956
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Miscellaneous

Includes quotes and proverbs Hinton utilized as research for articles and essays.

Box: 17 Folder: 1-3
A Naturalist in Show Business

These folders contain a final draft of Hinton's unpublished book, "A Naturalist in Show Business."

Box: 17 Folder: 4
The Nature of Folk Music
Box: 17 Folder: 5
Ocean World - Notes and Correspondence, 1960-1989
Box: 17 Folder: 6
Poetry and Prose
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Research Materials
Box: 17 Folder: 8
The Sea is Their Home (1955)
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Seashore Life of Southern California (1969)

This folder contains a "Master Copy" of the published book from 1969, as well as a CD-ROM containing a final copy of the third edition from 2003.

Box: 18 Folder: 1
The Shape Note Hymns (1972), 1972
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Toward a Functional Classification of Traditional Mnemonics (1971), 1970-1971

Contains Hinton's research on mnemonics, including writings by others and research from his students for his "Forms of Folklore," LIT 161 course in 1972.

Box: 18 Folder: 3
Verbatim Articles, 1977-1984
Box: 18 Folder: 4
What Child is This?, 1984-1986

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Arranged in three subseries: A) California Folklore Society, B) Other Organizations and C) Sing out! Magazine

A) California Folklore Society: Brochures, lecture topics and correspondence.

B) Other Organizations: Materials detailing Hinton's involvement with such programs as Gifted and Talented Educated (GATE), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Aquarium, The California Traditional Music Society and the Scripps Shoreline, Knoll and Underwater Reserve Committee.

C) Sing Out!: Mission statements, strategic plans and other associational materials regarding Sing Out! Magazine.

California Folklore Society

Box: 18 Folder: 5
Brochures and Lectures, 1970-1977
Box: 18 Folder: 6
General Correspondence, 1972-1982
Box: 18 Folder: 7
Presentation Topics, 1973

Includes presentation topics for the California Folklore Society's 21 Annual Meeting. Hinton served as the Program Chairman for the event.

Other Organizations

Box: 18 Folder: 8
California Traditional Music Society, 1988-1993

Includes correspondence and contract information for a staff position held by Hinton.

Box: 18 Folder: 9
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), 1981-1998

Includes correspondence and programming schedules.

Box: 18 Folder: 10
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Aquarium Museum, 1955-1970

Includes correspondence, newsclippings and aquarium plans and blueprints.

Box: 19 Folder: 1
Scripps Shoreline, Knoll, and Underwater Reserve Committee, 1979-1989

Includes correspondence and meeting minutes.

Sing Out!

Box: 19 Folder: 2
Writings by Sam Hinton, 1963-1967
Box: 19 Folder: 3
General correspondence, 1965-2002
Box: 19 Folder: 4
Publishing guidelines, 1971-1986
Box: 19 Folder: 5
Board of directors meeting minutes, 1983-1991
Box: 19 Folder: 6
Board member correspondence, 1983-1991
Box: 19 Folder: 7
By-Laws and board of directors lists, 1983-1991
Box: 19 Folder: 8
Newsletters, 1984-1990
Box: 19 Folder: 9
NPR radio transcripts, 1985-1986
Box: 19 Folder: 10
Song lists, 1985-1997
Box: 19 Folder: 11
Mission statement and strategic plan, 1988-1994
Collected reprints
Box: 19 Folder: 12
Part 1, 1997
Box: 20 Folder: 1
Part 2, 1997

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) ARTWORK: Arranged in two subseries: A) Calligraphy and B) Sketches and Drawings.

A) Calligraphy: Drafts of award templates and pamphlets designed by Hinton.

B) Sketches and Drawings: Published drawings which appeared in newspapers and magazines, as well as unpublished miscellaneous illustrations, drafts and portraits.

Calligraphy

Box: 20 Folder: 2
Gift tags
Mingei
Box: 20 Folder: 3
Finished works
Box: 20 Folder: 4
Tracing paper
Miscellaneous
Box: 20 Folder: 5
Finished works
Oversize: MC-137-03
Finished works, 1983

Contains one oversize miscellaneous award to recognize people with the Ellen and Roger Revelle Award, October 18, 1983.

Box: 20 Folder: 6
Tracing paper
Oversize: FB-483-02
Tracing paper
UCSD
Box: 21 Folder: 1
Finished work
Box: 21 Folder: 2
Tracing paper
Box: 21 Folder: 3
Works by others

Sketches and Drawings

Box: 21 Folder: 4
Illustrations
Box: OM-1 Folder: 6
Illustration in blue marker on LP record sleeve for Is Freedom Academic?

Recording by KPFA-Pacifica Radio. A documentary on the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley in Fall 1964.

Box: 21 Folder: 5
Portraits
Box: 21 Folder: 6
Published work
Box: 21 Folder: 7
Science
Box: 21 Folder: 8
Sketch book

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Academic coursework materials, annual calendars, news clippings, photographs, diplomas and awards. A significant portion of this series contains Hinton's daily planners dating from the mid-1950s through 1999. Also includes promotional paraphernalia from Hinton's musical career.

Box: 21 Folder: 9
Awards and recognitions, 1956-1988
Box: 21 Folder: 10
Biographical information

Includes Hinton's yearbook from 1931, biographical blurbs and promotional material.

Daily Planners
Box: 21 Folder: 11
1950-1953
Box: 22 Folder: 1-6
1957-1966
Box: 23 Folder: 1-5
1966-1982
Box: 24 Folder: 1-5
1981-1987
Box: 25 Folder: 1-5
1987-1995
Box: 25 Folder: 6
1997-1999
Oversize: FB-483-03
Diploma - UCLA, 1942
Box: 26 Folder: 2
Genealogical Chart and Information
Box: 26 Folder: 3
Memoir Draft
Box: 26 Folder: 4
Hinton Family Newsletters, 1998-2004
News Clippings
Oversize: FB-483-04
Scrapbook - Contains newsclippings regarding Hinton's time with the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, 1937-1939
Box: 26 Folder: 6
1940-2004
Photographs and Images
Box: 26 Folder: 7
Hinton with Others
Box: 26 Folder: 8
KOGO Radio Interview, 2002

This folder contains a CD-ROM with photographic images of Hinton from his radio interview with KOGO Radio in 2002.

Box: 26 Folder: 9
Photolithographic plate, circa 1940
Box: 26 Folder: 10
Portraits - Promotional
Box: 26 Folder: 11
Portraits - Sam and Leslie Hinton
Box: 26 Folder: 12
Transcript of Adam Miller's Interview with Sam and Leslie Hinton, 1999
Box: 26 Folder: 13-14
University Coursework - Includes scientific sketches done by Hinton for his zoological courses at UCLA

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 10) MISCELLANEOUS: Contains a scrapbook of signed photographs that Hinton collected while he was on the Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Also includes blueprints, sketches and written instructions on how to construct different musical instruments.

Box: 27 Folder: 1
Instruments - Plans and Diagrams
Box: 27 Folder: 2
Scrapbook of Signed Photographs of Performers, circa 1939
Box: 27 Folder: 3
String Figure Game
Theodore Folsom Harmonica Patent
Box: 27 Folder: 4
Correspondence, 1952-1963
Box: 27 Folder: 5
Patent - Second Ammendment
Box: 27 Folder: 6
First Draft
Box: 27 Folder: 7
Oscillator Notes
Pipe Harmonica Diagram
Box: 27 Folder: 8
Sketches, notes and diagrams, undated
Oversize: FB-483-05
Pipe harmonica diagram drawn by Theodore Folsom - Oversize, 1959 May 27
Box: 27 Folder: 9
Pipe Harmonica Patent, 1948-1960
Box: 27 Folder: 10
Promotional Material
Box: 27 Folder: 11
Research Materials
Box: 27 Folder: 12
Whistle Notes

AUDIOCASSETTES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 11) AUDIOCASSETTES: Tapes used by Hinton for a UC San Diego course titled "Forms of Folklore". The tapes contain different instruments, song examples and various cultural recordings from around the world.

Forms of Folklore, LIT 161 - Lecture Resource Tapes

Includes audio cassette tapes used for the "Forms of Folklore," LIT 161 course. Tapes contain different instruments, song examples, and various cultural and ethnic recordings from around the world.

Box: 28 Folder: 1
Folk Music Style USA, 1974

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 2
Black Children's Play

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 3
Folk Heritage

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 4
The Seven Most Popular Ballads

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 5
Jack and the Robbers

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 6
Lectures 2 and 3, 1978

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 7
Foreign Language, March 1983

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 8
USA Music Style, 1982

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 9
Style - Lecture 9, 1978

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 10
American Indian

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 11
The Outlandish Knight

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 12
Style Samples, February 1979

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 13
Lit 161: Classifications of Musical Instruments, 1978

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 14
Ballads - Intro

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 15
American Religious Music - White and Black, March 1983

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 16
Richard Chase - Jack and the Robbers

Restrictions Apply

Box: 28 Folder: 17
Religious Music, 1983

Restrictions Apply

Accession Processed in 2015

BIOGRAPHICAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: General biographical information, newspaper clippings and Hinton's SIO pier fishing permit from 1964.

Box: 29 Folder: 1
Newspaper clippings, 1945 - 2002
Box: 29 Folder: 2
Biography, undated
Box: 29 Folder: 3
SIO pier fishing permit, 1964

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 13) CORRESPONDENCE: Subjects of note include the publication of Seashore Life of Southern California and SIO Aquarium activities.

Box: 29 Folder: 4
1963 - 1968
Box: 29 Folder: 5
1992, 2000

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 14) PROFESSIONAL PAPERS: Field notes, lecture notes and teaching materials.

Box: 29 Folder: 6
Field notes, 1937 - 1939

Unbound. Handle with care.

Box: 29 Folder: 7
Field notes photographs, 1936 - 1939
Box: 29 Folder: 8
Lecture notes, undated
Box: 29 Folder: 9-12
Teaching materials, ca. 1955 - 1982
Box: 30 Folder: 1
Teaching materials, ca. 1955 - 1983

MUSIC

Scope and Content of Series

Series 15) MUSIC: Lyric sheets, compositions and concert posters.

Box: 30 Folder: 2
Lyrics, ca. 1963 - 1992
Box: 30 Folder: 3
Compositions, ca. 1963 - 1992
Box: 30 Folder: 4
Concerts, 1963

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 16) ARTWORK. Arranged in five subseries: A) Portraits and Caricatures, B) Taxonomy, C) UC Division of War Research, D) Illustrations and E) "The Ocean World." Selected images from this series have been digitized. Images from Subseries A and C can be easily viewed by clicking on links in the container list. Several hundred images from Subseries E, "The Ocean World," have also been digitized and can be found by browsing the Sam Hinton Papers on the Library's Digital Collections website.

A) Portraits and Caricatures: Sketches of individuals and groups. Portraits of note include Carl Hubbs, Martin Johnson, Roger Revelle and Harald Ulrik Sverdrup.

B) Taxonomy: Illustrations of plants and animals.

C) UC Division of War Research: Original drawings, cartoons and illustrations composed by Hinton during his time as an illustrator for the University of California Division of War Research during World War II.

D) Illustrations: Miscellaneous drawings, sketches and watercolor illustrations arranged according to subject.

E) "The Ocean World": Original pen and ink drawings of marine life created for a weekly column published in the San Diego Union between 1958 and 1986, began while Hinton was curator of the Aquarium-Museum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Illustrations are arranged alphabetically by the latin name of the subject.

Portraits and Caricatures

Box: 30 Folder: 5

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 6
Atz, James, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 7
Bolin, Rolf, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 8
Boyd, Phil, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 9
Clark, Jim, 1955
Box: 30 Folder: 10

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 11
Cousteau, Jacques, 1960
Box: 30 Folder: 12
Eckart, Carl, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 13
Fox, Denis, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 14
Frazier, William, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 15
Fuller, 1955
Box: 30 Folder: 16
Gittinger, Price, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 17

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 18
Hedgpeth, Joel, undated

One illustration in this folder has been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 19
Hetzel, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 20
Hinton, Sam, 1991
Box: 30 Folder: 21
Hubbs, Carl

One illustration in this folder has been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 22
Hutchinson, Joe, ca. 1955
Box: 30 Folder: 23

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 24
Ives, Burl, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 25
Johnson, Martin, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 26
Kagan, Dave, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 27
Phillips, Craig, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 28
Rakestraw, Norris, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 29
Reibel, David, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 30
Revelle, Roger. "Presiding at Skipper's Mess", undated

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 31
Sayner, Don, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 32

All illustrations in this folder have been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 33
Shuldham-Shaw, Pat, 1974
Box: 30 Folder: 34
Suess, Hans, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 35
Sverdrup, Harald Ulrik, 1948
Box: 30 Folder: 36
Tidwell, Jim, 1950
Box: 30 Folder: 37
Vanderhorst, Adrian, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 38
Yonge, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 39
ZoBell, Claude E., undated

One illustration in this folder has been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 40
Miscellaneous compilations and groups, undated

One illustration in this folder has been digitized.

Box: 30 Folder: 41
Unidentified, undated

Taxonomy

Box: 30 Folder: 42
Birds, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 43
Flowers, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 44
Invertebrates, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 45
Reptiles, undated
Ocean life
Box: 30 Folder: 46
Crustaceans, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 47
Fish, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 1
Marine mammals, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 2
Mollusks, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 3
Plants, undated

UC Division of War Research

Box: 31 Folder: 4
"Febold Feboldsen", 1939 - 1945
Box: 31 Folder: 5
"Know Your Navy", 1939 - 1945
Box: 31 Folder: 6
"The Sea for Submarines", 1939 - 1945
Box: 31 Folder: 7
"Search, Approach, Attack, Evasion", 1939 - 1945

One illustration in this folder has been digitized.

Box: 31 Folder: 8
"Snake Bite", 1939 - 1945
Box: 31 Folder: 9
"Snappy Shrimp and His Sea-Food Six", 1939 - 1945
Box: 31 Folder: 10-11
Miscellaneous, 1939 - 1945

Illustrations

Box: 31 Folder: 12
Announcements, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 13
Calendars, 1987 - 1994
Box: 31 Folder: 14
Certificates, 1948 - 1973
Box: 31 Folder: 15
Commercial, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 16-17
Designs, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 18
Greeting cards, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 19
Maps, undated
Box: 31 Folder: 20
Music, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 1
Scientific, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 2
Sketches, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 3
Technical, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 4
Other, undated

"The Ocean World"

Box: 32 Folder: 5
General information and correspondence, 1958 - 1986
Box: 40
Scrapbooks, 1958 - 1986

Newspaper clippings.

Box: 41
Scrapbooks, 1958 - 1986

Newspaper clippings.

Box: 42
Index to illustrations, 1958 - 1986
Box: 32 Folder: 6
Abasia pseudorostris - Agonus cataphractus, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 7
Aiptasia pallida - Amphiprion percula, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 8
Amphistichus argenteus - Arcturus baffini, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 9
Astacilla longicornis - Aythya affinis, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 1
Bagre marinus - Biplex perca, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 2
Blennius ocellaris - Busycon contrarium, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 3
Calacalanus pavo - Caracanthus maculatus, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 4
Carcharhinus leucas - Cerithidea californica, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 5
Cestum veneris - Choriaster granulatus, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 6
Chromis punctipinnis - Conus gloriamaris, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 7
Conus marmoreus - Cucumaria miniata, undated
Box: 33 Folder: 8
Cucumaria planci - Cystoseira osmundacea, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 1
Dactylobatus armatus - Diadema antillarum, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 2
Diadema setosum - Dynamene bidentata, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 3
Ebalia hyamaensis - Eucidaris thouarsii, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 4
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon - Exocoetus volitans, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 5
Favites virens - Fusiturris undatiruga, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 6
Galatheathuria species - Gymnura marmorata, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 7
Haematopus bachmani - Heterocentrotus mamillatus, undated
Box: 34 Folder: 8
Heterocrypta occidentalis - Hypsurus caryi, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 1
Iconaster longimanus - Isurus paucus, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 2
Janthina exigua - Pugettia producta, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 3
Katsuwonus pelamis - Kogia breviceps, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 4
Lactoria cornuta - Lepas fascicularis, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 5
Lessoniopsis littoralis - Lobipes lobatus, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 6
Lobodon carcinophagus - Lytocarpia myriophyllum, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 7
Macrocheira kaempferi - Metridium senile, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 8
Microcioma prolifera - Myxicola infundibulum, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 9
Nanomia bijuga - Nuttalina fluxus, undated
Box: 35 Folder: 10
Obelia dichotoma - Oxynoe panamensis, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 1
Pachycheles rudis - Pelagophycus porra, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 2
Pelamis platurus - Pimelometopon pulchrum, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 3
Pinna rugosa - Pyura pachydermatina, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 4
Rachycentron canadum - Rynchops nigra, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 5
Sabella pavonia - Sesarma reticulatum, undated
Box: 36 Folder: 6
Setella gracilis - Squilla empusa, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 1
Steganopus tricolor - Syrinx aruanus, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 2
Tachyeres brachypterus - Turritella leucostoma, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 3
Uca lactea - Utricinopsis antarctica, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 4
Valbyteuthis danae - Vorticella marina, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 5
Wetmorella philippina, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 6
Xema sabini - Xiphias gladius, undated
Box: 37 Folder: 7
Zaolutus actius - Zu cristatus, undated

WRITINGS

Writings by Sam Hinton

Box: 37 Folder: 8
"Suggested Procedures for Processing Collections of the Museum of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography", 1954
Box: 37 Folder: 9
"The Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium Museum of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography", 1954 May
Box: 37 Folder: 10
"The Singer of Folk Songs and His Conscience", 1955 July
Box: 37 Folder: 11
"Exploring Under the Sea", 1957
Box: 37 Folder: 12
"Longevity of Fishes in Captivity as of September, 1956", 1962
Box: 37 Folder: 13
"Unusual Defense Movements in Scorpaena plumieri mystes", 1962
Box: 37 Folder: 14
"The Giant Seahorse Returns to California", 1963
Box: 37 Folder: 15
Book review, "The Dulcimer Book" by Jean Ritchie, 1964 May
Box: 37 Folder: 16
Book review, "Favorite French Folk Songs" by Alan Mills, 1965 May
Box: 37 Folder: 17
"Folk Songs of Faith," Sing Out!, 1966
Box: 37 Folder: 18
"Modal Music", 1966
Box: 37 Folder: 19
Seashore Life of Southern California, 1969
Box: 38 Folder: 1
Seashore Life of Southern California (cont.), 1969
Box: 38 Folder: 2
"Moribund Metaphors Rise Again", 1978 February
Box: 38 Folder: 3
"My Smithsonian Semicentennial", 1986
Box: 38 Folder: 4
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Dedication", 1990 May 12
Box: 38 Folder: 5-6
A Naturalist in Show Business, 2000
Box: 38 Folder: 7
Autobiography, undated
Box: 38 Folder: 8
Hubbs, Carl L. and Sam Hinton. "Breeding Habits of the California Hornshark, Hereodontus francisci, in the Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography", undated
Box: 38 Folder: 9
"Chemistry of Sea Water", undated
Box: 38 Folder: 10
"Don't Bug Me!", undated
Box: 38 Folder: 11
"Living on the SIO in the 1940s and '50s", undated

Writings by Others

Box: 38 Folder: 12
Davison, William. "Drunken Driver", 1939 January

Written by Sam Hinton's father under pseudonym. True story about the death of Sam's older brother.

Box: 38 Folder: 13
Molin, Sven Eric. "Lead Belly, Burl Ives and Sam Hinton", Journal of American Folklore, 1958
Box: 38 Folder: 14
Norris, Kenneth S. "The Ecology of the Desert Iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis", 1953 April
Box: 38 Folder: 15
Stewart, John L. "Lines for Sam Hinton", 1974 November

PHOTOGRAPHS AND SLIDES

Photographs

Box: 38 Folder: 16
Photo album, 1956 October
Box: 38 Folder: 17
Portraits, undated
Box: 38 Folder: 18
Tidepools, undated

Slides

Box: 39 Folder: 2
California, 1971 - 1972
Box: 39 Folder: 3
UC San Diego, 1974 - 1976
Box: 39 Folder: 4
Alaska, 1978
Box: 39 Folder: 5
Beach and ocean, undated
Box: 39 Folder: 6
Butterflies, undated
Box: 39 Folder: 7
"Cycle of Life in the Sea", undated
Box: 39 Folder: 8
"Cycle of Life in the Sea II", undated
Box: 39 Folder: 9
"Deep Sea Life II", undated
Box: 39 Folder: 10
"Rocky Shore Review", undated
Box: 39 Folder: 11
"San Diego Shore Communities II", undated