Hugh D. Hawkins

Interviewed by Douglas C. Wilson
August 18, 2003

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Hugh D. Hawkins was the Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies upon his retirement from the faculty in 2000 after forty-three years of teaching at Amherst. In 1976, he was the principal architect of the first-year Introduction to Liberal Studies curriculum and helped build both the history and American studies departments. He is a distinguished scholar of American higher education, the American south, and of cultural and intellectual history. The History Department at Amherst College established the annual Hawkins Lecture in his honor.

Douglas C. Wilson, class of 1962, joined Amherst as secretary for public affairs in 1977. He was editor of the college's alumni magazine for twenty-five years and was the author of several books and many articles on the history of Amherst College.

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