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Dr. James R. Leutze Papers

Identifier: CA-000104

Scope and Contents

The Dr. James Leutze Papers document Leutze’s tenure as president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1987-1990, including additional documents related to his subsequent tenure at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The collection includes copies of public addresses, publications, correspondence, photographs, film slides, newspaper clippings, items relating to the presidential inauguration in 1987, and items related to his departure from the College.


  • 1987/1990

Access to Materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.

Use of These Materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning and individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the College assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical Note

Born on December 24, 1935 in Charlestown, South Carolina, James Richard Leutze is a notable past president of Hampden-Sydney College. Receiving his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Maryland in 1957, his Master of Arts at the University of Miami in 1959, and his Doctor of Philosophy at Duke University in 1968, he has held several academic positions since his first appointment as legislative assistant to Senator Hubert Humphrey in the years 1963 and 1964. Leutze served in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the rank of captain. In 1968, Leutze joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1987, he left the University in order to accept the Presidency of Hampden-Sydney College. In 1990, he resigned the presidency in order to accept the position of chancellor at the University of North Carolina, a position that he maintained until his retirement in 2003. Leutze is a prolific writer and researcher. He is noted for his strong interest in international affairs, evidenced by his creation of the Globe Watch public television program, which aired for 15 years.


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The collection is arranged chronologically according to subject when possible.

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Processed by: James Stanton Camp, 2021 March; machine-readable finding aid created from previous inventories by: James Stanton Camp, 2021 March.
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Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
(434) 223-7225