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Hines, Lawrence Gregory, 1915-1990



  • Existence: 1915 - 1990

Lawrence Gregory Hines was born October 31, 1915 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He received his A.B. degree at the University of Kansas in 1938, and his A.M. degree in 1942 from the University of Minnesota. He married Ann W. Philips in 1937. From 1940-1947, Hines occupied a series of research and teaching jobs at the University of Minnesota, receiving his Ph.D. and a promotion to Assistant Professor in 1947. He left the University the same year to accept a position as Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where he taught until his retirement (1986), becoming a full professor in 1953. He authored many books and articles, did consulting work for a number of organizations, including several federal agencies, and took his turn as Chairman of the Economics Dept. and of the Social Sciences Division at the College. He was active in professional and community organizations, and was awarded many grants and prizes for his research.

Greg Hines was an avid whitewater canoer and a birdwatcher/photographer. This collection of his papers focuses primarily on the Northwest Territories of Canada, and on Alaska and the Quetico-Superior region between Canada and the United States. He canoed these areas, and others within the boundaries of the U.S., notably the St. John and Androscoggin Rivers, and spent time alone on Alaska's Admiralty Island to try to photograph nesting bald eagles. His greatest triumphs came in 1979-1980 when he, with two different groups of other paddlers, canoed the surging Coppermine River of the Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean (1979), and traversed Contwoyto Lake, Northwest Territories, down the Burnside River to Bathurst Inlet on the Arctic Ocean (1980). Greg Hines retired from the College in 1986, and died November 24, 1990 in Hanover.

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Lawrence Hines papers

Stefansson Mss-230
Identifier: Mss-230
Scope and Contents The papers of Lawrence Hines contain correspondence, writings including the manuscript of "Rivers North," book reviews, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, maps, surveys and research material related to the Arctic, its wildlife, birds and territories. The material chronicles his interest in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and on Alaska and the Quetico-Superior region between Canada and the United States. Material related to his interest in river canoeing is also included.