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Murphy Roy Hinson Papers

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 86-10

Scope and Contents

Seven teaching certificates issued to Dr. Hinson by the State of Florida from 1914 to 1927.


  • created: 1914-1927

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Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Murphy Roy Hinson was born October 26, 1891 in Gadsden County, Florida, son of Malcom Hinson and Julia Chester Hinson. His father, a farmer, was a native of Hinson and his mother was from Cairo, Georgia.

Hinson received an A.B.E. from the University of Florida in 1924, followed by a Master of Arts degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1925. In 1931 he earned his Doctor of Philosophy from George Peabody College.

After his schooling he entered the teaching profession in Florida. In 1927 he accepted an appointment as State Supervisor of High Schools. He served in this office for five years until July 1932 when he was appointed State Director of Instruction.

In 1936 he joined the faculty of Florida State University as an Associate Professor of Education. In 1937 he became a full professor.

On June 4, 1921 Dr. Hinson married Elberta J. Hentz, born November 23, 1893, in Bristol, daughter of Mr. Frank A. Hentz and Mrs. Susie D. Hentz. They had a son, Murphy Roy Hinson, Jr. born on June 13, 1932.

Dr. Hinson died in 1952.


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Processed March 1986. Originally part of vertical files.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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