Northwestern

Whitten, E.H. Timothy (1927- ) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
11/3/14/6

Dates

  • 1956-1981 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Geologist E.H. Timothy Whitten's research interests included the origin and variability of granite as well as analysis of geological materials.The E.H. Timothy Whitten Papers, comprising two boxes, span the years from 1956 to 1981. The papers, including biographical materials, general correspondence, and course, research projects, and publications files, are scattered and provide only thin documentation of Whitten's personal life and academic career. Whitten's research projects files comprise the largest subseries of the Papers.

  • Scope and Contents

    The E.H. Timothy Whitten Papers, comprising two boxes, span the years from 1956 to 1981. The papers, including biographical materials; general correspondence; and course, research projects, and publications files, are scattered and provide only thin documentation of Whitten's personal life and academic career.

    The biographical materials include vitae, clippings, and press releases.

    General correspondence spans the years from 1961 to 1979 and documents Whitten's work on the Geology Department's building committee (1966-1970), his attempts to cultivate donors to the University and the Department (1972-1973), and his efforts to keep the Department's library from being integrated into the collections of the University Library (1972-1974). The remainder of the correspondence is largely routine and concerns Whitten's research interests, publications, and teaching.

    Course files include mainly examinations and grade lists for introductory Geology courses taught by Whitten between 1971 and 1981. A small amount of syllabi, outlines, examinations, and grade lists for upper division and graduate courses taught by Whitten in the early 1970s is also included.

    Whitten's research projects files comprise the largest subseries of the Papers. The files hold mainly research fund account statements, requisitions, expense statements and small amounts of correspondence. The file documenting his research grant sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration should be consulted in conjunction with Series 11/3/14/4, NASA Research Grant Reports, 1964-1970.

    The publications files include a number of reprints of articles authored by Whitten between 1955 and 1975.

  • Method of Acquisition

    This series is comprised of two accessions (acc. #79-19 and #81-196) received by the University Archives on February 7, 1979 and September 9, 1981.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Permission of the University Archivist is necessary for use of the course materials subseries.

  • Separated Materials

    Seven photographs have been added to the Department of Geological Sciences file of the Archives Photograph Collection. A roll of color negatives of aerial photo-graphs of the metropolitan Chicago shoreline (ca. 1966) also has been added to the Photograph Collection. Approximately three linear inches of minutes, reports, and correspondence from various University committees have been added to the Archives General Reference Files.

  • Related Materials

    Researchers interested in Whitten's work as a graduate advisor should consult Series 11/3/14/5, Department of Geological Sciences Theses and Dissertations.

  • Processing Information

    Margaret E. Faverty; March, 1982.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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