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E.H. Timothy Whitten (1927- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/14/6

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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.

Dates

  • 1956-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Processing Information

Margaret E. Faverty; March, 1982.
Title
Guide to the E.H. Timothy Whitten (1927- ) Papers
Author
Margaret E. Faverty
Date
01/03/1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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