E.H. Timothy Whitten (1927- ) 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 curricula 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.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
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.
The papers of E.H. Timothy Whitten are organized into biographical materials; general correspondence (arranged by date); course files (arranged by course designation); research projects; and publications (arranged by date)
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.
Seven photographs have been added to the Department of Geological Sciences file of the Archives Photograph Collection. Approximately three linear inches of minutes, reports, and correspondence from various University committees have been added to the Archives General Reference Files.
Margaret E. Faverty; March, 1982.
- Guide to the E.H. Timothy Whitten (1927- ) Papers
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