Northwestern

Whannel, Paddy (1922-1980) Papers, Edit

Summary

Identifier
20/23

Dates

  • 1896-1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Atholl Douglas (Paddy) Whannel was a film scholar. Born in 1922, Whannel came to teach at Northwestern in 1969 and became an associate professor of film in 1972. Whannel died in England in 1980.The Paddy Whannel Papers fill three and one-half boxes and span the years from 1896 to 1980. Comprising the series are: biographical materials, general correspondence, writings, research materials, and course materials.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Paddy Whannel Papers fill three and one-half boxes and span the years from 1896 to 1980. Comprising the series are: biographical materials, general correspondence, writings, research materials, and course materials.

    The biographical materials are arranged in five folders at the front of the series and include: vitae and clippings, correspondence and related documentation pertaining to Whannel's citizenship and visa, bills and receipts for personal expenditures and housing, income and tax documents, and medical and insurance bills and statements.

    General correspondence is arranged in chronological order in one folder. The correspondence mainly documents Whannel's academic appointments and salary while at Northwestern.

    The writings subseries includes one folder of brief articles and reports authored by Whannel; one folder of reviews of his book, The Popular Arts; and two folders of draft articles on Busby Berkeley and Gene Kelly.

    The research materials fill about one box and include transcripts of interviews with noted producers, directors, and choreographers of motion picture musicals as well as notes and bibliographies pertaining to other filmmakers and film genres.

    The course materials form the bulk of the series and include syllabi, bibliographies, assignment instructions, and examination questions. The course materials are arranged in folders according to course number with numerous copies of student papers scattered throughout. Unidentified or general seminar materials, miscellaneous student papers, general course and lecture notes, and course grade records are arranged in folders at the end of the series.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Russell Maylone, curator of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library, transferred this series to the University Archives on June 1, 1981 (Accession #81-115).

  • 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.

  • Separated Materials

    One 16 millimeter film, two audio tapes, and several photographs have been separated to appropriate collections within the University Archives.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Kevin B. Leonard, Deborah K. Wright, and Bryon A. Dickens; November 25, 1983.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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