Whitman College Philosophy Department Records, 1987-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Whitman College
Whitman College Philosophy Department Records
1987-1989 (inclusive)
.25 linear feet
Collection Number
HTM_WCA111 (recordgrp)
This collection concerns tenure track candidates, public lectures, and the 1987 American Philosophical Association Award hoax.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions



Historical NoteReturn to Top

The 1986 American Philosophical Association's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education in Philosophy gained Whitman national recognition for having received an honor that had been awarded only twice before. When it was discovered that the award had beenfabricated by a disgruntled ex-student,Whitman received national recognition and ridicule.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Includes memos, newspaper articles, and posters.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Folder 1:

Public Lecture Poster. February 9, 1987

Email about visiting lecture. March 25, 1987

Public Lecture Poster April 1, 1988

Email regarding Stephen Ministry, a Christian outreach program. February 3, 1988

Emails advertising tenure-track candidate lectures January- February 1988

Public Lecture email March 25, 1988

Memos advertising tenure track candidate lectures January 1989

Folder 2:

Newspaper scan about disgruntled ex student who created the hoax February 4, 1987.

Whitman Pioneer article about award hoax. February 5, 1987

Newspaper clipping regarding award hoax. February 6, 1987

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