Edward B. Lindaman Papers, 1965-1982  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lindaman, Edward B.
Title
Edward B. Lindaman Papers
Dates
1965-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 linear ft., (6 boxes)
Collection Number
General Collection B-3-L
Summary
Materials from the office of the president accumulated during the presidency of Edward B. Lindaman (1970-1980). There are some overlaps with the administrations of Mark L. Koehler, president and Clarence J. Simpson, interim president.
Repository
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA
99251
Telephone: 509-777-4481
archives@whitworth.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward B. Lindaman (1920-1982) became president of Whitworth College in 1970 and retired in 1980. He came to Whitworth from North American Rockwell where he was director of programming for the Apollo space project. He was largely self-educated (he held an Associate in Arts degree from Mesabi Junior College, Eveleth, Minnesota, 1938) through extensive reading and study in many fields from theology and philosophy to science, technology and “futuristics.”

His decade of administration saw profound changes in the college including the establishment of the Whitworth Foundation, the Student Life program, the Center for Economic Education, Institute of Ministry, a computer center, Senior Scholars program, cross-cultural student exchanges and the four-one-four calendar. During his administration 11 new buildings were constructed and gifts to the college rose to exceed $1 million per year. The enrollment reached 1900 students. Lindaman is said to have "put the college on the map.” National attention was gained for the college’s Nutrition 1985 program and its human development emphasis. He authored two books on the future: Space: A New Direction for Mankind and Thinking in the Future Tense. Lindaman contracted sleeping sickness while visiting China and died in Shanghai on August 26, 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series - Box: Introduction and Inventory - 1; Personal - 1; Administration - 1; Admissions - 1; Black Students - 1; Capital Funds Drive - 2; Correspondence General - 2; Donors - 3; Development - 3; Foundations - 3; Independent Colleges of Washington - 4; Long Range Planning - 4; Scholarships - 5; Space Station Curriculum - 5; Student Development - 5; Washington Friends of Higher Education - 6

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

From the Edward B. Lindaman Papers; located in the Whitworth University Archives; Spokane, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

President's Office; Whitworth University; Spokane, WA 99251; 509-777-1000

Related Materials

Frank F. Warren Papers; Mark L. Koehler Papers


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: Presidential FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Introduction and Inventory
undated
1/2
Personal: Biography
undated
1/3
Personal: Biography/resumes
undated
1/4
Personal: Advisory Capacity Service
1976
1/5
Personal: Chapel Address
Oct. 8, 1969
1/6
Personal: Death
Aug. 26, 1982
1/7
Personal: Memorial Service
Sept. 3, 1982
1/8
Personal: Presidential Search Committee Statements
1970
1/9
Personal: Inauguration as 14th President of Whitworth College
Feb. 28, 1970
1/10
Personal: Economy and Politics
1970-1980
1/11
Personal: Notes for Speeches
undated
1/12-14
Personal: Photographs
undated
1/15
Personal: Photographic Slides (35 mm)
undated
1/16
Personal: Publications
1969, 1979
1/17
Personal: Publicity about Lindaman
1967-1979
1/18
Personal: Resignation from the Presidency of Whitworth College
April 20, 1979
1/19
Personal: Synod of Alaska-Northwest: Member Advisory Council on Higher Education
May 8, 1971
1/20
Academic Affairs (V. P.)
1979-1980
1/21
Administrative Staff
May 1, 1978-Mar. 12, 1979
1/22
Administrative Theory - Ms: Spady, Richard J. Administrative Theory
1989
1/23
Admissions
1976-1980
1/24
Admissions: Minority Student Recruitment Study
Oct. 5, 1967- Apr. 26, 1968
1/25
Ibid
May 3, 1968- May 1, 1969
1/26
Admissions: Testing Program: Summary Report
Dec. 1977
1/27
Advisory Council
Feb. 23, 1968- Jan. 18, 1971
1/28
Alumni Association
May 1, 1970- May. 23, 1970
1/29
Alumni Office
May 1, 1970- May 23, 1970
1/30
Art Gallery
Oct. 15, 1973- July 22, 1974
1/31
Association of American Colleges: Commission on Liberal Learning
Dec. 9, 1974- Apr. 20, 1976
1/32
Black Student Proposals
Apr. 23, 1969- Jan. 1975
1/33
Black Students: Project Opportunity
Aug. 15, 1968- July 30, 1969
1/34
Black Students: Race and Religious Commissions, Presbytery of Seattle
Jan. 5, 1969- Apr. 2, 1970
1/35
Black Student Union
Dec. 9, 1968- Nov. 1, 1979
1/36
Black Studies
May 1969- Feb. 9, 1970
1/37
Budget Considerations
Nov. 9, 1976- Nov. 6, 1978
2/1
Capital Funds Drive: Case Statement
July 29, 1975- Oct. 8, 1976
2/2
Capital Funds Drive: Correspondence
July 3, 1975- Jan. 17, 1978
2/3
Capital Funds Drive: Feasibility Studies
Jan. 9, 1975- Oct. 21, 1975
2/4
Capital Funds Drive: Implementation
Mar. 12, 1976- Spring 1979
2/5
Center for Economic Education
1973-1978
2/6
Chapel
1962-1970
2/7
Chapel Hour (Radio)
Sep. 28, 1965- May 26, 1969
2/8
Ibid
June 3, 1970- Feb. 6, 1973
2/9
Chaplain’s Office
1969-1979
2/10
Chaplain’s Office: Forums
1970-1979
2/11
Christian College Consortium
1976
2/12
Christmas Message
Dec. 8, 1970
2/13
Church Relations in Higher Education
1977
2/14
Clean Air Car Race
May 22, 1970- Apr. 22, 1971
2/15
Colloquium on Changing Patterns in Persons and Society
May 14, 1975- May 29, 1975
2/16
Community Resources Class
1973-1975
2/17
Cooperative Planning with Eastern Washington State College
July 1970- Aug. 1970
2/18
Computer
Apr. 8, 1964- Dec. 19, 1978
2/19
Computer Committee: Feasibility Study
Nov. 1, 1968- June 20, 1977
2/20
Cooperative Science Project, Mead School District and Whitworth College
Feb. 27, 1970- Oct. 3, 1970
2/21
Correspondence: A
undated
2/22
Correspondence: B
undated
2/23
Correspondence: C
undated
2/24
Correspondence: D
undated
2/25
Correspondence: E
undated
2/26
Correspondence: F
undated
2/27
Correspondence: G
undated
2/28
Correspondence: H
undated
2/29
Correspondence: I
undated
2/30
Correspondence: J
undated
2/31
Correspondence: K
undated
2/32
Correspondence: L
undated
3/1
Correspondence: Ma-Mc
undated
3/2
Correspondence: Me-My
undated
3/3
Correspondence: N
undated
3/4
Correspondence: O
undated
3/5
Correspondence: P
undated
3/6
Correspondence: R
undated
3/7
Correspondence: S
undated
3/8
Correspondence: T
undated
3/9
Correspopndence: U
undated
3/10
Correspondence: V
undated
3/11
Correspondence: W
undated
3/12
Correspondence: Y-Z
undated
3/13-22
Correspondence: Donors
1969-1978
3/23
Deferred Gifts Officer Training, Northwest Area Foundation
1977
3/24
Development: Alumni
Oct. 1975- May 2, 1980
3/25
Development: Church Relations
May 2, 1973- Aug. 29, 1977
3/26
Development: Community Relations
1976-1977
3/27
Development: Deferred Giving
Nov. 27, 1973- Oct. 30, 1978
3/28
Development: Director
Mar. 15, 1974- Dec. 28, 1979
3/29
Development: Grant Proposals
Feb. 23, 1976- Oct. 8, 1979
3/30
Development: Project 125 (Synod)
1969-1974
3/31
Development: Public Relations
Nov. 23, 1973- Aug. 28, 1978
3/32
Development: Summer Conference Coordinator
1974-1979
3/33
Distinguished Teacher Award
1968-1973
3/34
Enrollment Statistics
1967-1978
3/35
EXPO 74 on Campus
Feb. 5, 1973- Mar. 1, 1974
3/36
Evening School
1974-1978
3/37
Faculty Development
1977-1979
3/38
Financial Aid
Jan. 7, 1971- Mar. 28, 1980
3/39
Focus Days
1967-1976
3/40
Foundations: Greater Spokane Community Foundation
1965-1977
3/41
Foundations: W. K. Kellogg
1971-1972
3/42
Foundations: Sears-Roebuck
1968-1979
3/43
Foundations: Steele-Reese
1973-1975
3/44
Foundations: Miscellaneous
1978-1979
3/45
Governance Conference
1977-1979
3/46
Ibid: Student Activities
1977-1978
3/47
Grants: Health, Education and Welfare
1967-1970
4/1
Health Center
1973-1975
4/2
January Term
1968-1976
4/3
Human Development Summer Planning Conference
1973
4/4
Independent Colleges of Washington
June 10, 1970- Dec. 19, 1974
4/5
Ibid
Oct. 21, 1974- Dec. 15, 1975
4/6
Ibid
Jan. 23, 1976- June 25, 1979
4/7
Ibid: Business Day on Campus Program
Oct. 27, 1971- Nov. 10, 1972
4/8
Ibid: Directors’ Meeting
May 21, 1971
4/9
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
May 4, 1972
4/10
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
Oct. 17, 1972
4/11
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
May 16, 1973
4/12
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
Oct. 16, 1973
4/13
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
June 13, 1974
4/14
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
Oct. 13, 1976
4/15
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
Feb. 23, 1977
4/16
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
June 30, 1977
4/17
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
Jan. 12, 1978
4/18
Ibid: Directors' Meeting
June 9, 1978
4/19
Report on Auditors' Examination
June 30, 1974
4/20
Ibid
June 30, 1975
4/21
Ibid
June 30, 1976
4/22
Ibid
June 30, 1977
4/23
Ibid
June 30, 1978
4/24
Innovative Programs
1972-1973
4/25
Japanese Students
1970-1979
4/26
Journalism
1970-1979
4/27
Library
1968-1979
4/28
Lifelong Learning
1978
4/29
Loan Funds: I. Wilson Gaudy Memorial
1970
4/30
Loan Funds: Bee Lawter Memorial
1969-1972
4/31
Loan Funds: Miscellaneous
1972; 1974
4/32-36
Long Range Planning
undated
4/37
Major Mission Funding, U. P. C. U. S. A.
1975-1976
4/38
Memorial Funds
1971-1975
4/39
Music Building: Architectural Award
May 1, 1978
4/40
National Science Foundation Proposals and Grants
1968-1979
4/41
Network of Global Concern
Dec. 13, 1974- Jan. 19, 1976
4/42
Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities
Mar. 5, 1970- Aug. 25, 1975
4/43
Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
Feb. 4, 1970- Aug. 9, 1976
4/44
Nursing Program: Intercollegiate Center for Nursing
Feb. 20, 1970- Jan. 28, 1975
4/45
Nutrition 1985 Education Program
1977-1979
4/46
Nutrition: Expenses
1977-1978
4/47
Off Campus Study
1974-1978
4/48
Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Jan. 13, 1972- Mar. 21, 1977
4/49
Ibid
May. 16, 1977- Jan. 29, 1980
5/1
Personnel Support
1974-1979
5/2
President Memoranda: Administration, Faculty, Staff
July 7, 1969- Mar. 19, 1975
5/3
President’s Commission on Campus Unrest
1970
5/4
Presbyterian College Union (N. E. X. U. S.)
1974-1978
5/5
Presbyterian College Union News
1971-1974
5/6
Publications
Aug. 23, 1975- Jan. 31, 1980
5/7
Phonograph Record (33 1/3 r. p. m.): “What’s New at Whitworth College?”
1971
5/8
Redesign Plan
Mar. 16, 1978- Feb. 10, 1979
5/9
Registration Bulletins
1975-1979
5/10
Research
1976-1979
5/11
Research Corporation
Feb. 18, 1963- Mar. 12, 1973
5/12
Retention Task Force
Dec. 15, 1977- Nov. 29, 1979
5/13
R. O. T. C.
Feb. 16, 1965- Jan. 14, 1974
5/14
Rural Experience Program
1970-1977
5/15
S. A. G. A. Food Service
Mar. 2, 1967- Apr. 5, 1978
5/16
Salary Inequity Discussions
Mar. 13, 1970- May 4, 1979
5/17
Scholarships: Miscellaneous
1967-1979
5/18
Scholarships: Anderson
1966-1980
5/19
Scholarships: Johnston
1967-1972
5/20
Scholarships: Martin Luther King
1968-1970
5/21
Scholarships: Charles F. Koehler
1970-1974
5/22
Scholarships: Minority Students
1969-1971
5/23
Scholarships: Dorothy M. Phillips
1968-1973
5/24
Scholarships: Samuel Robinson
1964-1973
5/25
Scholarships: George L. Van Leuven
1969-1970
5/26
Science Fair
Apr. 9, 1971
5/27
Senior Scholar Fellowship
1973-1976
5/28
S. E. R. V. E.
1971-1973
5/29
Sheldon Jackson College
1974-1977
5/30
Shell Foundation
1962-1976
5/31
Shrine Football Game
1976-1979
5/32
Skylab Seminar
Jan. 1972
5/33
Smoking and Alcohol on Campus
1970-1973
5/34
Space Station Curriculum
Jan. 6, 1971- July 31, 1972
5/35
Ibid
Sep. 7, 1972- May 14, 1973
5/36
Ibid
July 9, 1974
5/37
Student Development
1975-1978
5/38
Student Development: Placement and Career Guidance
1977-1979
5/39
Student Development: Resident Life
1976-1980
6/1
Student Development: Student Activities
1973-1979
6/2
Student Development: Placement and Career Guidance
1976-1979
6/3
Students: Foreign
1968-1974
6/4
Students: Problems
Jan. 5, 1969- Oct. 31, 1979
6/5
Summer School
1975-1977
6/6
Theme Dorms
1979
6/7
Theme Week
Oct. 11, 1977
6/8
“Theonics”
1970-1973
6/9
War Moratorium
Oct. 15, 1969
6/10
War Protest
May 8, 1970- May 14, 1970
6/11
Washington Friends of Higher Education
July 17, 1970- July 29, 1971
6/12
Ibid
July 8, 1971- Dec. 7, 1972
6/13
Ibid
Feb. 7, 1973- June 8, 1976
6/14
Ibid
Mar. 29, 1977- June 14, 1978
6/15
Ibid
Aug. 7, 1978- Nov. 20, 1979
6/16
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Board Meeting
Dec. 14, 1970
6/17
Ibid
June 4, 1971
6/18
Ibid
Dec. 16, 1971
6/19
Ibid
Feb. 2, 1972
6/20
Ibid
May 4, 1972
6/21
Ibid
Oct. 17, 1972
6/22
Ibid
Jan. 14, 1973
6/23
Ibid
Mar. 1, 1973
6/24
Ibid
June 5, 1973
6/25
Ibid
Dec. 9, 1973- Dec. 10, 1973
6/26
Ibid
Apr. 18, 1974
6/27
Ibid
June 13, 1974
6/28
Ibid
Dec. 8, 1976
6/29
Ibid
May 4, 1977
6/30
Ibid
Oct. 7, 1977
6/31
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Executive Committee
Aug. 7, 1974
6/32
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Negotiations: H. U. D. Loans
1974-1977
6/33
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Quality Statement
Nov. 1974
6/34
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Reports on Examination
June 30, 1971; June 30, 1972; June 30, 1974
6/35
Washington Friends of Higher Education: Retreat Meeting
Nov. 18, 1974- Nov. 19, 1974
6/36
Washington, State of: Miscellaneous
1971-1975
6/37
Washington State Science Talent Search
1966-1972
6/38
World Campus Afloat
1966-1972
6/39
Women's Task Force
1978

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students
  • Minority college students
  • Presbyterian universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges--Washington State

Personal Names

  • Koehler, Mark L.
  • Lindaman, Edward B.--Archives.
  • Simpson, Clarence J.

Corporate Names

  • Whitworth College
  • Greater Spokane Community Foundation
  • Independent Colleges of Washington
  • Intercollegiate Center for Nursing
  • National Science Foundation
  • Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities
  • Presbyterian College Union (N. E. X. U. S.)
  • Research Corporation
  • Sears-Roebuck Foundation
  • Shell Foundation
  • Steele-Reese Foundation
  • United Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.)
  • Washington Friends of Higher Education

Geographical Names

  • Spokane (Washington)

Occupations

  • College presidents

Titles within the Collection

  • Thinking in the Future Tense