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Albert E. Whitehead papers, 1941-1990
- Whitehead, Albert E.
- Albert E. Whitehead papers
- 1941-1990 (inclusive)19411990
- 0.5 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG 423
- Whitehead was chair of the English Department of the University of Idaho and was instrumental in creating the School of Communication. The papers include a typed draft for his book Oratorical Career of William Edgar Borah, which was published in 1944 and personal memorabilia.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
The manuscript group is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.
- This collection is in English.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Albert Edward Whitehead was born on February 28, 1907 in Manitou, Colorado. He received his undergraduate degree in speech from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin in 1930. That same year, Albert Whitehead became an instructor at the University of Idaho teaching public speaking.
After his marriage to Pauline Lamar in 1936, Whitehead returned to the University of Wisconsin to obtain his Ph.D. in rhetoric, graduating in 1940. In 1941, he returned to Moscow as an assistant professor in the English Department. Whitehead was named chair of the department in 1947 and in the late 1960s, was instrumental in creating the School of Communication.
Albert Edward Whitehead retired from the University of Idaho in 1972 and received the UI Alumni Service Award in December 1990. He died in Moscow in 1991 at the age of 84. He was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and a memorial service was held there on December 23, 1991.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers of Albert E. Whitehead span the years 1941 to 1990, with the bulk of the material covering the 1940s.
Included in the papers is Dr. Whitehead’s typed draft for his book Oratorical Career of William Edgar Borah that was published in 1944. Also included in this manuscript collection are five folders of personal memorabilia that can be seen in the inventory below.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.
Albert E. Whitehead papers, MG 423. Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The papers of Albert E. Whitehead were delivered to Special Collections in a box with no folders or labels. The collection was easily organized and cataloged according to subject matter and theme. The manuscript is over 600 pages long and for ease of handling, has been divided into separate folders with page numbers noted in the inventory.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Senator Borah Manuscript/PublicationReturn to Top
Manuscript pp. 1-116, undated
Manuscript pp. 117-250, undated
Manuscript pp. 251-346, undated
Manuscript pp. 347-410, undated
Manuscript pp. 411-499, undated
Manuscript pp. 500-566, undated
Manuscript pp. 567-630, undated
Manuscript draft (various pages), undated
The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1946
Series II: MemorabiliaReturn to Top
Moscow High School newsclipping, ribbon, hall pass, 1941
Photographs (3), undated
Religious memorabilia and art work, undated
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church bulletins, booklet, 1953-1975
Postcards (2), 1986, 1990
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Moscow High School.
- St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.