William Foote Whyte Additional Papers

Collection Number: /4087

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Foote Whyte Additional Papers, 1928-1990
Collection Number:
/4087
Creator:
Whyte, William Foote
Quantity:
8 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Foote Whyte (June 27, 1914-July 16, 2000) was a sociologist chiefly known for his ethnographic study in urban sociology, Street Corner Society. Whyte, from an upper middle class background, showed an early interest in writing, economics and social reform. After graduating from Swarthmore College, he was selected for the Junior Fellows program, where his landmark research was done. After his research in Boston, he entered the sociology doctoral program at the University of Chicago. Street Corner Society was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1943. He spent a year teaching at the University of Oklahoma, but developed polio in 1943 and spent two years in physical therapy at the Warm Springs Foundation. Rehabilitation was only partially successful; Whyte walked with a cane for the rest of his life, and used two arm crutches in his later years. He briefly returned to the University of Chicago in 1944, then joined the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1948, remaining at Cornell for the remainder of his career. He worked for social reform and social change, directing his efforts toward "empowering the disenfranchized and narrowing the gap between rich and poor." He studied industrial and agricultural workers and workers' cooperatives in Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala and in the Basque region of Spain, as well as in the United States. He authored hundreds of articles and 20 books including an autobiography. He is considered a pioneer in industrial sociology.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Whyte, William Foote,1914-2000.
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations --Faculty.

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
William Foote Whyte Additional Papers #/4087. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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/4149: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4151: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4163: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4168: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 4 Folder 1 1937
Box 4 Folder 2 1937-1938
Box 4 Folder 3 1939
Box 4 Folder 4 1938
Box 4 Folder 5 1937
Box 4 Folder 6 1937
Box 4 Folder 7 1937
Box 4 Folder 8 1937-1938
Box 4 Folder 9 1937
Box 4 Folder 10 1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 11 1941-1942
Box 4 Folder 12 1939
Box 4 Folder 13 1937
Box 4 Folder 14 1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 15 1937
Box 4 Folder 16 1939
Box 4 Folder 17 1937
Box 4 Folder 18 1938
Box 4 Folder 19 1939
Box 4 Folder 20 1937-1939
Box 4 Folder 21 1937
Box 4 Folder 22 1938
Box 4 Folder 23 1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 24 1937
Box 4 Folder 25 1940
Box 4 Folder 26 1937
Box 4 Folder 27 1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 28 1937-1942
Box 4 Folder 29 1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 30 1940
Box 4 Folder 31 1940
Box 4 Folder 32 1940
Box 4 Folder 33 1940
Box 4 Folder 34
pp.1-271. Handwritten. Photocopy.
Box 5 Folder 1
pp.272-559. Handwritten. Photocopy.
Box 5 Folder 2 1943
Box 5 Folder 3 1939
Box 5 Folder 4 1939-1941
Box 5 Folder 5 1939
Box 5 Folder 6 1939-1941
Box 5 Folder 7 1937-1940
Box 5 Folder 8 1943
Box 5 Folder 9 1943
Box 5 Folder 10 1943
Box 5 Folder 11 1947
Box 5 Folder 12 1943
Box 5 Folder 13 1943
Box 5 Folder 14 1943-1944
Box 5 Folder 15 1942-1943
Box 5 Folder 16 1942-1943
Box 5 Folder 17 1936-1937
Box 5 Folder 18 1940
Box 5 Folder 19 1989-1990
Box 5 Folder 20 1944
Box 5 Folder 21 1943
Box 5 Folder 22 1937-1939
Box 5 Folder 23 1940
Box 5 Folder 24 1941-1944
Box 5 Folder 25 1939-1941
Box 5 Folder 26 1937-1942
Box 6 Folder 1 1941
Box 6 Folder 2 1943
Box 6 Folder 3 1935
Box 6 Folder 4 1928-1934
Box 6 Folder 5 1946
Box 6 Folder 6 1947
Box 6 Folder 7 1944
Box 6 Folder 8 1944
Box 6 Folder 9 1944
Box 6 Folder 10 1944-1945
Box 6 Folder 11 1953-1968
Box 6 Folder 12 1947
Box 6 Folder 13 1947
Box 6 Folder 14 1943
Box 6 Folder 15 1947
Box 6 Folder 16 1947
Box 6 Folder 17 1948-1950
Box 6 Folder 18 1948
Box 6 Folder 19 1945
Box 6 Folder 20 1942-1943
Box 6 Folder 21 1946
Box 6 Folder 22 1942
Box 6 Folder 23 1945-1947
Box 6 Folder 24 1947
Box 6 Folder 25 1942
Box 6 Folder 26 1947
Box 7 Folder 1
Box 7 Folder 2
Box 7 Folder 3
Box 7 Folder 4
Box 7 Folder 5
Box 7 Folder 6
Box 7 Folder 7
Box 7 Folder 8 1934
Box 7 Folder 9
Box 7 Folder 10
Box 8