William Foote Whyte Office Records

Collection Number: /4058

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Foote Whyte Office Records, 1947-1977
Collection Number:
/4058
Creator:
Whyte, William Foote.
Quantity:
4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (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

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
William Foote Whyte Office Records #/4058. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
/4087: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4094: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4102: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4149: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4151: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4149 AV: "ASA Award Presentation to William Foote Whyte by Jacqueline Scheier" Audio-Visual Materials
/4168: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4173: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1951
Box 1 Folder 2 1949
Box 1 Folder 3 1952
Box 1 Folder 4 1949
Box 1 Folder 5 1949
Box 1 Folder 6 1949
Box 1 Folder 7 1949
Box 1 Folder 8 1953
Box 1 Folder 9 1949
Box 1 Folder 10 1949
Box 1 Folder 11 1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 12 1952
Box 1 Folder 13 1950-1951
Box 1 Folder 14 1952
Box 1 Folder 15 1950
Box 1 Folder 16 1950
Box 1 Folder 17 1950
Box 1 Folder 18 1950-1951
Box 1 Folder 19 1949-1952
Box 1 Folder 20 1953
Box 1 Folder 21 1950
Box 1 Folder 22 1949
Box 1 Folder 23 1947-1950
Box 1 Folder 24 1951-1953
Box 1 Folder 25 1953
Box 1 Folder 26 1949
Box 2 Folder 1 1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 2 1947-1968
Box 2 Folder 3 1959-1972
Box 2 Folder 4 1966-1968
Box 2 Folder 5 1972
Box 2 Folder 6 1969-1974
Box 2 Folder 7 1959-1962
Box 2 Folder 8 1950
Box 2 Folder 9 1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 10 1962-1964
Box 2 Folder 11 1954-1958
Box 2 Folder 12 1959
Box 2 Folder 13 1967-1968
Box 2 Folder 14 1953-1954
Box 2 Folder 15 1952-1954
Box 2 Folder 16 1955-1956
Box 2 Folder 17 1952-1954
Box 2 Folder 18 1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 19 1955
Box 2 Folder 20 1955
Box 2 Folder 21 1955
Box 2 Folder 22 1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 23 1966-1967
Box 2 Folder 24 1963-1965
Box 2 Folder 25 1965-1970
Box 2 Folder 26 1964-1967
Box 3 Folder 1 1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 2 1961
Box 3 Folder 3 1956
Box 3 Folder 4 1956
Box 3 Folder 5 1951
Box 3 Folder 6 1950-1954
Box 3 Folder 7 1959
Box 3 Folder 8 1959
Box 3 Folder 9 1959
Box 3 Folder 10 1966
Box 3 Folder 11 1966
Box 3 Folder 12 1966
Box 3 Folder 13 1971-1975
Box 3 Folder 14 1975-1976
Fall 1975
Box 3 Folder 15 1975
Box 3 Folder 16 1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 17 1967
Box 3 Folder 18 1971
Box 3 Folder 19 1970
Box 3 Folder 20 1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 21 1975
Box 3 Folder 22 1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 23 1975-1976
Box 3 Folder 24 1976
Box 3 Folder 25 1969
Box 3 Folder 26 1966-1976
Box 3 Folder 27 1962-1966
Box 3 Folder 28 1974-1976
Box 4 Folder 1 1967-1973
Box 4 Folder 2 1975
Box 4 Folder 3 1977