William Foote Whyte Additional Papers

Collection Number: /4102

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Foote Whyte Additional Papers, 1974-1988
Collection Number:
/4102
Creator:
Whyte, William Foote
Quantity:
7 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

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
William Foote Whyte Additional Papers #/4102. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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/4149 AV: "ASA Award Presentation to William Foote Whyte by Jacqueline Scheier" Audio-Visual Materials
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/4168: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4173: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4087: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4094: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4058: William Foote Whyte Office Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1988
Box 1 Folder 2 1984-1985
Box 1 Folder 3 1977-1982
Box 1 Folder 4 1977-1979
Box 1 Folder 5 1984-1986
Box 1 Folder 6 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 7 1984-1985
Box 1 Folder 8 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 9 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 10 1986
Box 1 Folder 11 1986
Box 1 Folder 12 1986
Box 1 Folder 13 1986
Box 1 Folder 14 1986
Box 1 Folder 15 1986
Box 2 Folder 1 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 2 1980-1982
Box 2 Folder 3 1979
Box 2 Folder 4 1976-1980
Box 2 Folder 5 1980-1982
Box 2 Folder 6 1977-1979
Box 2 Folder 7 1976-1978
Box 2 Folder 8 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 9 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 10 1982
Box 2 Folder 11 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 12 1977-1978
Box 2 Folder 13 1977
Box 2 Folder 14 1974-1977
Box 2 Folder 15 1980
Box 2 Folder 16 1979
Box 2 Folder 17 1979
Box 2 Folder 18 1976-1979
Box 2 Folder 19 1976-1980
Box 2 Folder 20 1978
Box 2 Folder 21 1978
Box 2 Folder 22 1978
Box 3 Folder 1 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 2 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 3 1977-1980
Box 3 Folder 4 1978-1980
Box 3 Folder 5 1977
Box 3 Folder 6 1977
Box 3 Folder 7 1977-1981
Box 3 Folder 8 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 9 1978
Box 3 Folder 10 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 11 1976-1980
Box 3 Folder 12 1977-1982
Box 3 Folder 13 1978-1982
Box 3 Folder 14 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 15 1979
Box 3 Folder 16 1975-1976
Box 3 Folder 17 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 18 1978-1979
Box 3 Folder 19 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 20 1976-1978
Box 4 Folder 1 1980
Box 4 Folder 2 1978
Box 4 Folder 3 1979-1980
Box 4 Folder 4 1978
Box 4 Folder 5 1977-1978
Box 4 Folder 6 1978
Box 4 Folder 7 1978
Box 4 Folder 8 1977-1978
Box 4 Folder 9 1977-1978
Box 4 Folder 10 1977-1978
Box 4 Folder 11 1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 12 1977-1978
Box 4 Folder 13 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 14 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 15 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 16 1978
Box 4 Folder 17 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 18 1979
Box 4 Folder 19 1979
Box 4 Folder 20 1979
Box 4 Folder 21 1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 22 1979-1980
Box 4 Folder 23 1979-1980
Box 4 Folder 24 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 25 1977-1979
Box 5 Folder 1 1980
Box 5 Folder 2 1986
Box 5 Folder 3 1985
Box 5 Folder 4 1980-1984
Box 5 Folder 5 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 6 1985
Box 5 Folder 7 1982-1983
Box 5 Folder 8 1982
Box 5 Folder 9 1988
Box 5 Folder 10 1986
Box 5 Folder 11 1975
Box 5 Folder 12 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 13 1980
Box 5 Folder 14 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 15 1979
Box 5 Folder 16 1977-1978
Box 6 Folder 1 1979-1980
Box 6 Folder 2 1978-1980
Box 6 Folder 4 1977-1978
Box 6 Folder 5 1980-1982
Box 6 Folder 6 1980
Box 6 Folder 7 1982
Box 6 Folder 8 1981
Box 6 Folder 9 1981-1982
Box 6 Folder 10 1984
Box 6 Folder 11 1982
Box 6 Folder 12 1984
Box 6 Folder 13 1985-1986
Box 6 Folder 14 1984-1986
Box 6 Folder 15 1982-1984
Box 6 Folder 16 1982-1985
Box 7 Folder 1 1982
Box 7 Folder 2 1982
Box 7 Folder 3 1979-1981
Box 7 Folder 4 1982-1983
Box 7 Folder 5 1982
Box 7 Folder 6 1982
Box 7 Folder 7 1982
Box 7 Folder 8 1982
Box 7 Folder 9 1984
Box 7 Folder 10 1982
Box 7 Folder 11 1982
Box 7 Folder 12 1981
Box 7 Folder 13 1981
Box 7 Folder 14 1979-1981
Box 7 Folder 15 1976-1981
Box 7 Folder 16 1976