"ASA Award Presentation to William Foote Whyte by Jacqueline Scheier" Audio-Visual Materials

Collection Number: /4149 AV

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
"ASA Award Presentation to William Foote Whyte by Jacqueline Scheier" Audio-Visual Materials, 1988-1994
Collection Number:
/4149 AV
Creator:
Whyte, William Foote;
Scheier, Jacqueline
Quantity:
0.1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Audiovisual materials.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Recording of the ASA Award presentation to WF Whyte by Jacqueline Scherer in August of 1988
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
Scheier, Jacqueline

Form and Genre Terms:
Audiovisual materials.


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Cite As:
"ASA Award Presentation to William Foote Whyte by Jacqueline Scheier" Audio-Visual Materials #/4149 AV. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
/4149: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4151: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4163: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4168: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4173: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4087: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4094: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4102: William Foote Whyte Additional Papers
/4058: William Foote Whyte Office Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 2 1988