William Foote Whyte Additional Papers

Collection Number: /4168

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Foote Whyte Additional Papers, 1923-1985
Collection Number:
/4168
Creator:
Whyte, William Foote
Quantity:
1 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.[1] A pioneer in participant observation, he lived for four years in an Italian community in Boston while a Junior Fellow at Harvard researching social relations of street gangs in Boston's North End.
He 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.[1] At Cornell he supervised Chris Argyris with his doctorate. 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 #/4168. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1931
Box 1 Folder 2 1985
Box 1 Folder 3 1932
Box 1 Folder 4 1936
Box 1 Folder 5 1931
Box 1 Folder 6 1964
Box 1 Folder 7 1925
Box 1 Folder 8 1973
Box 1 Folder 9 1936
Box 1 Folder 10 1937-1940
Box 1 Folder 11 1940-1947
Box 1 Folder 12 1934-1937
Box 1 Folder 13 1923-1931
Box 1 Folder 14 1932
Box 1 Folder 15 1932-1936
Box 1 Folder 16 1936
Box 1 Folder 17 1936