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Albert B. White papers

 Collection
Identifier: uarc 802
This collection is comprised of four letters and a certificate appointing Professor White as a delegate to represent the University of Minnesota at the Northern Congress for A League of Nations. The Northern Congress was held February 12-13, 1919. Also included are two volumes of personal account books (1895-1902, 1917-1926), and two letters (1910, 1915) to a University of Minnesota student, Augusta Bjeldanes.

Dates

  • 1895-1926

Creator

Language of Materials

Finding aid written in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Copyright

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Extent

1 box (0.25 cubic feet)

Overview

The collection contains the papers of Albert B. White, professor emeritus of history at the University of Minnesota.

Biographical Sketch of Albert B. White (1871-1952)

Albert Beebe White, B.A. (1893), Ph.D. (1898) Yale University. Professor of history at the University of Minnesota (1899-1940); expert in the field of English Constitutional history.

Albert White was born in Holbrook, Massachusetts on September 11, 1871. He attended Yale University, receiving his B.A. in 1893. After serving four years as an instructor in preparatory schools, he spent a year at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He completed his graduate study at Yale under George Burton Adams, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1898. Dr. White came to the University of Minnesota as a history instructor in 1899. He was promoted to assistant professor (1900), professor (1907) and retired as professor emeritus in 1940.

White's special field of scholarship was English Constitutional history, to which he made significant contributions. The Making of the English Constitution, published in 1908, became a standard textbook in this field, widely used throughout the English speaking world. A supplementary volume, Source Problems in English Historyfollowed in 1915. His third book was entitled, Self-Government at the King's Command.Albert White died on May 10, 1952 in Minneapolis.

Source of acquisition

The four letters and a certificate appointing Professor White as a delegate to represent the University of Minnesota at the Northern Congress For A League Of Nations were found in a desk in Folwell Hall and transferred to University Archives.
Title
Albert B. White Papers, 1895-1926
Author
University Archives staff
Date
June 2006
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-0562