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W. Donald Beatty papers

Identifier: 684

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials on the selective service system and the intercollegiate conference, correspondence and records.


  • 1960s-1970s


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Use of Materials

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


Requests for permission to quote from the W. Donald Beatty papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of W. Donald Beatty (1907-1978)

William Donald Beatty was born on August 10, 1907 in South Bend, Washington. He earned his B.A. in 1933 from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in 1947 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Beatty served in the U.S. Army during World War II (1942-1946). After his discharge from the Army, Dr. Beatty returned to Minnesota and accepted an appointment as an instructor in the history department. His specialty was in Latin American and American diplomatic history. He was promoted to professor and served as associate chair of the department from 1960-1966; he also served as University Senate recorder from 1966-1972. Dr. Beatty resigned from the University in 1973, due to health reasons. W. Donald Beatty died in April 1978.


1 box (0.25 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of W. Donald Beatty, professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on January 8, 1987.

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Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

W. Donald Beatty papers, 1960s-1970s
Karen Spilman
May 2005
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