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Frank M. Whiting papers

Identifier: ua-01060

Scope and Content

Collection includes scripts of plays, correspondence, materials regarding tours to Brazil, Germany and through the Midwestern United States, administrative papers, materials regarding the Guthrie Theatre and materials regarding the University Centennial Showboat.


  • 1942-1981


Language of Materials


Use of Materials

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


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.

Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Whiting (1907-1996)

Frank M. Whiting was professor and director of the University of Minnesota Theatre from 1944-1970. He served as director and captain of the Centennial Showboat, University of Minnesota (1958-1974) and was one of the members of the steering committee for establishing the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. After leaving Minnesota, Dr. Whiting was an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Whiting was president of the American Educational Theatre Association and served on the Arts Committee for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. Frank Whiting died on November 27, 1996.


13.75 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)


Collection contains the papers of Frank M. Whiting, professor and director of the University of Minnesota Theatre.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on August 6, 1975. Additional deposits were made in 1975, 1981 and 1998.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

Frank M. Rarig papers

University of Minnesota. Department of Theatre Arts papers

University of Minnesota. Theatre scrapbooks
Frank M. Whiting papers, 1942-1981
Karen Spilman
June 2005
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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