Albert B. White papers
Scope and Content
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.
- White, Albert Beebe, 1871-1952 (Person)
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.
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 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.
1 box (0.25 cubic feet)
The collection contains the papers of Albert B. White, professor emeritus of history at the University of Minnesota.
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.
- Albert B. White Papers, 1895-1926
- University Archives staff
- June 2006
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English