Walter Thomas Pattison papers
Scope and Content
Pattison was an expert on the Spanish novelist, Benito Pérez Galdós and much of his work on Galdós is evident in this collection. Two books on Galdós that are a result of his research, were published in 1954 by the University of Minnesota Press, and in 1975 by Twayne Publishers.
Five folders in the collection contain research on Mary Adriana Tate, whom Galdós knew, and with whom he had a family connection. Other research that stands out in the collection includes folders on Iberian-Basque Syntax, and on Emilia Pardo Bazán, a novelist and contemporary of Benito Pérez Galdós.
While the collection contains two folders of personal correspondence, there is little else to indicate any other interests and activities Professor Pattison may have had. Finally, although he was Chairman of both the Department of Romance Languages (1954-1960, 1966-1967), and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (1968-1970), no mention is made of this in the Papers, and there is no documentation of any departmental correspondence nor of any committees on which he may have served.
- Pattison, Walter Thomas, 1903- (Person)
Language of Materials
English and Spanish
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 Walter Thomas Pattison (1903-1992)
Walter Pattison was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 5, 1903 and received his early education in the Chicago area. He attended Harvard University and obtained a B.S. degree in 1925, M.A. in 1926 and Ph.D. in 1931. He also did additional graduate studies at the University of Minnesota from 1926-1928 and Ecole des Chartes in 1933-1934.
He was appointed Assistant Professor at Wesleyan College, Middletown, Connecticut, 1929-1938 and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1938-1947. Pattison became a Full Professor in 1947 at the University of Minnesota and served in this position until his retirement in 1970.
Professor Pattison's field was Romance Languages with a special interest in Peninsular Spanish Literature, and Spanish Syntax. He also taught elementary and intermediate Spanish and French courses, as well as French Literature. Walter Pattison died in 1992.
2.2 Cubic Feet (11 boxes (hollingers))
This collection consists of the papers of Walter Thomas Pattison, professor of Spanish at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The papers were deposited in University of Minnesota Archives on December 11, 1987.
- Agard, Robert
- Articles Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Barton, Francis B., 1886-
- Basques. Language and culture Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chamberlin, Vernon A., 1924-
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cobian, Lorenza
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fletcher, Valls Domingo
- Ham, Edward Billings, 1902-1965
- Henry, Marion
- Manuscripts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Notes Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Pais Vasco (Spain). Language and culture Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pardo, Bazan Emilia, condesa de, 1852-1921
- Perez Galdos, Benito, 1843-1920
- Perez Galdos, Ignacio
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Reprints Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Romance languages Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Searles, Francis Brown, 1886-
- Spanish literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tate, Mary Adriana, 1803-
- Thorndike, Al
- Twayne Publishers
- Van Dusen, Al
- Walter Thomas Pattison papers, 1918-1986
- Karen Klinkenberg; updated by Karen Spilman
- Dec. 1992; updated May 2004
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- Finding aid written in English