WHITE, GOODRICH C. (GOODRICH COOK), B. 1889.
Goodrich C. White papers, 1905-1979

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bmkf4


Descriptive Summary

Creator: White, Goodrich C. (Goodrich Cook), b. 1889.
Title: Goodrich C. White papers, 1905-1979
Call Number:Series No. 1
Extent: 21 linear ft. (36 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Goodrich C. White, former Emory University president, include correspondence, radio scripts, speeches, writings, financial records, biographical information, and memorabilia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Series 7 closed to researchers in accordance with Emory University Archives Policy for unproccessed material.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Goordich C. White office files, 1905-1979, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Goodrich Cook White (1889-1979) graduated in 1908 from Emory College in Oxford, Ga, and was a member in the senior honor society, D.V.S. After receiving a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University in 1911, he thaught English and psychology at Kentucky Wesleyan College (1911-1913) and psychology and education at Wesleyan College (1913-1914). In 1914 he returned to Emory College as a faculty member, leaving temporarily for army service in 1918 and further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. awarded by the University of Chicago in 1927.

White was professor of mental and moral science, Emory College, 1914-1918; associate professor of psychology, 1919-1920 and professor of psychology, 1920-1942, Emory University. He began his administrative work as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1923-1938, and Dean of the Graduate School, 1929-1942. White served as Vice President of the University from 1938 to 1942, when he became President. He retired as President August, 31, 1957 and the next day assumed the position of Chancellor, which he held until his death on April 12, 1979.

Goodrich Cook White (1889-1979) graduated in 1908 from Emory College in Oxford, Ga, and was a member in the senior honor society, D.V.S. After receiving a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University in 1911, he thaught English and psychology at Kentucky Wesleyan College (1911-1913) and psychology and education at Wesleyan College (1913-1914). In 1914 he returned to Emory College as a faculty member, leaving temporarily for army service in 1918 and further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. awarded by the University of Chicago in 1927.

White was professor of mental and moral science, Emory College, 1914-1918; associate professor of psychology, 1919-1920 and professor of psychology, 1920-1942, Emory University. He began his administrative work as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1923-1938, and Dean of the Graduate School, 1929-1942. White served as Vice President of the University from 1938 to 1942, when he became President. He retired as President August, 31, 1957 and the next day assumed the position of Chancellor, which he held until his death on April 12, 1979.

Scope and Content Note

The Goodrich C. White papers include personal correspondence related to his various postitions at Emory University as college dean, graduate school dean, president, and chancellor; general correspondence that combines folders he maintained titled "general" and "miscellaneous"; speeches given at Emory and elsewhere; writings; financial correspondence and records that include materials relating to both his personal and professional lives; biographical materials from his undergradute and graduate studies, his military services, as well materials relating to his family; and memorabilia.

Arrangement Note

Organized into even series: (1) Personal correspondence, 1922-1973, (2) General correspondence, 1935-1975, (3) Speeches, 1923-1962, (4) Writings, 1932-1963, (5) Financial correspondence and records, 1950-1970, (6) Biographical information and memorabilia, 1905-1967, and (7) Additions, 1942-1979.


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