WHITAKER, ROBERT F. (ROBERT FLEMING), 1904-
Robert F. Whitaker professional and personal papers, 1926-1973

Emory University

Emory University Archives

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bt8fm

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Whitaker, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1904-
Title: Robert F. Whitaker professional and personal papers, 1926-1973
Call Number:Series No. 4
Extent: 16 linear ft. (33 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Emory Unviersity alumnus and administrator Robert F. Whitaker include administraive materials relating to the various positions he held throughout the university as well as materials related to his work in charitable and civic organizations.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Special restrictions apply: Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access these materials. Selected material removed and restricted in accordance with the Emory University Archives Access Policy for donor records.

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

Related Materials in This Repository

Harvey Warren Cox papers (MSS 38); Charles T. Winship papers (MSS 648); Emory Unit subject file (EUA 220)

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Robert F. Whitaker professional and personal papers, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Sean Suarez, May 2015


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Fleming Whitaker, Emory University alumnus and administrator, was born on May 14, 1904 in Bowersville, Georgia. He received his B.Ph. from Emory University in 1926 and LL.B. in 1927. Whitaker practiced law in Cartersville, Georgia until he returned to Emory as Executive Secretary of the Emory University Alumni Association in 1931. In 1941 he was appointed Alumni Director. The following year he moved to the Office of the President, where he was Assistant to Goodrich C. White. He then transitioned into the role of Superintendent of the Emory University Hospital, a post he held from 1944 to 1953, and later Associate Director of Development, his position from 1953 to 1959. Whitaker returned to the President's Office from 1959 to his death in 1969 during which time he was Assistant to the President for S. Walter Martin and Sanford S. Atwood as well as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Robert Fleming Whitaker, Emory University alumnus and administrator, was born on May 14, 1904 in Bowersville, Georgia. He received his B.Ph. from Emory University in 1926 and LL.B. in 1927. Whitaker practiced law in Cartersville, Georgia until he returned to Emory as Executive Secretary of the Emory University Alumni Association in 1931. In 1941 he was appointed Alumni Director. The following year he moved to the Office of the President, where he was Assistant to Goodrich C. White. He then transitioned into the role of Superintendent of the Emory University Hospital, a post he held from 1944 to 1953, and later Associate Director of Development, his position from 1953 to 1959. Whitaker returned to the President's Office from 1959 to his death in 1969 during which time he was Assistant to the President for S. Walter Martin and Sanford S. Atwood as well as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Scope and Content Note

The professional papers of Robert Fleming Whitaker include administrative materials spanning Whitaker's nearly four decades of service to Emory University. These include files related to the growth and expansion of the University, especially the development of the University Center of Georgia from 1938; University policies, including desegregation; records and communications with governing and advisory boards, including the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, and the Committee of 100; donor correspondence; and subject files for events and organizations related to the work of the Office of the President. The office files span the period 1938-1969, with the bulk of materials originating from 1959-1973, during Whitaker's tenure as Assistant to Presidents S. Walter Martin and Sanford S. Atwood. The personal papers of Robert Fleming Whitaker include materials from Whitaker's role on various charitable and civic groups.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Professional papers and (2) Personal papers.

Finding Aid Note

Finding aid available in the repository.


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