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Guide to the Harold Orville Whitnall Papers

A1045

1929-1968


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1045


Creator:Whitnall, Harold Orville, 1877-1945


Title: Harold Orville Whitnall papers


Dates: 1929-1968


Extent: 3.3 Cubic feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Biographical/Historical note

Mr. Harold Orville Whitnall was born on August 3, 1877, in Morristown, New Jersey. As a Colgate student, Mr. Whitnall was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. After graduating, he went on to study at Harvard from 1902-1903 and returned to Colgate University as a professor. Mr. Whitnall taught geology for six years from 1903-1909, and later became the head of the department in 1926. That same year, his book, Dawn of Mankind, was published. Whitnall is also the author of A Parade of Ancient Animals which was published in 1936. Harold Whitnall died on May 18, 1945, two years after his 40th anniversary celebration as a professor at Colgate.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes articles, books, and materials relating to his radio show and cartoon strip, “Millions of Years Ago!” which Whitnall shared with the Colgate community, in addition to his personal correspondence. Manuscripts relating to his geological studies and a memory book from Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon are included as well.

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1
undated
"Canal Era Made Madison County 'Land of Reservoirs'"
Box 1 Folder 2
1930 March 30
"False Face Fairies Used to have Gay Times Around Green Lake" Post Standard, 2 copies

7 pages

Box 1 Folder 3
1934 November 14
"Brilliant Meteoric Display May be Seen here this Week" Utica Press

1 page

Box 1 Folder 4
1935 June 26
"Meteors Could Wipe Out City, Says Whitnall" Binghamton Press

1 page

Box 1 Folder 5
1936 October 18
"Chittenango Springs Once Spa of Fashion" Post Standard, 2 copies

5 pages

Box 1 Folder 6
2024 September 21
"Onondaga Limestone Furnishes Authentic History of Central New York Aeons Ago with Fossils for Perpetuating Records" Post Standard

4 pages

Box 1 Folder 7
1939 March 16
"Flax Raised on Nearly Every Cazenovia Farm in Early Days" The Cazenovia Republican

2 pages

Box 1 Folder 8
1943 January 1
"Can We Blast Japan From Below?" Popular Science Magazine

1 page

Box 1 Folder 9
1943 September 5
"Whitnall Supports Idea of Bombing Volcanoes: May Awaken Fiery Ruin for Japanese" Post Standard

1 page

Box 1 Folder 10
1944 May 1
"Nature Stokes the Furnace" Popular Science Magazine

2 pages

Box 1 Folder 11
1944 December 8
"Thinks B-29s Caused Quakes: Geologists say raids may lead to eruptions" New York Sun

1 page

Box 1 Folder 12
1944 December 9
"Denies B-29s Can Cause Quakes" Journal American
Box 1 Folder 13
1944 December 9
"Tokyo Admits War Plant Damage by Tidal Waves Caused by Quake" New York Times

2 pages

Box 1 Folder 14
1944 December 10
"Geologist Thinks Tokyo Bombs May Have Sired Quake" Longview, Texas News

1 page

Box 1 Folder 15
1942 January 25
"Blowing Up the Jap's Volcanoes" San Francisco Examiner
Box 1 Folder 16
1943 September 12
"Nobody Knows What Makes a Volcano" Baltimore American
Box 1 Folder 17
1944 August 20
"A horseshoe game in West Virginia dramatically turned up a huge diamond" Atlanta Journal
Box 1 Folder 18
1944 July 2
"Enigma of the Poor Man's Pyramids" Sun-Telegraph, Pittsburgh

1 page

Box 1 Folder 19
1944 May 28
"Missing a $1,000,000 Jaw Bone" Journal American
Box 1 Folder 20
1944 May 7
"Did Man or Nature Set Off Vesuvius?" Courier Express, Buffalo
Box 1 Folder 21
1945 January 14
"Man Made Quakes for Japan" Philadelphia Record
Box 1 Folder 22
1945 January 28
"Sea Serpents So Camera-Shy" San Francisco Examiner
Box 1 Folder 23
1945 February 18
"The Water Wizard of the Mojave" Philadelphia Record
Box 1 Folder 24
1945 June 10
"Nature's Own" Miami Herald
Box 1 Folder 25
1945 July 15
"Secret of the Dinosaurs" Philadelphia Record
Box 1 Folder 26
1945 August 6
"The Ice Ages" Times Union, Albany
Box 1 Folder 27
1937 July 25
"Attack on Nichol's Pond Should Rank with the Decisive Battles of the World" The Post Standard, 2 copies

4 pages

Box 1 Folder 28
1936 April 19
"Say it isn't so Professor!" Rochester Times Union

1 page

Box 1 Folder 29
Undated
"Mystery of the Little Troupe of Horses that have Waited, All Saddled and Bridled, 10,000 years for their masters to appear"

2 pages

Box 1 Folder 30
1931 April 1
"The Earliest Conventionist" Reprinted from Outdoor America
Box 1 Folder 31
undated
Dinosaurs and their World by Harold O. Whitnall
Box 1 Folder 32
1930 December 1
"Howe Caverns" Rock and Minerals, Vol. 5, No. 4

5 pages

Box 1 Folder 33
1931 June 1
"On Collecting Sands" Rocks and Minerals. Vol. 6, No. 2

5 pages

Box 1 Folder 34
2026 June 1
"In Defense of the Cave-Man" Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly
Box 1 Folder 35
2023 November 1
"The World and Art of the Ancient Cave-Man" Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly
Box 1 Folder 36
1938 April 1
"The Future of Nichol's Pond" Reprinted from New York History
Box 1 Folder 37
1929 July - September
"The Story of Glacial Sands and Gravels" Reprinted from issues of National Sand and Gravel Bulletin
Box 1 Folder 38
Undated
"A Story in Stone of the Time When the Earth was Young"
Box 1 Folder 39
1968 September 16
H.D. Williams to Prof. Exner concerning copies of "A Story in Stone of the Time when the Earth was Young"

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 40
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 1 & 2

18 pages

Box 2 Folder 41
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 3 & 4

22 pages

Box 2 Folder 42
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 5 & 6

23 pages

Box 2 Folder 43
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 7 & 8

16 pages

Box 2 Folder 44
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 9 & 10

15 pages

Box 2 Folder 45
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 11 & 12

16 pages

Box 2 Folder 46
undated
Gurth, the Lake Dweller, Chapters 13- 15

16 pages

Box 2 Folder 47
undated
"A skin bag thudded to the ground near Gurth" drawing by H.C. Millard
Box 2 Folder 48
undated
Script for Gurth and Ti

14 pages

Box 2 Folder 49
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" script for strips 13-72, Copy 1

22 pages

Box 2 Folder 50
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" script for strips 13-72, Copy 2

26 pages

Box 2 Folder 51
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" script for strips 73-102

16 pages

Box 2 Folder 52
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" preview
Box 2 Folder 53
undated
List of Newspaper Men

3 pages

Box 2 Folder 54
1939 August 7
ASL from Henry Snevily concerning contract with Prof. Whitnall

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 55
1939 August 18
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning title of strip

4 pages

Box 2 Folder 56
1939 August 26
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Snevily concerning finished strips cover design mailed

1 page

Box 2 Folder 57
1939 August 29
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning blurbs about Whitnall and Mr. Millard

5 pages

Box 2 Folder 58
1939 September 6
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning dinosaur photos

1 page

Box 2 Folder 59
1939 September 12
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning promotion of sales

1 page

Box 2 Folder 60
1939 September 20
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning printing in daily papers

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 61
1939 September 28
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning lack of children appeal

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 62
1939 October 18
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning promotion proof

3 pages

Box 2 Folder 63
1939 October 26
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning contacts for publication

4 pages

Box 2 Folder 64
1939 October 27
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Snevily concerning publication in the Binghamton Press

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 65
1939 October 27
H.O. Whitnall to W. Griswold Hurlbert concerning: thank you for comments on strip

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 66
1939 November 1
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning Mr. Barnum reviewing strips

1 page

Box 2 Folder 67
1939 November 2
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Snevily concerning publication in the Post Standard

1 page

Box 2 Folder 68
1939 November 6
ASL from H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Snevily concerning possible radio series

1 page

Box 2 Folder 69
1939 November 9
ASL from Francis Bowman to H.O. Whitnall concerning possible publication in The Niagara Falls Gazette

3 pages

Box 2 Folder 70
1939 November 22
ASL from Francis Bowman to H.O. Whitnall concerning possible publications in The Courier and The Buffalo News

1 page

Box 2 Folder 71
1939 November 28
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning six more proof sheets sent

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 72
1939 December 18
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Snevily concerning children's radio programs withdrawn

1 page

Box 2 Folder 73
1939 December 22
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning no new news

1 page

Box 2 Folder 74
1940 January 6
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Forbes concerning publication in Nassau Daily Journal

5 pages

Box 2 Folder 75
1940 January 19
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning hesitancy in papers to print the strip

3 pages

Box 2 Folder 76
1940 February 6
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning Mrs. Helen Hart Hurlbert and the Warren O. Tribune Chronicles

2 pages

Box 2 Folder 77
1940 December 23
ASL from Henry Snevily to Prof. Whitnall concerning return of materials to Whitnall without publication

3 pages

Box 3 Folder 78
1934 July 6
ASL from Jim? Cleaver-Brooks Company to Mr. and Mrs. Whitnall concerning possible comic strip

4 pages

Box 3 Folder 79
1934 December 17
ASL from John Wheeler to Prof. Whitnall concerning returned samples of comic strip

1 page

Box 3 Folder 80
1935 January 3
ASL from Ward Greene to Prof. Whitnall concerning possible publication of the comic strip

6 pages

Box 3 Folder 81
1935 March 11
ASL from J.F. Dille to Mr. Whitnall concerning possible publication of comic strip

1 page

Box 3 Folder 82
1939 October 16
H.O. Whitnall to Edward Koury concerning permission to do some excavating

1 page

Box 3 Folder 83
1939 November 17
ASL from Margaret Cuthbert to Mr. William Davidson concerning possible radio program of Prof. Whitnall's materials

1 page

Box 3 Folder 84
1939 November 21
H.O. Whitnall to William Davidson concerning question relating to audition script

9 pages

Box 3 Folder 85
1939 November 27
William Davidson to Prof. Whitnall concerning audition script

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 86
1939 December 19
H.O. Whitnall to Donald Laird concerning promotion of audio program

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 87
1940 January 4
H.O. Whitnall to William Davidson concerning script being rejected

4 pages

Box 3 Folder 88
1940 February 15
H.O. Whitnall to William Davidson concerning sounds for prehistoric film

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 89
1940 June 3
ASL from J.D. Van Amburg to Prof. Whitnall concerning script for "Millions of Years Ago!"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 90
1940 June 21
ASL from William Davidson to Prof. Whitnall concerning script for "Millions of Years Ago!"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 91
Undated
ASL from Hank to Prof. Whitnall concerning Fred Ripley of WSYR

3 pages

Box 3 Folder 92
1940 June 22
H.O. Whitnall to William Davidson concerning four suggested script

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 93
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" Script 1, 2 copies

27 pages

Box 3 Folder 94
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" Script 2, 2 copies

20 pages

Box 3 Folder 95
undated
"Millions of Years Ago!" Script 3, 1 copy

8 pages

Box 3 Folder 96
undated
Script for "Millions of Years Ago!" sample script, 2 copies

24 pages

Box 3 Folder 97
1940 October 22
ASL from J.D. Van Amburg to Prof. Whitnall concerning rejection of radio program

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 98
1940 October 28
ASL from J.D. Van Amburg to Prof. Whitnall concerning possible radio program based on "The Hunter of the Caverns"

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 99
1941 June 3
ASL from G.S.C TO D.A. Forward concerning declination to dramatize Whitnall's book

1 page

Box 3 Folder 100
1941 October 30
ASL from J.W. Strickland to Prof. Whitnall concerning radio strip

6 pages

Box 3 Folder 101
2006 June 19
Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet Mu of Delta Kappa Epsilon
Box 3 Folder 102
undated
Mu of Delta Kappa Epsilon - booklet dedicated to H.O. Whitnall, friend and brother to the Mu chapter
Box 3 Folder 103
1939 December 1
With Best Wishes for the New Year. Harold O. Whitnall. Inside: A Pond Where an Empire was Lost
Box 3 Folder 104
undated
Whitnall House Named for Harold O. Whitnall (1877-1945)

1 page

Box 3 Folder 105
2026 November 4
"Whitnall Election Places Professor Again in Assembly" Post Standard

1 page

Box 3 Folder 106
1939 November 9
"Whitnall Elected to Eugene Field Author's Society"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 107
undated
"Latest Book of Prof. Whitnall Opens New Knowledge to Youth

1 page

Box 3 Folder 108
no year February 26
"Whitnall Seeks Passage of 7 Bills at Albany"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 109
2025 February 19
ASL from H.O. Whitnall to Ralph Horton concerning daily life at Colgate

2 pages

Box 3 Folder 110
undated
"The simplest things are often hard to say"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 111
undated
"It is the intention of this paper to discuss the origin, size, characteristics and first-glacial deposits of certain glacial _?_ studied during the fall of 1901"

4 pages

Box 3 Folder 112
undated
"In a discussion of any glacial phenomena, a brief outline of the local to biographical features"

6 pages

Box 3 Folder 113
undated
"The volcanic artillery of the Andes has roared again"

12 pages

Box 3 Folder 114
undated
"Water Underground"

1 page

Box 3 Folder 115
undated
"Proud, proud was the day when Erie's wild watersSo ran the opening lines of a ballad written at the opening of the Erie Canal."

3 pages

Box 3 Folder 116
undated
"No one can tell the Jones family of Peterstown, W.Va. that a horse shoe doesnt bring good luck"

4 pages

Box 3 Folder 117
undated
"It was something new to talk about'Bones Thats what they're looking for'"

8 pages

Box 3 Folder 118
undated
"Short Shorts from Science" by Harold O. Whitnall

18 pages

Box 3 Folder 119
undated
"Even Willie' Groat, the village idiot" Part of a manuscript from page 3 to page 30

28 pages

Box 4 Folder 120
1944 May 24
ASL from George B. Robinson, Dept. of Commerce to Prof. Whitnall re: outline of suggested study of the Salt Industry

6 pages

Box 4 Folder 121
1944 June 1
ASL from CA. Hartnagel, NYS Museum to Prof. Whitnall concerning obtaining salt information

1 page

Box 4 Folder 122
1944 June 10
ASL from Wm. B. Wilkinson, Cayuga Rock Salt Company, Inc. to Prof. Whitnall concerning salt industry

1 page

Box 4 Folder 123
1944 September 28
ASL from H.O. Whitnall to G.B. Robinson concerning report on salt

1 page

Box 4 Folder 124
1944 October 11
ASL from G.B. Robinson to H.O. Whitnall concerning report on salt

2 pages

Box 4 Folder 125
undated
"The Salt Industry of New York State" Report on Salt p. 1-17

17 pages

Box 4 Folder 126
undated
"The Salt Industry of New York State" Report on Salt p. 18-34

17 pages

Box 4 Folder 127
undated
"Salt in Folklore and History"

9 pages

Box 4 Folder 128
2005 April 27
"The Cardiff Giant"

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 129
undated
"The City of Oneida lies within an area rich in geological history and possesses geographical features" 2 copies

20 pages

Box 4 Folder 130
undated
"The Geology of Lake George"

8 pages

Box 4 Folder 131
undated
"Brief survey of non-metallic minerals of New York State"
Box 4 Folder 132
undated
"Outline of subjects for possible colored photos of features of New York State"
Box 4 Folder 133
undated
"Remarks on State Parks and Synopses of Several with a Sample Description"
Box 4 Folder 134
undated
"Know New York" newspaper clippings and drawings

10 pages

Box 4 Folder 135
undated
"Cherry Valley: The Site of a Bloody Massacre"

3 pages

Box 4 Folder 136
undated
"The earliest plants of the world: The Cryptozoans" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 137
undated
"Palisades of the Hudson" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 138
undated
"Howe's Caverns" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 139
undated
"Coral Reef in Onondaga" 2 copies

2 pages

Box 4 Folder 140
undated
"Stark's Knob" 2 copies

3 pages

Box 4 Folder 141
undated
"Little Falls" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 142
undated
"Folded Rocks" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 143
undated
"The Drumlins of New York: the Best Display of these Glacial Hills Found in the World" 2 copies

2 pages

Box 4 Folder 145
undated
"The Land of the Reservoirs: Madison County" 2 copies

2 pages

Box 4 Folder 146
undated
"Lake George" 2 copies

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 147
undated
"Taughannock Falls" 2 copies

2 pages

Box 4 Folder 148
undated
"The Unadilla River: A Boundary of the 'Old New York Frontier'" 2 copies

3 pages

Box 4 Folder 149
undated
"Religious Sects" 2 copies

6 pages

Box 4 Folder 150
1938 March 11
ASL from Cyrus Elmore to Prof. Whitnall concerning voucher and Saratoga's geological history

3 pages

Box 4 Folder 151
1938 March 23 - September 19
Correspondence between C.B. Elmore (Saratoga Springs Authority) and H. Whitnall RE: animated film on geology

11 pages

Box 4 Folder 152
1938 February 11 - September 20
Correspondence between J.R. Bray (Bray Pictures Corporation) and Prof. Whitnall concerning animated film on geology

10 pages

Box 4 Folder 153
1938 February 16 - March 25
Correspondence between V.C. Arnspiger (Erpi Classroom Films Inc.) and Prof. Whitnall concerning animated film on geology

4 pages

Box 4 Folder 154
1938 February 4 - March 22
Correspondence between Douglas D. Rothacker and Prof. Whitnall concerning animated film on geology

9 pages

Box 4 Folder 155
undated
Saratoga Spa Information Booklet
Box 4 Folder 156
undated
Origin of the Earth? (Saratoga Mineral Waters Part 1)

11 pages

Box 4 Folder 157
undated
"On the Origin of the Saratoga Mineral Waters" Part 2

8 pages

Box 4 Folder 158
undated
"Saratoga Mineral Water" Part 3

6 pages

Box 4 Folder 159
undated
"Carbonic Acid Gas in Saratoga Mineral Water" Part 4

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 160
1943 December 2
ASL from M.P. Catherwood to Prof. Whitnall concerning natural resources of the state and publicizing information on geological features

1 page

Box 5 Folder 161
undated
Correspondence between M.P. Catherwood and Prof. Whitnall concerning resume of work by Whitnall on geological features

7 pages

Box 5 Folder 162
1944 January 5
ASL from M.P. Catherwood to Prof. Whitnall concerning mushroom producers

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 163
1944 January 18
ASL from M.P. Catherwood to Prof. Whitnall concerning title of geographical consultant

5 pages

Box 5 Folder 164
1944 February 26
ASL from Harold Keller to Prof. Whitnall concerning list of mineral products of NY state

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 165
1944 March 13
H.O. Whitnall to Harold Keller concerning suggested list of places to photograph in NY state

1 page

Box 5 Folder 166
1944 April 24 - May 8
Correspondence between G.B. Robinson and Prof. Whitnall concerning meeting on maps of mineral deposits

6 pages

Box 5 Folder 167
1944 May 19
H.O. Whitnall to G.B. Robinson concerning tentative outline for the suggested publications on the salt industry

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 168
1944 June 3
H.O. Whitnall to G.B. Robinson concerning information on both salt and limestone in NY state

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 169
1944 July 18
H.O. Whitnall to M.P. Catherwood concerning completion of report on salt by August 1st

9 pages

Box 5 Folder 170
1943 December - 1944 April
Correspondence between Anne E. Lowry and Prof. Whitnall concerning time report

13 pages

Box 5 Folder 171
1945 February 7
ASL from M.P. Catherwood to Prof. Whitnall concerning utilization of peat reserves in NY state

3 pages

Box 5 Folder 172
1945 August 28
ASL from M.P Catherwood to Mrs. Whitnall concerning post-war development and advertising

1 page

Box 5 Folder 173
2005 April 26
The Expanding Mineral Industry of the Adirondacks
Box 5 Folder 174
1945 January 27
"Future for Peat" Business Week

1 page

Box 5 Folder 175
1944 April 15
"Mine to Market. New rail connection will speed delivery of ilmenite and concentrated iron ore, promote Adirondack area development" Business Week

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 176
2008 November 20
ASL from C.A. Hartnagel to Prof. Whitnall concerning Vernon shale's

3 pages

Box 5 Folder 177
2020 April 6
Certificate of election as alternate delegate to the republican national convention

1 page

Box 5 Folder 178
1931 July 11
ASL from T.F. Farrell to Prof. Whitnall concerning information on canal reservoirs

1 page

Box 5 Folder 179
1934 October 12
ASL from Thomas Murby to Prof. Whitnall concerning information on dinosaur photographs

3 pages

Box 5 Folder 180
1935 February 8
ASL from William Bridges to Prof. Whitnall concerning photographs of bush dog and coyote

1 page

Box 5 Folder 181
1935 March 5 - March 14
Correspondence between Prof. Whitnall and various Museum's of Natural History concerning list of restorations of ancient plants and animals

7 pages

Box 5 Folder 182
1935 March 18 - June 14
Correspondence between Prof. Whitnall and M. Newman concerning list of museum exhibits

7 pages

Box 5 Folder 183
1935 August 15
ASL from H.O. Whitnall to US War Department concerning flood control of waterways, lakes and reservoirs in Central NY

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 184
1935 October 16
H.O. Whitnall to Curator of the Milwaukee Museum concerning gloss prints of Iroquois at the "Atwood side"

1 page

Box 5 Folder 185
1935 October 23
H.O. Whitnall to Fred concerning interview with Mr. Osbourne concerning state parks and natural resources publications

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 186
1936 June 7
H.O. Whitnall to James Evans concerning Jamesville Cataract Models

3 pages

Box 5 Folder 187
1936 June 4
R.E. Tarbett to Prof. Whitnall concerning dyes used to trace underground flow of water

5 pages

Box 5 Folder 188
1936 June 12
ASL from Marshall Higgins to Prof. Whitnall concerning Indian stockade and village in the Pratt's Falls Park area

1 page

Box 5 Folder 189
1936 June 12 - June 23
Correspondence between Prof. Whitnall and James Evans concerning model of Chenango Valley and leaflet

5 pages

Box 5 Folder 190
1937 March 1
ASL from Nelson Greene to Prof. Whitnall concerning animation makers

1 page

Box 5 Folder 191
1937 March 17
ASL from James Evans to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on Clark Reservation

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 192
1945 February 7
ASL from Schermerhorn to Prof. Whitnall concerning date and cost of building the canal feeders in Madison Co.

1 page

Box 5 Folder 193
1939 September 1
Correspondence: Prof. Whitnall concerning Shell-marl

9 pages

Box 5 Folder 194
1939 November 7
ASL from A.I. Kaplan to Prof. Whitnall concerning use of molasses to make plastic

8 pages

Box 5 Folder 195
1940 January 8
ASL from Earl Trager to Prof. Whitnall concerning pamphlet describing petrified gardens in Saratoga

4 pages

Box 5 Folder 196
1939 December 22
ASL from W.G. Pierce to Prof. Whitnall concerning bone found in Cody, Wyo.

1 page

Box 5 Folder 197
1939 December 27
H.O. Whitnall to William Groat concerning publicizing the natural and historical features of state parks

2 pages

Box 5 Folder 198
1940 January 23
ASL from William Creager to Prof. Whitnall concerning: thank you for copy of "Story of Glacial Sands"

1 page

Box 5 Folder 199
undated
Report on the geological conditions and relations between the lands of Frank Phillips and the Vestal Hill Memorial Cemetery
Box 5 Folder 200
1935 December 16 - 1941 February 25
Correspondence between Prof. Whitnall and Hinnman, Howard & Katell re: lawsuit of Frank Phillips against the Vestal Hill Memorial Cemetery

14 pages

Box 6 Folder 201
undated
ASL from Richard Abbott, Writers Digest, to Prof. Whitnall concerning manuscript of "The Jinks of Jenks"

5 pages

Box 6 Folder 202
undated
Manuscript of "The Jinks of Jenks"

13 pages

Box 6 Folder 203
1943 December 1
ASL from Walter McLellan, Saratoga Springs Commission to Prof. Whitnall concerning conference with Dr. Catherwood
Box 6 Folder 204
1943 December 22
ASL from Charles Conger, Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce, to Dr. Whitnall concerning violet growing industry

1 page

Box 6 Folder 205
1943 December 28
ASL from Mary E. Cunningham, NYSHA, to Dr. Whitnall concerning the statement "More engagements in the Revolutionary War took place in New York"

1 page

Box 6 Folder 206
1944 January 6
H.O. Whitnall to Henry Knaust concerning mushroom industry

3 pages

Box 6 Folder 207
1944 January 10
ASL from John King Prof. Whitnall concerning relevant information

1 page

Box 6 Folder 208
1944 January 18
ASL from H. Saltford to Prof. Whitnall concerning information on violets

1 page

Box 6 Folder 209
1944 February 8
ASL from H. Saltford to Prof. Whitnall concerning manuscript of sweet violets

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 210
1944 February 9
ASL from H.O. Whitnall to Empire State Pickling Plant concerning pickling industry

1 page

Box 6 Folder 211
1944 February 13
ASL from H.O. Saltford to Dr. Whitnall concerning Ethan Coon's knowledge of violets

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 212
1944 April 20
ASL from Anne Former, Magazine Digest, to Prof. Whitnall concerning article for Magazine Digest

13 pages

Box 6 Folder 213
1944 May 10
Purchase of all rights to the article "Iceland - A Semitropical Garden"

3 pages

Box 6 Folder 214
1944 May 12
Arthur Staubitz to H.O. Whitnall concerning number of square miles covered by lava

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 215
1944 May 15
ASL from C.A. Hartnagel to proof. Whitnall concerning information on the limestone industry in NY

6 pages

Box 6 Folder 216
1944 July 11
ASL from George N. Garrison to Prof. Whitnall concerning ancient village in Mesa Verde

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 217
1944 September 23
H.O. Whitnall to Carleton C. Murdock concerning Jefferson

1 page

Box 6 Folder 218
1944 November 11
ASL from Reginald Purbrick to Prof. Whitnall concerning increasing the activities of earthquakes and volcanoes by artificial means

16 pages

Box 6 Folder 219
1944 December 26
ASL from Olof Lindqvist to Prof. Whitnall concerning article called "Racing to Dig the Earth's Deepest Hole"

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 220
1945 February 3
ASL from Orr Goodson to Prof. Whitnall concerning photos of the California Condor and the extinct passenger pigeon

1 page

Box 6 Folder 221
1945 February 19
ASL William Sweet to Prof. Whitnall concerning article called "The Water Wizard of Mojave"

1 page

Box 6 Folder 222
1945 March 31
ASL from George Redd to Prof. Whitnall concerning diamonds in Canada

1 page

Box 6 Folder 223
1945 April 4
ASL from Charles Hunt to Prof. Whitnall concerning letter of appreciation

1 page

Box 6 Folder 224
1945 April 18
ASL from F.C.C. Lynch to proof. Whitnall concerning prints of oil shales

1 page

Box 6 Folder 225
undated
Photograph. Special presentation to Prof. Whitnall of a carved box
Box 6 Folder 226
1943 May 22
Testimonial dinner in honor of Prof. Whitnall
Box 6 Folder 227
undated
Asa Leonard to Prof. Whitnall concerning 40 years of service to Colgate and DKE

1 page

Box 6 Folder 228
1943 May 24
"Dr. Whitnall Honored at DKE Testimonial" Utica Daily Press

2 pages

Box 6 Folder 229
1943 May 1
"Deke Chapter Honors 'Whit' at Fete Here" Colgate Alumni News

1 page

Box 6 Folder 230
1943 January 14
ASL from Charley Mitchell to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 231
1943 January 15
ASL from Robert A. Jones to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 232
1943 January 15
ASL from George Dodge to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 233
1943 January 17
ASL from John A. Briggs concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 234
1943 January 18
ASL from James Colgate to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 235
1943 January 18
ASL from Henry Phillips to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 236
1943 January 18
ASL from Byron to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 237
1943 January 18
ASL from William Hillman to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 238
1943 January 20
ASL from Arthur Griffin to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 239
1943 January 20
ASL from L.M. Rockwell to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 240
1943 January 20
ASL from J. Boyd Mullan to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 241
1943 January 20
ASL from Mortimer Stone to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 242
1943 January 25
ASL from W.J. Klopp to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 243
1943 January 25
ASL from Jim Stowlett to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 244
1943 January 25
ASL from P.C. Cornelius to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 245
1943 January 27
ASL from Horace Bromfield to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 246
1943 January 30
ASL from F. Gordham Brigham to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 247
1943 February 19
ASL from William Wilson to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 248
1943 April 9
ASL from William Parke to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 249
1943 May 18
ASL from Ray Brooks to Prof. Whitnall concerning inability to be at 40th anniversary celebration

1 page

Box 6 Folder 250
1943 June 8
ASL from W.T.C. Carpenter to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 251
1943 July 14
ASL from C.B. Whitnall to Prof. Whitnall concerning congratulations on 40th anniversary

1 page

Box 6 Folder 252
undated
Photograph. Portrait of Harold O. Whitnall
Box 6 Folder 253
undated
Photograph. Portrait of H.O. Whitnall owned by Mrs. Whitnall
Box 6 Folder 254
undated
Photograph. Portrait of H.O. Whitnall in Lathrop Hall
Box 6 Folder 255
undated
Photograph. Various photos of Whitnall
Box 7 Folder 256
1945 May 18
Western Union Telegraph from Governor and Mrs. Thomas E. Dewey to Mrs. Whitnall concerning: expressing their condolences

1 page

Box 7 Folder 257
1945 May 20
Service for Harold O. Whitnall held in Memorial Chapel, 2 copies

5 pages

Box 7 Folder 258
1945 May 28
Madison County Republican Committee. Resolutions on the death of Harold O. Whitnall, 2 copies

4 pages

Box 7 Folder 259
1945 July 2
Resolution on the death of Prof. Whitnall by the Southern California Colgate Alumni Club

1 page

Box 7 Folder 260
undated
Tribute to Harold O. Whitnall

2 pages

Box 7 Folder 261
1945 November 4
ASL from Bob Stringer to Mrs. Whitnall concerning death of Prof. Whitnall

2 pages

Box 7 Folder 262
1945 October 14
Memorial Services for George Watson Cobb, Harold Orville Whitnall and Ellery Channing Huntington
Box 7 Folder 263
1949 May 19
ASL from William Parke to Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon concerning reception for Mrs. Whitnall

1 page

Box 7 Folder 264
undated
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brooks, Western Union Telegraph to Mu of DKE concerning reception for Mrs. Whitnall

1 page

Box 7 Folder 265
1946 July 8
ASL from W.W. Wilson to Mrs. Whitnall concerning bereavement in the loss of Prof. Whitnall

1 page

Box 7 Folder 266
1949 November 6
ASL from Jim Howlett to Mrs. Whitnall concerning opening her home to the Class of 1900

1 page

Box 7 Folder 267
undated
"Prof. Harold O. Whitnall '00 is Honored. Moving Ceremony Marks Unveiling of His Portrait" Colgate Alumni News

1 page

Box 7 Folder 268
undated
Card of bereavement from the Hamilton Lodge
Box 7 Folder 269
1945 May 1
Newspaper articles on the death of Harold O. Whitnall

15 pages

Box 7 Folder 270
1943 May 22
Memory book from Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Book 1
Box 7 Folder 271
1943 May 22
Memory book from Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Book 2
Box 8 Folder 272
1942 July 10
ASL from A.C. Doyle, Gaines Food Co. Inc. to Prof. Whitnall concerning papers Whitnall submitted on dogs

9 pages

Box 8 Folder 273
undated
Manuscript on ancient dogs. "The ancestral pathway of the dog now culminates in many forks"

7 pages

Box 8 Folder 274
undated
Manuscript on ancient dogs. "Whether your dog is the haughty professor or blue ribbons"

10 pages

Box 8 Folder 275
undated
Manuscript on ancient dogs. "The dog was the first of all animals to be domesticated by man"

10 pages

Box 8 Folder 276
undated
Photographs. Various dogs
Box 8 Folder 277
undated
Photographs showing different dogs
Box 8 Folder 278
1942 September 6
"The Wags. That's what they have begun to call our canine army. Uncle Sam wants 125,000 dogs to join up." The New York Times Magazine
Box 8 Folder 279
2005 April 21
"Whitnall, Harold O." from Whos in New York

1 page

Box 8 Folder 280
undated
Animal Jingles The Zeuglodon

4 pages

Box 8 Folder 281
undated
A Geological Fragment

2 pages

Box 8 Folder 282
undated
Animal Jingles, Prehistoric animals

15 pages

Box 8 Folder 283
2005 April 24
Blackout for Herbs and Spices manuscript, 2 copies

12 pages

Box 8 Folder 284
undated
Caveman Art manuscript

8 pages

Box 8 Folder 285
undated
Cormander? Gourmets. manuscripts

8 pages

Box 8 Folder 286
undated
Adversity before and after Adam. manuscript

9 pages

Box 8 Folder 287
undated
The Dean's Story manuscript

19 pages

Box 8 Folder 288
undated
New light on an old myth manuscript, 2 copies

20 pages

Box 8 Folder 289
undated
Speaking on the price of eggs manuscript

15 pages

Box 8 Folder 290
undated
Earth Quakes "In her labor to bring forth mountains" manuscript

8 pages

Box 8 Folder 291
undated
Earth Quakes "Famine, flood, pestilence and earthquakes are four wild horsemen" manuscript

16 pages

Box 8 Folder 292
undated
Evolution: A Fantasy Poem

10 pages

Box 8 Folder 293
undated
The First Aviator manuscript

7 pages

Box 8 Folder 294
undated
Freezing "A new ice-age is approaching" manuscript

4 pages

Box 8 Folder 295
1939 July 25 - August 25
Correspondence: Prof. Whitnall and Birds Eye Laboratories concerning frozen food over long periods of time

6 pages

Box 8 Folder 296
1939 August 5
ASL from H.A. Carpenter to Prof. Whitnall concerning frozen food over long periods of time
Box 8 Folder 297
undated
20,000 Years in Cold Storage manuscript

9 pages

Box 8 Folder 298
undated
The Goose is Quite a Bird manuscript, 2 copies

19 pages

Box 8 Folder 299
undated
An Honorary Degree is Granted manuscript

4 pages

Box 8 Folder 300
undated
Human Hibernation "As weird a tale as ever was penned" manuscript

13 pages

Box 8 Folder 301
undated
Insecticides "Lights are burning late in the laboratories of the Department of Agriculture" manuscript, 2 copies

15 pages

Box 8 Folder 302
undated
A Jaw that is Worth its Weight in Gold manuscript, 3 copies

8 pages

Box 8 Folder 303
undated
The Johnstown Flood of Fifty Years Ago manuscript

10 pages

Box 8 Folder 304
undated
Lawn Fertilizers "The soil is the primeval womb of terrestrial life" manuscript

9 pages

Box 8 Folder 305
undated
Life of the Ancient Coal Bogs manuscript

6 pages

Box 8 Folder 306
undated
Animals of the Coal Swamp manuscript

5 pages

Box 8 Folder 307
undated
Martinique. The Fuse of the Caribbean manuscript

10 pages

Box 8 Folder 308
undated
Nickel manuscript

7 pages

Box 8 Folder 309
undated
The New Ice Age "Whenever our winters arrive early and are long and severe" manuscript

12 pages

Box 9 Folder 310
undated
Oil from a Jewelled Box manuscript, 3 copies

10 pages

Box 9 Folder 311
undated
Oil "A barrel of oil for a bottle of the new 3.2 beer" manuscript, 2 copies

9 pages

Box 9 Folder 312
undated
Oil for the Future manuscript

10 pages

Box 9 Folder 313
undated
A Rat, a Flea, and an Extinct Race of Man manuscript, 2 copies

18 pages

Box 9 Folder 314
undated
Riders of the Sky manuscript

20 pages

Box 9 Folder 315
undated
Rocks that Ring and Sands that Sing manuscript, 3 copies

10 pages

Box 9 Folder 316
undated
The Skin From Amoeba to Man manuscript
Box 9 Folder 317
undated
The Burial Ship at Sutton Hoo manuscript and photographs

29 pages

Box 9 Folder 318
undated
Tin. The Humble Servant of the Household manuscript

6 pages

Box 9 Folder 319
undated
The Story of the Tin Can manuscript

6 pages

Box 9 Folder 320
undated
A Brief History of the Canning Industry manuscript

3 pages

Box 9 Folder 321
undated
Trapping Star Dust manuscript, 2 copies

6 pages

Box 9 Folder 322
1939 September 14 - 1942 January 23
Correspondence: Prof. Whitnall & Country Life concerning publication of article on ancient horses

13 pages

Box 9 Folder 323
undated
Horses. "The horses of today are distinct and, in a number of ways, a unique group" manuscript

14 pages

Box 9 Folder 324
undated
Photograph. Various horse and etching photos
Box 9 Folder 325
1936 January 30
H.O. Whitnall to Warren T. Acker concerning chapters in book on Coal

2 pages

Box 9 Folder 326
undated
"Large production for 'Acker' Coal"

1 page

Box 9 Folder 327
undated
Book on Coal p. 1-19

19 pages

Box 9 Folder 328
undated
Book on Coal p. 24-36

13 pages

Box 9 Folder 329
undated
Book on Coal p. 37-45

9 pages

Box 9 Folder 330
undated
Book on Coal p. 46-49; 64-66; A-F

7+ pages

Box 9 Folder 331
undated
Drawings for coal book

17 pages

Box 9 Folder 332
1939 March 10
ASL from Irmis Johnson to Prof. Whitnall concerning story about effect of volcanoes on weather

3 pages

Box 9 Folder 333
1939 July 20
ASL from M.J. Porter to Prof. Whitnall concerning horses frozen in Siberia

5 pages

Box 9 Folder 334
1939 September 6
ASN from A. Meritt to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on Neanderthals

5 pages

Box 9 Folder 335
1940 January 9
H.O. Whitnall to A. Meritt concerning Short Shorts From Science

2 pages

Box 9 Folder 336
1940 February 24
H.O. Whitnall to A. Meritt concerning articles on volcanoes and human hibernation

5 pages

Box 9 Folder 337
1940 March 16
ASL from Irmis Johnson to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on volcanoes and weather

4 pages

Box 9 Folder 338
1940 November 2
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Potter concerning article titled "Ancient Blitzkrieg"

3 pages

Box 9 Folder 339
1940 December 2
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Potter concerning ancient Saxon burial boat (Sutton Hoo)

4 pages

Box 9 Folder 340
1941 February 4
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning King Solomon and volcanoes in Martinique articles

4 pages

Box 10 Folder 341
1941 April 30
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Potter concerning Edgar P. Chance's claim to photos inspired by his book

3 pages

Box 10 Folder 342
1941 May 20
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Potter concerning Martinique article

1 page

Box 10 Folder 343
1941 October 9
ASL from Irmis Johnson to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on using plankton as food

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 344
1941 December 16
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning manuscript of Ice Ages and Cryology

4 pages

Box 10 Folder 345
1942 February 9
ASL from Irmis Johnson to Prof. Whitnall concerning article about dropping bombs in Japanese volcanoes

4 pages

Box 10 Folder 346
1942 February 10
Telegraphs between R.D Potter and H.O. Whitnall concerning clipping of radio broadcast

1 page

Box 10 Folder 347
1942 February 21
ASL from W.H. Simpson to Dr. Ilsley concerning suggestions of Dr. Whitnall

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 348
1942 February 24
ASL from J.C. Green to Prof. Whitnall concerning use of explosives in Japanese volcanoes

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 349
1942 April 27
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Merritt concerning article on weather forecasting

6 pages

Box 10 Folder 350
1942 July 24
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning termites. A throwback to when cockroaches were 4" long

1 page

Box 10 Folder 351
1943 August 4
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on volcanoes and their origins

3 pages

Box 10 Folder 352
1944 January 17
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning invitation to serve as a member of a special staff of scientific writers

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 353
1944 March 26
H.O. Whitnall to Miss Johnson concerning article on Vesuvius

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 354
1944 April 15
H.O. Whitnall to R.D. Potter concerning article on lost jaw

5 pages

Box 10 Folder 355
1944 April 24
ASL from Irmis Johnson to Prof. Whitnall concerning diagram in Life magazine on the make up of the earth's crust

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 356
1944 May 1
H.O. Whitnall to R.D. Potter concerning return of double payment

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 357
1944 June 19
Telegram from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning information on missing jaw article

3 pages

Box 10 Folder 358
1944 May 26
H.O. Whitnall to R.D. Potter concerning diamond story

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 359
1944 June 2
H.O. Whitnall to R.D. Potter concerning Diamond story, manuscript included

8 pages

Box 10 Folder 360
1944 June 19
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning information on missing jaw article

3 pages

Box 10 Folder 361
1944 October 14
H.O. Whitnall to Mr. Potter concerning article on the deepest well

1 page

Box 10 Folder 362
1944 December 4
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning story on meteors, manuscript included

14 pages

Box 10 Folder 363
1944 December 29
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning name of Texas oil company

1 page

Box 10 Folder 364
2005 April 27
R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on the deepest hole in the world

1 page

Box 10 Folder 365
1945 January 30
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on man-made earthquakes, manuscript included

10 pages

Box 10 Folder 366
1945 February 5
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning dinosaur story

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 367
1945 March 26
ASL from R.D. Potter to Prof. Whitnall concerning article on ice ages

3 pages

Box 10 Folder 368
1945 June 12
ASL from Elizabeth Whitnall to Roy Marshall concerning Prof. Whitnall's article in the American Weekly

2 pages

Box 10 Folder 369
undated
"For fifteen years the body of Nikolai Lenin has lain within its glass sarcophagus" manuscript

8 pages

Box 10 Folder 370
undated
"Scattered through the Mississippi valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico are queer shaped mounds of earth" manuscript

7 pages

Box 10 Folder 371
undated
"The hope of Isaiah of the day when men shall 'beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks'" manuscript

16 pages

Box 10 Folder 372
undated
"A graveyard containing the bones of at least 19 dinosaurs has been discovered" manuscript

7 pages

Box 10 Folder 373
undated
"Finding hidden underground waters by drilling was a costly hit or miss affair" manuscript

7 pages

Box 10 Folder 374
undated
"Even global warfare has not been able to keep the perennial sea-serpents out of the news" manuscript

10 pages

Box 10 Folder 375
undated
"A new world's record for deep holes was established recently" manuscript

4 pages


Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Sharlene Disla and Sarah Keen, March 2, 2012.

Citation

[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], A1045, Harold Orville Whitnall papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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