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William T. Winne Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-1014

Content Description

Correspondence, diaries, and photographs of William Winne, Union College alum and Professor of Biology. The William Winne Papers collection contains diaries, theses, correspondence, and photographs. Majority of the collection is diaries kept by Winne between 1929 and 1982 but there are no diaries dating from 1950 to 1962. These diaries cover a wide range of topics such as travel, social events, daily life, news related to World War II, business and school. In his later diaries, he wrote daily but his early entries were somewhat sporadic. The collection also contains his Master of Science thesis and Doctor of Philosophy thesis as well as a copy of the thesis written by Union alum, Howard Eugene Woodin, which Winne was the advisor. There is also a copy of a Union College Plant Survey that was completed in 1948 by several Union students under Winne’s supervision. The collection contains photographs that belonged to Winne, including a photogragh album. Most of the photographs are not labeled, but it is likely that the photographs are of Winne and his family. There is also correspondence with the majority of it being Winne’s correspondence with friend, Leonard Clark but there is also correspondence from Winne’s children and grandchildren.
Scope and Contents The William Winne papers contain diariees, theses, correspondence, and photographs. The majority of the collection is made up of diaries kept by Winne between 1929 to 1982, although there is a gap in the years 1950 to 1962. These diaries cover a wide range of topics such as travel, social events, daily life, news related to World War II, business, and school. In his later diaries, he wrote dialy but his early entries were somewhat sporadic. THe collection also contains his Master of Science thesis and Doctor of Philosophy thesis as well as a copy of the thesis written by a Union alum, Howard Eugene Woodin, for which Winne was the advisor. There is also a copy of a Union College Plant Survey that was completed in 1948 by several Union students under Winne's supervision. The collection contains photographs that belonged to Winne, including a photograph album. Most of the photographs are not labeled, but it is likely that the photographs are of Winne and his family. There is also correspondence, in which the majority is correspondence between Winne and a friend, Leonard Clark, as well as between Winne and his children and grandchildren.

Dates

  • 1929 - 1982

Language of Materials

English

Extent

2.51 Cubic Feet

2 Boxes

Bibliography

William Winne was born in Schenectady, New York on May 25, 1913. He graduated from Union College in 1934 with a degree in Modern Languages. He completed one year of graduate work in Economic Botany at Cornell University and received his Master of Science in 1935. He then worked with the Winne and McKain Company, based in Schenectady, in a managerial capacity before beginning his PhD at Cornell in 1939. His studies were interrupted by World War II. After three years of service in the United States military, he completed his degree in 1950. In September 1946, he was hired by Union College as an Assistant Professor of Biology. He retired from his position in 1980.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308 United States