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Alfred H. Whittaker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000757
The papers of Dr. Whittaker relate to his work with Future Detroit, Inc. Citizens' Housing and Planning Council. The Citizens' Housing and Planning Council of Detroit was organized in 1936 and Dr. Whittaker joined the Board in 1940. It reorganized in 1949-1950, when it became Future Detroit, Inc.-Citizens' Housing and Planning Council. Dr. Whittaker served as Vice-President and President of the reorganized Council.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

A founding member of the Detroit Metropolitan Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Alfred Whittaker practiced medicine at several Detroit hospitals and was active in various metropolitan Detroit organizations, serving as a president of Future Detroit Inc. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Council and on the Wayne State University Board of Governors. Dr. Whittaker’s papers relate to his work with Future Detroit Inc.

History

Dr. Alfred H. Whittaker was born in 1894. A graduate of Ohio State University, he moved to Detroit in 1922 after completing residencies at Bellevue Division of Cornell University and Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Whittaker practiced at several hospitals in Detroit and was a founding member of the Detroit Metropolitan Rehabilitation Institute. In addition to his prolific medical activities, Dr. Whittaker had numerous posts in various metropolitan organizations and clubs, including a term as President of Future Detroit, Inc. Citizens' Housing and Planning Council and a member of the Board of Governors, Wayne State University. Dr. Whittaker died in April of 1982.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of Dr. Alfred H. Whittaker were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in March of 1976 by Dr. Whittaker and were opened for research in April of 1989.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in April, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Alfred H. Whittaker Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1989-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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