Alderson, William T. (William Thomas), 1926-

From Archivopedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(19 intermediate revisions not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
-
William Thomas Alderson
+
<startFeed />
==Early Life==  
==Early Life==  
 +
William Thomas Alderson (1926-1992) was born in Schenectady, New York.<ref>http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017</ref>
-
==Education==  
+
==Education<ref>http://books.google.com/books?id=vDjqRoSCvUAC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22Alderson,+William+T.%22&source=web&ots=-olVM7itR0&sig=U_alD94AYrGFI4fEvyj4rA4QRX8</ref><ref>http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017</ref>==  
-
==Employment==  
+
* Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, 1947
 +
* Master of Arts in History from Vanderbilt University, 1952
 +
* Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University, 1952
 +
 
 +
==Employment<ref>http://books.google.com/books?id=vDjqRoSCvUAC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22Alderson,+William+T.%22&source=web&ots=-olVM7itR0&sig=U_alD94AYrGFI4fEvyj4rA4QRX8</ref><ref>http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017</ref>==
 +
 
 +
* Editor, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 1956
 +
* Executive secretary of the Tennessee Historical Society, 1957
 +
* Assistant State Librarian and Archivist, 1959
 +
* Director Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1961-1964
 +
* Director, American Association for State and Local History, 1964-1978
 +
* Director, Museum Studies Program, University of Delaware, 1978-1982
 +
* Director, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, NY, 1982-1986?
 +
* Director, Strong Museum, NY, ?-?
 +
* President, Old Salem, Inc., NC, 1986-1991
==Professional Contributions==  
==Professional Contributions==  
 +
Alderson made numerous contributions to state and local history and museum studies during his lifetime. Of particular importance is his frequently cited book, ''Interpretation of Historic Sites'' (1995). He played a leading role in the American Association of Museums.
 +
 +
==Additional Biographical Materials==
 +
Additional biographical information about Alderson can be found in the Vanderbilt University Archives<ref>http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/archives/archives/910.pdf</ref> and Texas Tech University's Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library<ref>http://swco.ttu.edu/Reference/Collections/ReferenceList/Pages/refa.htm</ref>
 +
Two letters to Sherrell Figuers dated 1963 are located in the Figuers Collection, 1764-1965  at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. A photograph located in the Division of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, depicts Alderson at the 1962 Society of American Archivists annual meeting held in Rochester, New York, along with Harold Pinkett, Robert Brown, and Al Leisinger, Jr. <ref>http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/arch/findaids/uwmmss172/photos.html</ref>
 +
 +
==Archival Materials==
 +
* Alabama, William T. Alderson, Peter A. Brannon, Milo Barrett Howard, Marie Bankhead Owen, and Thomas McAdory Owen. 1901. Board of Trustees minutes, reports, and correspondence.
 +
* Horn, Stanley Fitzgerald, Sherman Adams, William T. Alderson, Campbell H. Brown, Bruce Catton, Estes Kefauver, James Percy Priest, et al. 1938. Papers.
==Bibliography -- Primary Works, A Chronology==  
==Bibliography -- Primary Works, A Chronology==  
Line 14: Line 38:
* Alderson, William T. 1952. "The Freedmen's Bureau and Negro education in Virginia". North Carolina Historical Review. 29 (1).  
* Alderson, William T. 1952. "The Freedmen's Bureau and Negro education in Virginia". North Carolina Historical Review. 29 (1).  
* Alderson, William T. 1952. The influence of military rule and the Freedmen's Bureau on Reconstruction in Virginia, 1865-1870.
* Alderson, William T. 1952. The influence of military rule and the Freedmen's Bureau on Reconstruction in Virginia, 1865-1870.
 +
* Alderson, William T., ed. 1954. “The Civil War Reminiscences of John Johnston, 1861-1865.” Part I: Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
 +
* Alderson, William T., ed. 1955. “The Civil War Reminiscences of John Johnston, 1861-1865.” Part II: Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
 +
* Alderson, William T., ed. 1956. “The Civil War Diary of Captain James Litton Cooper, September 30, 1861, to January, 1865.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 15.
 +
* Holman, James Hardy, Beatrice Milhous Rees, and William T. Alderson. 1957. "A Tennessean, Texas, and camels: the diary of James H. Holman, June 11 to August 25, 1860". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
* Alderson, William T. 1959. "Taft, Roosevelt, and the U.S. Steel case: a letter of Jacob McGavock Dickinson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.  
* Alderson, William T. 1959. "Taft, Roosevelt, and the U.S. Steel case: a letter of Jacob McGavock Dickinson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.  
 +
* Cushman, Nancy Cox-McCormack, and William T. Alderson. 1960. "Five weeks in London, England, 1931 modeling from life the portrait bust of Mahatma Gandhi: a memoir". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
 +
* Lea, Luke, and William T. Alderson. 1961. "The attempt to capture the Kaiser". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
* Alderson, William T., and Hulan Glyn Thomas. 1963. Historic sites in Tennessee. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
* Alderson, William T., and Hulan Glyn Thomas. 1963. Historic sites in Tennessee. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
 +
* Wales, William, and William T. Alderson. 1964. ""A plea for the man of the past". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
* Alderson, William T., and Robert Martin McBride. 1965. Landmarks of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Society.
* Alderson, William T., and Robert Martin McBride. 1965. Landmarks of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Society.
 +
* Alderson, William T. 1966. Salaries in historical agencies: a special report. Nashville, Tenn: American Association for State and Local History.
* Alderson, William T. 1966. Tennessee: a students' guide to localized history. New York: Teachers College Press.  
* Alderson, William T. 1966. Tennessee: a students' guide to localized history. New York: Teachers College Press.  
* McDonough, James L., and William T. Alderson. 1967. "Republican politics and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.  
* McDonough, James L., and William T. Alderson. 1967. "Republican politics and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.  
Line 25: Line 57:
* Alderson, William T., Paula A. Hiles, and Donna McDonald. 1971. A manual on the printing of newsletters. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.  
* Alderson, William T., Paula A. Hiles, and Donna McDonald. 1971. A manual on the printing of newsletters. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.  
* Alderson, William T. 1972. Securing grant support; effective planning and preparation. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.  
* Alderson, William T. 1972. Securing grant support; effective planning and preparation. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.  
-
* Alderson, William T. 1975. Using consultants effectively. Nashville, Tenn: American Association for State and Local History.
+
* Alderson, William T. 1975, March. Using consultants effectively. Nashville, Tenn: American Association for State and Local History.
* Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1976. Interpretation of historic sites. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
* Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1976. Interpretation of historic sites. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
-
* Alderson, William T. 1976. American issues: understanding who we are. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.  
+
* Alderson, William T. 1976. American issues: understanding who we are. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History Press.  
* Alderson, William T., and Robert Hiram White. 1978. A guide to the study and reading of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
* Alderson, William T., and Robert Hiram White. 1978. A guide to the study and reading of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
-
* Alderson, William T. 1992. Mermaids, mummies, and mastodons: the emergence of the American museum: [exhibition]. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums.  
+
* Alderson, William T. 1979, Fall. "Facing the issues = Face à notre avenir". Canadian Museums Association Gazette 12:4, 12-21.
-
* Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1995. Interpretation of historic sites. Walnut Creek, Calif. [u.a.]: AltaMira Press.  
+
* Alderson, William T. 1982, November/December. "Right from the start : the Strong Museum opens its doors". Museum News 61:2, 48-53.
-
+
* Alderson, William T. 1983. "Honoring a museum master : Edward P. Alexander receives distinguished service award". Museum News 62:1, 46-54.
-
==References==
+
* Alderson, William T. 1992. Mermaids, mummies, and mastodons: the emergence of the American museum: [exhibition]. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums.
 +
* Alderson, William T. 1993. "Standing Out In The Crowd." History News, Volume 48, Number 3. American Association for State and Local History. Nashville, Tennessee
 +
* Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1995. Interpretation of historic sites. Walnut Creek, Calif. [u.a.]: AltaMira Press.
 +
==References==
<references/>
<references/>
-
==Research Guide==
+
==External Links==
-
{{Template:Research guide}}
+
* [http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=google-coop&cof=AH%3Aleft%3BS%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Farchivopedia.com%2F_mgxroot%2Fpage_10753.html%3BCX%3AArchivopedia%3BL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Farchivopedia.com%2F_mgxroot%2FArchivopedia_logo.gif%3BLH%3A100%3BLP%3A1%3BGFNT%3A%23666666%3BDIV%3A%23cccccc%3B&adkw=AELymgU_B81mo8wc4ujEktZwzTaNjDyx3mGF-AuDyg8NkDCEMg9EZI2iNnIle3AefIbizUkgN2uq2VnJ-16bgVDJTLDstg4i2rzHHT1idY4n_rlH1VzR0cxOZ0UNjJR7s-fKYAtE_6Rs6Vx60IcNnSpjfQLuuAWta2qSrCBn1VO3PH37-zEkvQRHItLwKFjEXkg3wzhiNIXfgAbW4wWjFCT3aC0ujgLmkQ&q=%22Alderson%2C+William+T.%22&cx=015163296236589997800%3A4lnpmecgxu0 Additional Research Materials]
 +
* [http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=%22William+T.+Alderson%22 Images]
 +
 
 +
<endFeed />
==AddThis Bookmark==
==AddThis Bookmark==

Current revision as of 23:01, 8 March 2008

Contents

Early Life

William Thomas Alderson (1926-1992) was born in Schenectady, New York.[1]

Education[1][1]

  • Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, 1947
  • Master of Arts in History from Vanderbilt University, 1952
  • Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University, 1952

Employment[1][1]

  • Editor, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 1956
  • Executive secretary of the Tennessee Historical Society, 1957
  • Assistant State Librarian and Archivist, 1959
  • Director Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1961-1964
  • Director, American Association for State and Local History, 1964-1978
  • Director, Museum Studies Program, University of Delaware, 1978-1982
  • Director, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, NY, 1982-1986?
  • Director, Strong Museum, NY, ?-?
  • President, Old Salem, Inc., NC, 1986-1991

Professional Contributions

Alderson made numerous contributions to state and local history and museum studies during his lifetime. Of particular importance is his frequently cited book, Interpretation of Historic Sites (1995). He played a leading role in the American Association of Museums.

Additional Biographical Materials

Additional biographical information about Alderson can be found in the Vanderbilt University Archives[1] and Texas Tech University's Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library[1] Two letters to Sherrell Figuers dated 1963 are located in the Figuers Collection, 1764-1965 at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. A photograph located in the Division of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, depicts Alderson at the 1962 Society of American Archivists annual meeting held in Rochester, New York, along with Harold Pinkett, Robert Brown, and Al Leisinger, Jr. [1]

Archival Materials

  • Alabama, William T. Alderson, Peter A. Brannon, Milo Barrett Howard, Marie Bankhead Owen, and Thomas McAdory Owen. 1901. Board of Trustees minutes, reports, and correspondence.
  • Horn, Stanley Fitzgerald, Sherman Adams, William T. Alderson, Campbell H. Brown, Bruce Catton, Estes Kefauver, James Percy Priest, et al. 1938. Papers.

Bibliography -- Primary Works, A Chronology

  • Alderson, William T. 1949. The freedmen's bureau in Virginia. Thesis (M.A. in History)--Vanderbilt University, 1949.
  • Alderson, William T. 1952. "The Freedmen's Bureau and Negro education in Virginia". North Carolina Historical Review. 29 (1).
  • Alderson, William T. 1952. The influence of military rule and the Freedmen's Bureau on Reconstruction in Virginia, 1865-1870.
  • Alderson, William T., ed. 1954. “The Civil War Reminiscences of John Johnston, 1861-1865.” Part I: Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T., ed. 1955. “The Civil War Reminiscences of John Johnston, 1861-1865.” Part II: Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T., ed. 1956. “The Civil War Diary of Captain James Litton Cooper, September 30, 1861, to January, 1865.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 15.
  • Holman, James Hardy, Beatrice Milhous Rees, and William T. Alderson. 1957. "A Tennessean, Texas, and camels: the diary of James H. Holman, June 11 to August 25, 1860". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T. 1959. "Taft, Roosevelt, and the U.S. Steel case: a letter of Jacob McGavock Dickinson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Cushman, Nancy Cox-McCormack, and William T. Alderson. 1960. "Five weeks in London, England, 1931 modeling from life the portrait bust of Mahatma Gandhi: a memoir". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Lea, Luke, and William T. Alderson. 1961. "The attempt to capture the Kaiser". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T., and Hulan Glyn Thomas. 1963. Historic sites in Tennessee. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
  • Wales, William, and William T. Alderson. 1964. ""A plea for the man of the past". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T., and Robert Martin McBride. 1965. Landmarks of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Society.
  • Alderson, William T. 1966. Salaries in historical agencies: a special report. Nashville, Tenn: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Alderson, William T. 1966. Tennessee: a students' guide to localized history. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • McDonough, James L., and William T. Alderson. 1967. "Republican politics and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • Alderson, William T. 1969. Marking and correcting copy for your printer. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Smith, Sam B., Dan M. Robison, and William T. Alderson. 1969. Newspapers, alternatives for their preservation: Tennessee's newspaper microfilming program, 1857-1969. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Inc.
  • Alderson, William T. 1970. Historical publications.
  • Alderson, William T. 1971. Tennessee lives; the Volunteer State historical record. Hopkinsville, Ky: Historical Record Association.
  • Alderson, William T., Paula A. Hiles, and Donna McDonald. 1971. A manual on the printing of newsletters. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Alderson, William T. 1972. Securing grant support; effective planning and preparation. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Alderson, William T. 1975, March. Using consultants effectively. Nashville, Tenn: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1976. Interpretation of historic sites. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
  • Alderson, William T. 1976. American issues: understanding who we are. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History Press.
  • Alderson, William T., and Robert Hiram White. 1978. A guide to the study and reading of Tennessee history. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission.
  • Alderson, William T. 1979, Fall. "Facing the issues = Face à notre avenir". Canadian Museums Association Gazette 12:4, 12-21.
  • Alderson, William T. 1982, November/December. "Right from the start : the Strong Museum opens its doors". Museum News 61:2, 48-53.
  • Alderson, William T. 1983. "Honoring a museum master : Edward P. Alexander receives distinguished service award". Museum News 62:1, 46-54.
  • Alderson, William T. 1992. Mermaids, mummies, and mastodons: the emergence of the American museum: [exhibition]. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums.
  • Alderson, William T. 1993. "Standing Out In The Crowd." History News, Volume 48, Number 3. American Association for State and Local History. Nashville, Tennessee
  • Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. 1995. Interpretation of historic sites. Walnut Creek, Calif. [u.a.]: AltaMira Press.

References


External Links

AddThis Bookmark

Personal tools