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

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Early Life

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

Education[2][3]

  • 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[4][5]

  • 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.

Archival Material

  • 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.

Additional Materials

Additional Biographical Information can be found in the Vanderbilt University Archives.[6] Two letters to Sherrell Figuers dated 1963 are located in the Figuers Collection, 1764-1965 at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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.
  • Johnston, John, and William T. Alderson. 1954. "The Civil War reminiscences of John Johnston, 1861-1865". Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
  • 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. 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. 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., and Shirley Payne Low. 1995. Interpretation of historic sites. Walnut Creek, Calif. [u.a.]: AltaMira Press.

References

  1. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017
  2. http://books.google.com/books?id=vDjqRoSCvUAC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22Alderson,+William+T.%22&source=web&ots=-olVM7itR0&sig=U_alD94AYrGFI4fEvyj4rA4QRX8
  3. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017
  4. http://books.google.com/books?id=vDjqRoSCvUAC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22Alderson,+William+T.%22&source=web&ots=-olVM7itR0&sig=U_alD94AYrGFI4fEvyj4rA4QRX8
  5. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=A017
  6. http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/archives/archives/910.pdf

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