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Title: Frederick C. Whitney Papers, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0268
Extent: 0.84 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1972
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Frederick C. Whitney was born December 3, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and later Yale University.  During 1940, Whitney served as a reporter for the Havana Post and Havana P.M. newspapers in Cuba, and in 1943 served as a reporter for the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express.

In 1943, Whitney entered the US Army and was commissioned in January of 1944. Upon discharge in 1946, he entered San Diego State College as an undergraduate, working on several news staffs in San Diego County. From 1950 to 1952, Whitney was involved with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, acting as General Manager and later as Public Relations Director.

After a short term as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of San Diego, he acted as President and Owner of Frederick C. Whitney Company, public relations consultants. During this time, Whitney was also a quarter-time lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at San Diego State College.  From 1967-1970, Whitney was a half-time lecturer in the Department of Journalism at San Diego State College.

After being tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in the Journalism Department at San Diego State University, Whitney was elected Chairman of the Department in 1975.

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Acquired: 1977
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
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Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Frederick C. Whitney Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
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