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Finding Aid for the Lynn Townsend White Papers, 1937-1985
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Teaching Materials

 

Exams

Box 1, Folder 1

History 100, 1937-1942.

Box 1, Folder 2

History 121A, 1962-66, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

History 121E, 1960-1972.

Box 1, Folder 4

History 124, 1959-1961.

 

Medieval History

Box 1, Folder 5

M.A. Examinations, 1959-1970.

Box 1, Folder 6

Ph.D. Examinations, 1959-1970.

 

Lecture Notes

Box 1, Folder 7

History 11, 1940-43, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

History 100, n.d.

Box 1, Folders 9-10

History 101, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

History 101, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

History 121A [v.1], n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

History 121A [v.2], n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

History 121B, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

History 124, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

History 139, 1942.

Box 2, Folder 6

History 140, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

History 253AB, 1973-74, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 2

History 254A, 1967-68.

Box 3, Folder 3

History 314, n.d.

Box 3, Folders 4-6

Humanities III, n.d.

 

Reading Lists

Box 3, Folder 7

History 121A, 1971.

Box 3, Folder 8

History 121B, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

History 253AB, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

History 254AB, 1960.

 

Research Materials and Publications

Box 5, Folder 1

Action Curves and Clockwork Geniuses (article by C. Marchetti): reprint, 1984.

Box 5, Folder 2

Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World (article by A. Watson) - Review by Professor White, 1984.

Box 5, Folder 3

Anthropogenic Ecosystem and Soil Biodynamics (article by F.W. Pauli), n.d.

Box 5, Folder 4

Appeal from the Consumer, 1984.

Box 5, Folder 5

L'ascendant technologique de 1'Occident Medievale (article by P. Ashtor), 1983.

Box 5, Folder 6

Bagnara, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 5, Folder 7

Basilian Houses of Sicily, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript.
Box 5, Folder 8

Beyond the Ordinary Dimension, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Offprint.
Box 5, Folder 9

British Brodcasting Corporation/Courses by Newspaper, 1977-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and correspondence concerning courses on technology.
Box 5, Folder 10

Canons Regular in Norman Sicily, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten draft.
Box 5, Folder 11

The Changing Middle Ages, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten draft.
Box 5, Folder 12

Christians and Nature - article in Pacific Theological Review, 1975.

Box 5, Folder 13

The Day the Universe Changed (TV Series), 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Program summaries.
Box 5, Folder 14

Dead Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 15

Differing Attitudes Toward Technological Innovation in Ancient Rome, Islam, Byzantium, and the Medieval West, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 16

The Diffusion of the Lateen Sail, 1973-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, typescript and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 17

Diffusion vs. Independent Invention ..., n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript.
Box 5, Folder 18

The Early History of the Cam, 1960-1964, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, notes, correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 19

The Ecology of Our Science, 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Critiques, page-proofs and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 20

The Economic History of Europe (Book to which Professor White was a contributor), 1969-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Proofs and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 1

Education at the End of the Occident, 1958.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 2

Elixir Vitae, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten draft.
Box 6, Folder 3

The Embryology of Columbus' Discovery, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 6, Folder 4

Energy and the Way We Live, 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 5

Essays in Honor of Lynn White. Jr., 1975.

Scope and Content Note

(Book which was co-authored by two of Professor White's students)
Abstracts of articles and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 6

The Eurasian Context of Medieval Europe, 1979-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and reprint.
Box 6, Folder 7

The Excitement of Thinking, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Typed drafts and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 8

The Expansion of Technology, 500-1500, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of pamphlet.
Box 6, Folder 9

The Feel of the Road, 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of commencement address given at Bakersfield College.
Box 6, Folder 10

The Flower of Early Renaissance Technology, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 6, Folder 11

Food and History, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Typed drafts, notes.
Box 6, Folder 12

Further Essays on Medieval Technology and Science, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 6, Folder 13

Giovanni Portinari ... , 1965-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, drafts and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 14

Greek Documents in Bibl. Com. Palermo [word illegible] H 237, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 6, Folder 15

History and Horseshoe Nails, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 6, Folder 16

The History of Mathematics from Antiquity to the Present - (J. Dauben), 1985.

Box 6, Folder 17

How Do We Get Original Ideas? 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten draft and notes.
Box 6, Folder 18

The Iconography of Temperance, 1966-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Typed drafts; photos (24); negatives (7).
Box 6, Folder 19

Indic Elements in the Iconography of Petrarch's Trionfo della Morte, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint and correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 1

The Inventor of the Crankshaft: Guido da Vigevano, 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Typed draft.
Box 7, Folder 2

Jacopo Aconcio, 1961-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 3

The Legacy of the Middle Ages in the American Wild West, 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 7, Folder 4

The Liberation of Nature: Lynn White's Challenge Anew (article by H. Paul Santmire).

Box 7, Folder 5

Machina ex Deo, 1969-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with publisher and translator.
 

Manuscripts - Tentative, v.d.

Box 7, Folder 6

The California Mentality, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 7

Faculty Attitudes ..., 1967.

Box 7, Folder 8

The Mood of the Good Life, 1964.

Box 7, Folder 9

Reflections on Urbanization ..., n.d.

Box 7, Folder 10

Religion and the Disciplined Mind, 1961.

Box 7, Folder 11

Religion and Technology, 1962.

Box 7, Folder 12

Two Shapers of World Views, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 13

Medicine and History of Exploration of Matter, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Draft of speech.
Box 7, Folder 14

Medieval Borrowings from Further Asia, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 7, Folder 15

The Medieval Castle: Romance and Reality, n.d.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

Chapter written by Bernard S. Bachrach (one of Professor White's students).
Box 7, Folder 16

Medieval Europe Foresaw Planes, Cars, Submarines, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Draft of article for Scientific American.
Also, correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 17

Medieval Meeting of East and West, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of article.
Box 7, Folder 18

Medieval Religion and Technology, 1977-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Draft of introduction and correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 1

Medieval Technology and Social Change, 1956-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for chapters 1 and 3.
Box 8, Folder 2

Medieval Technology and Social Change, 1947-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for chapter 2.
Box 8, Folder 3

Medieval Technology: Transfers and Spinoffs, 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 8, Folder 4

Medieval Uses of Air - Article in Scientific American, 1970.

Box 8, Folder 5

On Time and Crime (article by C. Marcetti), 1985.

Box 8, Folder 6

The Origins of the Coach, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Draft and correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 7

The Pattern of Medieval Christianity, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Offprint.
Box 8, Folder 8

Pietro Rambulo da Messina, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and bibliography.
Box 8, Folder 9

Pietro Ransano, 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography and correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 10

The Quest for Uncertainty, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of speech given at the University of Illinois.
Box 8, Folder 11

Religion and Culture in Our Time, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of chapters.
Box 9, Folder 4

Rethinking Science for a Rethought World, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 5

Reticences of the Middle Ages, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Offprint.
Box 9, Folder 6

Review of J. Needham's Science and Traditional China, 1983.

Box 10, Folder 1

Richard Lectures, University of Virginia, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

(These lectures were published in 1962 under the title Medieval Technology and Social Change)
Correspondence.
Box 10, Folder 2

Science and a Sense of Self, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and correspondence.
Box 10, Folder 3

Sources for the History of Technology, 1961-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 10, Folder 4

Stanford University Alumni Association, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Itineraries for travel/study program in Guatamala.
Box 10, Folder 5

Technological Assesment ..., 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and reprint.
Box 10, Folder 6

Technological Development in the Transition ..., 1979-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts.
Box 10, Folder 7

Technology - article in Dictionary of the Middle Ages, 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts.
Box 11, Folder 1

Technology and the Future of Compassion, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reprint.
Box 11, Folder 2

Theophilus Presbyter and Rupert of Deutz ... (article by J. Van Engen), 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint.
Box 11, Folder 3

Three Biblical Songs [poems by Lynn White], 1956.

Box 11, Folder 4

Tools and Civilization, 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, corrected copy.
Box 11, Folder 5

The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem After Two Centuries, 1965-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reviews.
Box 11, Folder 6

Tribal Space, Civic Space and the Megalopolis - copy of article by Frank J. Frost, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 7

Two Past Energy Crunches, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Draft.
Box 11, Folder 8

Two Sicilian Rescripts, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
Box 11, Folder 9

Viator (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies journal) - review by R.H. Robbins, 1979.

Box 11, Folder 10

Notes for unidentified projects.

Box 11, Folder 11

Bibliography, 1957-71, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Yearly lists of Professor White's publications, lectures, courses taught, etc.
Box 11, Folder 12

Reports of Professor White on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1971-1983.

Box 11, Folder 13

Vita - Lynn White, Jr.

 

Research Letters

Box 9, Folder 1

1951-1958.

Box 9, Folder 2

1959-1970.

Box 9, Folder 3

1971-1985.

 

Correspondence Files

Box 12, Folder 1

Academie internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, 1963-1978.

Box 12, Folder 2

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1971-1979.

Box 12, Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1975.

Box 12, Folder 4

American Council of Learned Societies, 1970.

Box 12, Folder 5

American Philosophical Society, 1968-1971.

Box 12, Folder 6

Bernard Bachrach, 1971-1980.

Box 12, Folder 7

California Council for Humanities in Public Policy, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 8

Committee on Public Ceremonies, 1984-1985.

Box 12, Folder 9

Conference on pornography and obscenity, 1971-1972.

Box 12, Folder 10

Copyright, 1976-1978.

Box 12, Folder 11

Emeriti Association, UCLA, 1977.

Box 12, Folder 12

Faculty Honors Committee, 1974.

Box 12, Folder 13

Faculty Research Lectureship Committee, 1984.

Box 12, Folder 14

Foreign Contacts, 1962-1980.

Box 13, Folder 1

Friends of the Graphic Arts, UCLA, 1975.

Box 13, Folder 2

Future Publications, 1970-1983.

Box 13, Folder 3

Bruce Gelsinger, 1985.

Box 13, Folder 4

Haverford College, 1985.

Box 13, Folder 5

History of Science Society, 1980-1982.

Box 13, Folder 6

India Trip, 1980.

Box 13, Folder 7

Mautner Memorial Lectures Committee, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 8

Medieval Academy of America, 1963-1979.

Box 13, Folder 9

Medieval Academy of America, 1980-1985.

Box 13, Folder 10

National Humanities Center, 1977.

Box 13, Folder 11

Newcomb Award Selection Committee, 1983.

Box 13, Folder 12

Ordine al Merito della Repubblica, 1971.

Box 13, Folder 13

Phi Beta Kappa, 1980-1981.

Box 13, Folder 14

Publishers (invitations to write), 1959-1971.

 

Research Projects

Box 14, Folder 1

1969-1970.

Box 14, Folder 2

1971-1976.

Box 14, Folder 3

1978-1985.

Box 14, Folder 4

Royal Society of Arts, 1963.

Box 14, Folder 5

Society for the History of Discovery, 1971.

Box 14, Folder 6

Society for the History of Technology, 1962-1983.

Box 14, Folder 7

Society for Italian Historical Studies, n.d.

Box 14, Folder 8

UCLA Administration, 1957-1982.

Box 14, Folder 9

University Professorship, 1980.

Box 14, Folder 10

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1974.

Box 15, Folder 1

Fellowship Data, 1978-1984.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Box 15, Folder 2

(Faculty), 1971-1973.

Box 15, Folder 3

(Faculty), 1974-1977.

Box 15, Folder 4

(Faculty), 1978-1984.

Box 15, Folder 5

(Graduate Students), 1964-1972.

Box 15, Folder 6

(Graduate Students), 1973-1977.

Box 15, Folder 7

(Graduate Students), 1978-1985.

 

Bibliographical Files

Note

[Boxes 16-22 are card index boxes]
Boxes 16, 17

Bibliographies - general, n.d.

Box 18

Bibliographies - general: arranged alphabetically and by subject, n.d.

Boxes 19, 20

Bibliographies - general: arranged by subject, n.d.

Boxes 21, 22

Bibliographies for book, Medieval Technology and Social Change, n.d.

 

Photographs Used in Lynn White's Publications

Box 23, Folder 1

British Museum Horleian manuscript. 328 leaves fol. 48v, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 2

Photos used in book, Essays in Medieval Religion and Technology, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 3

Guillotine, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 4

Photos used in article Indic Influences on the Iconography of Petrarch's `Trionfo della Morta', n.d.

Box 23, Folder 5

Leiden manuscript Pereizone[?] f.17, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 6

Photos used in book, Medieval Technology and Social Change, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 7

Norman building in Cambridgeshire, England. 1979, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 8

Orvieto Facade, n.d.

Box 23, Folder 9

Petrore Pictures (guillotine, gypsies, f-shaped belt drive), n.d.

Box 23, Folder 10

Scientific American article photos, 1970.

Box 23, Folder 11

Smithsonian Book of Invention, 1979.

Box 23, Folder 12

Unidentified, n.d..

Flat Oversize Box 24

Oversize photo - unidentified.

Box 24

Celebration for Walter Horn and Ernest Born, May 8, 1980.

Box 25, Folder 1

The hardware of mathematics.

Box 25, Folders 2-4

Photocopied articles.

Box 25, Folder 5

Research notes.

Box 25, Folder 6

Buffaloes and death - Correspondence and research material.

Box 25, Folder 7

Medical astrologers - Correspondence and research material.

Box 25, Folder 8

Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

Box 25, Folder 9

The medieval English longbow: characteristics and origin.

Box 25, Folder 10

International Academy of the History of Science.

Box 25, Folder 11

Society for the History of Discoveries.

Box 25, Folder 12

Sons of Toil - Bohemian Club.

 

Correspondence

Box 26, Folder 1

1950s.

Box 26, Folder 2

1961.

Box 26, Folder 3

1962.

Box 26, Folder 4

1963.

Box 26, Folder 5

1964.

Box 26, Folder 6

1965.

Box 26, Folder 7

1967-68.

Box 26, Folder 8

1969.

Box 26, Folder 9

1970-71.

Box 26, Folder 10

1972-73.

Box 26, Folder 11

1975.

Box 26, Folder 12

1976-79.

Box 26, Folder 13

1980s.

Box 26, Folder 14

n.d.

Box 26, Folders 15-17

Articles.

Box 27, Folder 1

Articles.

Box 27, Folders 2-6

UCLA student term papers.

Box 27, Folder 7

Photographs and negatives.

Box 27, Folder 8

Articles by Cesare Marchetti.

Box 27, Folder 9

International Secretariat for Research on the History of Agricultural Implements.

Box 27, Folder 10

Technics and civilization, by Lewis Mumford.