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Guide to the Frederick C. Whitney Papers
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Frederick C. Whitney Papers
    Dates: 1968-1972
    Bulk Dates: 1972
    Identification: MS-0268
    Creator: Whitney, Frederick C., 1919-
    Physical Description: 0.84 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    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.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Geographic Name:

    Coastal ecology -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Coastal zone management -- California -- Citizen participation -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Personal Name:

    Whitney, Frederick C. -- Archives


    Referendum -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Topical Term:

    Political participation -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Property tax -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Administrative Information



    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Related Materials:

    California Proposition 20, Coastal Initiative Collection, MS-0195

    Scope and Contents

    The Frederick C. Whitney Papers document an important San Diego political and environmental issue, as well as the inner workings of a political association.  The collection is primarily concerned with the period in 1972 when Whitney was involved in the Coastal Initiative and Pollution Initiative Election Propositions. Materials include fact sheets, supportive arguments, and personal correspondence.