A Guide to the Albert E. Waugh Papers, undated, 1924-1984

A Guide to the Albert E. Waugh Papers An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Albert E. Waugh Papers
Creator
Waugh, Albert E.
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1924-1984
Extent
23.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Personal and professional papers, notebooks, and photographs of Albert E. Waugh, Professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut from 1924 until his retirement in 1965. Materials document his career, political activities, research interests and retirement.
Call Number
1988.0059
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Michael Chesnes and Krista Miller. (October 2012)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Albert E. Waugh Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

Return to Table of Contents »


Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Mrs. Waugh in 1985. Daily Journal (1974-1983) materials were donated by Dr. John Waugh in 2010.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Albert E. Waugh Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Connecticut.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Geographic Name(s)

  • Storrs (Conn.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Waugh, Albert E.

Subject(s)

  • Archives (institutions)
  • Educators

Return to Table of Contents »


Biography

Albert E. Waugh was born in 1902 in  Amherst, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from  Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1924. He received a Master of Science degree in economics from  Connecticut Agricultural College in 1926. He also attended  Columbia University in 1925 and the  University of Chicago in 1931-1932 and 1942-1943. Waugh was hired as an instructor of agricultural economics at  Connecticut Agricultural College in 1924. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1928, Associate Professor in 1932, and Professor in 1937. He served as head of the Department of Economics from 1939 to 1945,and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1945 to 1950. He became Provost of the  University of Connecticut in 1950, and served in that position until he retired in 1965.

In 1938, Waugh published the textbook, Elements of Statistical Method, and its accompanying laboratory manual. The text was translated into Portugese in 1946; and in 1947, he published  Principles of Economics. He also served on many university committees; including Scholastic Standards, of which he was chairman; The Committee on Athletics; Curricula and Courses Committee; Senate Salary Committee; and Advisory Committee to the President. He was also a member of the University Senate, elected and ex-officio, during most of his years at the University.

In addition to his University commitments, Waugh was also a member of the American Economic Society, the  American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the  American Association of University Professors, and  Phi Kappa Phi. He was an active member of his community as well, serving on the Board of Trustees of the  Windham Community Memorial Hospital, and as Director of the  Willimantic Trust Company. He was well known as the moderator of Mansfield Town Meetings, a service he began in 1941. He served on a number of State commissions; and in 1965, he was chosen by the Republican Party to attend the State Constitutional Convention.

Dr. Waugh died in 1985 at the age of 82.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of UConn professor Albert E. Waugh. The papers include professional papers such as convention journals, bulletins, positions taken, and addresses made to the academic conventions. Among the professional papers in the collection are many of Albert Waugh's publications. Included among them is his Master's Thesis, "A Basis for the Computation of Index Numbers of Prices of Farm Products in Connecticut." There are also scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings which relate to Waugh's research, as well as lecture notes and aids used by Waugh during his economics and mathematics lectures. The collection also features a large collection of photographs taken by Waugh, documenting the campus and university events from the 1930s to the 1960s. Among the photographs are images of the campus, banquets celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University, President Jorgensen's inauguration, the opening of the College Theatre, and Trustees' meetings. The files also contain correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and files devoted to particular people, projects, or events connected to Professor Waugh's interest in sundials.

Among the personal papers that make up the collection are numerous papers that provide valuable insight into Waugh's political views and activities, as well as the political activity in Connecticut during this period. Additionally, the collection contains numerous journals, keep by Waugh for more than four decades, containing Waugh's observations and comments on the University of Connecticut, the town of Storrs, and his family.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Series I: Constitutional Convention, 1965 

Box

Correspondence and notes 

1

Correspondence and notes 

1

Revised constitution and constitutional index 

1

Pamphlets and journals 

2

Pamphlets and journals 

3

Pamphlets and journals 

4

Scrapbook 

5

Photograph 

5

Memorabilia 

5

Return to Table of Contents »


Series II: University of Connecticut, undated, 1930-1965 

Box

President Babbidge 

6
Box

Inauguration material, 1962 

6

Lecture Notes and Aids,  undated 

Box

Lecture Notes 

7

Lecture Notes 

8

Artifacts, undated 

Box

Abacus 

9

Paper money and coins 

9

Circular slide rule 

9

Photographs, 1930-1960 

6

Retirement, 1965 

6

Return to Table of Contents »


Series III: Writings and Personal, undated, 1924-1968 

Box

Diary, undated 

10

Diary, undated 

10

Diary, undated 

10

Publications, 1934-1968 

11

Speeches, 1964-1967 

11

Sidney Waugh, 1964 

11

Time keeping, 1966 

11

Notes, 1934-1968 

12

Proclamations of Wilbur Cross, 1937 

13

Commonplace book, 

13

Master's thesis, 1924 

13

Baseball scorebook, 1947 

13

Return to Table of Contents »


Series IV: Political Correspondence, 1938-1952 

Box

Alcorn, Hugh Mead, 1938-1952 

14

Baldwin, Raymond, 1938-1952 

14

Danaher, John, 1938-1944 

14

Harwood, Benjamin, 1938-1939 

14

McConaughty, James, 1938 

14

Smith, Edwin O., 1942-1952 

14

Smith, Fred, 1949 

14

General, 1938-1952 

14

Return to Table of Contents »


Series V: Daily Journal, 1941-1983 

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

Digital reproductions of materials in this collection may also be found in the Archives & Special Collections digital repository.

Box

Daily Journal, 1941-1946 

15

Daily Journal, 1946-1953 

16

Daily Journal, 1953-1959 

17

Daily Journal, 1960-1965 

18

Daily Journal, 1966-1969 

19

Daily Journal, 1974-1975 

26

Daily Journal, 1976-1979 October 

27

Daily Journal, 1979 October - 1983 

28

Return to Table of Contents »


Series VI: Sundials, undated, 1929-1984 

BoxFolder

A, undated, 1964-1977 

20278

Armillary Spheres, undated, 1971, 1975 

20279

Articles, 

BoxFolder

Journals, undated, 1929, 1954-1972 

20280

Scientific American, 1951-1959, 1966, 1974 

20281
BoxFolder

B - Bernhardt, Martin, undated, 1966, 1972-1976 

20282

Behrendt, Hans, undated, 1972-1980 

20283

Basic Data for Requisites of Dials, undated 

20284

Blume, Gosta -  Burt, Edwin, undated, 1966-1981 

20285

Blueprints, Rubbings, and Maps, undated, 1959 

20286

Book Collecting, 1943, 1959-1960 

20287

Book Collecting, 1961-1970 

20288

C, undated, 1975-1984 

20289

D - F, 1957-1983 

20290

Dover Publications: Letters Forwarded, 1974-1983 

20291

G - L, 1970, 1973-1980 

21292

Gyles, Henry (Sundial), 1982, 1984 

21293

Instruments, undated, 1959, 1972 

21294

Lynch, Kenneth, 

Oversize

Blueprint, undated 

1
BoxFolder

Correspondence, undated, 1950, 1957-1976 

21295

Correspondence, 1977-1982 

21296

Letters Forwarded, 1975-1976 

21297

Letters Forwarded, 1978, 1980-1981 

21298
BoxFolder

M, 1949, 1963-1975 

21299
Oversize

Maps, undated, 1959-1965 

1
BoxFolder

Mitchell, R. Mark, undated, 1979-1980 

21300

Mystic Seaport, undated, 1959, 1961 

21301

Mystic Seaport, 1962-1966, 1969 

21302

N - P, undated, 1963, 1973-1979 

22303

Newspaper Clippings, undated, 1962-1974 

22304

Newspapers, 1939, 1974-1976 

22305

Nocturnal, undated, 1962 

22306

Notes and Directions, undated 

22307

Notes and Directions, undated 

22308

Notes and Directions, undated 

22309

Permission to Reproduce Illustrations and Photographs, 1960, 1969-1971 

22310

Photographs, 

BoxFolder

A - Lynch, Kenneth, undated 

22311

M - Z, 

22312

Mariners Museum, [1959] 

22313
BoxFolder

Photographs, Postcards, and Cards: Unidentified, undated, 1962-1973 

22314

Q - S, 1960-1982 

23315

Revised Chapter 13, undated 

23316

Sawyer, Frederick W., III, 1975-1976, 1978 

23317

Sketches: Animals, undated, 1964 

23318

Slide Lecture Notes, undated-1982 

23319

Slides 

BoxFolder

Sundials, undated 

22320

Timekeeping, undated 

22321

Sundial Journals 

BoxFolder

Formulas, undated 

24338

Skiagrapher's Handbook of Gnomonical Information, undated 

24339

Skiagrapher's Information, undated 

24340

Skiagrapher's Information, undated 

24341

Sundials 

BoxFolder

Collecting, undated, 1958-1960 

23322

Collecting, 1961-1963, 1969, 1971 

23323

Designs (formerly "Current Chapter"), undated, 1960-1963 

23324

Designs (formerly "Sundials - N.O.I.B.N."), undated, 1939-1945, 1970-1971 

23325

Directions for Laying Out, undated, 1936, 1938, 1959 

23326

Gnomonic Scales, undated, 1958-1959 

23327

Gravestones, undated 

23328

Makers, undated, 1964-1981 

23329

Sundials: Their Theory and Construction 

BoxFolder

Advertisements, undated, 1975 

24330

Correspondence, 1970-1974 

24331

Errata, undated, 1975, 1979 

24332
BoxFolder

T - Z, 1958-1979 

24333

Unidentified, undated 

24334

Waugh Sundial 

BoxFolder

Dedication, 1973-1974 

24335

Design and Construction, undated, 1965 

24336

Design and Construction, 1972-1975, 1980 

24337
Oversize

Blueprints, 1973, 1975 

1

Return to Table of Contents »


Series VII: Astronomy, undated, 1970, 1972 

BoxFolder

Eclipse, 1970 March 7 

25342

Eclipse, 1972 July 10 

25343

Photography, undated 

25344

Return to Table of Contents »


Series VIII: Surveying, undated 

BoxFolder

Surveying, undated 

25345

Surveying, undated 

25346

Return to Table of Contents »