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Thomas H. Whitehead papers

Thomas H. Whitehead papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas H. Whitehead papers
Creator: Whitehead, Thomas Hillyer, 1904-1982
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1980
Language(s): English
Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes and one oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms3921
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Hillyer Whitehead (1904-1982), son of Asa Hillyer and Clara Louise Comer Whitehead, was born in Maysville (Ga.), moved to Athens (Ga.) in 1910 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1925 with a B. S. in Chemistry. In 1930 he began a 42 year career in the University of Georgia Chemistry Department as professor and later dean. His Army career began in 1925 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Officer Reserve Corps of the U. S. Cavalry. He began his active duty in April 1942 as a Captain in the Chemical Warfare Service in Washington (DC), was promoted to Major in 1943, abd Lieutenant Colonel in 1945.

Scope and Content

The scrapbook (1942-1946) contains Army memos, letters, clippings and photographs of Thomas Whitehead and other officers. His handwritten commentary on each page gives more details about his Army career. A folder of loose items documents his return to military service (1950-1952) during the Korean War and his promotion to Colonel at the Army Chemical Center at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. Whitehead was head of the Chemical Division, Chemical Corps Chemical and Radiological Laboratories and made several trips to Canada for chemical warfare research. The collection also includes military orders, forms, and correspondence from the 1940s through 1962. The remaining items relate to Thomas Whitehead's professional career in the Chemistry Department at the University of Georgia as well as his time as Dean of the Graduate School from 1968 to 1972.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas H. Whitehead papers, ms3921, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- Georgia.
United States. Army. Chemical Warfare Service
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Georgia. Department of Chemistry
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1WWII Scrapbook, 1942-1953
21Military, 1940s
22Military, 1950s
23Military, 1960-1962
1Map of the commissary zones of the military district of Washington D.C., 1945 March 13
24Army Chemical Center identification pin
25Professional correspondence, 1933-1965
26Correspondence regarding retirement, 1968-1972
27Contracts with the University of Georgia, 1933-1972
28Talks and speeches, 1958-1976, undated
29Printed material, 1933-1961, undated
210Answers to questions in Theory of Elementary Chemical Analysis by Thomas H. Whitehead
211Athens industry printed material, 1954-1965
212Photographs, 1958-1969, undated
213Curriculum vitae, post-1969
214Retirement article- Georgia Alumni Record, 1972 June
215Clippings, 1954-1983
216Scrapbook of trip to England, 1952 September
217Plaque- Alumni/Faculty Service Award, 1973 April 14
218Certificates and diplomas, 1921-1980
1Certificates and diplomas, 1921-1980