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Royce Stanley "Tim" Pitkin papers, 1912-1983.
Pitkin, Royce S.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 351 (cont'd in Doc 352-365)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Pitkin, Royce S.
Title : Royce Stanley "Tim" Pitkin papers, 1912-1983.
Physical Description : 15.25 linear feet.
Summary :

This collection contains the professional papers of Royce Stanley "Tim" Pitkin, including office files which document the operation of Goddard College, a small, progressive liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vermont, during the period 1938-1969. The collection also includes Pitkin's voluminous correspondence, notes and outlines for 30 years' worth of speeches (usually on education), files relating to his involvement with other educational institutions, community organizations and the Unitarian church, and labor arbitration.

Biographical or historical data :

Royce Stanley Pitkin, known as Tim, was born June 7, 1901, in Marshfield, Vt., the son of Ozias Cornwall and Olive Jane (Severance) Pitkin. In 1923, he was awarded the B.S. degree from the University of Vermont where he majored in agriculture. He received the M.A. and Ph. D. from Columbia University in 1928 and 1933.

Pitkin married Helen Kathleen McKelvey in 1924. They had three children. He taught at various places in New England before being named Director of Goddard Junior College in Barre, Vt. in 1935. Several re-organizations of the Junior College took place until finally Goddard College was founded on new educational principles in 1938. The campus was moved from Barre to Plainfield, Vt., that year and Pitkin remained as President of the College until his retirement in 1969. After his retirement he remained active as a consultant, advisor, and trustee, to many educational institutions. He died in 1986.

Corporate Subject : Goddard College.
Rutland Alternative High School.
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.
Stowe School.
Trinity College Burlington, Vt.
Vermont Council on the Humanities.
Vermont Educational Advisory Council.
Washington Northeast Supervisory Union.
Wilmington College.
Barre Opera House.
Cabot Creamery.
Consumer Co-operative Plainfield, Vt.
Marshfield Agricultural Society.
Upper Winooski Development Association.
Vermont Cooperative Council.
Dartmouth Woolen Co.
Cone Automatic Machine Co.
Florence Stove Co.
Jones and Lamson Machine Co.
Sullivan Machinery Co.
Vermont Tap and Die Corp.
White Pigment Corp.
Windsor Foundry Corp.
Worcester Pressed Steel Corp.
Vermont and Quebec Universalist-Unitarian Convention.
Subject Term : Education Philosophy.
Arbitration, Industrial.
Unitarian Universalist churches.
Adult education.
Geographic Term : Plainfield (Vt.) History.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
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