About the donation of the Collection

The Whiteman Collection was donated to Williams College by Paul Whiteman during the 1930s and 1940s. With no previous personal connection to the College, Whiteman selected this small undergraduate institution to be the permanent home of his collection because he was very interested in the education of young people and several of his staff had, in particular, a high opinion of Williams.

Using the Collection

The Whiteman Collection is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday (excluding major holidays), 10 am to 5 pm. Researchers are urged to contact the Archives for appointments well in advance of their planned visit.