Whitney Campbell papers, 1921-1929 Rauner Manuscript MS-905

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Whitney Campbell papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-905

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box


Whitney Campbell (1904-1973), attorney. Dartmouth College Class of 1925. The collection contains correspondence, photographs and ephemera from his student days at Dartmouth College, including correspondence with Theodor Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss".

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Whitney Campbell include correspondence, photographs and ephemera from his student days at Dartmouth College. Of note is the correspondence with Theodor Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss".


Whitney Campbell was born on Oct. 3, 1904, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925, and from Harvard Law School in 1928. Early in his career as a lawyer in Chicago, he co-authored the Illinois Corporation Act of 1933, regarded as landmark legislation in that field. He also helped to draft the Model Business Corporate Acts which have served as the basis for present corporate law in nearly half the states of the nation. Campbell was also a fellow of the American Bar Association and a member of the American Law Institute. He died on June 17, 1974, at the age of 68.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1921-1927

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Casque and Gauntlet Bulletin, 1927
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence with family, 1923-1925
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence with friends, 1926
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence with Ernest Martin Hopkins, 1924-1926
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth College Admission Form and Certificate, 1921
  • Folder: 6, Dartmouth publications, Class of 1925, 1924-1925
  • Folder: 7, Photographs: Ted Geisel, Bob Stone, David Harrriman, Whitney Campbell, Bob Sharp, Marie Barsow, Dartmouth football, Dartmouth winter carnival and campus, 1920s
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence with Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss", 1926-1927

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