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Chamberlin, Waldo, 1905-1986



  • Existence: 1905 - 1986

Waldo Chamberlin was born October 13, 1905, in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Washington with an A.B in 1927, and an A.M. in 1936. From 1937 to 1940, he was a member of the research staff at the Hoover Library at Stanford University, receiving his Ph.D. from the university in 1939. During World War II Chamberlin held posts in the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies, and at the end of the war he became a document officer for the United Nations in its preparatory stages and first years. From 1949 to 1961, Chamberlin was professor of government in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University where he also served as consultant to the director of libraries and was responsible for the creation and direction of their United Nations Collection. During the 1950s, Chamberlin did research and wrote historical studies for the Brookings Institution, some in collaboration with his colleague Clyde Eagleton. He became the Dean of Dartmouth Colleges' summer program in 1961, a position he held until 1969, when he became professor of history. Chamberlin retired from Dartmouth College in 1971, and died on January 28, 1986 in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Waldo Chamberlin.

Identifier: DOH-179
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Waldo Chamberlin is comprised of two audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jere Daniell on Sept. 21, 1977. The entire interview runs for approximately two hours.

Waldo Chamberlin papers

Identifier: ML-68
Overview Waldo Chamberlin (1905-1986), professor of history and government. The collection consists of papers and research related to his work with the Brookings Institution and as a documents officer for the United Nations. Papers related to his position as dean of Dartmouth College's summer programs in the 1960s are also included.