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Morris T. Whitmore papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 387

Scope and Contents

Morris Whitmore papers document his time working as a buildings appraisor in Chicago, and the daily logs of his time as Constructing Quartermaster Camp Polk and Camp Stewart, 1941, daily personal journal of Major M.T. Whitmore, Constructing Quartermaser, Camp Savannah, Georgia.

Includes Apprasial Unit Tables for various Chicago apartment buildings, modern office spaces, and skyscrapers, 1931. This was used by the Board of Assessors, Cook County, IL. Includes information on structure, foundations, enclosure, interior, mechanical equipment, and costs associated. In addition, it includes average costs for multi-story apartment buildings.

Daily log and miscellaneous from Camp Stewart, GA. Includes Whitmore's personal journal from December 31, 1940 to September 30, 1941. Map showing Camp Stewart Anti Aircraft Firing Center, correspondence with personnel of J.B. McCrary Engineering Corporation, civilian employee records, key plan for Camp Stewart, plans for heavy bomber stations, and miscellaneous operational sites estimated costs.

Telephone conversation transcript between Major Horowitz and Major Whitmore, October 20, 1941, at Camp Polk, LA. A cost comparison analysis between Camp Polk and Camp Stewart, Daily logs of meetings and phone calls from October 20, 1941, to June 3, 1942.


  • 1920 - 1941


Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Morris T. Whitmore was originally a member of the 1918 class but upon the outbreak of World War I he enlisted. After two years of military service he graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1920. He went on to become the construction Quartermaster for Camp Polk and Camp Stewart during World War II.


0.363 Cubic Feet (one full-width letter-size manuscript box)

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Papers are housed in an acid-free box.
Morris T. Whitmore papers
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Edition statement
Second edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-24: Collection identifier updated from 000mtw1 to MSA 387 and descriptions updated by Grace Anderson.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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