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Fite, Gilbert Courtland, 1918-2010



  • Existence: 1918 - 2010

Biographical / Historical


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Fite, Gilbert C. (1918-2010)

 Collection — Box Photo F-4
Identifier: WHC-P-2375
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white original and copy prints of Mount Rushmore before, during, and after construction. Included are close photographs of the presidents’ faces, workers drilling and blasting to shape the likenesses, and the working models sculptor Gutzen Borglum used to create Mount Rushmore.

Dates: 1920-1945

Gilbert Courtland Fite Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1007
Scope and Contents


Historian. Reports, correspondence and publications (1926-1952) regarding the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, including correspondence (1925-1940) from its creator, Gutzon Borglum; photocopies of his diary (1925); papers regarding South Dakota Governor Peter Norbeck; a manuscript by Fite regarding consumer cooperatives; official files (1966-1967) of the search committee appointed to recommend a candidate for the office of President of the University of Oklahoma; personal files regarding agricultural farm relief programs; and a typescript of the diary (1932-1933) of George Peek. Gilbert Courtland Fite Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1925-1967

Gilbert Fite, author., Undated

 Item — Box Photo U-1, Item: 37
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Black and white original prints of various authors who had books published by the University of Oklahoma Press. University of Oklahoma Press Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: Undated

Paul F. Sharp Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2121
Scope and Contents


Professor. Papers (1964-1989) including correspondence, speeches, book contracts and research materials relating to Sharp's presidency at Drake University and the University of Oklahoma, his publications, and his attendance at conferences, commencement exercises, and inaugurations of other university presidents. Also included is correspondence with Gilbert Fite and information about his career in higher education.

Dates: 1964-1989