The collection contains the personal and professional papers of UConn professor Albert E. Waugh. The papers include professional papers such as convention journals, bulletins, positions taken, and addresses made to the academic conventions. Among the professional papers in the collection are many of Albert Waugh's publications. Included among them is his Master's Thesis, "A Basis for the... Show moreThe collection contains the personal and professional papers of UConn professor Albert E. Waugh. The papers include professional papers such as convention journals, bulletins, positions taken, and addresses made to the academic conventions. Among the professional papers in the collection are many of Albert Waugh's publications. Included among them is his Master's Thesis, "A Basis for the Computation of Index Numbers of Prices of Farm Products in Connecticut." There are also scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings which relate to Waugh's research, as well as lecture notes and aids used by Waugh during his economics and mathematics lectures. The collection also features a large collection of photographs taken by Waugh, documenting the campus and university events from the 1930s to the 1960s. Among the photographs are images of the campus, banquets celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University, President Jorgensen's inauguration, the opening of the College Theatre, and Trustees' meetings. The files also contain correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and files devoted to particular people, projects, or events connected to Professor Waugh's interest in sundials.
Among the personal papers that make up the collection are numerous papers that provide valuable insight into Waugh's political views and activities, as well as the political activity in Connecticut during this period. Additionally, the collection contains numerous journals, keep by Waugh for more than four decades, containing Waugh's observations and comments on the University of Connecticut, the town of Storrs, and his family.
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Albert E. Waugh was born in 1902 in Amherst, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1924. He received a Master of Science degree in economics from Connecticut Agricultural College in 1926. He also attended Columbia University in 1925 and the University of Chicago in 1931-1932 and 1942-1943. Waugh was hired as an instructor of agricultural economics at Connecticut Agricultural College in 1924. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1928, Associate Professor in 1932, and Professor in 1937. He served as head of the Department of Economics from 1939 to 1945,and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1945 to 1950. He became Provost of the University of Connecticut in 1950, and served in that position until he retired in 1965.
In 1938, Waugh published the textbook, Elements of Statistical Method, and its accompanying laboratory manual. The text was translated into Portugese in 1946; and in 1947, he published Principles of Economics. He also served on many university committees; including Scholastic Standards, of which he was chairman; The Committee on Athletics; Curricula and Courses Committee; Senate Salary Committee; and Advisory Committee to the President. He was also a member of the University Senate, elected and ex-officio, during most of his years at the University.
In addition to his University commitments, Waugh was also a member of the American Economic Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association of University Professors, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was an active member of his community as well, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Windham Community Memorial Hospital, and as Director of the Willimantic Trust Company. He was well known as the moderator of Mansfield Town Meetings, a service he began in 1941. He served on a number of State commissions; and in 1965, he was chosen by the Republican Party to attend the State Constitutional Convention.
Dr. Waugh died in 1985 at the age of 82.
The collection was in 1985. Daily Journal (1974-1983) materials were donated in 2010.
Personal and professional papers, notebooks, and photographs of Albert E. Waugh, Professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut from 1924 until his retirement in 1965. Materials document his career, political activities, research interests and retirement. Show less