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Frederick D. Patterson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/19

Scope and Content

This collection (1923-1982) includes biographical information, newspaper clippings, award nomination packets, photographs, a copy of an oral history interview transcript, and Patterson's address delivered at the dedication of Iowa State University's George Washington Carver Hall. The oral history was conducted for the Columbia University Oral History Research Office and the United Negro College Fund by Dr. Martia Goodson. The original oral history is housed at Columbia University.

Dates

  • 1923-1982

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives. Reproductions of the oral history transcript are not allowed without prior permission from Columbia University

Biography/Profile

Frederick D. Patterson was born in Washington, D.C., on October 10, 1901. He received his D.V.M. (1923) and M.S. (1927) from Iowa State College (University) and his Ph.D. (1932) from Cornell University. He received honorary degrees from Virginia State University, Wilberforce University, and Lincoln University.



Patterson served as Instructor of Veterinary Science at Virginia State College (1923-1926). At Tuskegee University, he was Director of Agriculture (1927-1928), Head of the Veterinary Division (1928-1933), and Director of the School of Agriculture (1933-1935). He also served as President (1935-1953) of Tuskegee University. Patterson was a trustee of the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute of Liberia, Fisk University, Bethun-Cookman College, the Phelps Stokes Fund, Hampton Institute, and the Palmer Memorial Institute.



Patterson was the founder and president of the United Negro College Fund, Inc., he served as a member of various educational organizations, and was the co-author of "What the Negro Wants." Patterson was elected in 1947 to a two-year term on the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Citation (1980) from the Iowa State University Alumni Association and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1987) from President Ronald Reagan.



Fredrick D. Patterson married Catherine Elizabeth Moton on June 12, 1935. They had one child, Frederick Douglas Patterson, Jr. Patterson died on April 26, 1988.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

Abstract

Frederick D. Patterson (1901-1988) was born in Washington, D.C., on October 10, 1901. He received his D.V.M. (1923) and M.S. (1927) from Iowa State College (University), and Doctor of Philosophy (1932) from Cornell University. He held several positions at Tuskegee University, including President (1935-1953). Patterson founded the United Negro College Fund and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1987). This collection includes biographical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, an address delivered at the dedication of Iowa State's Carver Hall, and an oral history interview from Columbia University.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 21/7/19. Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1923-1982
Date
January 15, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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