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Whitney Clark Huntington photographs

Identifier: COU:823


Whitney Clark Huntington was a professor at the University of Colorado approximately from 1908-1915 and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne from 1926-1956. His collection consists of nitrate negatives and a few prints of his family, different landscape scenes of mountains and small towns, and portraits of people and groups in different mountain landscapes throughout Huntington’s time in Colorado.


  • 1905 - 1934
  • Majority of material found within 1909 - 1914

Biographical / Historical

Whitney Clark Huntington was born on September 29, 1887 in Denver, Colorado. In 1910 he obtained his degree from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Whitney Clark Huntington started his career at the University of Colorado in 1908 as an assistant during his undergraduate schooling. After he received his BS in 1912 he was awarded the professional degree of Civil Engineer. He continued on at the University as an instructor while working towards his Masters of Science. After receiving his MS in 1913 he became a professor for the University. In 1919, at the University of Colorado he was the Head of Civil Engineering for the department and became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He then left the University of Colorado and started teaching at the University of Illinois, where he taught from 1926-1956. Whitney Huntington wrote two prominent books Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls in 1957 and Building construction; materials and types of construction in 1963. Eventually in 1947 Huntington was awarded an honorary degree in of Doctor of Science from the University of Colorado. In 1958 Denver awarded Huntington with the Centennial Award of Distinguished Citizen. He was married to Vera Allison in 1913. The two had daughters Dorothy Huntington and Ruth Williams (Huntington). Whitney Clark Huntington died in Illinois on March 31, 1965.


1 linear feet

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States