Guide to the Frank Fraser Potter Lecture silver anniversary symposium panel audio recording 1986
Cage 717

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Frank Fraser Potter Lecture silver anniversary symposium panel audio recording
ID
Cage 717
Date
1986
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
The Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture, an annual event at Washington State University, was established shortly after Frank Potter's death through an anonymous donation from one of his former students. In 1986, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the memorial lectureship, five of the Rhodes scholars who had been assisted and prepared by the Potters returned to Washington State University to participate in the anniversary program.

Preferred Citation note

Frank Fraser Potter Lecture silver anniversary symposium panel audio recording, 1986

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Frank Fraser Potter (1879-1959) was a member of the faculty at Washington State College from 1912 to 1949. He was WSC's first professor of philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and taught there and at Transylvania University prior to accepting a position at WSC. Upon his retirement from WSC, he was named Professor Emeritus.

Frank Potter and his wife, Irene, were actively involved in the campus community, and for over 25 years they hosted regular Friday afternoon gatherings at their home for students they encouraged to pursue advanced, competitive scholarly opportunities, particularly Rhodes Scholarships; ten of these students became Rhodes Scholars.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture, an annual event at Washington State University, was established shortly after Frank Potter's death through an anonymous donation from one of his former students.

In 1986, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the memorial lectureship, five of the Rhodes scholars who had been assisted and prepared by the Potters returned to Washington State University to participate in the anniversary program. Birdsall Carle, Robert Clower, Paul Craven, Charles Jepson, and Richard Thompson all participated in a symposium, "How Can We Revive the Potters' Ideals Today?"

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of an audio recording of the Potter Lectureship silver anniversary symposium, "How Can We Revive the Potters' Ideals Today?" and the Winter 1986-1987 issue of Cornucopia, a publication of the College of Sciences and Arts at Washington State University. This issue includes an article about the silver anniversary event, "Celebrating a Great Teacher: A Tribute to Frank Fraser Potter."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
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Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This audio recording was transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the College of Sciences and Arts in 1990 (MS 1990-66).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2009 by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Potter, Frank Fraser, 1879-1959

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Audio recording: "How Can We Revive the Potters' Ideals on the Campus Today?" (2 audiocassettes) Cornucopia, College of Sciences and Arts, Washington State University, Winter 1986-1987 issue 

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