Arnold Addison Papers, 1948-1996

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Collection Overview

Title:
Arnold Addison Papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1948-1996
Creator:
Addison, Arnold
Abstract:
Arnold Addison came to Penn State to direct the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) in 1948, becoming a professor of industrial relations in 1963. He was elected to the State College Borough Council in 1960. In 1978, he was elected mayor and retired as professor emeritus of industrial relations.
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of awards and honors bestowed on State College mayor, Arnold Addison. It also includes articles, photographs and selected recordings of State College Borough council meetings.
Collection Number:
34
Size:
5 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Arnold Addison was born March 12, 1916, in Liverpool, England. With his parents, he immigrated to the United States in 1924. He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1938 and a master's degree in 1939. In 1960, he was first elected to the State College Borough Council and served the community for 18 years. In 1978, he received the Barash Award for human service and the same year was elected mayor of State College. He served three additional terms as a candidate on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. He organized the Mayoral Student Leadership Task Force, created Network on Community Relations and developed the Municipal Intern Program. In 1992, he was chosen by Penn State as the Renaissance Person of the Year. He was honored with the status of Mayor Emeritus in 1994. Arnold Addison died June 27, 2000, in State College at the age of 84.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arnold Addison Papers (34), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Moving Image
  • Photographic
  • Graphic
  • Artifacts

Personal Name(s)

  • Addison, Arnold

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