William B. Pickett papers
Scope and Contents
Biographical and genealogical records in regard to William B. Pickett of Bloomington, Indiana is also included within the collection.
There is also an oversize folder containing an issue of the Hoosier Republican dated May 23, 1941 and an issue of the Washington Herald, dated July 3, 1950.
- 1914-1981, undated
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Pickett married Janet Elizabeth Hollingsworth on August 29, 1963 and they have 2 children; Robert Matthew and Jeffrey Michael.
Picket taught history at several universities, including Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana); Rose Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana); Nanzan University and Nagoya University (Japan); University Maryland, Seoul (Republic of Korea); and American University (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).
Pickett wrote numerous biographies on 20th-century American politicians, including Homer E. Capehart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and George F. Kennan, as well as a a book about Rose-Hulman Institute, for which he also conducted oral interviews. His commentary on the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima was aired by the Voice of America and he delivered lectures and speeches at celebrations of centennials and author events. Pickett served as past president of the Indiana Association of Historians and Chairman of the Indiana Council for History Education.
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. "Dr. William B. Pickett." Accessed June 4, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20140406070840/http://www.rose-hulman.edu:80/~pickett.
World Biographical Encyclopedia, Inc. "William Beatty Pickett." Prabook. Accessed March 1, 2017. http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=701733.
11.35 Cubic Feet (18 manuscript boxes; 19 index boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Series 1: Papers, 1914-1981, undated
Series 2: Oral history interviews, 1969-1973, undated
Series 3: Photographs, 1919-1964, undated
- Authors -- Indiana
- Authors, American
- Authors, American -- Indiana -- 20th century
- Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl) 1897-1979
- Dissertations, Academic
- Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
- Oral history
- Oral history -- Indiana
- Oral history interviews
- Pulliam, Eugene C. (Eugene Collins), 1889-1975
- Pulliam, Nina Mason
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
- United States. Congress. Senate.
- William B. Pickett papers
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