MSS 60 – Edington, Wallace Dickinson, 1897-1979

Papers of Wallace D. Edington, 1917-1979

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives

Call No.: MSS 60


Title: Papers of Wallace Dickinson Edington, 1917-1979

Quantity: 1.0 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


Note: This document last updated 2005 December 2.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Wallace D. Edington papers were given to the Gallaudet University Archives by the Office of Alumni and Public Relations.

Processed by: Ulf Hedberg. 1988 October 20.

Processing Note:

Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:


  • Papers of Leon Auerbach, 1930-1986. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 142


  • Wallace Edington [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

Small Manuscripts

  • Papers, Wallace Dickinson Edington, 1950. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Papers, Hunter Stark Edington, 1932.. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Papers, Edith Mabel Nelson, 1928-1957. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS

Vertical Files

  • Wallace D. Edington. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

In 1897, Wallace Dickinson Edington was born on July 4 in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1902, he started attendance at Kendall School and eight years later, in 1910, he graduated from Kendall and was admitted to Gallaudet College. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet in 1915 and went on to work as a chemist for the Department of Agriculture from 1919-1929. During this time, in 1922, he earned a master’s degree in chemistry from George Washington University. In 1940, he started work as a finance clerk at the Treasury Department and stayed on until his retirement in 1965. In 1979, on March 14, he died at age 83.

Scope and Content

The Wallace Edington collection consists of his work for the Gallaudet Almanac which was published in 1974 by the Gallaudet College Alumni Association.

The collection includes clippings, diaries, forms for the 1976 Alumni Reunion with list of names, manuscripts about information for different Gallaudet sports teams, newsletters and four notebooks with information which was published in the Gallaudet Almanac in 1974.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists

No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Clippings 1917-1978
1 2 Forms for Alumni Reunion with list of names 1976
1 3 Letters 1972-1976
1 4 Manuscripts 1970’s
1 5 Miscellaneous 1975-1978
1 6 Newsletters 1972-1979
1 7 Notebooks 1970’s
2 1 Diaries 1973-1978
2 2 Alphabet cards n.d.
2 3 Articles 1940-1980
2 4 Certificates 1925-1971
2 5 Letters 1941-1976
2 6 Memorabilia’s 1971
2 7 Miscellaneous 1973
2 8 Speeches/Proposal n.d.

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