Putnam, William Lowell, Mrs., 1862-1935

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W. L. Putnam, Trustee of Lowell Observatory.

From the description of Papers, 1998-1999 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79391508

Bill Putnam, the son of Springfield Mayor Roger Putnam, was born and grew up in Springfield. After serving in the mountain troops in Italy during World War II, he studied geology at Harvard. Putnam then served for a brief period as an instructor at Newton College of the Sacred Heart before accepting a position with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. In 1952, with the financial backing of his father, he founded Springfield Television Broadcasting Corporation. In addition to his management of the television station, Putnam delivered the on-the-air editorials from 1959 to 1984.

From the description of Editorials 1959-1984. (Springfield City Library). WorldCat record id: 16576210

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bradley family. Papers, 1813-1957 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Putnam, William Lowell. Editorials 1959-1984. Springfield City Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916. Letters to Elizabeth Lowell Putnam (Mrs. William Lowell Putnam) and William Lowell Putnam, 1876-1916. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Greenwood, Robert E., 1911-. William Lowell Putnam mathematical competition problems and solutions: 1938-1964 Records, 1938-1980. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Putnam, Roger L. Papers, c.1920-1972. Springfield City Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970. Papers: Series III-IV, 1900-1972 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Putnam, William Lowell. Papers, 1998-1999 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Bradley family. family
associatedWith Greenwood, Robert E., 1911- person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Lowell Observatory corporateBody
associatedWith Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916. person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954 person
associatedWith Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970. person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Putnam, Roger L. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
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Springfield (Mass.)


Birth 1862-02-02

Death 1935


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