Collection of Robert W. Whitaker 1885-1969 1917-1944


Collection of Robert W. Whitaker, 1885-1969, 1917-1944

Collection of Robert W. Whitaker 1885-1969 1917-1944

Robert Whitaker was a Baptist minister who served churches in Seattle; Salem, Oregon; Oakland and Los Gatos, California. He was politically active throughout his ministry. participating in socialism, communism, pacifism, the labor movement, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He was also a prolific author of articles and poetry contributed to liberal religious and labor journals. He was once arrested under the Criminal Syndicalism Act for participating in a pacifist assembly, and later worked to free labor activist Tom Mooney from prison. Whitaker counted among his friends and collegues Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Fanny Bixby Spencer, John Haynes Holmes, and Anna Louise Strong.

7 record boxes (7 linear feet); 1 image


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Whitaker, Robert W. (person)

Biography / Administrative History Robert Whitaker was born in Padiham, Lancashire, England in 1863, and moved with his family to the United States in 1869. After working at a watch factory in Waltham, Massachusetts, Whitaker attended first Lawrence Academy in Croton, Massachusetts, and then Andover-Newton Theological School. He began his pastoral work in Aguas Calientes, Mexico, where he worked as a missionary from 1887-1888. Thereafter he h...