Arthur Scott Aiton papers: 1922-1959
Arthur Scott Aiton papers
Aiton, Arthur Scott, 1894-1955
1 linear foot
Professor of Latin American history at the University of Michigan. Correspondence concerning his professional and personal activities; also class outlines, bibliographies, term papers, and examinations; and manuscripts of books and articles, notes and transcribed documents relating to colonial Latin America.
85852 Aa 2
The material is in English
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Access and Use
The collection was the gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Aiton (donor no. 2468) and came to the library in multiple accession beginning in 1954.
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Arthur S. Aiton was born in Alameda, California, on April 15, 1894. He attended the University of California, receiving three degrees (AB, 1916; AM, 1918; PhD, 1923). He joined the history department of the University of Michigan as an instructor in 1921. He became an assistant professor in 1923, associate profess in 1926, and professor in 1929.
Aiton was an expert on Hispanic-American history and an acknowledged authority on the sixteenth century Conquistadores. His research illuminated the Coronado expedition across the American Southwest. His most notable book was Antonio de Mendoza, First Viceroy of New Spain. He was working on a history of Latin America at the time of his death.
During World War II, he was director of the U.S. Army Latin-American Area Training Program at the University of Michigan.
Professor Aiton died December 29, 1955.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection includes correspondence, professional papers relating to his teaching, research, and university activities, and manuscripts of his writings, both published and unpublished.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Historians -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
- Aiton, Arthur Scott, 1894-1955.
- University of Michigan. Dept. of History.
- University of Michigan -- Faculty.
- University of Michigan. Senate.
- United States. Office of Strategic Services.
- Barnes, Walter, 1880-
- Bining, Arthur Cecil, 1893-1957.
- Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953.
- Borah, Woodrow Wilson, 1912-
- Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-1981.
- Cleven, N. Andrew N. (Nels Andrew Nelson), 1874-1961.
- Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.
- Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.
- Hanke, Lewis Ulysses, 1905-
- Haring, C. H. (Clarence Henry), 1885-1960.
- Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945.
- King, James Ferguson, 1913-1983.
- Martin, John Butlin, 1909-
- Merriman, Roger Bigelow, 1876-1945.
- Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.
- Nowell, Charles E.
- Parry, J. H. (John Horace), 1914-1982.
- Priestley, Herbert Ingram, 1875-1944.
- Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977.
- Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939.
- Shiels, W. Eugene (William Eugene), 1897-
- Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
- Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957.
- Whitaker, Arthur Preston, 1895-1979.
- Wilgus, A. Curtis (Alva Curtis), 1897-1981.
- Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972.
- Zavala, Silvio Arturo, 1909-2014.
Additional Descriptive Data
Barnes, Walter, 1880-Bining, Arthur Cecil, 1893-1957.Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953.
Borah, Woodrow Wilson, 1912-Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-1981Cleven, N. Andrew N. (Nels Andrew Nelson), 1874-1961Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.Hanke, Lewis Ulysses, 1905-
- May 5, 1927, Nov. 5, 1931, Nov. 8, 1935, May 22, 1936, Sept. 4, 1945, Aug. 30, 1950, and undated
Haring, C. H. (Clarence Henry), 1885-1960.Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945.
- June 10, 1948, and May 25, 1949
King, James Ferguson, 1913-1983
- Jan. 26, 1942 and Jan. 31, 1942
Martin, John Butlin, 1909-Merriman, Roger Bigelow, 1876-1945.
- Feb. 1, 1946, Feb. 11, 1946, Aug. 22, 1946, and June 1, 1949
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.Nowell, Charles E.Parry, J. H. (John Horace), 1914-1982Priestley, Herbert Ingram, 1875-1944.Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977.
- Dec. 2, 1924, and Apr. 22, 1927
Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939.Shiels, W. Eugene (William Eugene), 1897-
- May 13, 1930 and Dec. 6, 1930
Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957.
- Sept. 25, 1941 and Dec. 15, 1951
Whitaker, Arthur Preston, 1895-1979Wilgus, A. Curtis (Alva Curtis), 1897-1981.Wright, Irene Aloha, 1879-1972.
- Aug. 31, 1942, Nov. 13, 1942, Dec. 1942
Zavala, Silvio Arturo, 1909-2014
- Dec. 9, 1929, and Jan. 17, 1940