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Watson Kintner Papers

UPT 50 K51

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Creator:
Kintner, Watson, 1890-1979
Title:
Watson Kintner Papers
Date [bulk]:
1909-1971
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1971
Call Number:
UPT 50 K51
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet
Language:
English
ABSTRACT:
Watson Kintner entered the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1916 with a degree in chemical engineering. The Watson Kintner Papers are a small collection containing the personal affects of Kintner. The bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs - many of the University of Pennsylvania's campus between 1911 and 1916 as well as a number of family images from the turn of the century.
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Biography/History

Watson Kintner was born on April 22, 1890 in Benton Township, Pennsylvania, to Charles and Caroline Kintner. After attending public school in Scranton, PA he entered the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1916 with a degree in chemical engineering. While at Penn Kintner was a member of the Priestly Chemical Club, the Whitney Engineering Society and the Electrocheisch Verein. In 1916 he went to work with the Westinghouse Lamp Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey - later joining RCA where he retired from their Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility in 1955. Between 1933 and 1969 traveled extensively, documenting on film the people and sites he visited. Kintner passed away in Lancaster in 1979, leaving an endowment and his papers relating to his travels to the University Museum.

Scope and Contents

The Watson Kintner Papers are a small collection containing the personal affects of Kintner. The bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs - many of the University of Pennsylvania's campus between 1911 and 1916 as well as a number of family images from the turn of the century. The Personal series contains some correspondence and records of Kintner's youth as well as travel documents. The Memorabilia Series consists mostly of membership cards for organizations Kintner was involved in, and personal identification. A few pins and mementos from Penn are also included. The collection does not include any documentation of Kintner's films.

ARRANGEMENT

The Collection is arranged in four series: Personal, University of Pennsylvania, Photographs, and Memorabilia.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center,  July, 2010

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

Access Restrictions

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Centers.

PROVENANCE

The collection was donated by Watson Kintner in 1972 (Accession No. 1972:19). The Film Collection Catalog was donated by the University Museum in 1973 (Accession No. 1973:37).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania. University Museum. Watson Kintner (CH.E.'16) Film Library.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Memorabilia.
  • Photographs.
Occupation(s)
  • Chemical engineers.
Subject(s)
  • Travelers--Biography.--United States

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Collection Inventory

Personal.

Box Folder

Birth Record, 1890.

1 1
Oversize

Bloomfield, N.J. Leases, 1928-1932.

OS 1
Box Folder

Family Papers, 1912-1968.

1 2

Passport Applications, 1948-1960.

1 3

Passports, 1949-1960.

1 4

School Records - Scranton, PA, 1899-1909.

1 5
Oversize

Scranton High School Diploma, 1909.

OS 1
Box Folder

Travel Documents, 1955-1969.

1 6

Westinghouse - RCA career, 1916-1955.

1 7

University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Athletics Programs, 1911-1951.

1 8
Oversize

Diploma, 1916.

OS 1

Engineering Drawings, 1911-1912.

OS 1

Scrapbook Pages, 1911-1913.

OS 1
Box Folder

Student Event Programs, 1911-1916.

1 9

Student Papers, 1910-1916.

1 10

Textbooks, n.d.

1 11

Photographs.

Box Folder

Album pages, n.d.

1 12

Family, ca. 1890-1969.

1 13

Family Photo Album, ca 1890.

4

Kintner, Watson, ca1890-1970.

1 14

Scranton Schools, 1899-1914.

1 15
University of Pennsylvania.
Oversize

Alembic Society, 1916.

OS 1
Box Folder

Ball Fight, n.d.

1 16

Campus, n.d.

2 1

Dorm Rooms, 1911-1916.

2 2

Football, n.d.

2 3

Group - Costume, n.d.

2 4

Group - Formal, 1916.

2 5

Group - Outside, 1911-1916.

2 6

Group - Roof, 1911-1916.

2 7

New York Alumni, 1911.

2 8

Pants Fight, 1910-1911.

2 9

Postcards, 1912-1916.

2 10
Box Folder

Westinghouse - RCA, 1930, 1955.

2 11

Catalog.

Box Folder

Watson Kintner Film Collection at the University Museum.

2 12

Memorabilia.

Box

AAA cards, 1930-1971.

3

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia cards, 1956-1958.

3

Alembic Chemical Society pin, 1915-1916.

3

Amateur Cinema Club of Lancaster cards, 1950-1956.

3

Amateur Cinema League cards, 1949-1955.

3

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Lancaster Branch cards, 1948-1971.

3

Audubon Film Season ticket,s 1956-1971.

3

Drivers License, 1929-1964.

3

Freshman Locker Check Drawing Table 419.

3

Insurance Cards, 1932-1967.

3

Lancaster County Bird Club cards, 1952-1970.

3

Membership Cards Misc., 1936-1971.

3

Men's Garden Club cards, 1952-1967.

3

Montclair Athletic Club cards, 1928-1931.

3

National Travel Club membership cards, 1948-1969.

3
Oversize

Pan Am Certificate, 1955.

OS 1
Box

Priestly Chemical Club pin, 1915-1916.

3

RCA ID Badges, 1942-1955.

3

RCA cards, 1921-1954.

3

Scranton High School Pin, 1905-1090.

3
Oversize

Signs used in Student Room, n.d.

OS 1
Box

Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology - Conestoga Chapter No. 4 cards, 1957-1966.

3

Sports Tickets, 1929-1933.

3

Spring Board Jump Medal - Y.M.C.A. Scranton, PA, 1909.

3

U. of P Senior Class Smoker pouch, 1916.

3

University of Pennsylvania Stick pin.

3

University of Pennsylvania cards, 1951-1971.

3

Vehicle Registration, 1948-1971.

3

Westinghouse Lamp Company - Employees Pass, 1918-1929.

3