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Papers of Theodore H. White

Repository: Harvard University. Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains interviews that White did with Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Kenneth Clark.

Collection Description (Extant): The Theodore H. White Papers contain the professional and personal papers of journalist Theodore H. White, 1922-1986. White was a meticulous record keeper and the collection documents every aspect of his 48-year career as journalist. The bulk of the collection consists of research material and manuscripts for his 13 books and other published work, and his professional and personal correspondence.
The collection also includes diaries and engagement calendars, records of White's board and consultancy work, school and family papers, photographs, memorabilia, and copies of White's books and articles.

Date(s): 1922-1986

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Call No.: HUM 1.10

Extent: 232 boxes

Finding Aid URL: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=hua16004 External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Although the vast majority of White's papers are in the Harvard University Archives collection, a small portion of White's early book manuscripts (26 file boxes) were donated by White to the John F. Kennedy Library in 1968. (See box 212 for inventory.)

Interviewees: T. H. White, Robert McNamara, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Kenneth Clark

Rights (Extant): Permission is required to view, photocopy, or publish any part of the collection. Contact reference staff in the Harvard University Archives for details.

Subjects:

African American authors
African American civil rights workers
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Journalists
Media
United States--Politics and government

Genres:

Interviews
Lectures
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Speeches
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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