The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
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.
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
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.
African American authors
African American civil rights workers
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
United States--Politics and government