The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Jane White papers
Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection
Collection Description (CRHP): Jane White's father, Walter White, was the head of the NAACP from 1931 to 1955.
Collection Description (Extant): Papers include scripts, newspaper clippings, notes, publicity, correspondence, audiotapes, interviews, scrapbooks, and photographs. These materials, enhanced by White's eloquent self-reflections in interviews generated by her work on stage, document the career of a versatile performer. While the collection primarily documents White's professional career and the challenges she faced as an African American actress, her husband Alfredo Viazzi and her prominent parents, Walter and Gladys White, are also represented.
Access Copy Note: This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.
Date(s): 1924-2001 (ongoing)
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS 262
Extent: 5 boxes (3.75 linear ft.)
Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss188.html
Interviewees: Jane White
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American actors
African American theater
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955