Guide to the Hayden V. White papers MS.323

Alix Norton, Christian Alvarado, Patrick King
University of California, Santa Cruz
2019
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
speccoll@library.ucsc.edu


Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Hayden V. White Papers
source: Brose, Margaret
Creator: White, Hayden V., 1928-2018
Identifier/Call Number: MS.323
Physical Description: 27.18 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
Physical Description: 40.7 GB (34,270 digital files)
Date (inclusive): 1950-2017
Language of Material: English, Italian, German, French

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some audiovisual materials and some digital files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to digital and audiovisual files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Brose, 2019.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series:
  • Series 1: Research Files
  • Series 2: Correspondence
  • Series 3: Writings and Publications
  • Series 4: Talks, Speeches, and Conferences
  • Series 5: Teaching Files
  • Series 6: Awards, Degrees, and Photographs
  • Series 7: Digital Files
Materials within each series are arranged chronologically unless otherwise specified.

Biography

Hayden V. White (1928-2018) was a literary critic and historical theorist. During his academic career, White made contributions to the study of narrative theory, historiography, and hermeneutics. A central thread of White's research throughout his career was questioning how historical events are constructed through writing and discourse. As a teacher and researcher, White held the distinguished title of University Professor in the University of California system, where he spent most of his career at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also taught at the University of Rochester, Wesleyan University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.
White was born July 12, 1928 in Martin, Tennessee. His family moved to Detroit in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression. Near the end of World War II, White enlisted in the Navy and served as a pilot. He then attended Wayne State University (then Wayne University) on the GI Bill, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1951 before pursuing graduate studies in the same subject at the University of Michigan and earning an M.A. in 1952, with a focus in medieval history. He would complete his doctoral dissertation in 1955, after spending two years in Rome on a Fulbright Fellowship. His thesis, heavily influenced by the sociological concepts and methodology of Max Weber, was on the institutional and ideological causes of the papal schism of 1130.
White started his professional career at Wayne State University in 1955, and then moved to the University of Rochester in 1958. In 1968, he began teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he remained for seven years. At Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he was the Director of the Center for the Humanities from 1973 to 1976. In 1978, White started as a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was instrumental in the development of the History of Consciousness program. He was named Presidential Professor in 1985 and University Professor in 1990. After officially retiring from the History of Consciousness department in 1996 (but remaining for advising and some teaching duties thereafter), he taught Rhetoric at the University of California Berkeley from 1996-1997 and Comparative Literature at Stanford University from 1996 to 2008. Throughout his career, White traveled extensively, and was a Visiting Professor in Italy, Germany, France, Poland, China, and Japan.
In 1972, while a history professor at UCLA, White sued the Los Angeles Chief of Police Edward Davis for spending public funds in covert intelligence gathering on college campuses by LAPD police offers. White reported that police officers were registering undercover as UCLA students, attending classes, joining student organizations, and subsequently making reports to the police department about discussions happening in classes and organization meetings. This case, White v. Davis, went to the California Supreme Court in 1975, where the court ruled unanimously in White's favor. White v. Davis set a precedent which established that police cannot engage in surveillance of political activity without reasonable suspicion of a crime.
White's major published works include Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973); Tropics of Discourse (1979); The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation, which contains "The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality," (1987); Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect (1999); The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957–2007 (2010); and The Practical Past (2014). He was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and received honorary doctorates (Doctor of Humane Letters) from several institutions including the University of Michigan, Wesleyan University, North Carolina State University, the University of Bucharest, Gdansk University in Poland, and the Freie Universität of Berlin.
Hayden White passed away at the age of 89 on March 5, 2018 in Santa Cruz, California.
Additional reading:
White, Hayden, & Vanderscoff, C. (2013). Hayden White: frontiers of consciousness at UCSC. Santa Cruz, Calif: University of California, Santa Cruz, University Library.
Paul, Herman. (2008) "A Weberian medievalist: Hayden White in the 1950s," Rethinking History , 12:1, 75-102.
White, Hayden V. (1996) "Storytelling: Historical and Ideological", in Centuries' Ends, Narrative Means , ed. Robert Newman. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 58-78.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to the born digital materials of the Hayden White Papers is available on-site in the UCSC Special Collections & Archives reading room. The software application QuickView Plus is recommended for reading and viewing, and is provided for use in the reading room. Note that some files stored may be inaccessible due to obsolete formats, lack of required software, or file degradation.

Preferred Citation

Hayden V. White Papers. MS 323. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Processing Information

Paper materials processed by Christian Alvarado in the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) with assistance from Alix Norton, 2019. Nearly all titles in this collection were derived from the original folder titles as received from the donor. Original folders were used when they were deemed to be serviceable, in order to retain notes that White had written on the folders.
Digital materials processed by Patrick King in the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART), under the direction of Kate Dundon and Alix Norton, 2019. Digital files were transferred from carrier disks and hard drives in 2019. Some files were not able to be transferred from the carrier disks due to technical constraints. Duplicate files, personnel records, and other out of scope files were not retained. Files were not reformatted, and file names are original to the creator. Original disks were retained and are included in the collection.

Related Materials

The oral history of Hayden White, Frontiers of Consciousness at UCSC, was conducted by Cameron Vanderscoff and published in 2013 by the Regional History Project, UCSC Library. Available online at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/20b91099
Hayden White's published works may be found in the UCSC Library by searching "White, Hayden" in the Author/creator field in UCSC Library Search.
The collection of early printed books that Hayden White and his wife and UCSC professor Margaret Brose donated to the UCSC Library can be found by searching "Hayden White and Margaret Brose Collection" in UCSC Library Search.

Content Description

The Hayden V. White papers document White's professional, teaching, and research career from the 1950s to 2017. A significant portion of the collection contains White's research files, which include his notes and writings, correspondence, and collected files on various topics, authors and research themes. A small amount of White's undergraduate and graduate work is included in the research files. The correspondence series contains letters and other materials that were not filed with research files, and mainly contains conference invitations, publication and review requests, communications with colleagues at UC Santa Cruz regarding the History of Consciousness department, other professional communications, documentation on the White v. Davis legal case, and some personal correspondence. Writings and publications include both typed and handwritten notes, manuscripts, and annotated drafts of many of his works, as well as offprints of selected published works. Teaching files include course notes, lecture notes and planning documents, and some lecture audio recordings. White was professionally active in conferences and was invited to speak on many occasions, the preparation and products of which are present in this collection. Digital files include research files, talks, and writings from the mid-1990s to the 2010s.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

Additional Collection Guides

For a complete inventory of the contents of Series 7: Digital Files, see the following guide:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

College teachers -- California -- Santa Cruz
Europe -- Civilization -- 19th century
Historiography -- Europe
Faculty papers
Brose, Margaret
White, Hayden V., 1928-2018
University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Research Files 1950-2017

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or last name of person.

Scope and Contents

This series includes White's research notes on a variety of different authors, topics, and themes. These categorized files have been preserved from their original order. Folders contain notes that center upon specific research topics such as "Freud," "Violence," or "Narration." The vast majority of these files are handwritten notes, prose, and diagrams that pertain to a given topic, and also include annotated works, and clippings from newspapers and magazines. Within this series, some pieces of correspondence that relate to particular topics have been preserved in their original location. Some of White's undergraduate work is included near the end of this series, as well as unsorted research notes on a variety of topics.
Box 1, Folder 1

H. Adams circa late 1980s

Box 1, Folder 2

Althusser undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Allegory circa 2005

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Ankersmit circa 1990s

Box 1, Folder 6

Antohi-Rusen Project 2002

Box 1, Folder 7

Arendt 2004

Box 1, Folder 8

Athens 2008

Box 1, Folder 9

Attali, Jacques - Noise circa 1987

Box 1, Folder 10

Auerbach 1980-1992

Box 1, Folder 11

Augustine circa 2000s

Box 1, Folder 12

Austin undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Baal circa 1992

Box 1, Folder 14

Bakhtin 1980s

Box 1, Folder 15

Bahro 1977

Box 1, Folder 16

Balzac early 1990s

Box 1, Folder 17

Banfield 1979

Box 1, Folder 18

Bann 1987

Box 1, Folder 19-24

Barthes circa 1981-2017

Box 1, Folder 25

Barthes - "Discourse of History" 1981

Box 1, Folder 26

Barthes - Notes circa 2000

Box 1, Folder 27-28

Benjamin 2000s

Box 1, Folder 29

Bentham undated

Box 1, Folder 30

Benveniste undated

Box 1, Folder 31

Berger undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Bergson undated

Box 1, Folder 33-34

Bloom circa 1990s

Box 1, Folder 35

Borges undated

Box 1, Folder 36

Brose, Margaret late 1980s

Box 1, Folder 37

Brown, N.O. 1991

Box 1, Folder 38-39

Burke, Kenneth 1980s-1996

Box 1, Folder 40

Butler, Judith 1990

Box 1, Folder 41

Canguilhem 1991

Box 1, Folder 42

Cascardi 1991

Box 1, Folder 43

Chiara 2007

Box 1, Folder 44

Clifford, Jim 1980-1994

Box 1, Folder 45

Clover 1995

Box 1, Folder 46-47

Cohen, R. 1993-1997

Box 1, Folder 48

Collingwood late 1960s

Box 1, Folder 49

Conrad undated

Box 1, Folder 50

Corbusier late 1970s

Box 1, Folder 51

Critical Theory - UC San Diego 1984

Box 1, Folder 52

Cosmos / Hist. 1976-2003

Box 1, Folder 53

Curzio, R. late 1980s

Box 1, Folder 54

Danto 1993

Box 1, Folder 55

Davidson - "Conceptual Scheme" 1973

Box 1, Folder 56

Davis, Troy 2011

Box 2, Folder 1-2

De Certeau 1988, 2004-2008

Box 2, Folder 3

DeGuy 1992

Box 2, Folder 4

Deleuze 2009

Box 2, Folder 5-8

De Man 1971-1989

Box 2, Folder 9-11

Derrida 1970s-2003

Box 2, Folder 12

Deviancy undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Dialectics undated

Box 2, Folder 14-15

Discourse undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Disgrace - Coetzee 2004

Box 2, Folder 17-18

Douglas, M. 1972

Box 2, Folder 19

Droysen 1980s

Box 2, Folder 20-21

DuBois, W.E.B. 1990s-2003

Box 2, Folder 22

Eagleton 1984

Box 2, Folder 23

Easthope, Anthony 1993

Box 2, Folder 24

Emotions 1987-2000s

Box 2, Folder 25

Emplotment 1980s-1990s

Box 2, Folder 26

Enigma - Notes for paper 1997

Box 2, Folder 27-29

Enlightenment 1984-2013

Box 2, Folder 30

Ernst 1983-1994

Box 2, Folder 31-32

Etyms 2000s

Box 2, Folder 33

Exile 2006

Box 2, Folder 34

Exodus undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Fantasm and Enigma undated

Box 2, Folder 36

Faulkner undated

Box 2, Folder 37

Fiesole 2004

Box 2, Folder 38

Fineman, Joel undated

Box 2, Folder 39

Fish 1976

Box 2, Folder 40-41

Flaubert 1970s-1980s

Box 2, Folder 42

Formalism - Contextualism 1980s

Box 2, Folder 43-51

Foucault 1970s-2008

Box 2, Folder 52-54

Freud 1970s-2009

Box 2, Folder 55

Freud - Civ. and Discontents undated

Scope and Contents

Cowell lecture
Box 2, Folder 56

Freud - Ego, id 1970s-1990s

Box 2, Folder 57

Freud - Instincts and their Vicissitudes undated

Box 2, Folder 58

Freud - Moses and Monotheism 1970s-1980s

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Friedlander 1990s-2000s

Box 3, Folder 3-4

Frye, Northrop 1970s-1992

Box 3, Folder 5

Fulfillment 1998-2000s

Box 3, Folder 6

Funkenstein, Amos 1994

Box 3, Folder 7

Gadamer 1990s

Box 3, Folder 8

Genre undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Global History 1998-2007

Box 3, Folder 10

Gombrich 1970s

Box 3, Folder 11

Göttingen 2011

Box 3, Folder 12

Greimas undated

Box 3, Folder 13-14

Hegel 1957-1990s

Box 3, Folder 15

Heidegger circa 2003

Box 3, Folder 16-17

Herodotus 2000s

Box 3, Folder 18

Historical Imaginary 2000s

Box 3, Folder 19

Historical Perspective 1970s-2000s

Box 3, Folder 20

Historical System 1967-1968

Box 3, Folder 21

Historicality 1966-1990s

Box 3, Folder 22

Historiography early 1980s

Box 3, Folder 23-26

History in General 1962-circa 2008

Box 3, Folder 27

HistCon & Ideology undated

Box 3, Folder 28

Hjelmslev undated

Box 3, Folder 29-31

Holocaust notes 1996-2000

Box 3, Folder 32

Holocaust Conference - UCLA circa 1995

Box 3, Folder 33

Huizinga undated

Box 3, Folder 34-35

Ideology undated

Box 3, Folder 36-37

Interpretation (Trinity) 5 October 2005

Box 3, Folder 38

Italian Fascism late 1970s-early 1980s

Box 3, Folder 39

Jakobson undated

Box 3, Folder 40-43

Jameson 1980s

Box 3, Folder 44

Jena 2011

Box 3, Folder 45

Jenkins 1999

Box 3, Folder 46-47

Joyce 1990s

Box 4, Folder 1

Kafka undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Kairos circa 2005

Box 4, Folder 3

Kant 1980s-2000s

Box 4, Folder 4

Kierkegaard 1980s

Box 4, Folder 5

Kleist undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Koselleck 2009

Box 4, Folder 7

Krieger, L. undated

Box 4, Folder 8

Knowledge circa mid1990s

Box 4, Folder 9-11

Lacan late 1980s-late 2000s

Box 4, Folder 12

Lacan and Althusser undated

Box 4, Folder 13

Leach undated

Box 4, Folder 14-15

Leopardi 1989-2000s

Box 4, Folder 16-20

Levi 1998-2010

Box 4, Folder 21

Levi-Strauss late 1960s-2000s

Box 4, Folder 22

Limits of Representation circa mid-2000s

Box 4, Folder 23-24

Mann, Thomas 1990s

Box 4, Folder 25

Mann - Conrad undated

Box 4, Folder 26

Mannheim 1970s

Box 4, Folder 27-29

Marx 1967-1999

Box 4, Folder 30

Marx / H. Adams undated

Box 4, Folder 31

Middle Voice late 1990s

Box 4, Folder 32

Middle Voicedness (Diathesis) 2000s

Box 4, Folder 33

Memory 2006

Box 4, Folder 34

Memory & History 2009

Scope and Contents

Stanford, April 9, 2009
Box 4, Folder 35

Modernism / Postmodernism (PoMo) 1989-2000s

Box 4, Folder 36

Modernity: Futurity (Jameson, Bohrer) 2000s

Box 4, Folder 37-38

Momigliano 1974-2007

Box 4, Folder 39

Moses, Dirk circa 2006

Box 4, Folder 40

Museum 1988-2006

Box 4, Folder 41

Myth undated

Box 4, Folder 42

Myth, History, Allegory undated

Box 4, Folder 43

Mythology, Ideology, Factology undated

Box 4, Folder 44-45

Narration 1994-2011

Box 4, Folder 46-47

Narrative 1973-1994

Box 5, Folder 1

Narrative and Memory undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Narrative, Plot, Mythos 1980s-2010

Box 5, Folder 3

National Geographic - "Search for our Ancestors" 2000s

Box 5, Folder 4-5

Nietzsche 1970s-1990s

Box 5, Folder 6

Papers circa 1997

Box 5, Folder 7

Parable undated

Box 5, Folder 8

Passion/Action/Story 1987

Box 5, Folder 9

Pater undated

Box 5, Folder 10

Plot Summaries 2000s

Box 5, Folder 11

Politics, History, Rhetoric - Ghent undated

Box 5, Folder 12-14

Postmodernism 1990s-2010

Box 5, Folder 15

The Practical Past circa 2006

Box 5, Folder 16

Presence 2005

Box 5, Folder 17

Primitive 2000s

Box 5, Folder 18-22

Proust 1977-2002

Box 5, Folder 23-24

Psychoanalysis 1998-2003

Box 5, Folder 25

Pynchon circa 2005

Box 5, Folder 26

Ranciere's Revisionism 2000s

Box 5, Folder 27

Ranke 1970s

Box 5, Folder 28

Regimes of History and of Memory 1998-2000

Box 5, Folder 29

Renaissance Book Trade undated

Box 5, Folder 30-31

Rhetoric 1990s

Box 5, Folder 32

Ricoeur 1979

Box 5, Folder 33

The Road 2008

Box 5, Folder 34

Savonarola undated

Box 5, Folder 35-37

Scandal 1980s-2010

Box 5, Folder 38

Scarlet Letter undated

Box 5, Folder 39

Schaar undated

Box 5, Folder 40

Schleiermacher 1959

Box 5, Folder 41

Scott, Waverley 1990s

Box 5, Folder 42

Sebald 2004-2008

Box 5, Folder 43

Sex undated

Box 5, Folder 44-45

Smith, Barbara Herrnstein mid-1990s

Box 5, Folder 46

Speech Acts 2000s

Box 5, Folder 47

Stone, Dan 2005

Box 5, Folder 48

Style 1980s

Box 5, Folder 49

Substance 2005-2007

Box 5, Folder 50

Sussex/Columbia 1987-2000s

Box 5, Folder 51

Sweden undated

Box 5, Folder 52

Testimonio 1996-2004

Box 5, Folder 53

Texte undated

Box 5, Folder 54

Textology 1981-1993

Box 6, Folder 1

Textualism 1973-2001

Box 6, Folder 2

Thompson, E.P. 1978-1981

Box 6, Folder 3

Thoreau undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Tropes 2007-2010

Box 6, Folder 5

Tropes and Symbols 2001

Box 6, Folder 6

Bibliography of Tropes - Dan Gross 1993-1994

Box 6, Folder 7-10

Tropology 1988-2001

Box 6, Folder 11

Utopia early 2000s

Box 6, Folder 12

Veit late 2000s

Box 6, Folder 13-17

Vico 1975-mid1990s

Box 6, Folder 18

Violence 2005

Box 6, Folder 19

Voice - Bristol 2000s

Box 6, Folder 20

Waste Land early 2000s

Box 6, Folder 21

Woolf, Dollaway undated

Box 6, Folder 22

Woolf - "Between the Acts" mid 1990s

Box 6, Folder 23

Wordsworth undated

Box 6, Folder 24

Work 1987-2000s

Box 6, Folder 25

Wuthering Heights undated

Box 6, Folder 26

Yeats 1970s-2008

Box 6, Folder 27

19th century European History 1970s-2008

Box 6, Folder 28-31

Undergraduate and graduate work 1950-1953

Box 6, Folder 32-41

Unidentified notes 1976-2013

Box 7, Folder 1-21

Unidentified notes 1976-2013

 

Correspondence 1953-2016

Scope and Contents

This series contains White's professional and personal correspondence. Represented are a variety of organizations, colleagues, and personal acquaintances that contextualize White's work and professional life. This series includes letters, faxes, and printed emails from 1954-2008. Heavily represented in this series are invitations to participate in conferences, requests for contributions to publications, the communications of universities and research centers with which White was involved, and correspondence with students and colleagues. Of particular interest in this series is documentation pertaining to the legal case White v. Davis, handwritten and typed correspondence from renowned intellectual figures such as Jacques Derrida and J.G.A. Pocock, and administrative communications regarding the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz.
Box 8, Folder 1

Correspondence 1953-1960

Box 8, Folder 2

Correspondence 1954-1960

Box 8, Folder 3

University of Rochester 1960-1961

Box 8, Folder 4

Correspondence 1960-1995

Scope and Contents

Social Science Research Council, Stanford, Duke, UCSC
Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence - Dead 1961-1968

Scope and Contents

McGraw-Hill, UCSB, Norman O Brown, Tel-Aviv University, Commissione Americana per Gli Scambi Culturali con l'Italia
Box 8, Folder 6

John Wiley & Sons 1963-1964

Box 8, Folder 7

Encyclopedia of Social Sciences 1964

Box 8, Folder 8

Correspondence 1964

Scope and Contents

Hugh Trevor-Roper, Harper and Row Publishing
Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence 1966-1988

Scope and Contents

Chip Sills
Box 8, Folder 10

Jonathan Cape Correspondence 1967-1968

Box 8, Folder 11

Cornell - Society for Humanities 1967-1971

Box 8, Folder 12

Queens College Visitation 1968-1969

Box 8, Folder 13

York Conference - Philosophy of History 1969 April 10-12

Box 8, Folder 14

Wesleyan - Center for the Humanities Autumn 1969

Box 8, Folder 15

Kenan Professorship 1969-1977

Box 8, Folder 16

New Literary History 1970-1987

Box 8, Folder 17-18

Symcox Case circa 1970-1975

Box 8, Folder 19

Correspondence - Dead 1971-1972

Box 8, Folder 20

Correspondence - Answered 1971-1976

Box 8, Folder 21

Metahistory - Correspondence with Johns Hopkins 1972-1977

Box 8, Folder 22

CLIO 1972-1991

Box 8, Folder 23

Wesleyan - Center for the Humanities 1973-1976

Box 8, Folder 24

Council for Experiment in the Humanities (ACLS) 1974

Box 8, Folder 25

Hayden White - Miscellaneous Correspondence 1973-1976

Box 8, Folder 26

Correspondence 1973-1984

Scope and Contents

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Wesleyan Center for the Humanities, Graduate Students, CLIO
Box 8, Folder 27

Correspondence/Presses 1973-1989

Box 8, Folder 28

Correspondence 1974-1977

Scope and Contents

Georg Iggers, Rutgers, Cornell, Yale
Box 8, Folder 29

Correspondence - Vita 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Wesleyan Argus
Box 9, Folder 1

Cornell Society for Science, Tech, Culture 1975

Box 9, Folder 2

Legal documents 1975

Scope and Contents

Documents related to White v. Davis
Box 9, Folder 3

UCSC - Correspondence with administration 1975-1983

Box 9, Folder 4

Eighteenth Century Studies 1975-1985

Box 9, Folder 5

History and Theory 1975-1987

Box 9, Folder 6

Correspondence 1976

Scope and Contents

The School of Criticism and Theory, Center for the Humanities
Box 9, Folder 7

Summer Institute for Aesthetics 1976-1977

Box 9, Folder 8

Correspondence 1976-1978

Scope and Contents

Universitat Konstanz, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell
Box 9, Folder 9

Poetics Today 1976-1988

Box 9, Folder 10

Universal Life Church 1976-1999

Scope and Contents

UCSC (Hayden White Fellowship), Tel Aviv University, University of Bristol, Journal of Philosophy
Box 9, Folder 11

Correspondence 1976-2007

Scope and Contents

UCSC (Hayden White Fellowship), Tel Aviv University, University of Bristol, Journal of Philosophy
Box 9, Folder 12

Prose Studies 1977-1982

Box 9, Folder 13

UCSC 1977-1991

Box 9, Folder 14

Correspondence 1977-1994

Scope and Contents

UCSC, History of Consciousness
Box 9, Folder 15

Tropics of Discourse: Correspondence with Johns Hopkins Press 1978-1979

Box 9, Folder 16

The 18th Century: Theory and Interpretation 1978-1986

Box 9, Folder 17

Correspondence 1978-1979

Scope and Contents

University of Michigan, Cambridge University Press, Wesleyan, Cornell
Box 9, Folder 18

Students and Faculty Comments 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 19

Correspondence 1978-1982

Scope and Contents

UCSC, Brown, University of Alabama, Wesleyan, University of Sheffield
Box 9, Folder 20

Correspondence 1979

Scope and Contents

Eugene Genovese
Box 9, Folder 21

Center for Advanced Phenomenological Research 1979-1981

Box 9, Folder 22

Correspondence - Answered 1979-1982

Scope and Contents

Penn State, Comparative Criticism, University of California Press
Box 9, Folder 23

Correspondence 1979-1983

Scope and Contents

Personal miscellaneous correspondence, Joseph Moldenhauer, Paul Schwaber, Edward Morris
Box 9, Folder 24

Burke, Kenneth 1979-1984

Box 9, Folder 25

Correspondence 1979-1985

Scope and Contents

UCSC, Cornell, Critical Inquiry, Gerald Graff
Box 9, Folder 26

Academy of Literary Studies 1979-1987

Box 9, Folder 27

Fineman, Joel 1979-1989

Box 9, Folder 28

Correspondence 1979-1990

Scope and Contents

HistCon, SUNY, Victoria College
Box 9, Folder 29

MLA 1980

Scope and Contents

Center for the Psychological Study of the Arts
Box 9, Folder 30

Gauss Seminars: Correspondence 1980

Box 9, Folder 31

University of Kansas, Conference on Hermeneutics 1981 April 2-5

Box 9, Folder 32

Stanford Interpretation Seminar 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 33

Partisan Review 1980-1982

Box 9, Folder 34

Correspondence 1980-1982

Scope and Contents

Marvin Perry, UCSC
Box 9, Folder 35

School of Criticism and Theory - Northwestern 1980-1987

Box 9, Folder 36

Guggenheim Fellowship 1980-1982

Box 9, Folder 37

University of Michigan, Dearborn Conference 1981 March 19-20

Box 9, Folder 38

School of Criticism Conference, Northwestern 1981 May

Box 9, Folder 39

Illegal Authority: The Appeal to History as Interp. Commonplace 1981

Box 9, Folder 40

Rev. Jameson - Diacritics 1981 October

Box 9, Folder 41

Correspondence 1981-1987

Scope and Contents

Partisan Review, USC, Institute for Vico Studies, Art in America, University of Cape Town
Box 10, Folder 1

University of Florida 1982 November 4-5

Box 10, Folder 2

Aarsleff Review 1982

Box 10, Folder 3

Marquette University 1982

Box 10, Folder 4

Torino Conference 1982

Box 10, Folder 5

Narrativity in Representation of the Real 1982

Box 10, Folder 6

Palimpsest 1982

Box 10, Folder 7

Phi Beta Kappa Emerson Awards - Correspondence 1982

Box 10, Folder 8

Correspondence 1982-1983

Scope and Contents

Garry Trompf, UCSC, Periodical Fiction Project
Box 10, Folder 9

Correspondence 1982-1984

Scope and Contents

UCSC, Institute for Vico Studies, Paolo Valesio
Box 10, Folder 10

Requests for articles, reviews, lectures, etc. 1982-1986

Box 10, Folder 11

Correspondence 1982-1984

Scope and Contents

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Warwick, Georgetown
Box 10, Folder 12

Switzerland Visit 1983

Box 10, Folder 13

University of Illinois Conference of Marxist Criticism 1983 July 8

Box 10, Folder 14

Western Association of German Studies, Madison, Wisconsin 1983

Box 10, Folder 15

University of Ottawa Conference of Ricoeur 1983

Box 10, Folder 16

Italian Hermeneutics 1983

Box 10, Folder 17

Correspondence 1982-1993

Scope and Contents

University of Leiden, UCLA, UC Press, Recommendations for tenure, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, University of Hong Kong
Box 10, Folder 18

Correspondence 1983-1984

Scope and Contents

Columbia, Requests for Recommendations
Box 10, Folder 19

Correspondence 1983-1987

Scope and Contents

Humanities self studies, UCLA
Box 10, Folder 20

Correspondence 1983-1989

Scope and Contents

Basil Blackwell, UCLA
Box 10, Folder 21

Correspondence 1983-1997

Scope and Contents

Ankersmit, UCSC
Box 10, Folder 22

Written Communication Annual 1984

Box 10, Folder 23

Journal of Communication 1984

Box 10, Folder 24

The Interpretation of Texts - Williams College 1984 January

Box 10, Folder 25

Trip to London 1984 January

Box 10, Folder 26

University of Oregon 1984 February 3

Box 10, Folder 27

San Jose State University 1984 February 24

Box 10, Folder 28

Cultural Critique 1984-1985

Box 10, Folder 29

Semiotic Society of America - California Chapter 1984-1986

Box 10, Folder 30

Differentia 1984-1987

Box 10, Folder 31

Correspondence 1984-1988

Scope and Contents

Johns Hopkins Press
Box 10, Folder 32

History and Theory Conference 1985 August

Box 10, Folder 33

American Academy of Religion 1985 November

Box 10, Folder 34

Journal of Social Epistemology 1985-1986

Box 10, Folder 35

History of European Ideas 1985-1986

Box 10, Folder 36

Correspondence 1985-1987

Scope and Contents

UCSC, Indiana University Press, Department of Comparative Literature Copenhagen
Box 10, Folder 37

Invitations 1985-1993

Box 10, Folder 38

Johns Hopkins University 1986

Box 10, Folder 39

University of Arizona State Talk 1986

Box 10, Folder 40

Arizona State University 1986

Box 10, Folder 41

Willamette University 1986

Box 10, Folder 42

Dartmouth College 1986 April 11-13

Box 10, Folder 43

Correspondence 1986-1987

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with a variety of presses
Box 10, Folder 44

Institute for Vico Studies 1986-1987

Box 10, Folder 45

Literary Theory and Historical Writing, ed. Ralph Cohen 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 1

Scripps College - Tropology/Narrative 1987 November 19-20

Box 11, Folder 2

Occidental College - Post-Structuralist Rhetorics 1987 November 18

Box 11, Folder 3

Wesleyan University Lecture 1987 September-October

Box 11, Folder 4

Statewide Academic Senate 1987

Box 11, Folder 5

Quarterly Review of Film Studies 1987

Box 11, Folder 6

Phi Beta Kappa Speakers Panel 1987-1988

Box 11, Folder 7

Correspondence 1987-1988

Scope and Contents

Requests for panels, requests for articles, UCSC, History of Consciousness
Box 11, Folder 8

Correspondence 1987-1992

Scope and Contents

UCSC, personal correspondence, graduate students
Box 11, Folder 9

Correspondence 1987-1993

Scope and Contents

Partha Chatterjee, personal correspondence, invitations to conferences, requests for articles
Box 11, Folder 10

New Historicism 1988

Box 11, Folder 11

Inquiries in Social Construction 1988

Box 11, Folder 12

Quarterly Journal of Speech 1988

Box 11, Folder 13

Harvard Committee on History & Literature 1988 April 25-26

Box 11, Folder 14

New School of Social Research Conference on Narrative 1988

Box 11, Folder 15

Carleton College 1988 October

Box 11, Folder 16

University of Chicago Symposium 1989 May 4-5

Box 11, Folder 17

University of Toronto 1988-1990

Box 11, Folder 18

Western Humanities Conference 1988-1990

Box 11, Folder 19

Folger Institute (Washington) Summer 1989

Box 11, Folder 20

Phi Beta Kappa 1989

Box 11, Folder 21

University of Groningen 1989

Box 11, Folder 22

Harvard - Friedrich Lecture 1989-1990

Box 11, Folder 23

History, Memory, Narrative 1989

Box 11, Folder 24

University of Minnesota Lecture 1989

Box 11, Folder 25

Lecture at Vanderbilt University 1989

Box 11, Folder 26

Stanford - Watt/Frank Celebration 1989

Box 11, Folder 27

College Art Association Meeting - San Francisco 1989

Box 11, Folder 28

Tulane 1987-1989

Box 11, Folder 29

Texas A&M 1989-1993

Box 11, Folder 30

Correspondence 1989-1993

Scope and Contents

Ranajit Guha, Personal Correspondence, invitations and requests
Box 11, Folder 31-32

Victoria University 1989-1994

Box 11, Folder 33

University of Utah 1990

Box 11, Folder 34

University of Virginia 1990

Box 11, Folder 35

History and Methodology (Poland) 1990

Box 11, Folder 36

Getty 1990-1991

Box 11, Folder 37

University Professorship 1990-1993

Box 11, Folder 38

Correspondence 1990-1994

Scope and Contents

Personal Correspondence, Newsprint
Box 11, Folder 39

Visit to Stanford 1991

Box 11, Folder 40

Hernadi Conference, UC Santa Barbara 1991

Box 11, Folder 41

Visit to UC Riverside Fall 1991

Box 11, Folder 42

Visit to Cal Poly 1991

Box 11, Folder 43

Scher Volume - Music & Text 1991

Box 11, Folder 44

Katz Visiting Professor - University of Washington 1991-1992

Box 11, Folder 45

Israel Visit 1991-1993

Box 11, Folder 46

N. Frye Conference 1991-1993

Box 11, Folder 47

Correspondence 1991-1996

Scope and Contents

Personal Correspondence, Translations of Metahistory, Invitations
Box 11, Folder 48

Susan Foster Conference 1992

Box 11, Folder 49

American Film Institute Lecture 1992

Box 11, Folder 50

Visit to UC Santa Barbara 1992

Box 11, Folder 51

Fulton High School - Class of 1946 1992

Box 11, Folder 52

Ecole des hautes Etudes 1992-1993

Box 11, Folder 53

Storia della Stor - Metahistory 1992-1993

Box 11, Folder 54

Duke University Visitation 1993-1994

Box 11, Folder 55

Stanford Conference 1993-1994

Box 11, Folder 56

Barthes Conference - University of Pennsylvania 1993-1994

Box 11, Folder 57

Brasil 1993 September 8-18

Box 11, Folder 58

Siegen 1993

Box 11, Folder 59

Open University - London 1993 October 5-6

Box 11, Folder 60

Holland 1993

Box 11, Folder 61

University of Houston Visit 1992-1993

Box 11, Folder 62

University of Groningen - Vico & Metamorphosis 1993

Box 11, Folder 63

Feit & Fictie 1993

Box 11, Folder 64

19th Century Contexts 1993

Box 11, Folder 65

Diacritics 1993

Box 11, Folder 66

Auerbach 1993

Box 11, Folder 67

Stanford Conference on Literature in the Humanities 1993-1994

Box 12, Folder 1

Gumbrecht - Beyond Dualism Conferences and Confabs 1994

Box 12, Folder 2

Napoli 1994 December

Box 12, Folder 3

Concordia University Montreal 1994

Box 12, Folder 4

Marwick Response 1994

Box 12, Folder 5

New Zealand 1995

Box 12, Folder 6

Dartmouth College 1994

Box 12, Folder 7

MLA San Diego 1994

Box 12, Folder 8

Getty Center for the Humanities 1994

Box 12, Folder 9

Jorn Rusen 1994-1995

Box 12, Folder 10

Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis - Mieke Bal 1994-1995

Box 12, Folder 11

Correspondence 1994-1996

Scope and Contents

Critical Theories: China and the West, Rethinking History, Personal Correspondence
Box 12, Folder 12

Stanford Records 1994-2002

Box 12, Folder 13

Wayne State University 1995

Box 12, Folder 14

Response to Marwick (Page proofs) 1995

Box 12, Folder 15

Berlin 1995

Box 12, Folder 16

Important Letters - Derrida and Pocock 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten letters from Jacques Derrida and J.G.A. Pocock
Box 12, Folder 17

EAP Reciprocal Faculty Exchange 1996

Box 12, Folder 18

Suppression of Rhetoric 1996

Box 12, Folder 19

Gumbrecht 1996-1998

Box 12, Folder 20

Rethinking History 1997

Box 12, Folder 21

Lars Kleberg 1997

Box 12, Folder 22

Correspondence circa 1997

Scope and Contents

Contains a draft with handwritten note from Carl Schorske
Box 12, Folder 23

Ballerini Projects circa 1997

Box 12, Folder 24

Johns Hopkins 1998-2014

Box 12, Folder 25

American Philosophical Society 2000

Box 12, Folder 26

Pannunzio Prize 2001

Box 12, Folder 27

F. Beckett circa 2003

Box 12, Folder 28

Ghent 2004

Box 12, Folder 29

Correspondence 2004-2016

Scope and Contents

Personal Correspondence, Requests for Comments, Invitations
Box 12, Folder 30

Yale Center for Cultural Sociology 2004

Box 12, Folder 31

Hayden White in Italian 2007

Box 12, Folder 32

Japan circa 2008

Box 12, Folder 33

Norman O. Brown undated

Box 12, Folder 34

Droysen - Historik undated

Box 12, Folder 35

Giovanna Fanci undated

Box 12, Folder 36

TLS undated

 

Writings and Publications 1951-2010

Scope and Contents

Materials in this series include drafts and publications written by White, including iterations of manuscripts, drafts of articles and chapters, and extensive handwritten prose. Some files within this series contain annotations made either by White or those editing his work. This series also includes offprints and print-outs of White's publications, occasional correspondence relating to his work, and reviews written by others.
Box 12, Folder 37

Metacritical Essays and Early Writings 1951-1990s

Box 12, Folder 38

Various articles 1957-1987

Box 12, Folder 39

Various articles 1958-1990s

Box 12, Folder 40

Various offprints 1958-1992

Box 12, Folder 41

Article - Ibn Khaldun circa 1959

Box 12, Folder 42

Short Reviews 1959-1977

Box 12, Folder 43

Various offprints 1960-1972

Box 12, Folder 44

Various offprints 1960-1978

Box 12, Folder 45

Various offprints 1960-1994

Box 12, Folder 46

Various offprints 1965-1976

Box 12, Folder 47

Scott - Foresman 1968

Box 12, Folder 48

Various articles 1968-1992

Box 13, Folder 1

The Tasks of Intellectual History 1969

Box 13, Folder 2

Politics of Control - Philosophy of History circa 1969

Box 13, Folder 3

Interdisciplinary & 19th Century Studies 1969-2000s

Box 13, Folder 4

World Civ. Text Introduction 1970s

Box 13, Folder 5

The Wild Man... 1972

Box 13, Folder 6

Metahistory - Short circa 1972

Box 13, Folder 7

Various articles 1972-1991

Box 13, Folder 8

Politics of Philosophy of History 1973

Box 13, Folder 9

Foucault Decoded... 1973

Box 13, Folder 10

Reviews in European History 1973-1979

Box 13, Folder 11

Metahistory - Reviews and Letters 1973-1983

Box 13, Folder 12

Reviews of White's Work 1973-1985

Box 13, Folder 13

Various articles 1973-1990

Box 13, Folder 14

Historical Text as Literary Artifact 1974

Box 13, Folder 15

Art & Criminality 1974

Box 13, Folder 16

Review of Said, Beginnings for Diacritics 1975

Box 13, Folder 17

Historicism, History, Figurative Imagination 1975

Box 13, Folder 18

Hegel's Logic as a Theory of Figurative Consciousness 1975

Box 13, Folder 19

Various reviews 1975-1978

Box 13, Folder 20

Reviews of Metahistory 1975-1978

Box 13, Folder 21

Various essays 1975-1999

Box 13, Folder 22

Various articles 1976-1984

Box 13, Folder 23

Fried Review 1977

Box 13, Folder 24

Levi-Strauss 1978

Box 13, Folder 25

Various articles 1978-1987

Box 13, Folder 26

Various articles 1979-1988

Box 13, Folder 27

Literature and Social Action (New Literary History) 1980

Box 13, Folder 28

Narrative 1980

Box 13, Folder 29

Ihab Hassan Review 1980

Box 13, Folder 30

Possibility of Literary History circa 1980

Box 13, Folder 31

Foucault's Discourse - The Problem of Style circa 1980

Box 13, Folder 32

Conventions and Criticism 1981

Box 13, Folder 33

L'histoire comme récit 1981

Box 14, Folder 1

Conventional Conflicts circa 1981

Box 14, Folder 2

Various offprints 1981-1986

Box 14, Folder 3

Various reprints 1981-1988

Box 14, Folder 4

Various offprints 1981-1992

Box 14, Folder 5

Method & Ideology in Intellectual History 1982

Box 14, Folder 6

Aarsleff Review 1982

Box 14, Folder 7

Bakhtin Review circa 1982

Box 14, Folder 8

H. White Vita 1983-1998

Box 14, Folder 9

The Italian Difference and the Politics of Culture 1984

Box 14, Folder 10

He Merged Myth and History 1984 December 23

Box 14, Folder 11

The Interpretation of Texts circa 1984

Box 14, Folder 12

Various articles 1984-1993

Box 14, Folder 13

Conference on Pluralism Volume 1985

Box 14, Folder 14

Review of Veyne, LaCapra, McCullagh, Ortega (TLS) 1985

Box 14, Folder 15

From Faith to Fatalism 1985

Box 14, Folder 16

Koselleck Review 1985

Box 14, Folder 17

TLS Review of Historical Theory circa 1985

Box 14, Folder 18

Rhetoric of Interpretation 1986

Box 14, Folder 19

Form, Reference, & Ideology in Musical Discourse 1986-1987

Box 14, Folder 20

Content of the Form - Reviews 1986-1991

Box 14, Folder 21

The Arms System 1987

Box 14, Folder 22

Various writings 1987

Box 14, Folder 23

Romantic Doctrine 1987-1989

Box 14, Folder 24

Rosenstone Essay - American Historical Review 1988

Box 14, Folder 25

Rhetoric of Interpretation 1988

Box 14, Folder 26

Literary Theory and Historical Writing circa 1989

Box 14, Folder 27

History and Memory in European Romanticism 1989

Box 14, Folder 28

Newsprint in Portuguese 1989-1994

Box 14, Folder 29

Intro to Mann, Lotte in Weimar 1990

Box 14, Folder 30

Kermode Review 1990

Box 14, Folder 31

Johns Hopkins 1991 September 26-29

Box 14, Folder 32

Jameson "PoMo" Review 1991

Box 14, Folder 33

Various articles 1991

Box 14, Folder 34

Valesio Review 1992

Box 14, Folder 35

White - "Emplotment..." 1992

Box 14, Folder 36

Lefebvre- Production of Space - Review 1993

Box 14, Folder 37

Translation of Centelli Review of Tagliacozzo - Arbor Scientiae... circa 1993

Box 14, Folder 38

Review of Lilla - G.B. Vico 1994

Box 14, Folder 39

O'Connor Interview 1994

Box 14, Folder 40

Mais! 1994

Box 14, Folder 41

Titel "H Whites - Diskurs" 1994

Box 14, Folder 42

Auerbach 1994

Box 14, Folder 43

Marwick Project 1994-1995

Box 15, Folder 1

"Event" circa mid-1990s

Box 15, Folder 2

A Comment on Professor Cohen's Propaedeutic for Literary Change circa 1995

Box 15, Folder 3

Formalism & Contextualism in Historical Explanation circa 1995

Box 15, Folder 4

Various writings 1996

Box 15, Folder 5

Metahistory and Metafiction 1997

Box 15, Folder 6

Various articles circa 1997

Box 15, Folder 7

Iggers-White Exchange 1998

Box 15, Folder 8

R. Vann on Hayden White 1998

Box 15, Folder 9

Myth, Memory, and Catastrophe 1998

Box 15, Folder 10

Metatheoretical Meditation 1999

Box 15, Folder 11

Various articles 1999-2000

Box 15, Folder 12

Cosmos, Chaos, Sequence circa 1999

Box 15, Folder 13

Narrative, Description, Tropology circa 1999

Box 15, Folder 14

News Clippings circa 2000

Box 15, Folder 15

Auerbach - Figural Causation 2000s

Box 15, Folder 16

Storytelling - Historical and Ideological 2000s

Box 15, Folder 17

Emplotment 2001

Box 15, Folder 18

Modern, -ism, -ity circa 2003

Box 15, Folder 19

Utopia mid-2000s

Box 15, Folder 20

Exile circa 2006

Box 15, Folder 21

The Historical Event circa 2008

Box 15, Folder 22

Frye's Place in Cultural Studies circa 2010

Box 15, Folder 23

The Document undated

Box 15, Folder 24

The Discourse of History (Drafts I-XI) undated

Box 15, Folder 25

Burden of History undated

Box 15, Folder 26

Intellectual Historiography undated

Box 15, Folder 27

Discourse of History undated

Box 15, Folder 28

Bodies and Their Plots undated

Box 15, Folder 29

Rebirth of Rhetoric undated

Box 15, Folder 30

Return of the Moral Imagination undated

Box 15, Folder 31

True, False, Figurative undated

Box 15, Folder 32

The Why of Lit. undated

Box 15, Folder 33

Vico and the Production of Genre undated

Box 15, Folder 34

Identity, Memory, and History undated

Box 15, Folder 35

Writing in the Middle Voice undated

Box 15, Folder 36

History and Memory in European Romanticism undated

Box 15, Folder 37

Narrative & Ideology undated

Box 15, Folder 38

Trope undated

Box 15, Folder 39

Paul Ricoeur undated

Box 15, Folder 40

Croce & Renewal of Italian Culture undated

Box 15, Folder 41

History Writing as Non-Fictional Prose undated

Box 15, Folder 42

Vico and Modernism (REV) undated

Box 15, Folder 43

Interpretation: History of undated

Box 15, Folder 44

The Possibilities of Literary Histories undated

Box 15, Folder 45

Interpretation in the Social Sciences undated

 

Talks, Speeches, and Conferences 1964-2009

Arrangement

This series is divided into three sub-series:
  • Speaking Materials
  • Conference Files
  • Audio and Video Recordings
Files in each sub-series are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to conferences can be found in the Correspondence series.

Scope and Contents

This series contains speaking scripts and notes from a variety of talks and conference presentations given and attended by White. It also contains relevant correspondence regarding particular conferences when extensive speaking notes are housed in the same folder. A wide range of different events is represented in this series, including talks given at student orientations/commencements, conference papers, and public lectures. White's global presence is manifest in this series, as these materials show professional involvement in institutions both domestically and abroad.
 

Speaking Materials

Box 16, Folder 1

The Interplay of Abilities and Virtues 1964 October

Box 16, Folder 2

Talk to Frosh 1965 September 19

Box 16, Folder 3

Knowing and Learning circa early-1970s

Box 16, Folder 4

Hobert Conference on Teaching 1971 January 9

Box 16, Folder 5

Lecture: Irrationalism in the Enlightenment 1971 April 23

Box 16, Folder 6

Narrative Strategies in Historical Interpretation (AHA) circa early-1970s

Box 16, Folder 7

Saratoga Springs Conference on Philosophy and the Arts - Comment on Professor Peckham's Essay 1973 November 2-5

Box 16, Folder 8

Parent's Day Address 1974 April 27

Box 16, Folder 9-10

Art and Criminality 1974

Box 16, Folder 11-12

Future of the Humanities (MS) 1974

Box 16, Folder 13

The Literature of Fact - English Institute Meeting 1975 August

Box 16, Folder 14

Humanities Today - University of Colorado - CWA 1975 March

Box 16, Folder 15

Absurdist Criticism (for M. Krieger) 1976

Box 16, Folder 16

Tagliacozzo - Vico Conference 1976 January 28-31

Box 16, Folder 17

Willson Coates 1976

Box 16, Folder 18

Il Discorso di Foucault circa 1976

Box 16, Folder 19

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 1982 October 22-23

Box 16, Folder 20

Vogler-Black Conference 1982

Box 16, Folder 21

Literacy, Communication, and Poetic Language circa late 1980s

Box 16, Folder 22

Folger Visit circa 1989

Box 16, Folder 23

Margaret Brose - Foscolo 1993

Box 16, Folder 24

Vico 2002 May 23

Box 16, Folder 25

The Practical Past public lecture and panel - University of Alabama 2009 April

Box 16, Folder 26

Foucault and Cultural Studies undated

Box 16, Folder 27

19th Century undated

Box 16, Folder 28

Untitled Speech undated

Box 16, Folder 29

Wayne State University Conference on "Identity" undated

Box 16, Folder 30

Auerbach Lecture - Poznan undated

Box 16, Folder 31

Ideology and Counter-Ideology undated

Box 16, Folder 32

Narrative Modes and Ideological Strategies undated

 

Conference Files

Box 16, Folder 33

Romanticism and Historicism as Figures of Thought circa 1974

Box 16, Folder 34

Popular Culture Conference - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 1974

Box 16, Folder 35

Michelet's Method - Paper Given at Johns Hopkins University 1975

Box 16, Folder 36

Fictions of Factual Representation - Paper Given at English Institute Cambridge 1975 August

Box 16, Folder 37

Talk at Clark Library, Los Angeles 1976

Box 16, Folder 38

Lecture - History and Religion 1978-1984

Box 16, Folder 39

A Symposium on Narrative - University of Chicago 1979

Box 16, Folder 40

Metahistory Conference 1979 March 16-17

Box 16, Folder 41

The Limits of Relativism in the Arts. U. Ga. 1981 April

Box 16, Folder 42

Humanities Conference - UC-CSU - Berkeley 1983 May 13-14

Box 16, Folder 43

AHA Panel - San Francisco 1983 December

Box 16, Folder 44

Conference on the Bible as Literature UCSC 1986

Box 16, Folder 45

MLA - Frye Lecture circa 1987

Box 16, Folder 46

Tagliacozzo Conference - Toronto 1991 October 24-27

Box 16, Folder 47

Frye Memorial Lecture 1993

Box 16, Folder 48

Iphofen 2000 October

Box 16, Folder 49

Derrida Flyers - Cruelty, Death Penalty, the "Return of the Religious" 2002

Box 16, Folder 50

Budapest - Historical Studies: Disciplines and Discourses 2004 July

Box 16, Folder 51

Conference - Budapest - Center for Historical Studies 2004

Box 16, Folder 52

China - Historiography Today 2007

Box 16, Folder 53

Shanghai 2007

Box 16, Folder 54

History and Theory circa 2009

 

Fragments... from the life of a mind 2019

Scope and Contents

Commemorative booklet published for and distributed at the Against Orthodoxies: Working with Hayden White symposium at UC Santa Cruz, November 1-2, 2019.
 

Audio and Video Recordings 1983-2002

Scope and Contents

Include talks by White as well as collected recordings not featuring White.

Conditions Governing Access

Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Contact Special Collections in advance for information regarding access.
Box 21

Hayden White Closing remarks - Dartmouth College Conference 1983 May 15

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
Box 21

"The Unperfect Actor", "America Coast to Coast" 1983 November

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
Box 21

Conversations of Postmodernism and Cultural Studies - University of Toronto 1991 October

Physical Description: 1 VHS
Box 21

Lecture: History as Phantasm - University of Kent, Canterbury UK 1999 March 24

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
Box 21

Lecture: History as Fulfillment - University of Kent, Canterbury UK circa 1999

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
Box 21

Norman O. Brown Memorial Celebration 2002 October 19

Physical Description: 1 VHS

Scope and Contents

Includes event program.
Box 21

Untitled undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
 

Teaching Files 1970-2014

Arrangement

This series is divided into three sub-series:
  • Lecture Notes
  • Course Materials
  • Audio Recordings
Files in each sub-series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series contain a range of materials from courses administered by White. The first sub-series, Lecture Notes, contains notes and prose used by White in classroom settings. Lecture notes from his time at UCLA, UCSC, and other institutions are represented in this section. The second sub-series, Course Materials, primarily contains handouts and graphics used by White in his classes. The third sub-series, Audio Recordings, contains recordings on audio cassettes from selected lectures in his Introduction to History of Consciousness (HIST 50A) course in 1985 and 1986.
 

Lecture Notes 1971-2014

Box 17, Folder 1

History 1A and 1B - UCLA 1971-1972

Box 17, Folder 2

Various lecture notes circa 1970s

Box 17, Folder 3

HistCon 203A Course Materials and Notes 1984

Box 17, Folder 4

HistCon 207 1987

Box 17, Folder 5

Various lecture notes 1993-1995

Box 17, Folder 6

Hist. Revisionism circa 1997

Box 17, Folder 7

History in General early 2000s

Box 17, Folder 8

Various lecture notes 2000s

Box 17, Folder 9

Narration and Description 2000s

Box 17, Folder 10

Proceedings of the British Academy 2007

Box 17, Folder 11

Assembly late 2000s

Box 17, Folder 12

The Historical Past circa late 2000s

Box 17, Folder 13

Fact/Fiction 2010-2014

Box 17, Folder 14

Various lecture notes circa 2012

Box 17, Folder 15

What is HistCon? undated

Box 17, Folder 16

Wuthering Heights undated

Box 17, Folder 17

Psychoanalysis undated

Box 17, Folder 18

Language, Signs, and Codes undated

Box 17, Folder 19

Historical Narrative undated

Box 17, Folder 20

60s undated

Box 17, Folder 21-31

Various lecture notes undated

 

Course Materials 1970-2008

Box 17, Folder 32

Student work samples 1970-1982

Box 17, Folder 33

Magazine Clippings 1987-1988

Box 17, Folder 34

Jakobson Handouts 1990s

Box 17, Folder 35

Bibliographies 1999-2000

Box 17, Folder 36

Abu Ghraib circa mid-2000s

Box 17, Folder 37

Scandal - Graphics late 2000s

Box 17, Folder 38

The Renaissance - Chron/Bibliography undated

Box 17, Folder 39

Rhetoric 196 undated

Box 17, Folder 40

Jupiter Space undated

Box 17, Folder 41

Unsorted course materials undated

Box 17, Folder 42

A Tale of Two Cities undated

Box 17, Folder 43

Sander Gilman undated

Box 17, Folder 44

Sentimental Education undated

Box 17, Folder 45

Marx - Handouts undated

Box 17, Folder 46

Aristotle undated

 

Audio Recordings 1985-1986

Conditions Governing Access

These audiovisual recordings have been digitized; original formats of audiovisual media cannot be accessed. Contact Special Collections in advance for information regarding access to digitized files.
 

Introduction to the History of Consciousness 50A

Scope and Contents

These audiocassettes contain recordings of lectures from White's Introduction to History of Consciousness class in 1985 and 1986. Descriptions of each recording were transcribed from the audiocassette cases.
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0001 1985 January 13

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Wednesday January 15 missing
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0002 1986 January 8

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Introductory lecture to course. Good quality tape. One hour, 30 minutes each side. End of lecture on sex, work, violence, knowing missing 15 minutes.
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0003 1986 January 10

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

On Freud and Lacan. Low quality tape, 1 hour 15 minutes total
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0004 1986 January 22

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Theory of Semiology, Analysis of Ad: Angie Dickinson and Avocados, Analysis of Book of Genesis, Similarity/Difference, Purity and (?)
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0005 1986 January 27

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Theory of the Subject. How is human society constituted? Metaphor of socio-biology, Consciousness/conscience ad, Freud, "Topography" of Body and Psyche, Superego/id/ego
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0006 1986 January 29

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

The explosion of Challenger. Communication grid; On authoritative speakers; On teaching, skepticism, talk shows, the Army; The Subject, Lacan and Freud; Narcissism/anaclitic love; Imaginary/symbolic; Desire; The Unconscious and Memory, Freud/Jung; Birth, mirror stage, Oedipus complex; The Mirror Stage; The body is territoritizable; Imaginary/symbolic summary.
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0007 1986 February 3

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

"Key lecture for my work." On marginality, sex, work, violence, knowledge; Hayden goes over the handout "how to write an essay"; HOC as the study of coding systems; The social contract; human vs. animal life, what is a meaningful life?; The master themes: sex, work, violence, knowledge; Blessing/curse; Area of ambiguity: live and survive on the margin; Mary Douglas; Legit? Illegit?
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0008 1986 February 5

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

On Foucault's Madness and Civilization, chapters 1 and 2; Factology/ideology/myth; History of western civilization; Homogeneity culture, the inside, the deviant
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0009 1986 February 12

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

What is history of consciousness? Review of basic principles.
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0010 1986 February 19

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Continuation of review of concepts. The master/slave relationship; Adolescence; Foucault and Madness and Civilization, the silent treatment, recognition by the mirror, perpetual self-judgement; On Freud, narcissistic love, anaclitic love
Box 21

ms0323_rec_0011 1986 February 24

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette

Scope and Contents

Mimesis, Auerbach. On metonymy, on metaphor, on naming.
 

Awards, Degrees, and Photographs 1951-2015

Scope and Contents

This series contains diplomas and awards from institutions with which White was affiliated, as well as related photographs and ephemera. Also included are posters from many of White's lectures and other events, as well as plaques White received from various organizations.
Box 19

Bachelor of Arts - Wayne University 1951

General note

Wayne University was renamed Wayne State University in 1956.
Box 19

Phi Kappa Phi - University of Michigan 1953

Box 18, Folder 1

Clippings 1991-2001

Box 20

Poster: The Metaphysics of Western History - Taiwan 1993

Box 18, Folder 2

Commencement script and photographs - University of Michigan 1995

Box 18, Folder 3

Honorary Doctorate - University of Michigan 1995

Box 18, Folder 4

Commencement Ephemera 1995-2014

Box 18, Folder 5

Various commencement photographs 1990s-2000s

Box 19

Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award - UC Santa Cruz 2001

Box 20

Poster: Collections, Cultural Heritage and Historical Interpretation - Taiwan 2004

Box 20

Poster: Translating History: Knowledges, Practices, Powers - UC Santa Cruz 2004

Box 18, Folder 6

Honorary Degree - University of Bucharest 2010

Box 20

Poster: Gastvortrag - Berlin 2010

Box 18, Folder 7

Honorary Doctorate - Wesleyan University 2014 May

Box 19

Honorary Doctorate - Wesleyan University 2014 May

Box 18, Folder 8

Honorary Doctorate - Freie Universität Berlin 2015

Box 20

Poster: Sir Isaiah Berlin: The Origins of Cultural History undated

Box 20

Awards 2000s

Box 18

Plaques 1990s-2000s

Box 20

Posters and flyers 2000s

 

Digital Files 1992-2017

Physical Description: 40.7 GB 34,270 digital files

Conditions Governing Access

Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Email is currently unprocessed and unavailable. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to digital files.

Organization and Arrangement

The series originates from three sources: Disks (files from portable disks), MacBook Pro (files from White's personal laptop computer), and Humanities (files from White's Humanities desktop computer). Original order of the digital material, including file names and folder arrangement, has been retained without intervention by archives staff.

Additional Collection Guide

For a complete inventory of the contents of Series 7: Digital Files, see the following guide:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to the born digital materials of the Hayden White Papers is available on-site in the UCSC Special Collections & Archives reading room. The software application QuickView Plus is recommended for reading and viewing, and is provided for use in the reading room. Note that some files stored may be inaccessible due to obsolete formats, lack of required software, or file degradation.

Processing Information

The digital materials in this collection were processed by Patrick King, Kate Dundon, and Alix Norton in 2019. Digital files were transferred from carrier disks in 2019 including 46 3.5-inch floppy disks, two ZIP disks, 15 CDs, one 2TB external hard drive, one 500GB external hard drive, and one iMac Aluminum desktop computer. Files on the 500GB hard drive and iMac computer were found to be have duplicated files in the Time Machine backups on the 2TB hard drive; only the files on the 2TB drive containing backups from the two computers were transferred.
DataAccessioner v1.1 was used to capture digital files from carrier disks. Tools used in the analysis of files included DROID and TreeSize Pro to identify duplicate files and calculate file sizes, Bulk Extractor and manual file review to locate personal identifying information, ePADD to review email, and Karen's Directory Printer to create a file directory PDF.
Files including personal identifiable information were deleted, in accordance with UCSC Special Collections & Archives privacy policy. These include financial information; medical, student, employment, and legal records; and other private files. Duplicate files over 5 MB; system and temporary files; internet browsing files; application files; drivers and software installers; and files created by the Macintosh computing environment (e.g. thumbs.db, .DS_Store) were removed. CDs and DVDs with out-of-scope content (e.g., readily available films and music) were not transferred. A number of floppy disks were not able to be transferred due to technological constraints. Original disks were retained and are included in the collection, with the exception of the hard drive containing the Time Machine backups from White's two personal computers.

Processor

Digital materials processed by Patrick King in 2019 in the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART), under the direction of Kate Dundon and Alix Norton.

Scope and Contents

This series includes the contents of White's Macintosh hard drives and portable disks (e.g. floppy disks, CDs, ZIP disks). It contains writing and publications; research files; syllabi and teaching files; conference and lecture activities; photographic material related to family, travel, and academic events; and email correspondence, both personal and professional.
Materials related to White's writing and research include numerous drafts and finished versions of articles, reviews, and talks between 1992 and 2017, some of which would end up in three published collections, Figural Realism (1999), The Fiction of Narrative (2010), and The Practical Past (2014). The topics covered in the digital files span historical theory, historical temporality, intellectual history, and the practice of history writing; modernism, postmodernism, utopia, nationalism, literary criticism, aesthetics, and narratology; Holocaust studies, trauma theory, and witness literature.
Across both the digital files and email correspondence there can also be found dialogues and debates that White had with other scholars; publishers' proofs and editorial conversations related to book manuscripts and peer-review journals; and communications about events, research programs, summer institutes, and academic seminars connected with universities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
White's research notes comprise .pdf files of texts on specific topics or related to particular authors as well as articles downloaded directly from web browsers. A typical example includes his materials on the Enlightenment, which resulted in the paper "The Limits of Enlightenment: Enlightenment as Metaphor and Concept."
A portion of the files concern translations of White's previous work into other languages, prefaces drafted for those translations or re-publications, and forewords he was asked to write for titles by other authors.
Photographs in the digital files mainly correspond to White's travels to conferences and historical sites around the world, as well as personal and family gatherings. Many photographs are informal portraits of friends, family, and colleagues, and White himself, and some show architectural features of historical sites he visited.
File formats in the digital files include Microsoft Word document files (.doc), Portal Document Format files (.pdf), Microsoft PowerPoint files (.ppt), Chrome HTML files (.html), Rich Text Format files (.rtf), email files (.emlx), and various graphics formats (.tiff; .png; .jpeg; .gif). The most represented file types in the digital materials are graphics (.tiff, .jpg, .gif. Etc. - 88%), followed by Microsoft Office files (mostly .doc and .docx - 4%) and video (2.4%) and audio (2.3%).
These digital materials were transferred from three main components of White's digital computing environment: portable disks such as 3.5" floppy disks, ZIP disks, and CDs; White's Humanities computer, which was a Macintosh desktop personal computer that he used on the UC Santa Cruz campus; and White's MacBook Pro laptop, which he used on campus and at his home.
Disks
The files from portable disks were created between approximately 1992 and 2017, and contain word processor files (file type is generically labeled "File," written on Mac 5), many essays that would end up in the 2000 collection Figural Realism (the manuscript for that work is contained here); some work on modernism surrounding Stein, Baudelaire/Mallarme; and work on historiography, catastrophe, memory, utopia, identity. Numerous lectures and papers that he gave at conferences are included, which are often labeled by location or venue. Most of the academic work from the 1990s and 2000s represented on these disks are from invited lectures and publications, as well as research projects in which he was involved. The material from the 2000s include some material on the restructuring of the Humanities division at UC Santa Cruz, but not much information on other university happenings or teaching files, as White was splitting his time between Italy and the United States for much of the 1990s and 2000s.
Humanities desktop computer
The Humanities computer component of files was created between approximately the late 2000s to 2015. Between the two components of files from White's computers, the Humanities desktop contains the vast majority: 88% of files are on the Humanities computer, and 12% of files are on White's personal MacBook Pro laptop. Included in this component of files are a final draft of White's 2014 publication The Practical Past and research files on the Holocaust, the Enlightenment ("Modernity", Enlightenment project), and Primo Levi/Exile. Many PDF files that White utilized for research purposes are included in this component, as well as multiple interviews and a memorial piece on Frank Kermode.
MacBook Pro laptop computer
The MacBook Pro laptop computer component of files was created between approximately 2005 and 2015. The topic of the Holocaust is well represented in this component. Also included are White's responses to criticism, material related to talks that White gave, and a PowerPoint file on Dante that may have been used as a teaching file. Of particular interest are Judith Butler's notes on the "Truth and Circumstance" chapter in White's The Practical Past; drafts of a paper on historical discourse and literary theory from a conference in Jena, Germany in 2011; and drafts and notes on White's later essays which were perhaps included in The Fiction of Narrative , The Historical Imagination collections, and/or The Practical Past (in folders titled "New Book" and "PP").
Box 21

Physical media containers ms0323_med_0001 - ms0323_med_0117

Physical Description: 46 3.5" floppy disks, 2 ZIP disks, 15 CDs

Scope and Contents

These are the physical containers that some of the digital files originated from, and includes floppy disks, ZIP disks, and CDs. The files corresponding to these items are in the Disks portion of the digital files.