Sam White papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sam White papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-2004
Date (bulk): 1950s-1960s
Collection number: 1331
Creator: White, Sam
Extent: 9.3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Sam White papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sharleen Cohen, 2007


Sam White was an American producer and director active in film from the 1930s to 1960s. He was the brother of producer-director Jules White and actor Jack White.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Sam White papers span the years 1928-2004 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompass 9.3 linear feet. The collection contains film and television scripts for produced and unproduced properties, as well as files on various unproduced properties. There are a few awards, a small amount of general correspondence, advertising materials, and fragments of a scrapbook, as well as some material relating to his brothers, Jules and Jack.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files

Indexing Terms

White, Sam , 1906-2006--Archives.