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White (Howard A.) Papers
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The collection contains professional and personal papers of Howard A. White dating from 1938 to 1991. The bulk of the materials range from 1957 to 1990 and document his professional involvement with Pepperdine University in various administrative roles, and personal documents including speeches, personal and family history, and book research for Crest of a Golden Wave.
Howard Ashley White was born on September 28, 1913, in Cloverdale, Alabama, to a family of teachers. He attended David Lipscomb College, and was almost forced to leave due to money issues during the Depression, but the school loaned him the money to continue his education. White then planned to attend Tulane University, and sought a ministerial position in New Orleans part-time to augment his schooling. He received the position of minister at the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ. While the elders there initially wanted him to work full time, he convinced them to allow him to attend Tulane as well, where he received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in history. White extensively studied the Reconstruction Era in the United States, and later published a book, The Freedmen's Bureau in Lousiana (1970).
97.71 Linear Feet (79 boxes)
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Advance notice required for access. Materials in sub-series 2.3 are restricted until January 1, 2020. Materials in series 3 are restricted for 50 years after their date of creation; the entire series will be open in 2036.