By Erin Abbott Blanton
Creator: Arthur White, 1923-2001
Extent: 28.0 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 12/31/2009. More info below under Accruals.
The Arthur White Collection includes general memorabilia from Mr. White’s long career with TIME Magazine. The topics and subject matters are varied. This collection provides a wide range of artifacts, including, but not limited to: correspondence, newspaper articles, pamphlets, passports, birth certificates, brochures, and personal and work-related keepsakes. Most of the artifacts were in good to decent condition, few were in fair condition. A large amount of the content in this collection is in the original format.
Accruals: The 25 boxes, 28 linear feet, came to us in batches. The first batch was a bunch of boxes that had been poorly stored. Plastic bins were also sent over with publications and papers in better condition. Also, we have been given scanned images and documents from the Lowndes County Historical Society from the Louie Peeples Collection that relate to the White Collection. We acquired the collection over the course of a year.
Acquisition Source: Lowndes County Historical Society
Acquisition Method: The Arthur White collection is a subset of the Louie Peeples White papers which she left to the Lowndes County Historical Society (LCHS). Because of the international nature of this collection, they have donated it to the VSU Archives where they expect it will be able to be used with classes and other patrons not naturally drawn to LCHS.
Appraisal Information: This is a valuable collection because White was an international correspondent for Time magazine during the late 1950's thru the 1980's. Issues of the times from Johnson's poverty programs to Watergate to the birth of Punk Rock are covered in these ms. There are photographs, copies of Time magazine, interview notes, drafts of stories, edits of stories, and final published versions. There are also personal papers and information about travel. This collection should be of use to students and researchers in journalism, political science, history and international affairs.The condition of the papers is fair, and bad in some cases.
Preferred Citation: Arthur White Collection. Courtesy of Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, Odum Library.