University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the David A. White Papers, 1985-2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator: White, David A., 1927-
Title: White, David A., Papers
Dates: 1985-2005
Abstract: Notes, manuscripts, and educational material compose the David A. White Papers, 1985-2005, documenting White's research and writing on 19th century American westward expansion as well as his work as an educator.
Accession No.: 2005-076
Extent: 5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

David A. White (1927-2004) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a master's degree and later received his doctorate in geology from the University of Minnesota. After 32 years as a senior research geologist for Exxon, he moved into consulting work, teaching a system for assessing oil and gas production potential in numerous countries. White also edited News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865, a nine volume series of books on American westward expansion, published primarily in the 1990s, for which he spent two decades collecting and studying material from classic bibliographies of western travel and adventure. White returned to education as a student and lecturer for the University of Texas at Austin's Seminars for Adult Growth and Enrichment (SAGE). White had three children with his wife Hester Wolfe White.

Source:

Clark, Robert A. "In Memoriam." The Western History Association Newsletter, Fall 2005.


Scope and Contents

Notes, manuscripts, and educational material compose the David A. White Papers, 1985-2005, documenting White's research and writing on 19th century American westward expansion as well as his work as an educator. A bound working manuscript of the nine volume series News from the Plains and Rockies, which White edited, features his handwritten errata. Research notes relate to his editing and plans for the series. Additionally, the collection contains the curriculum package for a lecture series White taught for the University of Texas at Austin's Seminars for Adult Growth and Enrichment (SAGE).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Donor maintains copyright of unpublished materials.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
White, David A., 1927- -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Adult and Continuing Education Program
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- History --19th century
Places
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- History --19th century
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- History --19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David A. White Papers, 1985-2005, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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