A Guide to the Robert Leon White Papers, 1898-1965
Architect Robert Leon White was born near Cooper, Texas, in Delta County on August 27, 1898. In 1918 he entered the University of Texas, where he received his bachelor's degree in architecture in 1921. In the fall of 1923 he became adjunct professor, being promoted the following year to associate professor and superintendent of construction for the university at the time the school was beginning to use funds from its oilfields to construct new buildings. By 1926 he became supervising architect for the university, a position he held until 1958. During his years as supervising architect, White directed the planning and development of the university's ambitious building program. He died in Austin on July 28, 1964.
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Architectural contracts and agreements with the University of Texas, correspondence, speeches, awards and tributes comprise the Robert Leon White Papers, 1898-1965. The collection also includes materials regarding The University of Texas building program of the 1930s.
This collection is open for research use.
Robert Leon White Papers, 1898-1965, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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