University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Leon White Papers, 1898-1965



Descriptive Summary

Creator: White, Robert Leon
Title: White, Robert Leon, Papers
Dates: 1898-1965
Abstract: 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.
OCLC No.: 965449727
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Roxanne Williamson, " WHITE, ROBERT LEON," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on August 7, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
White, Robert Leon--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Architecture
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Leon White Papers, 1898-1965, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3E247 Architectural contracts and agreements with the University of Texas, and related letters
Newspapers and handbills, 1944
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3E261 Correspondence
Speech at Architect's Banquet, Driskell Hotel, May 13, 1930
Materials regarding The University of Texas building program of the 1930s
1950 awards for meritorious design from Texas Society of Architects
Tributes, biographical sketches, and notes on his death