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Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987, bulk 1960s-1970s

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1934-1979
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Addresses and contact lists include a list from an unidentified exhibition at Heritage Gallery. Awards and honors include two Internationale Buchkunst-Ausstellung awards, and an InterGrafik 76 award; announcements of White's elections to Associate (1971) and Academecian (1974) of the National Academy of Design; and records related to a 1965 Grammy award nomination in category of Best Album Cover-Graphic Arts for the RCA album Gould: Spirituals for Orchestra, Copland: Dance Symphony. A reproduction of this album cover can be found in Series 7: Printed Material.
Also found are biographical notes and resumes for various stages of White's career; bibliographies of writings about White and his work; a 1979 expression of condolence in memory of Charles White from Los Angeles Mayor, Tom Bradley; White's high school report cards; a 1975 Southern Poverty Law Center membership card; a wedding announcement for Charles and Frances White; and a logo designed for White by David Green who, at the time, was a retired chairperson of the Otis Art Institute sculpture department.
Material relating to Elizabeth Catlett, White's first wife, includes a letter, a published article by Catlett, news clippings and announcements related to Catlett's Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1945, and a catalog for a 1947 group exhibition at Barnett-Aden Gallery.
Interviews include a sound recording of an interview with Charles White conducted by Karl Fortess, and a folder of interview transcripts. Transcripts do not include questions of the interviewer but appear to be answers to questions or biographical sketches. The second interview in the transcript file appears to be a transcript of Charles White's answers during the Archives of American Art's oral history interview conducted by Betty Hoag in 1965.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by record type.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. The sound recording has not been digitized.
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Address/Contact Lists, circa 1960s-circa 1972
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Awards and Honors, 1937-1959
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2
Awards and Honors, 1965-1968
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Awards and Honors, 1971-1979
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4
Bibliographies, Biographies, and Resumes, circa 1941-circa 1975
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5
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1940s
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6
High School Report Cards and Graduation Program, circa 1934-1937
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7
Interview of White by Karl Fortess, 1969 April 8
1 Sound tape reel
5 inch
Research access to archival audiovisual recordings with no reference copy requires advance notice.
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8
Interview Transcripts, circa 1965
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Logo for White Designed by David Green, undated
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10
Membership Card, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1975
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11
Charles and Frances White Wedding Announcement, 1950
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12

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