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

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7.1: Printed Material Regarding White , 1933-1972

Printed material provides a substantial overview of the range of work White produced over the course of his career, and his involvement with multiple art and educational institutions, community organizations, and the television, film, and music industries. This series houses announcements, invitations, catalogs for exhibitions and events in which White participated, including solo and group exhibitions; publicity about White in journals, magazines, newspapers, and press releases; copies of, or clippings from, publications for which White provided artwork and illustrations; and obituaries and other printed material documenting memorial events and tributes to White following his death.
The earliest announcement is for a 1936 Eberhard Faber art contest for high school students in which White won 4th prize in the black lead pencil division as a high school student at Englewood High School. Early exhibition catalogs of note include a 1933 Exhibition of Productions by Negro Artists at the Harmon Foundation, Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro (1851-1940) (1940) at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago, and Exhibition of Negro Artists of Chicago (1941) at Howard University, curated by Alonzo Aden.
A substantial portion of the news clippings about White, particularly the ones from the 1930s and 1940s, are photocopies.
Posters from exhibitions and events are for exhibitions at Forum Gallery (1970) and Pepperdine University (1978); a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., event at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1976); a Robinson's store promotion by California Originals which featured artwork by White; a Pratt Graphics Center event; and an Artists' Benefit for Civil Liberties Association of Men and Women in the Arts Concerned About Vietnam.
Publications with illustrations by White include covers for magazines such as Ebony, feature articles for newspapers including the New York Times and the New York Times Book Review, and the National Negro Congress publication, Congress Vue (Congress View). Congress Vue also includes cartoons by colleagues and friends of White including Ernie Chrichlow, Ruth Jeff, Thelma Dale, Fredi Washington, and Elizabeth Catlett. These retain their original order and are accompanied by an explanatory note by Frances White. Also found are copies of the Marxist publication (New Masses, and The Worker, both of which featured illustrations by White.
Series is arranged by record type and chronologically thereafter.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes some publications for which only covers and/or relevant pages have been digitized.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Invitations, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
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Oversize Announcements and Invitations, 1936
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Announcements and Invitations, 1937-1947
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Announcements and Invitations, 1950s
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Announcements and Invitations, 1960-1967
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Announcements and Invitations, 1968-1969
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Announcements and Invitations, 1970-1973
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Announcements and Invitations, 1974-1975
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Announcements and Invitations, 1976
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Announcements and Invitations, 1977
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Announcements and Invitations, 1977-1979
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1933-1938
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1940-circa 1944
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1945-1949
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1950-1952
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1953
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1954-1958
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1959-1969
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Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1972
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1973
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1973-1975
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1975
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1976-1977
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1978
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1980
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1949
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1953-1958
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Oversize Articles in Journals and Magazines, 1950s, 1946
Includes 1951 interview and 1952 coverage in New Challenge regarding White's visit to the Soviet Union.
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1963-1966
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1967-1968
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1969-1970
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Oversize Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1960s-1970s
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1972-circa 1974
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1976 January-June
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1976 July-December
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1977-1979
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1980
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News Clippings, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
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News Clippings, 1935-1942
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News Clippings, 1943-1948
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News Clippings, 1950-1958
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News Clippings, 1961-1967
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News Clippings, 1968-1970
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News Clippings, 1971-1973
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News Clippings, 1974-1979
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Oversize News Clippings, 1950s-1960s
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Oversize News Clippings, 1970s
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Oversize Posters from Exhibitions and Events, 1967-circa 1978
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Press Releases, circa 1958-circa 1978
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1947-1951
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1952-circa 1954
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1952-1954
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1959
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1962-1963
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1965-1967
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1968-1969
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1970-1976
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1977-1980
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Oversize Publications with Illustrations by White, 1966-1982
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Publications with Illustrations by White, Congress Vue, 1943-1946
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Publications with Illustrations by White, New Masses, 1946-1947
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Oversize Publications with Illustrations by White, The Worker and Daily Worker, 1949-1953
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Publications with Illustrations by White, Photocopies, circa 1980s
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Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
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Oversize Reproductions of Artwork, 1965, circa 1970s
Includes illustration used by Children's Home Society of California and album cover for RCA, Gould: Spirituals for Orchestra, Copland: Dance Symphony
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1980
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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Oversize Tributes to Charles White, Memorials, and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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