A Guide to the Papers of Dr. Forrest P. White 1952-1963 White, Forrest P. MG 5

A Guide to the Papers of Dr. Forrest P. White 1952-1963

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number MG 5


[logo]

Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University

Special Collections
Perry Library
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
USA
Phone: (757) 683-4483
Fax: (757) 683-5954
Email: libspecialcollections@odu.edu
URL: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/

© 2001 By Rector and Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University.

Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Special Collections and University Archives Staff

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University
Collection number
MG 5
Title
Papers of Dr. Forrest P. White 1952-1963
Physical Characteristics
Two Hollinger Documents Cases
Collector
Dr. Forrest P. White
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Papers of Dr. Forrest P. White, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Forrest P. White April 1976


Biographical/Historical Information

Dr. Forrest P. White was born in Norfolk in 1920. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College and the Medical College of Virginia. He served his internship in the United States Navy (1945-1946) and then served in the Medical Corps of the United States Naval Reserve (1946-1947). He served his residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals from 1948 to 1950 and became a practicing pediatrician in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. White was active in local politics in Norfolk and played a central role in the formation and running of the Norfolk Committee for Public Schools, an organization which opposed the closing of that city's public schools during the desegregation crisis of the late 1950's and early 1960's. He died on March 26, 1995 at his home in Norfolk.

Scope and Content Information

The bulk of the material concerns the desegregation of Norfolk, Virginia's public schools. There is some material on the Gray Commission Report (1955-1956), much more on the Norfolk Committee for Public Schools, an organization in which Dr. White was active from 1958 to 1963. The latter material includes correspondence, publicity releases, financial records, and newspaper clippings. There are small amounts of material on the 1952 Byrd-Miller Democratic Senatorial primary and on the 1961 Citizens for Democratic Government campaign in Norfolk's Democratic primary.

Contents List

Series I: General
  • Box 1, Folder 1
    Virginia Politics: Democratic Senatorial Contest; General Election 1952
  • Box 1, Folder 2
    School Desegregation: Gray Commission Report; Miscellaneous Material 1955-1956
  • Box 1, Folder 3
    School Desegregation: Gray Commission Report, Newspaper Clippings 1955-1956
Series II: Norfolk Committtee for Public Schools
  • Box 1, Folder 4
    General Correspondence 1958-1962
  • Box 1, Folder 5
    Official Communications 1958-1963
  • Box 1, Folder 6
    Financial Records: Correspondence re. Finances 1958-1963
  • Box 1, Folder 7
    Financial Records: Invoices; Miscellaneous Bills; Bank Account Records 1958-1960
  • Box 1, Folder 8
    Financial Records: People Contacted for Contributions; Records re. Contributions 1958-1960
  • Box 1, Folder 9
    Checks, Deposit Slips undated
  • Box-folder Box 1, Folder 10
    Membership Cards undated
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 1, Folder 11
    Essays re. Massive Resistance in Norfolk and Prince Edward County, Virginia undated
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 1, Folder 12
    "Organizing to Save Public Schools" - Virginia Committee for Public Schools undated
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 1, Folder 13
    Miscellaneous Material 1958-1961
    Physical Location:
  • Box 1, Folder 14
    Perrow Report to Governor of Virginia 1959
  • Box 1, Folder 15
    Involvement in Barfield, Shepheard Races for City Council 1960
  • Box 2, Folder 1
    Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings Pre-1958
  • Box 2, Folder 2
    Newspaper Clippings re. School Crisis 1958
  • Box 2, Folder 3
    Newspaper Clippings re. School Crisis 1958
  • Box 2, Folder 4
    Newspaper Clippings re. Massive Resistance and Norfolk School Closings 1958
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 5
    Newspaper Clippings re. School Crisis 1959
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 6
    Misc. Newspaper Clipings re. School Crisis 1959
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 7
    Newspaper Clippings re. Norfolk Schools Reopened undated
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 8
    Newspaper Clippings re. Massive Resistance, Norfolk School Closings, Gov. J. Lindsay Almond 1958-1964
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 9
    Letters to the Editor re. Norfolk School Closings 1958-1959
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 10
    Letters to the Editor, Statements 1958-1959
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 11
    Paid Advertisements 1958-1959
    Physical Location:
  • Box 2, Folder 12
    Virginia Committee for Public Schools: Official Communications 1959-1960
  • Box 2, Folder 13
    Citizens for Democratic Government (Norfolk): Miscellaneous Material 1961
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 14
    Look, "The South vs. The Supreme Court" 3 April 1956
    Physical Location:
  • Box-folder Box 2, Folder 15
    Mrs. Edith White - Correspondence - Governor Thomas B. Stanley Nov. 1956
    Physical Location: