The collection is arranged into ten series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-2002 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-2002 (Boxes 1-4; 3.8 linear feet) Series 3: Project Files, 1952-2003 (Boxes 4-5, OV 10; 1.2 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1889, 1946-2003 (Boxes 5-6, OV 10; 1.3 linear feet) Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1915, circa 1946-2002 (Boxes 6-7; 0.6 linear feet) Series 6: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1965-1972 (Boxes 7, 9; 0.3 linear feet Series 7: Printed Material, 1937-2003 (Boxes 7, 9; 0.5 linear feet) Series 8: Audiovisual Material, 1973 (ER01; 0.846 GB) Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1965 (Box 7; 0.1 linear feet) Series 10: Photographs, circa 1940s-2001 (Box 8; 0.5 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of New York sculptor Robert White measure 8.4 linear feet and 0.846 GB and date from 1889-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1915-2003. The collection documents White's varied career as a sculptor, educator, painter, and illustrator through biographical material; extensive correspondence; project files; personal business records; notes and writings; sketchbooks and sketches by Robert White and others; printed and digital material; audiovisual material; artifacts; and photographs.
Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk 1915-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002) lived and worked in St. James, New York and was primarily known as a sculptor and educator.
Some records are in Dutch, French, German, and Italian.
The Robert W. White Papers were donated in 2003 by Claire Nicolas White, widow of Robert White.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001