Ralph White papers
Collection includes correspondence, news clippings, and photographs documenting the life of Ralph White in connection with his employment as a senatorial aide of Sam Nunn and subsequent firing due to his sexual orientation in 1982. Correspondence includes a letter of recommendation from Senator Nunn prior to White's firing and a photograph of White with senator Carl Levin.
- Creation: Circa 1980-1992
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
.21 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder)
The collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Correspondence, Series II. General papers and Series III. Photograps
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ralph White, class of 1978.
- Guide to the Ralph White papers
- William & Mary Special Collections Research Center
- 2023 June
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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