Skip to main content

Ralph White papers

Identifier: UA 5.342

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

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.

Related Materials

Oral history located in the Stephens Project records, UA 399.

Guide to the Ralph White papers
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center
2023 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository