The collection contains professional and personal papers of Howard A. White dating from 1938 to 1991. The bulk of the materials
range from 1957 to 1990 and document his professional involvement with Pepperdine University in various administrative roles,
and personal documents including speeches, personal and family history, and book research for
Crest of a Golden Wave.
Howard Ashley White was born on September 28, 1913, in Cloverdale, Alabama, to a family of teachers. He attended David Lipscomb
College, and was almost forced to leave due to money issues during the Depression, but the school loaned him the money to
continue his education. White then planned to attend Tulane University, and sought a ministerial position in New Orleans part-time
to augment his schooling. He received the position of minister at the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ. While the elders
there initially wanted him to work full time, he convinced them to allow him to attend Tulane as well, where he received his
bachelor's and doctorate degrees in history. White extensively studied the Reconstruction Era in the United States, and later
published a book,
The Freedmen's Bureau in Lousiana (1970).
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