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Doris White family papers

Ms. Coll. 1367

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
White family
Title:
Doris White family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1948
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1367
Extent:
0.6 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The White family, consisting of Frank, Mary, and Doris White, were a Canadian-American family who settled in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles in the early 20th century. This collection consists of scrapbooks, photo albums, and loose photographs documenting the life and travels of the White family during the first half of the 20th century.
Cite as:
Doris White family papers, 1915-1948, Ms.Coll. 1367, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The White family were a Canadian-American family who settled in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles in the early 20th century. Frank White (c. 1876-?), the son of an English father and American mother, was an osteopathic physician who emigrated from Canada in 1905. He married Mary L. Springer who was also born in Canada, to Canadian parents. Their daughter, Doris White, was born in Redondo Beach on September 22, 1915, and was educated at the Kansas City National Training School, which trained missionaries. In 1925, the family took a trip through Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, which Frank White documented through annotated photographs. Doris White later documented her own travels in California and Mexico in the 1940s, before marrying Richard Ischinger (1923-1998) on December 21, 1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scrapbooks, photo albums, and loose photographs documenting the life and travels of the White family during the first half of the 20th century. It contains a "memory book" documenting the birth, childhood, early education, and marriage of Doris White, daughter of Frank and Mary White; loose photographs of the family’s 1925 vacation through Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, carefully annotated by the father, Frank White; a photo album detailing Doris White’s education at the Kansas City National Training School, which trained missionaries, as well as her trips back to California, in the late 1930s and early 1940s; and a photo album of Doris’ trip to Mexico in 1944-1945.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 August 28

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Sam Allingham

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by the Book Shop LLC, 2017

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Photograph albums
  • Scrapbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • India--Photographs
  • Jerusalem--Description and travel--20th century
  • Sri Lanka--Description and travel--20th century--Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Voyages and travels
  • Women travelers
  • Women--United States--Social conditions--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Memory book for Doris White, 1915-1948.

1 1

Photos from the family world tour of Hawaii, Japan, Ceylon, India, Jerusalem, Egypt, and Italy, 1925.

1 2

Photo album of Doris White's education at Kansas City National Training School and trips to California, 1936-1940.

1 3

Photo album of Doris White's trip to Mexico, .

2 1