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Dale Whitney papers, 1951-1999

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Whitney, Lois Dale, 1923-2003
Title
Dale Whitney papers
Dates
1951-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 linear feet, (11 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA017
Summary
The Dale Whitney papers contain 35 mm negatives, photographic samples, test prints, and exhibition prints from Whitney's time as an overseas freelance photographer. Locations for these images include Austria, China, Greece, Italy, Korea, Oregon, and the Philippines. Also included is a collection of publications featuring Whitney's photography and reportage and her photographic equipment.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lois Dale Whitney was a self-taught photojournalist who worked around the world on assignments for the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency, and for many American and European publications.

Whitney was born in Chicago in 1923 and later attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She spent much of her career living and working in Europe. In Germany, while working as a radio writer for the US Army radio station, she "discovered how to take a prize-winning photograph." In less than two years she was exhibiting in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Whitney's first big story, "5 Years Later: The Children of Hungary's Revolution," appeared in LOOK Magazine in 1961. Her story pictorially described the psychological problems of the children of Hungary's revolution. Assignments for Vogue, The Saturday Evening Post, LOOK, M.D. and a number of medical and educational journals followed that first success.

In 1979, after twenty-four years of living and working in Europe, Whitney moved to Corvallis, Oregon. In 1990 she moved to Salem, Oregon. Many of her photographs are part of the collections of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, The Portland Art Museum, Salem Public Library, and Salem Hospital. Whitney died of cancer on March 2, 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Dale Whitney papers contain 35 mm negatives, photographic samples, test prints, and exhibition prints. A collection of publications featuring Whitney's photography and reportage along with several letters outlining photographic assignments is also included. Whitney's photographic assignments were geographically diverse, in that she took photographs in Austria, China, Greece, Italy, Korea, Oregon, and the Philippines. Also included are exhibition photographs and negatives along with her photographic equipment.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dale Whitney papers, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, 1951-1999Return to Top

This series contains photographic negatives, prints, and test prints.

This series has been arranged in the following subseries: Photographs by Geographic Location, Exhibition Photographs, and Photographic Equipment.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Photographs by Geographic Location
1951-1989
Austria
1951-1989
Box Folder
1 1
Film E-33 Negative 02
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Negative 02 described as "(Very Valuable Negative) Sunset on Water + reeds, Lake Area Salzburg Austria".
undated
1 2
Film E-33 Negative 02 oversized photographic samples
undated
1 3
Film 1 - Negative 30
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Negative 30 represents Sulyict Castle with moat and swan.
undated
1 4
E - 44 - Negative 27A-28
Contains 35 mm and 4 x 5 negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict scenes of nature taken near Salzburg, Austria.
undated
1 5
Film E-44 Negative 27 oversized photographic sample
undated
1 6
Exhibit Pictures 2 Films
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict children in costume. Children in photographs identified as "Gaby" and "Ingrid."
undated
1 7
Exhibit Pictures 2 Films oversized photographic samples
undated
1 8
Film E-46 Mountain Scenes
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples.
1978
1 9
E-46 Negative 11 oversized photographic sample
1978
1 10
Film E-3 Negative 16
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict scenes of nature.
undated
1 11
E-25
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. "Includes photographs of lilly pads."
undated
1 12
E-25 oversized photographic samples
undated
1 13
Film 15 - Hibiscus
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, photographic samples, and a matted print.
undated
1 14
Film E-15, E-26, E-28, E-33 oversized photographic samples
Photograhs depict scenes of nature.
undated
2 1
Austrian Lake Two Negatives
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples.
1975
2 2
Austrian Lake Two Negatives oversized photographic samples, test prints
Contains two test prints and one page of samples.
undated
2 3
E-15 negative 06 and others
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photograph depicts wooded scene.
undated
2 4
Film E15 Negative 06 "Woods in Austria"
undated
2 5
E-15 oversized photographic samples
undated
2 6
E-40 negative 03
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict early spring in woods near Salzburg.
undated
2 7
E-40 oversized photographic samples
undated
2 13
E-10 Negative 9A Austria
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict swan on lake near Salzburg.
undated
2 14
E-47 Negative 30
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict scene of mountains in Austria.
undated
2 15
E-45 Negative 17
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict mountains in Austria.
undated
2 16
E-11 Negative 11, 13
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict mountain scene and foreground meadow.
undated
2 17
Films 11
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict children picking flowers.
undated
2 18
E-12
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict landscapes near Salzburg, Austria.
undated
2 19
E-18
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict view from Whitney's home in Anif near Salzburg.
undated
2 20
E-9 Negatives 15, 16, 22
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photographs depict stream near Salzburg.
undated
3 1
Fashion Photograph
This is the first fashion portrait taken by Dale Whitney. The back of the matting contains annotation on light-meter readings. Geographic location of this photograph has been assumed based upon Whitney's curriculum vitae.
1955
3 2
United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees
Assignment was to photograph a large family of Hungarian refugees.
1962
3 3
American Baby in Crib
Contains 35 mm negatives and a photographic sample. Geographic location of this photograph has been assumed based upon Whitney's curriculum vitae.
1961
3 17
Hungarian Refugee Family in Austria
Photograph is matted.
1962
3 18
Fashion Photograph
Photograph is matted and annotated with technical specifics.
1964
6 1
Remembering Charlie Chaplain
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts storefront.
1986
6 2
Ingrid
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts child in costume.
1976
6 3
The White Violin
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts restaurant.
1986
6 4
The Little Shoe Cobbler
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts figurine.
1986
6 5
Antique Glass
Oversized matted photograph.
1986
6 6
Where is my Cat
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts farmhouse.
1978
6 7
Gaby
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts child in costume.
1977
6 8
Souvenir Shop
Oversized matted photograph.
1989
7 1
Austria: Vienna and countryside
Exhibition placard.
undated
7 2
Austria Schloss Anif
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts castle.
circa 1974
7 3
Window with a View
Oversized matted photograph.
1986
7 4
A Very Sad Day
Oversized matted photograph. Photograph depicts frowning figure in window.
1986
7 3
School children display their artwork in Vienna, Austria
Oversized matted photograph.
1989
8 2
Photographic Negatives
Photographs depict man reading newspaper and chimney-sweeper inside of a chimney.
1951-1960
China
1963
Box Folder
7 7
Starvation
Oversized black and white photograph. Photographed in Macau near mainland of China.
1963
Greece
undated
Box Folder
2 11
Olive Grove in Southern Greece Slide G-106
undated
3 13
Photograph of old man with umbrellas
Photograph is mounted on foam core board and includes hanging instructions.
undated
3 14
Photograph of old man with umbrellas
undated
Hawaii
1988
Box Folder
11 31
Maui, Hawaii Film 5634
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 32
Maui, Hawaii Film 5635
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 33
Maui, Hawaii Film 5636
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 34
Maui, Hawaii Film 5637
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 35
Maui, Hawaii Film 5638
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 36
Maui, Hawaii Film 5639
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 37
Maui, Hawaii Film 5640
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 38
Maui, Hawaii Film 5641
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
11 39
Maui, Hawaii Film 5642
Folder includes photographs, contact sheet, and negatives.
undated
Italy
1977
Box Folder
2 8
E-37 negative 30
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photograph depicts mountains named "The Three Sins" in Cortina, Italy.
1977
2 9
E-32, E-37 oversized photographic samples.
1977
2 10
Lake Scene in Italy Slide I.T. 102
undated
2 12
Second Lake Scene in Italy Slide I.t. 101
Contains 35 mm negatives, contact sheet, and photographic samples. Photograph depicts wooded scene.
undated
Korea
1963
Box Folder
3 4
Photograph 10 W.U.
Photograph shows information concerning medical treatment for leprosy being given to local villagers by Public Health doctors.
1963
3 5
Photograph 11 W.U.
Photograph shows information concerning medical treatment for leprosy being given to local villagers by Public Health doctors. The message posted on the board states in English: "Leprosy can be cured but the remedy is toxic and must be taken in proper dosage. Self treatment is dangerous."
1963
3 6
Photograph 8 W.U.
Korean public health doctors and a WHO official arriving to examine school children in a village south of Seoul.
1963
3 7
Photograph 7 W.U.
Photograph of child with leprosy hugging her goat.
1963
3 8
Photograph 6 W.U.
Photograph of child with leprosy eating alone.
1963
3 9
Photograph 5 W.U.
Photograph shows a Korean doctor explaining to a child's parents that she is in the beginning stage of leprosy.
1963
3 10
Photograph 9 W.U.
Photograph shows information concerning medical treatment for leprosy being given to local villagers by Public Health doctors.
1963
3 15
Photograph of child with leprosy
1963
3 16
Photograph of child with leprosy and parent
1963
7 5
Korea...rice paddies--en route to Leprosy Colony
Oversized black and white photograph.
1963
7 6
Village scene, South Korea
Oversized black and white photograph.
1963
Oregon
1981-1985
Box Folder
11 1
I-2040-C
Folder includes note: Alsea Highway Heceta Point.
1982 July
11 2
2-656-L
Folder includes note: Alsea Hy Wild Iris.
1982
11 3
3-476-C
Folder includes note: Alsea Highway, Avery Park Rhodies
1982
11 4
4-368-L.
Folder includes note: Coast North of Lincoln City, In route to Silverton, Corvallis Barn, Oregon Woods.
1982
11 5
5-2275-C
Folder includes note: Heceta Point, Triangle Lake, Coast direction Florence.
1982
11 6
6-2468-L
Folder includes note: Heceta Point, Oregon Coast, Corvallis - Walnut Blvd.
1982 August
11 7
7-738-C
Folder includes note: Dog in Jeep Corvallis, Alsea Highway, Dunes Florence, Heceta Lighthouse, Dam in route to Waldo Lake.
1982 August - 1982 September
11 8
8-988-C
Folder includes note: Crater Lake, Waldo Lake, Mt. Hood.
1982 August - 1982 September
11 9
9-737-L
Folder includes note: Crater Lake, Dunes - Florence, Barn - Alsea Highway.
1982 August - 1982 September
11 10
10-445L
Folder includes note: Crater Lake.
1982 September
11 11
11-736-C
Folder includes note: Crater Lake.
1982 September
11 12
12-430-C
Folder includes note: Waldo Lake, Trying New Star Filter, Monet Effect - Sundeck, Mary's Peak in Oct 82.
1982 September - 1982 October
11 13
13-48403-C and 13-48490-C
Folder includes note: Possibly Best of Heceta Lighthouse, Cascades - near Mary's Peak, Up Mary's Peak.
1984
11 14
14-C-9818 and 14-C-9790
Folder includes note: Leavenworth Washington, Fall Colors, Columbia River.
1983 October
11 15
15 987-C
Folder includes note: Mt. Hood, Columbia River.
1982 September
11 16
16 C-84135
Folder includes note: Alsea HIghway - Barn (Exhibit), Audubon Bird Trip, Flowers in my Garden, Barn Sloping Roof.
1985
11 17
19-798-C
Folder includes note: Ingrid Mesninger, Barn - Finley Bird Refuge, Philomath - Rooftops.
1982
11 18
20-926
Folder includes note: Heavens from Walnut Blvd., Woods behind house.
circa 1982
11 19
27 Misc. 745 - 632
Folder includes note: Alsea River 67149, Various Star Filter Water, 632 Triangle Lake.
undated
11 20
28 675 Leica
Folder includes note: Oregon Field Burning, Mary's Peak.
1981
11 21
29 3732-C
Folder includes note: Butterfly garden + tree frog photos in my garden Lake (Devil) by Lincoln City.
1985
11 22
Kah#s 01/02/03 (Kahneeta)
Folder includes note: Smith Rock - Mary's Peak - Kahneetah 3 films.
1982
11 23
Sisters-Oregon Films S-I + S-2
undated
Subseries 2: Exhibition Photographs
1986-1999
Box Folder
11 24
Exhibit Negatives
Contains negatives and contact prints from Vienna and Austria, Thailand, California, Italy, and Greece.
1986-1989
11 25
All Exhibit Negatives from Maui, Hawaii
Contains negatives as well as the note: "Gorgeous Flowers, Wild Wave - Ocean, Ocean Beaches - Mountain Scenes."
undated
11 26
Vancouver Island - B.C.
Contains contact prints, photographs, and negatives as well as the note: Butchat Gardens.
undated
11 27
Exhibit photos and negatives
Contains negatives as well as the note: "Canada - Alberta Banff to Lake Louise, Banff to Jasper. Printed by Photo Art - Portland."
1999
11 28
Oregon - Package I Exhibit Negatives
Contains negatives as well as the note: "Coast, Crater Lake, Lakes, Rivers - Columbia Leavenworth - Wash - Fall Colors - all magnificent scenery".
undated
11 29
Package 2 Oregon Exhibit Negatives
Contains photographs and negatives as well as the note: "Inc. "Boy Fishing on Alsea River" (One of my best color photos)".
undated
11 30
Oregon - 1996 etc.
Contains photographs and negatives as well as the note: "1) Exhibit Roses - Single + Garden, 2) Sisters."
1996
11 31
Maui, Hawaii Film 5634
Contains negatives as well as the note: "Gorgeous Flowers, Wild Wave - Ocean, Ocean Beaches - Mountain Scenes."
1988
11 32
Maui, Hawaii Film 5635
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 33
Maui, Hawaii Film 5636
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 34
Maui, Hawaii Film 5637
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 35
Maui, Hawaii Film 5638
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 36
Maui, Hawaii Film 5639
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 37
Maui, Hawaii Film 5640
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 38
Maui, Hawaii Film 5641
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 39
Maui, Hawaii Film 5642
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
11 40
Maui, Hawaii Film 6519
Contains negatives and contact prints.
1988
Subseries 3: Photographic Equipment
1954-1963
Box object
10 1
Rolleiflex Camera
1954
10 2
Weston Light Meter
1963
10 3
Sunshade for Rolleiflex Camera
1954
10 4
Accordian Camera and Tripod
undated

Series II:  Publications, 1955-1998Return to Top

This series contains the published works of Whitney, including magazine articles, photo stories, and exhibits. Also included are several letters from publishers outlining photographic assignments for Whitney to complete.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 11
Stern
Cover photograph credited to Dale Whitney.
1962 August 26
3 12
Frankfurter Illustrierte
Cover photograph credited to Dale Whitney.
1962 July 15
4 1
Photograph captions and accompanying text
Contains text and captions for Whitney's "Children of the Sun" exhibit.
1998 May 5
4 2
Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Oregon
Contains article about Whitney's photography.
1979 September 5
4 3
The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
Contains article about Whitney's photography.
1980 March 21
4 4
LOOK Magazine
Contains article produced and photographed by Whitney.
1961 October 10
4 5
Technical Information for Black/White Photographs
Envelope name does not match contents.
1998 May
4 6
Empty Envelopes
These envelopes refer to photographs taken by Whitney that are currently held by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. To view these photographs please contact Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
undated
5 1
Dale
This folder contains installation instructions for an exhibit of Whitney's photography.
1975-1989
5 2
Look Magazine Story Exhibit
This folder contains exhibition information, including captions, for Whitney's Look Magazine story "5 Years Later: The Children of Hungary's Revolution."
undated
5 3
Look Magazine Picture
Print of photograph number 17 of Look Magazine Story.
1961
5 4
LOOK Magazine
1961 October 10
5 5
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 6
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 7
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 8
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 9
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 10
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 11
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 12
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 13
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 14
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 15
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
5 16
LOOK Magazine exhibition photographs
1975-1989
7 4
The Outcast from the Community: A Special Case
Reprinted from World Health.
undated
8 1
Negatives for the..."Look Magazine Story"
1961
8 3
Correspondence with Roger Hull
1998
8 4
The Rotarian
Includes copies of The Rotarian magazine, November 1965 as well as prints of photographs published in that edition.
1965 November
8 5
Curriculum Vitae
undated
8 6
The Rangefinder
1963 May
8 7
Medical Newsmagazine
Whitney's article titled "Midwifery...Magic to Modern".
1965 May
8 8
Publicity - Various newspaper articles
1963-1995
8 9
Dale Whitney: Includes Photographs of Photographer and Newspaper etc. Articles re: Exhibits
1955-1964
8 10
Resale of the Look Magazine Story
1962
8 11
Original Letters
1960-1998
8 12
Original Letters
1960-1998
8 13
Photographs and stories for children's magazines
Children's publications include Trailblazer and Venture.
1960-1970
8 14
Foothill Focus
1956
8 15
Good Housekeeping
1958 May
8 16
International Atomic Energy Bulletin
1964 April
8 17
Le Monde et la Croix-Rouge
1965
9 1
UNCHR Reports
1962-1964
9 2
Revue
1961 December
9 3
Going Places
1965-1966
9 4
Saturday Evening Post
1967 February 25
9 5
The Stars and Stripes
1960 May 18
9 6
Children of the Sun
undated
9 7
World Health Magazine
1965 May
9 8
Roche Medical Image
1965
9 9
New York News
1963
9 10
Presbyterian Life
1963
9 11
Vogue
1965
9 12
Das Tier
1969