John R. White papers, 1879-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
White, John Roberts, 1879-1961
Title
John R. White papers
Dates
1879-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
21.25 linear feet, (34 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 192
Summary
John Roberts White (1879-1961), an English soldier who served with the Philippine Constabulary, was also superintendent of the Iwahig Penal Colony, and served in the U.S. National Park Service. The collection includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, publications, clippings and ephemera, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John R. White (1879-1961) was born in Reading, England and educated in private schools. He served with the Greek Foreign Legion in 1897, went to Alaska and the Yukon (1897-1899), and enlisted in the 4th U.S. Infantry in 1899, serving in the Philippines.

He joined the Philippine Constabulary in 1901, and rose to rank of colonel, retiring in 1914. He was superintendent of the Iwahig Penal Colony, 1906-1908. Between 1916 and 1917, he was in Europe working with the Red Cross and the Rockefeller Foundation. He joined the American Expeditionary Force as a Signal Corps pilot.

Beginning in 1920 White was with the National Park Service as Ranger, Chief Ranger, or Park Superintendent at Grand Canyon, Sequoia, and General Grant National Parks, Death Valley National Monument, and as Director of Regions 3 and 4 from 1940 to 1941.

[Source: http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6zm7zbf]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of an autobiography, diaries and notebooks for 1897, 1906-1916, 1920-1948 (52 volumes), outgoing and incoming correspondence, military documents, manuscripts, scrapbooks and photographs.

Correspondence contains both personal and professional. A portion of the personal correspondence is alphabetically organized by recipient and includes family, military, and subject correspondence. There is considerable correspondence on national park policy and conservation, especially about Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Documents include official orders, reports, and papers of the Philippine Constabulary.

Manuscript material includes writings on U.S. national parks and the Philippine Constabulary.

Photographs include prints, slides, negatives and photograph albums, and primarily document White's professional work for both the Philippine Constabulary and the National Park Service.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John R. White papers, Ax 192 / PH 295, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Autobiography
1 2
300-09.3: Biography

Series II:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Professional
Box Folder
1 3
Letters Sent
1897
1 4
Letters Sent
1898-1899
1 5
Letters Sent
1900-1906
1 6
Letters Sent
1916
1 7
Miscellaneous Letters Sent
1 8
400-01.1: Age and Measurements
16-Feb-35-July 9, 1943
1 9
200-18: Bavie National Park Standards
February 14, 1935-January 23, 1945
1 10
0-9: Civilian Conservation corps.
October 28, 1938
1 11
0-3: Civilian and Public Service Camps
May 15, 1943-February 5, 1945
1 12
200-04: Congressman and senators
July 8, 1933-March 16, 1945
1 13
0-10: Death Valley
May 29, 1930-February 22, 1941
2 1
200-01: Director
April 6, 1936-June 13, 1950
2 2
Fauna in National Parks
December 10, 1938-February 11, 1943
2 3
400-02: Forestry
April 10, 1939-May 11, 1939
2 4
100: Historical
April 7, 1936-February 9, 1945
2 5
Ickes Case
December 1934-January 1935
2 6
Ickes Case
January 18, 1935-February 20, 1935
2 7
0-1: Letters of Introduction and Recommendation
March 13, 1906-May 25, 1942
2 8
0-7.1: Kings Canyon
July 28, 1939-July 2, 1948
2 9
0-8: Land
December 24, 1926-May 12, 1947
2 10
0-2: Laws and Legal Matters
December 11, 1938-April 18, 1947
2 11
300-08.5: Literary Agents
October 30, 1930-November 1, 1939
2 12
Manuscripts and publications
August 1, 1947-February 10, 1948
3 1
0-8.2: Mara, B.C. Ranch
September 4, 1920-May 18, 1921
3 2
0-4: National Defense
March 25-1941-January 4, 1945
3 3
300-09.2: National Parks
May 10, 1920-July 28, 1920
3 4
National Park Service
February 8, 1922-April 5, 1955
3 5
200-05: Park Conservation
January 21, 1943-September 27, 1943
3 6
300-11.1: Park Enlargement
1927
3 7
200-03: Public Operator [1 of 2]
March 18, 1931-August 4, 1947
3 8
200-03: Public Operator [2 of 2]
March 18, 1932-August 4, 1948
3 9
200-02: Regional Director [1 of 2]
1935-August 21, 1947
3 10
200-02: Regional Director [2 of 2]
1936-August 21, 1948
4 1
Personal and official - Letters of congratulation on retirement
1947
4 2
300-05.1: Correspondence regarding talks
November 18, 1938-December 5, 1938
4 3
0-8.1: Three Rivers Land
March 9, 1929-March 1, 1945
4 4
0-8.1: Three Rivers Land
February 26, 1945-October 6, 1947
4 5
400-01: Trees
February 28, 1941
4 6
0-5: U.S. Forest Service
May 25, 1939-March 14, 1944
4 7
Miscellaneous correspondence
October 16, 1934-November 1, 1938
Subseries B: Personal
Box Folder
4 8
Personal correspondence
June 19, 1934-January 21, 1948
4 9
200-06: Albright, Horace M.
4 10
200-07.4: Adventurers' Club
October 21, 1929-February 26, 1934
4 11
200-07.5: Auto Club of Southern California
November 13, 1939-October 25, 1940
4 12
200-08: Appointments and promotions
September 30, 1933-February 23, 1942
4 13
"B"
October 27, 1923-May 6, 1958
4 14
200-06: Bash, Louis H.
September 13, 1939-January 10, 1945
4 15
200-06: Been, Frank - Alaska
April 27, 1939-March 3, 1941
4 16
200-06: Bowditch, Peter
September 2, 1921-March 2, 1945
4 17
200-06: Breen, Timothy Florence
September 19, 1940-September 29, 1947
4 18
200-06: Burnham, Major Frederick R.
March 20, 1929-March 27, 1945
4 19
"C"
March 5, 1923-February 7, 1945
4 20
200-06: Cameron, Bud
December 14, 1940-February 27, 1941
4 21
200-06: Cameron, Lt. Colonel H.7.
September 26, 1940-February 26, 1945
5 1
300.01.2: Conservation
July 15, 1930-March 4, 1941
5 2
"D"
July 2, 1937-December 13, 1961
5 3
200-14.1: D.E.O.W.W
November 27, 1929-April 12, 1937
5 4
Disabled Veterans
September 25, 1948-January 9, 1961
5 5
"E"
February 27, 1940-January 19, 1945
5 6
200-06: Hon. Eisen, Gustavus A.
November 16, 1938-December 21, 1940
5 7
"F"
October 9, 1922-March 19, 1941
5 8
200-06: Farquhar, Francis P.
December 3, 1923-October 28, 1942
5 9
200-13: Federal Service Record
March 9, 1922-September 16, 1941
5 10
200-06: Fischer, Galen M.
August 16, 1942-February 12, 1945
5 11
200-06: Forbes, W. Cameron
July 28, 1921-October 1, 1947
5 12
"G"
December 9, 1940-March 30, 1956
5 13
"H"
April 27, 1925-December 28, 1944
5 14
200-06: General J.G. Harbord
October 17, 1929-February 2, 1945
5 15
200-06: Helfert, Major George A.
April 14, 1939-May 29, 1943
5 16
200-06: Ickes, Harold L.
April 8, 1933-May 3, 1945
6 1
"J"
July 25, 1939
6 2
"K"
February 12, 1940-March 11, 1945
6 3
"L"
August 9, 1930-January 27, 1945
6 4
"M"
April 16, 1931-September 6, 1947
6 5
300-01: Magazine articles and books
July 31, 1930-January 28, 1943
6 6
200-06: Mather, Stephen Tyng
July 21, 1921-February 25, 1943
6 7
200-20.1: Mexican Trip
December 22, 1930
6 8
200-25: Miscellaneous
January 30, 1945-June 8, 1944
6 9
"N"
July 5, 1932-May 19, 1951
6 10
"O"
February 9, 1939-February 27, 1940
6 11
Frederick O'Brien, Personal
December 1, 1931-January 22, 1932
6 12
200-07: Organizations
June 3, 1936-January 17, 1942
6 13
"P"
February 17, 1928-April 20, 1943
6 14
200-19: Park Enlargement
September 1, 1922-January 29, 1930
6 15
200-14: Pensions
July 27, 1917-July 21, 1932
6 16
200-17: Post war processing
May 24, 1943
6 17
200-07.1: Philippine Club
May 10, 1932-December 11, 1939
6 18
"R"
May 8, 1939-February 24, 1945
6 19
General William C. Rivers - Personal
April 20, 1923-November 21, 1933
6 20
200-21: Roads and Trails
October 30, 1931-15-Feb-45
6 21
200-06: Roosevelt, Nicholas
March 8, 1929-January 4, 1945
6 22
"S"
June 23, 1920-August 4, 1947
6 23
200-13.1: Service Records - [] and Constabulary
January 28, 1905-December 7, 1937
6 24
200-07.2: Sierra club
December 18, 1935-December 21, 1935
6 25
200-06: Colonel Geo. W. Stewart - Personal
7 1
"T"
January 9, 1923-May 5, 1947
7 2
Tears and other Obituaries
December 26, 1961-January 8, 1962
7 3
200-20: Track 1
1939-August 5, 1944
7 4
200-14.3: United Spanish War Veterans
June 10, 1924-December 12, 1932
7 5
"V"
January 25, 1943-April 10, 1945
7 6
200-06: J.M. Van Hook
April 22, 1929-February 1, 1932
7 7
"W"
March 28, 1909-July 9, 1958
7 8
200-06: Mrs. Winter, Una R.
February 4, 1939-August 19, 1939
7 9
"X Y Z"
November 7, 1939-February 6, 1943

Series III:  DiariesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 10
1908-1910
7 11
1911-1913
7 12
1914
7 13
Jack's trip across Canada
1897
7 14
Journal - Personal
1913
7 15
Unbound Diaries [1 of 3]
April 29, 1910-1911
7 16
Unbound Diaries [2 of 3] pg. 70-136
1910-1911
8 1
1910 - 1911 [3 of 3] pg. 137-236
8 2
1939
8 3
1947-1948
8 4
Philippine constabulary headquarters district of Northern Luzon Baguio
8 5
1940-1942
8 6
1943-1944
9 1
1911
9 2
1908 and 1945
9 3
1922
9 4
1941
9 5
1922
9 6
1920
10 1
1911
10 2
1931
10 3
1926
10 4
1924
10 5
1912 and 1946
10 6
1930
11 1
1938
11 2
1937
11 3
1936
11 4
1932
11 5
1927 - 1928
11 6
1921 and 1940
12 1
Unknown
12 2
1935
12 3
1932
12 4
1923
12 5
1929 and 1934

Series IV:  PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Manuscript: Big Trees
Box Folder
13 1
300-08.1: Big Tree Material
13 2
300-08.2: Big Trees Material for second edition [1 of 2]
February 13, 1931-December 12, 1950
13 3
300-08.2: Big Trees Material for second edition [2 of 2]
February 13, 1932-December 12, 1951
13 4
Big Trees
March 7, 1928-December 1, 1954
13 5
Big Trees correspondence - Personal
January 31, 1930-July 28, 1933
13 6
Big Trees publishers correspondence
June 20, 1929-October 25, 1938
13 7
Big Trees publishers correspondence
March 28, 1930-23-Feb-33
22 1
Big Trees draft manuscript - annotated
22 2
Big Trees draft manuscript
22 3
Big Trees Galley Proof [1 of 3]
January 30, 1930
22 4
Big Trees Galley Proof [2 of 3]
January 6, 1930
22 5
Big Trees Galley Proof [3 of 3]
Subseries B: Manuscript: Bullets and Bolos
Box Folder
14 1
300-08.3: Bullets and Bolos
July 24, 1916-January 18, 1929
14 2
Manuscript of Bullets and Bolos - Proof sheets [1 of 2]
14 3
Manuscript of Bullets and Bolos - Proof sheets [2 of 2]
14 4
300-08.3: Bullets and Bolos - letters
January 3, 1928-October 22, 1934
14 5
300-08.3: Publishers files, Century Co. - Bullets and Bolos
1916-1933
14 6
300-08.3: Bullets and Bolos
April 25, 1929-May 30, 1944
15 1
300-08.3: Bullets and Bolos
September 4, 1927-February 21, 1938
Subseries C: Manuscript: Philippine Independence
Box Folder
15 2
300-09.1: Philippine Independence
April 5, 1927-September 9, 1927
15 3
300-09.1: M. M. P. I. [Seu, King's P.I. Policy]
15 4
300-09.1: P.I. Material
February 27, 1929-January 25, 1933
15 5
300-09.1: Philippine Material
March 27, 1954
23 1
Partial Manuscript
Subseries D: Manuscript: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Box Folder
15 6
"Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks" by John White and Samuel Pusateri
23 2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Manuscript
23 3
Sequoia and Kings National Park Draft manuscript - annotated [1 of 2]
23 4
Sequoia and Kings National Park Draft manuscript - annotated [2 of 2]
23 5
Oversized maps and drawings
Subseries E: Articles and poetry
Box Folder
15 7
"Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park" Volume 1, Number 1
May 1946
15 8
"The Commonwealth - Part 2" volume 12, number 22
June 2, 1936
15 9
"Behind the Scenery of Mount Rainier National Park" by Howard R. Stagner
1947
15 10
"American Forest and Life" Volume 35, number 8
August 1929
15 11
"The Davey Bulletin" volume 19, number 5
May 15, 1931
15 12
"Death Valley National Monument"
1941
15 13
"Ersa of The Red Trees"
July 4, 1931
15 14
"General Grant National Park"
1934
15 15
"The Giant Sequoias of California" with a personal letter from the author Lawrence F. Cook
1942-February 25, 1943
15 16
"King's Canyon National Park" by John Muir
January 1939-March 1939
16 1
300-11: Dedication (see 200-06 Mather)
June 28, 1932-July 10, 1932
16 2
Carbons
February 10, 1936-September 29, 1951
16 3
400-02.1: Grazing
February 10, 1943-May 19, 1943
16 4
Guide Material
December 23, 1947-February 18, 1948
16 5
300-08.2: Living Wilderness volume 9, number 10; volume 7, number 8 and volume 1, number 1
1935-1944
16 6
Out West Magazine
September 1902
16 7
300-09.0: Manuscript Material
September 10, 1925-June 8, 1933
16 8
300-09: Manuscript Material
March 3, 1933-January 8, 1942
16 9
300.09: Manuscript Material
November 5, 1929-April 3, 1931
16 10
300-09.2: Manuscript Material, National Parks (unpublished)
June 1, 1937-January 8, 1938
16 11
300-09.1: Manuscript Material (unpublished)
April 30, 1911-February 28, 1934
17 1
300-09.d: Manuscript material, Magazines and newspaper articles [1 of 2]
January 5, 1940-October 23, 1940
17 2
300-09.d: Manuscript material, Magazines and newspaper articles [2 of 2]
January 5, 1941-October 23, 1941
17 3
300-09.d: Manuscript materials, Magazines and newspaper articles
17 4
The National Geographic Magazine Volume 66, Number 2
August 1934
17 5
The National Geographic Magazine Volume 31, Number 1
January 1917
17 6
The National Horticultural Magazine
April 1938
17 7
300-03: National Park Articles (see 100 historical)
November 20, 1920-August 22, 1934
17 8
300-03: National Parks articles (see 100 historical)
May 7, 1943-December 1950
17 9
300-09.2: M.M. Nature guide service
1922-1925
17 10
300-02: Newspaper articles general
January 17, 1941-February 5, 1945
18 1
"Overland Monthly" volume 90, number 3
April 1932
18 2
300-09.2: Park Manuscripts
October 19, 1919-November 25, 1944
18 3
200-05.1: Park Organization
February 4, 1931-February 10, 1945
18 4
300-10: Poetry
January 22, 1945
18 5
The Proposed Roosevelt Sequoia National Park
18 6
300-08: Publications
October 27, 1937-November 1, 1937
18 7
300-04: Radio Script
March 12, 1947-February 19, 1948
18 8
Roads in the National Parks by Harold C. Bradley and David R. Brower
June 1949
18 9
The Secret of the Big Trees by Ellsworth Huntington
18 10
Sequoia National Park
1934
18 11
The Stanford Illustrated Review
1930
18 12
The Status of Sequoia Gigantea in the Sierra Nevada
1952
18 13
A Story of California Big Trees
May 24, 1949
18 14
300-05: Talks
August 20, 1910-January 15, 1945
18 15
Western Magazine
November 1921
18 16
Wildlife Management Handbook for Forest Officers
1947
18 17
Wilderness: A Squandered Heritage
18 18
Untitled Partial Manuscript
April 1897-June 1897
18 19
Miscellaneous Articles
January 15, 1930-January 15, 1941
22 6
Sequoia National Park - Nature News Notes

Series V:  Philippine ConstabularyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 1
Acts of Congress
1902-1907
19 2
300-09.1: Philippine Constabulary
October 6, 1903-June 5, 1933
19 3
Philippine Constabulary Officers Association
July 31, 1939-February 6, 1957
19 4
Philippine Constabulary: Correspondence
September 12, 1914-May 7, 1920
19 5
300-09.1: Philippines
June 15, 1911-July 28, 1932
19 6
300-09.4: World War I
August 16, 1904-February 22, 1918
19 7
World War Number 2, Application for Service
October 21, 1942-March 16, 1943
19 8
300-9.1: Iwahig Penal Colony
1908-January 31, 1933
19 9
Manual for the Philippine Constabulary
1911
22 7
300-09.1: Philippine Constabulary [1 of 2]
1902-August 4, 1922
22 8
300-09.1: Philippine Constabulary [2 of 2]
1902-August 4, 1922
22 9
Constabulary Report
1902-1906

Series VI:  Clippings and EphemeraReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
20 1
Instructions to the Commission and General Orders, number 58
1906
20 2
300-02.1: Newspaper clippings
1921-1943
20 3
Topographic map of Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
20 4
Newspaper clippings and articles
1913-1958
20 5
Sequoia National Park Topographical Map
20 6
Death Valley, valuable maps and data M.S. and State G.S.
20 7
Newspaper clippings and articles
1947-1948
22 10
State of California Map
1928
22 11
South Calaveras Grove Forest Service Map
1924-1951
22 12
Map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
February 28, 1948

Series VII:  ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
21 1
Clippings and photos
21 2
Clippings and photos
21 3
Clippings and photos
21 4
Clippings and photos
21 5
Clippings and photos

Series VIII:  Photographs (PH 295)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Philippine Constabulary
Box Folder
1 1
Jack's old photos of Spanish-American War; Philippine Island
1902-1914
1 2
Philippines
Includes related correspondence and clippings.
1906-1955
1 3
Photos: P.I. [Philippine Independence]
Many of the photographs include captions.
1905-1907
1 4
Photos: Philippine Island
Includes postcards.
1910-1914
1 5
[Philippine Constabulary]
Includes images of Filipino people, Manila, buildings, and family.
1 6
Photos of Rizal Typhoon
Images are aboard ship, showing high swells and damage to the ship.
3 17
Album 1: [Philippines]
Includes photographs of family.
4 1
Album 2: [Philippine Constabulary], 1 of 2
Many photographs in this album are loose.
1902-1903
4 2
Album 2: [Philippine Constabulary], 2 of 2
Loose photographs from album.
1906-1928
7 1
Col. Wallace Taylor [Philippine Constabulary]
44 negatives.
7 2
Col. Wallace Taylor [Philippine Constabulary]
28 negatives.
7 3
Fay on the Laguna
1 negative.
7 4
The Regata; Butuan, the Fourth
1 negative.
7 5
The Agno [?]
1 negative.
7 6
Fish trap
1 negative.
7 7
Church, Butuan
1 negative.
7 8
Flashlights in Fort's House
1 negative.
7 9
Waterfront, Butuan
1 negative.
7 10
[Man and two women onboard ship]
1 negative.
7 11
Fourth of July: The Races
1 negative.
7 12
The Fourth in Butuan
1 negative.
7 13
The Fourth, Butuan: Ready for the Races
1 negative.
7 14
USA T. Hogan [?] and voyage
Images on-board ship, approaching island, at dock. 11 negs.
7 15
Launches at Wharf
1 negative.
7 16
Waterfront, Butuan
1 negative.
7 17
"Laguna" and Fay
1 negative.
7 18
Livonia in estero
1 negative.
7 19
Laguna
1 negative.
7 20
The Argosan [?] at Butuan
1 negative.
7 21
Plaza, church, and self: Butuan
1 negative.
7 22
Manila
59 negatives.
7 23
[Philippine Constabulary]
36 negatives.
7 24
Philippine Films, Col. White
25 negatives
7 25
[Philippine Constabulary]
32 negatives.
7 26
P.I. [Philippine Independence]
36 negatives.
8 1
Pictures [Philippine Constabulary]
12 negatives.
8 2
Photos of Rizal Typhoon
7 negatives.
8 3
Voyage from Manila to San Francisco, USA "Logan"
17 negatives.
8 4
Philippine pictures
23 negatives.
10 1
Jack's old photos of Spanish-American War; Philippine Island [oversize]
Subseries B: National Parks / National Park Service
Box Folder
1 7
Ash Mountain, etc. [Sequoia National Park]
October 6, 1947
1 8
Big Stump [General Grant National Park]
1 9
Calaveras Grove [Calaveras Big Trees State Park]
1923
1 10
Campfires
1932
1 11
Carlsbad Caverns [Carlsbad Caverns National Park]
1937
1 12
Cedars of Lebanon [Tripoli, Lebanon]
1923
2 1
Celebrities
Mostly taken in Sequoia's National Park, Giants Forest. Includes photographs of Bernice King, aviatrix, and several of Chief Thunderbird (Cheyenne).
1930-1941
2 2
CCCS: Director Fechner [Civilian Conservation Corps]
Most are captioned.
2 3
Converse Basin [General Grant National Park]
Images depict methods for felling giant sequoias.
ca. late 1800's
2 4
Crescent Meadow, Kings River Canyon [Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park]
1940
2 5
Death Valley [National Park]
1934
2 6
Destruction of Sequoias
2 7
Early Fresno Airport
2 8
Formation of Meadows
1940-1945
2 9
Giant Forest [Sequoia National Park]
1894-1942
2 10
General Grant Park
1931
2 11
General Highway and Giant Forest [Sequoia National Park]
1922
2 12
General Pershing
Includes wood ad mat for Official Table of Consumer Point Values for Meat, Fats, Fish, and Cheese.
1948
2 13
Grand Canyon [National Park]
1919
2 14
Group photos: Giant Forest and vacinity [Sequoia National Park]
1930-1937
2 15
Group photos: N.P.S. [National Park Service]
1929
2 16
High Sierra [Kaweah Peaks, Sequoia National Park]
2 17
Mesa Verde [National Park]
1925
2 18
Mountain Meadows
Several of the images feature White's daughter, Phyllis.
1922
2 19
N.P.S. [National Park Service]
Five portraits of White.
n.d.
2 20
Personnel: Groups
1937
3 1
Redwood Mountain [Sequoia National Park]
1938
3 2
Sequoias [National Park]
1926-1931
3 3
Sequoias: General Sherman [tree]
1925-1937
3 4
Tharp's Log Cabin [Sequoia National Park]
3 5
Trail to Mt. Whitney [Sequoia National Park]
3 6
Yosemite [National Park]
3 7
Miscellaneous photos [Giant Forest, Three Rivers Airport]
3 8
[Miscellaneous photographs: National Park Service]
Many of the photographs are captioned.
1891-1888
4 3
Album 3: [Mt. Whitney, National Parks]
4 4
Album 4: [Death Valley National Park], 1 of 2
4 5
Album 4: [Death Valley National Park], 2 of 2
5 1
Album 5: Frasher's Photos [Death Valley National Park]
5 2
Album 6: [Death Valley National Park]
5 3
Album 7: [Death Valley National Park]
Includes some loose photographs.
5 4
Album 8: [Death Valley National Park], 1 of 3
6 1
Album 8: [Death Valley National Park], 2 of 3
6 2
Album 8: [Death Valley National Park], 3 of 3
8 5
Converse Basin [General Grant National Park]
13 negatives.
8 6
Old Road and Camel
20 negatives.
8 7
Grand Canyon films
21 negatives.
9 1
Col. and Mrs. John R. White [slide]
9 2
Mrs. John R. White, Patroness: Tharp's 'Noble Den' [slide]
9 3
Tumacacori, New Mexico [slide]
9 4
Cliff Palace; Mesa Verde, New Mexico [slide]
9 5
Grinnel Glacier from Garden Wall [slide]
9 6
[Map of northwestern states] [slide]
9 7
[Seal of the Department of the Interior] [slide]
9 8
Mt. Copeland from Copeland Lake [slide]
9 9
Col. John R. White, Superintendent: Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park [slide]
9 10
Boole Tree [slide]
9 11
Bryce, Sunset - Note Sinking Ship [slide]
9 12
Mount Rainier National Park: Mt. Rainier from road at Backbone Ridge [slide]
9 13
Longs Peak from Rocky Mountain Naitonal Park; Beaver Meadows [slide]
October 1944
9 14
Goddard Divide from McGee Canyon [slide]
9 15
Sequoia National Park-FRO [slide]
9 16
Sequoia National Park: 20 Mule Team, Death Valley [slide]
9 17
Sequoia National Park: Bad Water, Death Valley [slide]
9 18
Sequoia National Park: Cabrillo Monument [slide]
1939
9 19
Cabrillo National Monument [slide]
1939
9 20
[Unidentified waterfall] [slide]
9 21
Falls in Roaring River [slide]
1943
9 22
Kings Canyon National Park: M.F. [?] below palisade [slide]
1941
9 23
Kings Canyon National Park: Middle Fork Canyon [slide]
1941
9 24
Middle Deadman Meadows [slide]
9 25
Mid Deadman [slide]
9 26
Yosemite: Half Dome
1939
9 27
Kings Canyon National Park: Tehipite Dome [slide]
1941
9 28
Kings Canyon National Park: The Hermit [slide]
1941
9 29
Kings Canyon National Park: Lookout Peak [slide]
9 30
Kings Canyon National Park: Pass Above Kennedy Lakes [slide]
1942
9 31
Kings Canyon National Park: South Fork [slide]
August, 16, 1942
9 32
Boole Tree [slide]
9 33
Sequoia National Park: Grant [slide]
1940
9 34
Sequoia National Park: Generals Highway [slide]
9 35
Sequoia National Park: Parker Group [slide]
1945
9 36
Sequoia National Park: Soldiers-Sequoias [slide]
May 1942
9 37
Sequoia National Park: Chief Sequoyah [slide]
July 1941
9 38
Sequoia National Park: Crescent Meadow [slide]
October 15, 1941
9 39
Sequoia National Park: Heather Lake [slide]
1940
9 40
Mt. Whitney, East and Ala. Hills [slide]
March 1943
9 41
Kaweah Peaks, S. of Moose Lake [slide]
9 42
Kings Canyon National Park: Great Western Divide [slide]
1946
9 43
Sequoia National Park: Moro Rock [slide]
9 44
Grand Canyon National Park: Near top of B. Angel Trail [slide]
9 45
Sequoia National Park: Grand Canyon [slide]
1940
9 46
Beehive Geyser [slide]
1939
9 47
Old Faithful Geyser
9 48
Sequoia National Park: Suspension footbridge in Grand Canyon
1940
10 2
[Enlargements of Bob Roberts and Judge Griffith] [oversize]
J.W. Ken, photographer.
1943
10 3
General Sherman Tree [Sequoia National Park] [oversize]
10 4
General Pershing [tree; Sequoia National Park] [oversize], 1 of 2
Includes four portraits of White.
10 5
General Pershing [tree; Sequoia National Park] [oversize], 2 of 2
Includes three photographs from Spanish-American War [?].
10 6
Album 9: [National Park Service], 1 of 4
Subjects include: Three Rivers, Yosemite, Ash Mountain, Crystal Cave, Civilian Conservation Corps workers, Mt. Whitney, Lake Tulainyo, Chief Thunderbird.
1921-1938
10 7
Album 9: [National Park Service], 2 of 4
10 8
Album 9: [National Park Service], 3 of 4
10 9
Album 9: [National Park Service], 4 of 4
Subseries C: Personal
Box Folder
3 9
[Bullets and Bolos: Photographs for manuscript]
Includes letter to publisher.
3 10
Christmas Card [print]
Caption reads: Chief Thunderbird, Phyllis and self on Moro Rock.
1929
3 11
General Views, #2 [Big Trees manuscript]
1940-1946
3 12
Personal: Photos of Animals of Giant Forest
Includes pencil sketches of animals. Photographs may have been submitted for inclusion in Big Trees manuscript.
3 13
[Print, painting of John R. White]
Signed by Edward T. Taylor.
3 14
[Two studio portraits, unidentified]
3 15
On the trail [Elizabeth Pass]
1929-1930
3 16
Current photographs
Candid photographs of White as an older man.
8 8
Personal: Films of Fay, Phyllis and self in Giant Forest
3 negatives.
February 1930
8 9
On the trail [Elizabeth Pass]
1 negative.
8 10
Negative for Christmas Card, 1929: Chief Thunderbird, Phyllis and self on Moro Rock
43 negatives.
8 11
[John White with daughter Phyllis]
1 negative. Removed from Album 6.
8 12
Chester Wright place
3 negatives.
11 1
Reserve Officers Training Camp; Fort Meyer, Virginia [panorama]
May 1917
11 2
[Panarama of men in military dress]

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  • Subject Terms :
  • National parks and reserves--California
  • National parks and reserves--United States
  • Park rangers--California
  • Park rangers--United States
  • Police--Philippines
  • Personal Names :
  • White, John Roberts, 1879-1961
  • White, John Roberts, 1879-1961--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Philippine Constabulary.
  • United States. Army--Officers.
  • United States. National Park Service.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Negatives
  • Notebooks
  • Photograph albums
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slides