Philip White papers, 1969-2018

Overview of the Collection

White, Philip, 1945-
Philip White papers
1969-2018 (inclusive)
1.25 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Material concerning the Black 14 controversy at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyo.), the Treagle Train, and the MX Missile Program at F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Philip White was the editor of the Branding Iron, the University of Wyoming student newspaper, in 1969. He covered the events of the Black 14 controversy, when fourteen African-American football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming team. White resigned as editor shortly after the controversy began. He later became a staff writer for the Casper Star Tribune and covered the controversy surrounding installation of MX missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains materials dealing with the Black 14 controversy at the University of Wyoming in 1969, including articles from the Branding Iron as well as articles from other papers throughout Wyoming and the region. There is material pertaining to coach Lloyd Eaton including information on the civil trial that followed the suspension of the fourteen football players. Also included are retrospective articles from the 1980s and 1990s and memorabilia from the Treagle Train in 1970.

The collection also contains research material and articles about the MX missile program and the installation of MX missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in the 1980s. Included are technical drawings, reports, drafts of articles by Philip White, and copies of the articles as published in the Casper Star Tribune.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Alternative Forms Available

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Phil White at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Phil White from 2007-2019.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Rhonda J. Wright in March 2007. Links to digitized folders added October 2010 by Ben Goldman. The collection was renamed and updated by D. Claudia Thompson in August 2013 and Jamie Greene in June 2017, April 2019, and April 2021.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Black 14 and University of Wyoming Football MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Book: "Wyoming in Mid-Century: Prejudice, Protest and the "Black 14"" by Phil White Jr.
1 1 1969-1975
1 2 1969-2006
1 3 1969-1999
1 4 1969-2000
1 5 1969-1997
1 October 17, 1970

Series II. MX Missile MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject files, research material, drafts, and articles about controversy surrounding the installation of MX missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Series III. Research MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Cabooses - research materials for article written in 1981 by White (notes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence)
Newspapers - "Laramie Republican" announcement of the end of WWI
November 11, 1918
Photograph from Kenneth Calkins
Rawlins/Ferris Mountains plane crash articles
"Round the Sagebrush Fire, Annual Newsletter: The Illustrious U.W. Graduating Class of 1920"
January 25, 1972
"The Story of Wool" circular 186, Wyoming Agricultural Extension Service, University of Wyoming
December 1965

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African American football players -- Political activity -- Wyoming.
  • College student newspapers and periodicals -- Wyoming.
  • MX (Weapons system)

Personal Names

  • Eaton, Lloyd, 1918-2007

Corporate Names

  • Black 14 (Laramie, (Wyo.)
  • University of Wyoming -- Newspapers.
  • University of Wyoming -- Race relations.

Geographical Names

  • Cheyenne (Wyo.)
  • F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History, 1946-