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Dorothy Shipley White Photograph Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Public Policy Papers [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Public Policy Papers. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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White, Dorothy Shipley, 1896-

Dorothy Shipley White was a prominent scholar of French culture, and she published two books on Charles de Gaulle. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and spent most of her life in Philadelphia, serving on the boards of the old Philadelphia College of Art and the old Women's Medical College. She died in 2002 at the age of 105.

The White Collection includes two series. The first on Charles deGaulle includes an original print, a copy negative which White apparently made from the print, and a copy print for virtually all of the 75 images. Most of the images are between 1940 and 1970. White obtained these from Anne Dupre, head of the photographic office of the Quai d'Orsay (the French Bureau of Foreign Affairs). Mrs. White provides an English translation on the back of each photograph if the item list in French below is insufficient.

The French Africa photographs (White listed 87, but only 74 arrived) include drawings, maps and caricatures from the earliest French involvement in Africa and photographs for the 20th century. The collection includes a number of photographs of deGaulle in Africa. The focus of the collection is military and diplomatic events, portraits of leaders and depictions of particular places.

An item list of the photographs is available.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

The photographs are organized in two subject groups: Charles de Gaulle and French Africa.

The collection was given to Princeton (Mudd Library) by Dorothy S. Gaus acting on behalf of her mother, Dorothy Shipley White. The accession number associated with this gift is ML1990-4.

The deGaulle photographs were foldered individually. The copy negatives were placed temporarily into individual envelopes, but should be sleeved. A decision should be made regarding sleeving individual photoprints and whether to use alkaline buffered folders. In addition, should copy negatives be housed separate from collections and indexed into a database? The copy prints can probably be sold to readers as requests are made since they duplicate both the original prints and the negatives. The French Africa photographs were foldered five items to a folder.

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Collection Inventory

Dorothy Shipley White Photograph Collection, 1890-1970. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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