Raymond E. White western collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes notes, documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, realia, audio recordings, videos, etc. from Raymond E. White in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1864 to 2013 regarding Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and other B Western actors and actresses.
- Creation: 1864-2013
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
Raymond E. White was born October 11, 1933 in Luling, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in education from Southwest Texas State College in 1955. Raymond went on to pursue his M.A. in United States history along with a minor in political science from the University of Texas in 1957. In 1965 he completed his Ph.D. in United States history. From 1967-1977 he worked at Ball State University, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in United States history.
In his research, Raymond White focused on the lives and careers of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and B Western movie stars. B Westerns refer to low budget western motion pictures.
51.8 Cubic Feet (44 boxes, 1 map case drawer, 419 books, 1 VHS, 4 DVDs)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans documents, 1864-2009
Subseries 1.1: Research documents, 1864-2009
Subseries 1.2: Legal documents, 1933-1957, 1999
Subseries 1.3: Media documents, 1913-2009
Series 2: B Western film documents, 1870-2010
Subseries 2.1: B Western actors and actresses documents, 1926-2010
Subseries 2.2: B Western research documents, 1970-2010
Series 3: Comic book publications, 1945-2000
Subseries 3.1: British Western Comic Annuals, ca. 1950s-1970s
Subseries 3.2: Non Western Comic books, 1964, 1985, 1990
Subseries 3.3: Turkish Comic books, undated
Subseries 3.4: Western Comic books, 1945-2000
Series 4: Comic book documents, 1944-2005
Series 5: Correspondence, 1987-2007
Series 6: East Central Indiana Western Film Club records, 1981-2012
Series 7: Western publications and clippings, 1934-2001
Series 8: Realia, 1943-2010
Subseries 8.1: Roy Rogers mini books, 1943-2001
Subseries 8.2: Western collector cards, 1992-1993, 2002
Subseries 8.3: Souvenir buttons, 1994-2010
Subseries 8.4: Collectors items, 1980-2009
Series 9: Ray White western collection oversized materials, 1937-2011
Series 10: Ray White western collection audio recordings, 1908-2013
Subseries 11.1: Audio cassettes, 1946-1991
Subseries 11.2: Compact discs, 1974-2013
Subseries 11.3: Records, 1908-1989
Series 11: Ray White western collection videos, 1991, 2001, 2009-2011
Subseries 12.1: Roy Rogers mini books, 1943-2001
Subseries 12.2: Western collector cards, 1992-1993, 2002
Series 12: Ray White western collection photographs, 1920-2013
Subseries 13.1: Western film club photographs, 1984-1985, 1992, 2000-2003
Subseries 13.2: Photo albums, 2000
Subseries 13.3: Photographs and negatives, 1980-2013
Subseries 13.4: Slides, undated
Subseries 13.5: Movie stills, 1920s-1982
Series 13: Ray White western collection books, 1979-2006
Subseries 14.1: Book notes and articles, 1979-2006
Subseries 14.2: Books
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Raymond E. White on 2012/05/10. Additions were received 2012/12/20, 2013/07/15, and 2014/12/31 by Raymond E. White.
Further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2012/06/12 by Robert Fucela. Reprocessed 2013/10/15 by Rebecca Marangelli. EAD finding aid created 2012/06/12 by Robert Fucela. EAD revised 2013/10/15 by Rebecca Marangelli. Addition processed 2015/08/04 by Cody Sprunger. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/11 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.
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Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA