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Ruth C. White Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1637

Scope and Contents

The collection typescripts and proofs for three books written by White: Belle Prater's Boy, Memories of Summer, and Weeping Willow.


  • Creation: circa 1992-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth C. White was born on March 15, 1942 in Whitewood, Virginia. She received her B.A. from Pfeiffer College in 1966 and her library media specialist from Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina in 1976. She has worked as an english teacher and a school librarian in the North Carolina and Georgia school systems. Her books focus on middle school and young adult readers, especially adolscent girls. Belle Prater's Boy, published in 1996, was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1997.

Biographical Source: "Ruth (C.) White (1942-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 117. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2000.


4 folders

Language of Materials



Contains typescripts and proofs for three books by Ruth White.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth C. White.

Ruth C. White Papers, circa 1992-2000
Karen Spilman
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Revision Statements

  • July 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library