Guide to the R. Bruce White Papers, 1900-1909

Summary Information

Title: R. Bruce White Papers, 1900-1909
Collection: UA.5264
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The R. Bruce White Papers include a photograph, correspondence, and a 1903 North Carolina Senate roster, mostly relating to White's North Carolina Senate career.

Creator: White, R. Bruce (Robert Bruce)

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Bruce White (1872-1944) was born August 19, 1872. He graduated from Wake Forest College in 1891 and teaching school in Warsaw and Flanklinton. While teaching in Franklinton he began to study law at Wake Forest College and passed the bar in 1896. He began his law practice in Franklinton and later moved his office to Louisburg where he formed a partnership with William T. Bickett.

White became active in politics and was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1903 and 1915. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore in 1912. In 1916 White withdrew from active law practice and became a professor of law at Wake Forest College, where he remained until his retirement in 1941. He died November 27, 1944.

Scope and Contents

The R. Bruce White Papers includes one photograph of R. Bruce White at his desk; a short biography, a 1903 senate roster, and a letter from Ruth Currie to Frank Borkowski detailing White's role in passing the "Newland Bill" which created Appalachian Training School in 1903.


This collection is housed in one folder. This collection is stored with other small University Archives collections, as denoted by the UASC box label.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by Charles W. White in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5264: R. Bruce White Papers, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

Papers UASC_Box 1.9