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Daphne Milbank White papers

Guide to the Daphne Milbank White papers

Collection number: HMC-1377.
Creator: White, Daphne Milbank.
Title: Daphne Milbank White papers.
Dates: 1947-1956.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Materials related to the Alaska Constitutional Convention.

Biographical note:
Daphne Milbank White was born in 1927 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She volunteered for Operation Statehood and helped draft a model Alaska Constitution prior to the constitutional convention election. She was later involved in the League of Women Voters in Anchorage and the Alaska World Affairs Council. She left Alaska in 1967 and died in 2007.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the draft constitution with notes, two copies of the completed Constitution, the Alaska Newsletter (vol 1., issues 1-43, a program for the opening ceremony of the Alaska Constitutional Convention (Nov. 8, 1955), the Alaskan Quarterly (spring 1957), various newspaper articles, notes, brochures, posters, and two letters written to Daphne White in 1955: from Evangeline Atwood and from Barrie M. White, Sr.

Arrangement: The collection was retained in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials authored by Daphne M. White has been transferred to the Archives.

Preferred citation: Daphne Milbank White papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Daphne M. White obituary.” Legacy.com. January 3, 2007. Accessed September 29, 2021. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/montereyherald/name/daphne-white-obituary?pid=20521999

Related materials:
For additional Alaska Constitution and statehood related collections, see the guide to Alaska Constitutional Convention and Statehood collections.

Daphne White may also be represented in the following collections:
Alaska World Affairs Council records; 1965-2017. HMC-1253.
League of Women Voters of Anchorage records; circa 1950-2014. HMC-1268
Barrie M. White, Jr. papers; 1953-1956. HMC-0598

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 2021 by Pamela White, Daphne M. White’s daughter.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2021. Two letters addressed to Daphne White were removed from the Barrie White Jr. papers and moved to this collection at that time.

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