THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
STEPHEN MALLORY WHITE PAPERS, 1871-1936 (CSLA-8)
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: Stephen Mallory White Papers, 1871-1936. CLSA-8 ACCESSION NUMBER: 1995.1COLLECTION SIZE: 8 archival document boxes; 27 oversize boxes CUSTODIAL HISTORY: Loyola Law School transferred the materials to the Loyola Marymount University Library in 1988(?) and 1994.
Stephen Mallory White, born in San Francisco in 1853, received his law degree from Santa Clara College in 1871. In 1874 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law and became involved in Democratic party politics.
White married Hortense Sacriste in 1883 and, that same year, started a one-year term as District Attorney. Three years later, White became a state Senator representing the district in and around Los Angeles. He won a seat in the United States Senate in 1893 and saw his term through to 1899. White died in 1902, at the age of 48.
The bulk of the Stephen M. White Papers pertains to White's career as an attorney. There is also information about his family (in his letters to his wife Hortense) and a small amount of information pertaining to his political career.
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS:The Stephen Mallory White Papers consists of eight series. This section of the on-line guide has information on each of the series.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTS: For a list of the folders and their contents in each series of this collection, see this section of the on-line guide to the Stephen Mallory White Papers.
RESEARCH ACCESS: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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