Hayden V. White (1928-2018) was a literary critic and historical theorist. During his academic career, White made contributions to the study of narrative theory, historiography, and hermeneutics. A central thread of White's research throughout his career was questioning how historical events are constructed through writing and discourse. As a teacher and researcher, White held the distinguished title of University Professor in the University of California system, where he spent most of his career at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also taught at the University of Rochester, Wesleyan University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a selection of emails sent and received by Hayden White between the years of 2005 and 2013. The emails contain conversations surrounding conference and presentation planning, publications, issues at UC Santa Cruz, and teaching of master classes (meister klasses) and other symposia at various universities. Also included are publication drafts by White and his colleagues, often with comments and annotations. White, his colleagues, and his students often shared articles and other texts over email to review and discuss. Major correspondents in this email collection include White's wife and UCSC Professor Margaret Brose, Mark E. Blum, Noah Benninga, Yasushi Xavier Tanaka-Gutiez, and Edward Dimendberg.
Rights and Conditions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.
Email messages in the ePADD Discovery Module have been redacted to ensure the privacy of donors and other correspondents. Please contact UCSC Special Collections & Archives if you would like to request access to full messages, including any attachments. The small amount of email files available were captured from White's hard drives. White did not regularly save his email correspondence, so email files were not collected from his email clients. Emails pertaining to finances, medical information, travel, employment, social media notifications, passwords, and other personal identifying information were removed from this collection.