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Esther Griffin White Papers

 Collection — Box: 8
Identifier: FMS-9

Scope and Contents

Esther Griffin White's papers include correspondence, copies of writing, files pertaining to the Little Paper, and clippings reflecting her varied interests and career.


  • 1867-1954

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Esther Griffin White (1867-1954) was a Richmond, Indiana, artist, author, editor, feminist, and political activist. She was a student at Earlham from 1886-1887. White was the editor for her newspaper Little Paper, and she also founded the Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana, an affiliate of the American Woman’s Suffrage Association. White became Indiana’s first mayoral candidate when she ran for the office in Richmond in 1938. She was also the first Indiana woman to enter into a congressional race, and the first woman delegate to the State Republican convention 1920. She was re-elected as Richmond delegate in 1922 and 1924. White was a poet and avid golfer, and she donated her art collection to Earlham in 1920.

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