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Andrea White Papers

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Andrea White Papers, 1993-2010 | University of Houston Libraries

By Jonathan R. Casiano

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Collection Overview

Title: Andrea White Papers, 1993-2010

Predominant Dates:2004-2010

ID: 02/2011-010

Primary Creator: White, Andrea, 1953-

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/01/2011

Subjects: Authors, American - 20th century, Authors - 20th century, Children’s authors, Politicians’ spouses - Texas - Houston, White, Andrea, 1953-, Women in public life - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Books, Clippings (information artifacts), Compact discs, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes speeches, written works, as well as DVDs and photo CDs that document civic and professional life of Andrea White, former First Lady of Houston, housed in one box and comprised of three series.

Biographical Note

Andrea White, the wife of former Houston Mayor Bill White, was first lady of Houston, TX from 2004 to 2010.  Andrea, a lawyer, civic leader, and author, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to parents Arthur and Patsi Ferguson.  She and her family later moved to Houston, where she attended Memorial High School before going on to receive both undergraduate and law degrees at The University of Texas at Austin.

As is evident from her writings and speeches, Andrea was a reluctant political spouse who suffered (at first) from a high level of “stage fright.”  Now an experienced public speaker and lecturer, Andrea fondly remembers when she once was called upon by her pastor to lead the congregation in song and was so frightened that the only “tune she could recall was Happy Birthday.”

Andrea is the author of eight books spanning 1993 to 2010 in the young adult genre.  Her works are featured in the Texas Bluebonnet list as well as state reading lists across the nation.  Andrea’s writings have also garnered her the Golden Spur Award, issued by the Texas State Reading Association.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American - 20th century
Authors - 20th century
Children’s authors
Politicians’ spouses - Texas - Houston
White, Andrea, 1953-
Women in public life - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Andrea White

Preferred Citation: Andrea White Papers. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Speeches],
[Series 2: Published Works],
[Series 3: Various Materials],
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Series 1: Speeches
This series is comprised of speeches and presentations White delivered to various civic and volunteer groups between 2007 and 2010. Included are the original stump speeches she gave while her husband, Bill White, was a participant in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race.
Box 1
Folder 1: Draft Speech, 2007
Folder 2: Speeches: “Women in Government” and “Brookwood Community”, 2008
Folder 3: Speeches, 2009
Folder 4: Speeches, 2009-2010
Folder 5: Texas Library Association presentation, 2009
Folder 6: Reading from Radiant Girl, undated
Folder 7: Photo CD of Speech at the LBJ Moral Courage Award Dinner, May, 2011
Folder 8: Speech by Andrea campaigning for Bill in the Texas gubernatorial race, 2010
Series 2: Published Works
This series documents the development of Andrea White’s popular young adult fiction books. Included are translations of her works, Window Boy, and Surviving Antarctica, in Hungarian, Simplified Chinese, and Greek.
Sub-Series 1: Radiant Girl
Box 1
Folder 9: Correspondence, 2005
Folder 10: Chernobyl background information (1 of 4), 2005
Folder 11: Chernobyl background information (2 of 4), 2005-2007
Folder 12: Chernobyl background information (3 of 4), 2009
Folder 13: Chernobyl background information (4 of 4), 2009
Folder 14: Draft, pages 2-39, undated
Folder 15: Draft, pages 40-92, undated
Folder 16: Draft, pages 93-149, undated
Folder 17: Draft, pages 150-211, undated
Folder 18: Quotes pasted on construction paper, undated
Folder 19: Prepared reading, undated
Folder 20: Radiant Girl and “Rita Monster” PowerPoint presentations on CD, undated
Sub-Series 2: Surviving Antarctica
Box 1
Folder 21: Correspondence and collage, 2005
Folder 22: No Child’s Game: Binder containing research for the book, undated
Folder 23: Hungarian translation, 2005
This book is available in UH Libraries Special Collections; call number PZ7.W58177 Su4 2005.
Folder 24: Greek translation, 2005
This book is available in UH Libraries Special Collections; call number PZ7.W58177 Su3 2005.
Sub-Series 3: Windows on The World
Box 1
Folder 25: Draft, pages 1-109, undated
Folder 26: Draft, pages 110-199, undated
Folder 27: Draft, pages 200-244, undated
Sub-Series 4: The Newest Recruit
Box 1
Folder 28: Edits by L. Smith, 2007
Folder 29: Edits and correspondence by “JCC", undated
Sub-Series 5: Window Boy
Box 1
Folder 30: Research notes, undated
Folder 31: Glow Worms (original title for Window Boy) Correspondence and notes, 2007
Folder 32: Simplified Chinese translation, 2010
This book is available in UH Libraries Special Collections; call number PZ7.W58177 Wi2 2010.
Folder 33: Three DVD’s: “An Introduction to Window Boy” by Andrea White, undated
Sub-Series 6: Thoughts on Being a Political Spouse
Box 1
Folder 34: P.S., 2009
This book is available in UH Libraries Special Collections; call number F394.H853 W48 2009.
Series 3: Various Materials
This series contains miscellaneous written works collected by Andrea White.
Box 1
Folder 35: Works documenting the 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing (1 of 3), 2007
Folder 36: Works documenting the 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing (2 of 3), 2007
Folder 37: Works documenting the 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing (3 of 3), undated
Folder 38: Children’s cards, undated

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