Philip White papers

Phil White served as editor of the University of Wyoming student newspaper the Branding Iron from 1969 until shortly after the dismissal of fourteen African American players from the UW football team in 1969. He later became a staff writer for the Wyoming-based Casper Star-Tribune. The collection contains articles from the Branding Iron about the Black 14 controversy as well as articles from other newspapers. There is material pertaining to Coach Lloyd Eaton including information on the court trial that followed the dismissal of the football players. Also included are retrospective articles from the 1980s and 1990s.

Additional content for this collection can be found in the "Inventory for collection.”

Black Student Alliance statement, October 18, 1969

BSA statement outlines reasons to demonstrate against LDS Church policy involving Blacks.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_057
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Committee for the 14 meeting summary, October 19(?), 1969

Committee for the 14 recaps first meeting and calls for campus-wide protest.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_070
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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New Mexico Civil Liberties Union support statement for Black 14, October 20, 1969

New Mexico Civil Liberties Union's statement of support for the 14 fired players and for protest against LDS Church.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_109
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Revelations #2, October 22, 1969

Committee for the 14 newsletter describing their meeting held October 21, 1969.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_071
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Revelations #3, October 23, 1969

Committee for the 14 newsletter describing their meeting held October 22, 1969.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_069
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Revelation #9, October 31, 1969

Committee for the 14 newsletter outlining Black 14 events to date along with opinion piece by editor.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_058
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Hate mail sent to Branding Iron, October 1969

Racist hate mail sent to Branding Iron editor Phil White regarding Black Student Alliance.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_104
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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NAACP statement on ruling against Black 14 by U.S. District Judge Kerr, September 29, 1971

Statement from Cheyenne Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) after ruling of U.S. District Judge Ewing T. Kerr in favor of the university in lawsuit filed by some the 14 players and NAACP.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_121
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Letter from Black 14 member Tony Gibson, September 21, 1993

Black 14 member Tony Gibson notes his regrets at not attending 1993 Black 14 commemoration and reflects on impact of the controversy.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_124
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Black 14 member Ivie Moore's poem "Visions of the Black 14," September 25, 1993

Black 14 member Ivie Moore's poem about hurt caused by Coach Lloyd Eaton racist language when firing the 14 Black football players.

Resource Identifier
ah12568_131
Citation
Philip White papers, Collection No. 12568, Box 1, Folder 5, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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