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Sally F. White papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1128

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, news clippings, research materials, manuscripts, records, and other documents from Sally F. White's work with various public service organizations. The bulk consists of material regarding White's work with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as well as other archival material from the 1996 Olympics and Paralympics. The collection also contains documents created by the Atlanta Fashion Group during the United States Bicentennial in 1976, as well as Sally White's documents from her work with the Atlanta Historical Society and the Atlanta Preservation Center. Of particular note are White's correspondence and records from her work with the estate of Jonni L. Walker, a Buckhead socialite who owned the boutique Panache.


  • 1949-2010, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Sally Fox White (1924-) was born in Waxahachie, Texas, to James Gilbert Fox (1898-1931) and Neila Carter Fox (1897-1974). She graduated from the University of Texas in 1946 with a degree in journalism. At the university she met her future husband, Joseph Andrew White, who was also a journalism student. They married in 1947. From 1947 to 1972 Sally White worked in journalism, fashion copyrighting, and advertising. In 1972 she became the Public Relations Manager of Neiman-Marcus in Atlanta. Four years later she acted as the project coordinator of the Atlanta Fashion Group Bicentennial Project. In 1995 White joined the Public Information Department for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG). In addition, she has volunteered and worked for several nonprofit organizations, including the Atlanta Preservation Center and the Atlanta Historical Society, where she researched and created costumes for the Tullie Smith farm.


2.9 linear ft. (seven document cases and one oversized folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Sally F. White papers
Joshua Whitfield
July 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305