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Hugh White Polytechnic College Scrapbook

Identifier: C-0060

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook related to Hugh White's attendance at Polytechnic College and Vanderbilt University. The scrapbook contains original photographs (classmates, groups of people, buildings, and landscapes), graduation biographies, faculty biographies, programs, invitations, post cards, a canceled check, newspaper clippings, calling cards, and a letter on L.M. White Oil Operator letterhead.

Photographs of particular interest include an image of a large telescope located in front what is now the Oneal-Sells Administration Building, the White home in Polytechnic Heights (possibly 3320 Ave. F), casual photos of the graduating class of 1912, and a Vanderbilt athlete in uniform.


  • [1912]


Biographical / Historical

Hugh D. White was born in Texas around 1888 to David T. and Janie White. In the early 1900s, the White family resided in Polytechnic Heights, where Hugh attended Polytechnic College (now Texas Wesleyan University). As a student, he was active in debate and later won the Founder's Medal in oratory while a medical student at Vanderbilt University. Hugh graduated from Polytechnic in 1912 and Vanderbilt in 1916. Polytechnic College was founded in 1890 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, on 50 acres outside the city limits of Fort Worth. The development of residential Polytechnic Heights surrounded the college on an additional 350 acres.


.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials


In Taro
Suzie Diver
November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102