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Richie M. White, Sr. and Richie M. White, Jr. Film Collection (SMC 77)

Biographical Note

Richie White, Sr. was the local Kodak dealer in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content

Mr. White, Sr. started taking silent motion pictures of local events in the 1910s and his son continued this practice. In the 1970s, Richie White, Jr., created a version of this footage that dealt with public rather than family activities through the 1940s. He showed this film at local civic clubs, and it included parades, the country club, Columbus Centennial, swimming, the collapse of the bug house in the 1930s, Fort Benning, Phenix city, Alabama and the major fire at St. Luke Methodist Church in the 1940s. In 1982, he showed the film in a local history class at Columbus College and his narration was taped; this is also available in the Archives.

2 items-16mm film and VHS cassette 1915-1950s

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Richie M. White, Sr. & Richie M. White, Jr. Film Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Richie M. White, Sr. & Richie M. White, Jr. Film Collection (SMC 77)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift of the White Family in 1982.