Press Release for Tuesday, February 2, 2010
UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library Hosts Eartha M. M. White Exhibit
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
of North Florida Thomas G.
Carpenter Library presents “Eartha M. M. White: A Jacksonville
Legend” exhibit, which features the prominent African-American Jacksonville
resident who was known for her humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors in Northeast Florida.
The exhibit, which is free and open
to the public, runs through Tuesday, March 16, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday at the campus library, which is located in Building
12 between the Fine Arts Center
and the new College
of Education and Human
The UNF library is fortunate to hold White’s personal papers, containing
more than 1,000 items, including correspondence, photographs, documents, notes
and other memorabilia.
exhibit features unique items from the collection—rare
photographs showing White and her activities, a small replica of the sculpture
“The Harp” by Augusta Savage, and documents relating to the Clara White Mission
(named after her mother) in downtown Jacksonville.
In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a presentation by
Dr. Carolyn Williams, UNF history professor, about White on Thursday, Feb. 25,
at 2 p.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor of the Carpenter
Library. Williams just had a chapter published on White in the book, “The
Varieties of Women’s Experience
published by the University Press of Florida.
For more information, contact Eileen Brady, Special Collections
and University Archives, at (904) 620-1533 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.