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William Allen White Bibliography

Portrait of William Allen White, between 1890 and 1895

For the personal papers of William Allen White, please see the KSHS Archives Catalog and Research Guide to Unique William Allen White Resources in the United States.

Agran, Edward Gale. "`Too Good a Town:' William Allen White and the Emerging Rhetoric of Middle America." Doc. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986.

__________. "William Allen White and the Forging of Middle Class Identity in Depression America." Mid-America 73 (April-July 1991): 151-177.

__________. "William Allen White's Small Town Metaphor: A Literary Prescription For Progressive America." Kansas History 17 (Autumn 1994): 162-177. A close look at White's fiction, especially his novels (The Real Issue, In Our Town, and A Certain Rich Man), reveals the frequent use of the idealized, middle-western small town as a rhetorical devise through which to preach reform.

Carey, James E. "William Allen White and Dan D. Casement on Government Regulation." Agricultural History 33 (January 1959): 16-21.

Clough, Frank C. William Allen White of Emporia. New York: Whittlesey House, 1941.

Dubbert, Joe L. "William Allen White's American Adam." Western American Literature 7 (Winter 1973): 271-278. Early 20th century progressivism seen through White's writings, especially A Certain Rich Man and In the Heart of a Fool.

Photograph of William Allen White seated at his desk, 1914.Griffith, Sally Foreman. Home Town News: William Allen White and the Emporia Gazette. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Completed as a doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins University, 1985.

Hinshaw, David. A Man From Kansas: The Story of W. A. White. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.

Jernigan, E. Jay. William Allen White. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1983. A brief guide to White's literary works.

Johnson, Walter, editor. Selected Letters of William Allen White, 1899-1943. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1947.

__________. "William Allen White, Country Editor, 1897-1914." Kansas Historical Quarterly 15 (Feb. 1947): 1-21.

__________. William Allen White's America. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1947.

Kansas Day Club. Addresses Delivered at the Annual Banquets During the First Ten Years . . . ,1892-1901. Hutchinson, Kans.: W. Y. Morgan, Publisher, 1901. Includes speeches by William Allen White, Henry Allen, Joseph Bristow, and others.

Kennedy, Jean Lange. "William Allen White: A Study of the Interrelationship of Press, Power and Party Politics." Doc. diss., University of Kansas, 1981.

Photo of William  Allen White standing next to a Dodge automobile in front of the Emporia  Gazette newspaper office during his campaign against the Ku Klux Klan,  1924.LaForte, Robert Sherman. Leaders of Reform: Progressive Republicans in Kansas, 1900-1916. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1974.

Mahin, Helen Ogden, editor. The Editor and His People: Editorials by William Allen White Selected from the Emporia Gazette. New York: Macmillan, 1924. With introduction and footnotes by William Allen White.

McKee, John D. William Allen White: Maverick on Main Street. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1975.

Pope, Julie A., The White House Called Red Rocks, Kansas Heritage, 13 (Summer 2005):16-22.

Quantic, Diane Dufva. William Allen White. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, 1993. BSU's Western Writers Series, No. 109. (BB/Id1/W525/Pam. v.1/no. 109)

Resh, Richard W. "A Vision in Emporia: William Allen White's Search for Community." Midcontinent American Studies Journal 10 (Fall 1969): 19-35. Relates White's writings to the Progressive Movement and his hope for "an organic, moral community."

Rich, Everrett. William Allen White, the Man From Emporia. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941.

Sloan, Charles William, Jr., "Kansas Battles the Invisible Empire: The Legal Ouster of the KKK from Kansas, 1922-1927." Kansas Historical Quarterly 40 (Fall 1974): 393-409.

Smith, Karen Manners, "Father, Son, and Country on the Eve of War: William Allen White, William Lindsay White, and American Isolationism, 1940-1941." Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 28 (Spring 2005):30-43.

Trattner, Walter I. "Progressivism on the International Scene: William Allen White and World War I." Midwest Quarterly 3 (Winter 1962): 133-147.

Photograph showing William Allen White standing next to his  desk, 1930sTraylor, Jack Wayne. "William Allen White and His Democracy." Doc. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1978.

__________. "William Allen White's 1924 Gubernatorial Campaign." Kansas Historical Quarterly 42 (Summer 1976): 180-191.

Tuttle, William M., Jr. "Aid-to-the-Allies Short-of-War Versus American Intervention, 1940: A Reappraisal of William Allen White's Leadership." Journal of American History 56 (March 1970): 840-858.

White, William Allen, edited by Sally Forman Griffith. The Autobiography of William Allen White. Second Edition. Revised and Abridged. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990. First published in New York by Macmillan Co., 1946.

White, William Allen. Forty Years on Main Street. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. Collection of White's editorial writings in which he discusses life in his hometown, Emporia.

White, William Allen. The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me. New York: Macmillan Co., 1918.