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Steven White papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3230

Scope and Contents

The collection contains professional and personal materials, as well as books from the personal library, of Steven White. This collection contains includes pewter statues and accompanying books regarding US presidents to Pres. Carter (ca. 1980); audiocassette tapes; beta videotapes; toys; architectural information binder; memorabilia, including commemorative plates, coins, plaques, paperweights, etc.; books; framed photographs; photograph albums; scrapbooks; Genealogical Instruction Manual; notes from Montreal District Conference; stake leadership personal notes; Public Communications Advisory Council stake subcommittee report; Church periodicals; Church literature; Primary childrens scrapbook; Public Communications Guide; BYU publications; glass containers of coal; shell necklaces; Bechtel News volumes 11-13; framed correspondence; framed artwork; ruler; slide rule; magnifying glass fixture; book of remembrance; bronze artifact; bronze calendar; bookends; wood box and hard hat.


  • 1928-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Steven White papers must be obtained from theSupervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Steven White was born on October 3, 1928 in Loma Linda, California. He studied business at the University of California-Berkeley. After graduating and while working in Livermore, California, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was recruited in 1961 to join Bechtel Corporation's Legal Department as department and contracts manager. During his twenty-seven years at Bechtel, he held various positions, including president of Bechtel Investments, Inc. Steve was a member of the Bechtel Executive Committee the organizations highest executive body longer than any nonfamily member in the firms history. Steven White died on December 16, 1988.


2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

10 cartons (10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains various memorabilia, letters and books of Steven White.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donation was accepted in the summer, 2005. Prof. and personal materials, library of the donor's deceased husband, Steven White. The donor is a member of the HBLL Friends Board, and her donation was accepted at the beheast of the library director, Randy Olsen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Georgia White; 2005.


Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Nathaniel Ayer; February 2006.

Register of Steven White papers
Nathaniel Ayer
February 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States