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Charles deVineau White correspondence

Identifier: A-03-9035

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence to Charles deVineau White, as a seminarian, from his brother Leland White, a priest; and from his mother, Winifred Budds White.


  • Created: 1963-1984
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/28/2013


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Charles deVineau White (Devie) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to Leland James White, Sr. and Winifred Budds White, in 1941. He attended Cathedral Grammar School and Bishop England High School in Charleston. White studied at the St. Francis of Assisi Capuchin Monastery, in Boston, Massachusetts, for one year before entering the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana, in 1963. White earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, but never became a priest. Prior to entering the seminary, White served in the United States Air Force as a medic based in San Antonio, Texas, and Juneau, Alaska. His brother, Leland James White, Jr., was a priest for the Diocese of Charleston. While in Rome, Italy, Leland wrote letters to his brother, Devie, with advice about attending a seminary, as well as updates regarding the Second Vatican Council. In 1968, White joined the Robert F. Kennedy campaign in Indiana. He later joined the Divine Light Mission, a non-profit corporation registered as a church, which followed the teachings of Guru Maharaj Ji. He worked for them in California, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C. Charles deVineau White died in 1996.

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1.00 folder

Language of Materials



Letters to Charles deVineau White.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Stephen White, Sr. in October 2013

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, January 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

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