The Jon Manchip White collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.
Manuscripts by White in the collection include Mask of Dust (Hodder and Stoughton, 1953); Anthropology (English Universities Press, 1954); Build Us a Dam (Hodder and Stoughton, 1955); The Girl from Indiana (Hodder and Stoughton, 1956); No Home but Heaven (Hodder and Stoughton, 1957); The Mercenaries (Long, 1958); The Rose in the Brandy Glass (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1965); Nightclimber (Chatto and Windus, 1968); The Land God Made in Anger: Reflections on a Journey through South West Africa (Allen and Unwin, 1969); The Game of Troy (Chatto and Windus, 1971); Cortez and the Fall of the Aztec Empire (Hamish Hamilton, 1971); The Garden Game (Chatto and Windus, 1973); Send for Mr. Robinson (Panther, 1974); A World Elsewhere: One Man's Fascination with the American Southwest (Crowell, 1975); Everyday Life of the North American Indian (Batsford, 1979); The Moscow Papers (Major, 1979); Death by Dreaming (Apple-Wood, 1981); What to Do When the Russians Come: A Survivor's Guide, written with Will Robert Conquest (Stein and Day, 1984); The Journeying Boy: Scenes from a Welsh Childhood (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991); and other writings.
Correspondence in the collection is extensive. Notable correspondents include Eric Ambler, Cleanth Brooks, Alan Cheuse, Robert Conquest, T.S. Eliot, Bernard Malamud, Louis Simpson, Ted Willis, and many others.