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Issued by:
Wiley College, American, founded 1873  Search this
Owned by:
Henrietta Bell Wells, American, 1912 - 2008  Search this
Subject of:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
ink on paper with cardboard and synthetic fiber (binding)
H x W x D (Closed): 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1 in. (27.5 × 21 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 13/16 × 16 5/8 × 1 in. (27.5 × 42.2 × 2.5 cm)
Place depicted:
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
A copy of Wiley College yearbook, titled "The Wildcat" from the year 1931. The front cover has scratch-like incisions throughout and [The / WILDCAT] in black relief at the top center. A depiction of a wildcat (just face, frontal, growling with mouth open and teeth showing), inside a circle with elaborate relief decorations around it is at the center of the cover. [1931] is etched at the bottom center, below the wildcat relief. The back cover is blank but has the same scratch-like texture as the front. The interior front page includes an inscription in black ink with Henrietta Bell's name and sorority. The interior pages are off-white with black type and purple headings. There is a page-long signature in black ink on the first [Autographs] page, at the back of the yearbook.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Edward L. Cox
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture