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Written by:
Henrietta Bell Wells, American, 1912 - 2008  Search this
Subject of:
Melvin Beaunorus Tolson, American, 1898 - 1966  Search this
Wiley College, American, founded 1873  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) with metal (paper clip)
H x W x D: 11 × 8 1/2 × 1/8 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 0.3 cm)
Place depicted:
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
January 10, 2006
A packet of handwritten documents (7 pages on lined notebook paper 2015.43.6a and one note on Henrietta B Wells note paper 2015.43.6b), paper clipped together, containing reflections of Melvin B. Tolson and the debate team experience at Wiley College, written by Henrietta Bell Wells. A note is attached to the front on Henrietta B Well notepaper (white, with [A note from / Henrietta B Wells] at top center in black type, with a color image of a bear cub in the bottom right corner). The paper has a handwritten note in black ink, starting with [At her request that I / send this in my own / handwriting, I sent it all / to Dr. Betine Bowers...]. Following the note are seven (7) lined notebook pages with handwritten reflections of Melvin B. Tolson on them, front only. The header on the first page reads [Melvin Jr. born in 1923- all fam(?) born 1930], with [Henrietta B. Wells] in the center, followed by an address and [January 10, 2006]. Below the date text reads: [Re: Melvin B. Tolson / Wiley College English Professor & Poet...]. The pages are numbered in top right corner, and most of the text is in paragraph form and has been edited, in same black ink. The last page is paper clipped upside down.
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Race relations  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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