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1990 Calendar of African American History

A calendar from a series of calendars focusing on African-American history. This year’s edition highlights jazz musician Milt Hinton.


Bicentennial Calendar Commemorative Edition

A 1990 calendar celebrating American history from around 1790.


July 15, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton discusses her recent examinations in grammar, history, and geography, humorously describing the kinds of questions she had to answer. She describes her drawing lessons and mentions some social calls. She requests, in a postscript,…


July 20, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a humorous introduction regarding the "business" of moving, in which she discusses when she will go to Ooltewah, the clothes she has, and what books she has and needs for teaching.


July 8, 1891

Because her brother Don was using the typewriter, Mary Leslie Newton explains that she is obligated to write her letter by hand. She discusses her laziness and recent illness, a party, Sunday school and Young People's meeting, and a variety of social…


June 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather and her Latin examination. She recounts the death of the family cat Pooh-bah. She describes her visit to the reading room, her upcoming commencement, and her search for a job, along with the expectation that…


October 23, Undated

In this undated letter, Mary Leslie Newton describes visiting the school building and sitting in on a variety of lessons, as well as receiving a photograph from a previous teacher. She mentions a social call and her music student. The letter shifts…


September 6, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides a thorough account of her day of examinations in both handwritten and typewritten form. She humorously mentions a fall down the cellar stairs, and goes on to describe her exams in arithmetic, grammar, geography, theory and…


September 9, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton wrote a lengthy letter to her father about a fall she took, the repair of her watch, her sister Halley's studies, a croquet game, and a social call. She concludes with a humorous postscript about her height.