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October 23, Undated (Item)

From Collection: Mary Leslie Newton
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…

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…from being handwritten to typewritten near the end. She also shares the rumors of a panther in the area, which her grandmother believed and she did not.…


October 29, 1891 (Item)

From Collection: Mary Leslie Newton
One of the longest handwritten letters at 9 pages, Mary Leslie Newton recounts a great deal of news. She notes that the rumors of a panther were found to relate to bear sightings, describes a visit to the Teacher's Institute, and shares her Halloween…

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…One of the longest handwritten letters at 9 pages, Mary Leslie Newton recounts a great deal of news. She notes that the rumors of a panther were found to relate to bear sightings, describes a visit to the Teacher's Institute, and shares her…


Poetry from Etheridge Knight in Prison (Item)

After serving in the United States army, Knight returned with a shrapnel wound that led him to a drug addiction. In 1960, he was arrested for robbery and served eight years in prison in Indiana. He began writing poetry in prison and recieved visits…

…from prominent African-American literary figures, such as Dudley Randall and Gwendolyn Brooks. There are two collections of poetry from his extended stay at a federal prison and this poetry contirbuted to the Black Arts movement. Knight's This movement…


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