Letter from DL Chandler to Norma Merrick Sklarek. The white paper has a black and red printed letterhead from the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The letter is handwritten in blue ink and dated in the upper right corner. The letter begins [DEAR MS. SKLAREK - / I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE LONG DELAY IN RELAYING YOUR COPY TO YOU.] Chandler discusses a potential topic, “Architectural History of Black America,” for a PhD thesis and asks for permission to include research on Sklarek. Chandler also asks for information about other African American women architects to contact. The reverse is blank.
This photographic print depicts Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett, the first African American gymnasium coach at Harvard University. Hewlett is seated and is surrounded by a variety of exercise equipment. He wears a striped three-piece suit and a dark necktie. The print is cut in an oval shape and mounted on thick pasteboard that is tinted a light tan around the print. The text "Warren Phot." is printed in the lower left corner of the tinted paper. Written in the top left corner of the reverse in blue ink is the text, "1866-BOSTON / "HARVARD".