This is a Poro College diploma received by Lucille Brown. On the diploma in the lower left corner is a gold, embossed, seal with a purple ribbon. The diploma is printed in black text with blanks provided throughout for filling in information about the recipient, the date, and the person conferring the degree. Under the blanks are lines of red ink. From the top of the page text reads "Poro College/ &/ Scalp Treatment and Hair Culture/ St. Louis, Mo./ Established in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred/ Know all Parties by these Presents, That/ Lucille Brown/has completed a full course of instruction in the treatment of the scalp and the culture of the/ hair, as prescribed by the Poro System./ And has passed such examinations as to satisfactorily demonstrate her ability to properly apply the intricate methods thereto./ Now, therefore, by virtue of the power vested in us, we have granted this/ DIPLOMA/ with all of the privileges attendant thereupon./ In Witness Whereof, We, the President and Secretary, have subscribed our names and caused this seal/ of the College to be affixed hereunto, this Nineteenth day of March 1915./ Annie M. Pope Turnbo President/ Maudelle McMurray Secretary/ Territory Weir and McCool, Miss."
This is a contract for the Poro College Company regarding the instruction of treating the scalp and hair. Fourteen conditions are included in the contract regarding the correct use for Poro instruction method, the cost of taking the course, and the sharing of the instruction method, and the establishment of a Poro agency within the city of the pupil upon graduation. The last page of the contract is signed by Lucille Brown as the agent and witnessed by Mr. Elder Brown of Weir, Mississippi, as well as an illegible signature of Ackerman, Mississippi. Mrs. Ida Miller C. Kennedy signed as a pupil. The contract is signed on March 7, 1919. The center front cover has ""Poro" College Company/ Annie M. Pope-Turnbo Malone/ Founder" in black text. For all signatures and inscriptions, please see Inscription fields on the Other tabs.