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The Wildcat

Yearbook from Wiley College, 1931

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Issued by
Wiley College, American, founded 1873
Owned by
Wells, Henrietta Bell, American, 1912 - 2008
Subject of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
ink on paper with cardboard and synthetic fiber (binding)
H x W x D (Closed): 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1 in. (27.5 × 21 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 13/16 × 16 5/8 × 1 in. (27.5 × 42.2 × 2.5 cm)
Place depicted
Wiley College, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
A copy of Wiley College yearbook, titled "The Wildcat" from the year 1931. The front cover has scratch-like incisions throughout and [The / WILDCAT] in black relief at the top center. A depiction of a wildcat (just face, frontal, growling with mouth open and teeth showing), inside a circle with elaborate relief decorations around it is at the center of the cover. [1931] is etched at the bottom center, below the wildcat relief. The back cover is blank but has the same scratch-like texture as the front. The interior front page includes an inscription in black ink with Henrietta Bell's name and sorority. The interior pages are off-white with black type and purple headings. There is a page-long signature in black ink on the first [Autographs] page, at the back of the yearbook.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Edward L. Cox
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Restrictions & Rights
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