Reminiscences of Melvin B. Tolson by Henrietta Bell Wells

Written by
Wells, Henrietta Bell, American, 1912 - 2008
Subject of
Tolson, Melvin Beaunorus, American, 1898 - 1966
Wiley College, American, founded 1873
January 10, 2006
ink on paper (fiber product) with metal (paper clip)
H x W x D: 11 × 8 1/2 × 1/8 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 0.3 cm)
A packet of handwritten documents (7 pages on lined notebook paper 2015.43.6a and one note on Henrietta B Wells note paper 2015.43.6b), paper clipped together, containing reflections of Melvin B. Tolson and the debate team experience at Wiley College, written by Henrietta Bell Wells. A note is attached to the front on Henrietta B Well notepaper (white, with [A note from / Henrietta B Wells] at top center in black type, with a color image of a bear cub in the bottom right corner). The paper has a handwritten note in black ink, starting with [At her request that I / send this in my own / handwriting, I sent it all / to Dr. Betine Bowers...]. Following the note are seven (7) lined notebook pages with handwritten reflections of Melvin B. Tolson on them, front only. The header on the first page reads [Melvin Jr. born in 1923- all fam(?) born 1930], with [Henrietta B. Wells] in the center, followed by an address and [January 10, 2006]. Below the date text reads: [Re: Melvin B. Tolson / Wiley College English Professor & Poet...]. The pages are numbered in top right corner, and most of the text is in paragraph form and has been edited, in same black ink. The last page is paper clipped upside down.
Place depicted
Wiley College, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Houston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials
Associations and institutions
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Edward L. Cox
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