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William Duke Speech

 Collection
Identifier: M454

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the nine-page handwritten speech prepared by William Duke and includes an accompanying typed transcript.

Dates

  • circa 1892

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

William Duke (1875-1940) was valedictorian of his high school and prepared the speech “Learning and Labor” for his graduation address at Lake Como, Mississippi. He expresses some surprise at being valedictorian and writes that he is “awfully glad” to only have a few minutes to speak.

Extent

1 Folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains the valedictory speech of William Duke (1875-1940), entitled “Learning and Labor,” from his high school graduation at Lake Como, Mississippi, in 1892.

Abstract

Noncirculating; available for research.

Provenance

Donated by Dr. Claude Fike on August 12, 1992.
  • Speech. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
William Duke Speech
Author
Processed by Lauren White.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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