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Archive: December 2021 (3 Posts)

Handwritten copy (with deletions crossed out and additions added) of the first few sentence of Jefferson

New Collections and Highlights from 2021

Posted by: Ryan Reft

As the year draws to a close, it seems like a good time to look back and highlight some of the political, social, cultural, military, and scientific manuscript collections and resource guides that the Manuscript Division has recently made available for researchers to explore. We’re already hard at work acquiring, arranging, and describing the historical …

Handwritten copy (with deletions crossed out and additions added) of the first few sentence of Jefferson

Intern Spotlight: Debutante Daughters: Celebrating Black Life at Cotillion

Posted by: Ryan Reft

Lanai Huddleston, Archives History and Heritage Advanced Internship intern in the Manuscript Division, winter 2021, discusses the history of sororities and debutante balls in the African American community found in the Dupree African American Pentecostal Collection and materials in it derived from the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Raleigh, North Carolina, a sorority that includes Kamala Harris, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, and many other outstanding Black women.