Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers (SC-8)
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of 3 original financial items (2 receipts, 1 IOU), a news clipping, and a photocopy (2 sheets) of the 1891 graduation program from Dayton's Central High School, of which Dunbar was a class member.
- Creation: 1891-1904
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Dayton, Ohio, on June 27, 1872, Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first African American literary figures to garner critical acclaim on a national scale. Dunbar died February 9, 1906, in Dayton, Ohio, and is buried in Woodland Cemetery.
Although he lived just thirty-three years, Dunbar's contributions in a variety of genres left a legacy that endures today.
Dr. Henry A. Tobey was superintendent of the Toledo State Hospital and a frequent patron of Dunbar's. Evidence of his patronage is documented in the 3 financial items in this collection.
0.05 linear feet (1 folder, 5 items)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged in a single series of 5 items, with all original items listed first in chronological order, followed by the 1 reproduction item at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The original acquisition source of this collection is uncertain.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection can be viewed in its entirety online in Wright State University's institutional repository CORE Scholar at https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_sc8/.
- Guide to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers (SC-8)
- Lisa Rickey
- 2022 Jan 7
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