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Bill Holmes papers on the desegregation of Male High School

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2014_042-UA
Narratives, correspondence, photographs, yearbooks, school magazines, and related material documenting the experiences of Male High School students during desegregation, 1956-1961. The collection includes some material from Manly Junior High School, as well.

Dates

  • 1956-2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box and one rolled item)

Biographical / Historical

Bill Holmes was a member of the first class that entered high school following desegregation. He was elected president of the senior class, an event which he later came to see as tainted by prejudice against the other candidate, Raoul Cunningham. The materials include correspondence with Houston Baker, Jr., also a member of this graduating class, whose words altered Holmes' understanding of his high school experiences.

Arrangement

These materials are foldered as received from the donor, who intentionally gathered certain materials together

Creator

Title
Bill Holmes Papers on the Desegregation of Male High School
Status
Completed
Date
2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
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