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This inventory lists all items in the Viola Muse Digital Edition. This is the same information, organized in the same fashion, as accessed through the menu option Collections. This view, however, presents the entire contents of the edition on one page.

The sections beginning JHS Folder present the documents held at the Jacksonville Historical Society as they appear in the physical archive. For more information, see the section "Organization of Materials" on This Edition

JHS Folder 1: Art in Schools

Notes on Art in Public Schools

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Notes regarding the teaching of art and the extracurricular artistic activities of students in schools for African American children in Jacksonville

"Would You Believe It?"

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A drawing of Beethoven by LaVilla Park School student Fred O'Neale

Notes About Artwork by Harry H. Sutton, Jr.

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Notes about art by Harry H. Sutton, Jr.

Notes on Art at LaVilla Park School

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A listing of students and their artistic inclinations. Includes the beginning of a similar document, apparently not continued elsewhere in the…

"Charles A. Lindbergh"

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A drawing of Charles Lindbergh kneeling on his plane with the Eiffel tower in the background

"Gar Wood"

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A drawing of inventor and motorboat racer Garfield Wood, with explanatory text. Wood won the Harmsworth Trophy, mentioned in this drawing, numerous…

"Buffalo Bill"

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A drawing of Buffalo Bill on horseback

"Boots"

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A drawing presumably of the 1930s Hollywood actress Patricia "Boots" Mallory. Mallory was apparently a lesser-known celebrity and does not appear to…

Drawing of a Scene in Ancient Rome

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A drawing of a scene ostensibly in ancient Rome, with a man in a toga holding a spear and another laying beside him on a stone floor, with a building…

"Winter Is Leaving"

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A short poem about the arrival of spring by sixth grader Billie Winner

"Summer"

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A short poem about summer by sixth grader Aleatha Bolden

"Spring"

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A short poem about spring by sixth grader Lillie Felder

"Seasons"

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A short poem about the changing of the season by sixth grader Dorothy Lambert

JHS Folder 2: Art

Emerson B. Bryant

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Discussion of Emerson B. Bryant's artistic talent and scholarship awarded by Hampton Institute

Smart P. Livingston (1 of 4)

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Discussion of artist and description of one of his pictures

Benjamin A. Richardson (1 of 3)

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Biographical notes for artist Benjamin A. Richardson and a description of one of his works

Harry Hanks (1 of 2)

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A description of Hanks' ability in making household furniture with original designs

Benjamin A. Richardson (2 of 3)

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Biographical notes for artist Benjamin A. Richardson and a description of one of his works. Discusses the same topics as Benjamin A. Richardson (1 of…

Minnie E. Washington (1 of 2)

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Notes on home economics teacher who created apparel out of crocus bags and wrote pamphlet, "How to Help Homemakers Solve the Clothing Problem in the…

Notes on Two Paintings by John Henry Adams

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Notes on two paintings by John Henry Adams

John Henry Adams (1 of 3)

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Biographical sketch of John Henry Adams, painter of biblical subjects as Jesus Before Pilate, The Accused Woman, and Christ and Nicodemus, as well as…

John Henry Adams (2 of 3)

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A second version of the biographical sketch of John Henry Adams. For more information, see John Henry Adams (1 of 3).The first page of this document…

John Henry Adams (3 of 3)

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A third version of the biographical sketch of John Henry Adams. For more information, see John Henry Adams (1 of 3).

Harden Woodham Stuckey (1 of 2)

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Biographical sketch of Reverend Harden Woodham Stuckey, a blind clergyman, craftsman, and educator

Benjamin A. Richardson (3 of 3)

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Biographical notes for artist Benjamin A. Richardson and a description of one of his works. The entire text is crossed out.

Harry H. Sutton, Jr.

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Biographical sketch of artist Harry H. Sutton, Jr., based in part on information in Notes About Artwork by Harry H. Sutton, Jr.

George H. Leaphart (1 of 2)

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Notes on sculptor George H. Leaphart and his work

Thelma Livingston Roberts

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Notes on work by artist Thelma Livingston Roberts, who draws and colors in crayon. Bottom half of page corresponds to the document Smart P. Livingston…

George H. Leaphart (2 of 2)

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Notes about artist George H. Leaphart. See also George H. Leaphart (1 of 2). This document is found on same paper as the apparently unrelated…

Smart P. Livingston (2 of 4)

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Biographical notes for Smart P. Livingston, with a description of one of his paintings. The first two lines appear to be struck in the original, but…

Description of Painting of "Indian Chief"

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Description of a painting of an "Indian Chief" by unknown artist, found in home of Thelma Livingston Roberts. This document occupies the back of the…

JHS Folder 3: City Development — Irene Coates

Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4)

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Narrative based on the Irene Coates Interview Notes.See also the following: Alternate page 4 (1 of 2) of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4) and Alternate…

Irene Coates Narrative (2 of 4)

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Narrative based on the Irene Coates Interview Notes.The pages of this document are numbered in the original, and page two is missing (the back of the…

Alternate page 4 (1 of 2) of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4)

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An incomplete, alternative version of page 4 of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4)

Alternative page 4 of "Early Jacksonville History: Introduction" (3 of 3)

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An alternative version of page 4 of "Early Jacksonville History: Introduction" (3 of 3). This version is similar but not identical to the page 4…

JHS Folder 4: Workers, Women, Crafts

Minnie E. Washington (2 of 2)

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Notes on home economics teacher who created apparel out of crocus bags and wrote pamphlet, "How to Help Homemakers Solve the Clothing Problem in the…

Hattie Chisolm

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Discussion of Hattie Chisolm's life and her work making waxed flowers

JHS Folder 5: Folklore, Stories, etc.

"An Unusual Exhuming"

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A story, involving the Muse family, about the mysterious rising of a casket from below ground in Memorial Cemetery and the bad omen it was considered…

"Black Angels Versus White Angels"

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Explanation of a controversy surrounding the "angel" statues in Memorial Cemetery

JHS Folder 6: Instructions for Gathering Information, Questionnaires

Questionnaire: "Literature" (1 of 2)

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Questions and instructions for gathering information related to literary production in Black community. This is is related to, but different from,…

Questionnaire: "Art" (1 of 2)

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Questions and instructions for gathering information related to artistic production in African American communities of Jacksonville

Questionnaire: "Literature" (2 of 2)

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Questions and instructions for gathering information related to literary production in Black community. This item is related to, but different from,…

Questionnaire: "Art" (2 of 2)

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A list of questions and instructions for gathering information about art in African American communities of Jacksonville

Questionnaire: "Religious Institutions and Structures"

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List of questions and instructions for gathering information about African American religious institutions

Questionnaire: "History"

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A list of questions and instructions for gathering information about the history of African American communities, with specific references to North…

Questionnaire: "Folk Customs and Folklore"

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List of questions and instructions for gathering information about folklore and customs

JHS Folder 7: Literature — Writers

Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker (2 of 2)

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Biographical notes regarding Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker. See also Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker (1 of 2) and Biographical Sketch of Reverend Thomas…

Sunshine and Shadows by W.E. Dancer (1 of 2)

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Discussion of W.E. Dancer's Sunshine and Shadows and biographical notes about the author. See also Sunshine and Shadowsby W.E. Dancer (2 of 2) and…

Sunshine and Shadows by W.E. Dancer (2 of 2)

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A second version of notes regarding Sunshine and Shadows by W.E. Dancer. See also Sunshine and Shadows by W.E. Dancer (1 of 2) and Biographical Sketch…

Zora Neale Hurston

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Notes regarding the education and professional achievements of Zora Neale Hurston

Smart P. Livingston (3 of 4)

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Notes about the artist Smart P. Livingston

Smart P. Livingston (4 of 4)

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Note about the artist Smart P. Livingston. This item consists of one sentence, struck entirely in the original and which appears to be another attempt…

Pattie Louphelia Busby Green (5 of 5)

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Discussion of poet and musician Pattie Louphelia Busby Green, with one of her poems

JHS Folder 8: Literature — Newspapers

The Tattler

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Discussion of the Florida Tattler, a newspaper for the African American communities of Jacksonville with a reputation for sensationalism

Florida Times-Union, "Star Edition"

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Discussion of Florida Times-Union edition for Black communities of Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Advocate

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Discussion of a weekly newspaper

Jacksonville Journal, "Star Edition"

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Discusses the evening edition of the Jacksonville Journal targeted to the city's African American communities

JHS Folder 9: Workers, Crafts

David Porter

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Notes on David Porter's production of rustic furniture in Jacksonville

Harden Woodham Stuckey (2 of 2)

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Biographical sketch of Reverend Harden Woodham Stuckey, a blind clergyman, craftsman, and educator

Isaac Johnson

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Notes on the life and work of Jacksonville taxidermist Issac Johnson

Harry Hanks (2 of 2)

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Notes on the early life of Hanks and his work as a furniture maker

William Barnes (1 of 2)

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Description of a wooden ship made by William Barnes, with notes related to his personal history

William Barnes (2 of 2)

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Description and drawing of a wooden ship made by William Barnes, with notes related to his personal history

JHS Folder 10: Literature — Poetry and Poets

"Art — References"

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List of references for materials Muse gathered related to art

"Waxed Paper Flowers for Funerals"

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Discusses the creation of waxed paper flowers for funerals by Hattie Chisolm.

Aria Louise Rogers

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Notes regarding Aria Louise Rogers, a high school student who writes poetry and contributes to the Florida Tattler

Pattie Louphelia Busby Green (1 of 5)

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Discussion of poet and musician Pattie Louphelia Busby Green, with two of her poems

Pattie Louphelia Busby Green (2 of 5)

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Discussion of poet and musician Pattie Louphelia Busby Green, with two of her poems

Pattie Louphelia Busby Green (3 of 5)

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Discussion of poet and musician Pattie Louphelia Busby Green, with beginning of one of her poems. This appears to be an incomplete copy of Pattie…

Poets Among Children

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Discussion of two young poets, one of whom is Aria Louise Rogers

Pattie Louphelia Busby Green (4 of 5)

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Discussion of poet and musician Pattie Louphelia Busby Green, with two of her poems

"Now Spring is Coming"

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Poem by LaVilla Park School student Beulah Flowers

JHS Folder 11: Literature — James Weldon Johnson, Thomas Fortune

"References"

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Apparently the beginning of an incomplete list of references for the information Muse gathered on literature, analgous to "Art — References." This…

James Weldon Johnson

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Biographical information on Johnson, with a discussion of the significance of Along This Way for the African-American history of Jacksonville

Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson

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Biographical information on Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson, with a discussion of "Lift Every Voice and Sing." An author by the surname…

JHS Folder 12: Slavery

Charles Coates Interview Notes

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Notes that Viola Muse made during her interview with Charles Coates, aged 108, a long-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida.The interview was…

Irene Coates Interview Notes

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Notes that Muse made during her interview with Irene Coates, aged 76, a long-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida. The interview was conducted on…

Rebecca Fulton Interview Notes

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Notes from the interview that informed Muse's writing of the Rebecca Fulton Narrative. The pages of these notes are unnumbered and have been assembled…

"Amusements and Celebrations"

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A list of activities and entertainments in Jacksonville, Florida. These notes possibly reflect information given by Irene Coates, as the Irene Coates…

List of Dances

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A list of dances accompanied by an address for Clara Royster

Charles and Irene Coates Age and Date Calculations

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Mathematical calculations related to the Charles Coates Interview Notes and Irene Coates Interview Notes. Because these calculations do not occur…

Lindsay Moore Interview Notes

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Notes from Muse's interview with Lindsay Moore, a Jacksonville resident who was formerly enslaved in Georgia.

JHS Folder 13: Slavery — Willis Williams

Willis Williams Interview Notes

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Notes from Muse's interview with Williams on September 13, 1936

Willis Williams Narrative (1 of 2)

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Narrative based on the Willis Williams Interview Notes.

JHS Folder 14: Slavery Introduction, Anna Scott

Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker (1 of 2)

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A brief note about the Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker

Anna Scott Narrative (1 of 3)

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An incomplete narrative based on the experiences of Anna Scott

JHS Folder 15: Slavery — Irene Coates, Felix Littlejohn

Felix L. Littlejohn Interview Notes

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Notes from Muse's interview with Felix L. Littlejohn

Portia Thorington

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Am incomplete note regarding Portia Thorington's belief in a bad omen. Thorington is mentioned on the first page of a program for the Women's Day…

Irene Coates Narrative (3 of 4)

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An incomplete narrative based on the Irene Coates Interview Notes.Pages 3-6 of this document are missing. We have numbered the pages and images…

Anna Scott Narrative (2 of 3)

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A narrative based on the experiences of Anna Scott.

Pages 3-5 of this document present an addendum (to which Muse refers as a "rider"), the text…

JHS Folder 16: Slavery — Charles Coates

Charles Coates Narrative (1 of 2)

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Narrative based on the Charles Coates Interview Notes. Copy is handwritten diagonally across the entire first page. See also the related Incomplete…

Incomplete Page 4 of Charles Coates Narrative (1 of 2)

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An incomplete version of page 4 of the Charles Coates Narrative (1 of 2).The text that begins this page ("somewhat like a collar") follows directly…

JHS Folder 17: Slavery — Rebecca Fulton

Rebecca Fulton Narrative

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Narrative based on the Rebecca Fulton Interview Notes

Incomplete Page 6 of Rebecca Fulton Narrative (1 of 2)

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An incomplete version of page 6 of the Rebecca Fulton Narrative. This document appears to be identical to Incomplete Page 6 of Rebecca Fulton…

Incomplete Page 6 of Rebecca Fulton Narrative (2 of 2)

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An incomplete version of page 6 of the Rebecca Fulton Narrative. This document appears to be identical to Incomplete Page 6 of Rebecca Fulton…

Draft of Reference List for Rebecca Fulton Narrative

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A draft of the reference list for the Rebecca Fulton Narrative

JHS Folder 18: Jax History

"Early Jacksonville History: Introduction" (1 of 3)

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The beginning of an introduction to an early history of Jacksonville to be based, presumably, on the Irene Coates Interview Notes. This document…

"Early Jacksonville History: Introduction" (2 of 3)

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The beginning of an introduction to an early history of Jacksonville to be based, presumably, on the Irene Coates Interview Notes. This document…

"Early Jacksonville History: Introduction" (3 of 3)

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The beginning of an introduction to an early history of Jacksonville to be based, presumably, on the Irene Coates Interview Notes. This is a more…

Alternate page 4 (2 of 2) of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4)

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An incomplete alternate version of page 4 of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4).We have cataloged as a separate document (Material Related to "Early…

Material Related to "Early Jacksonville History: Introduction"

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A handwritten partial draft of Muse's early history of Jacksonville (three versions of which are found in JHS Folder 18: Jax History. This is written…

WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3

Charles Coates Narrative (2 of 2)

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The version of the Charles Coates narrative published in Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of…

Irene Coates Narrative (4 of 4)

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This document is the version of the Irene Coates narrative published in Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, Slave Narratives: A…

Anna Scott Narrative (3 of 3)

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The version of the Anna Scott narrative published in Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project,Slave Narratives: A Folk History of…

Willis Williams Narrative (2 of 2)

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Version of the Willis Williams narrative published in Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of…

Lindsay Moore Narrative

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Version of the Lindsay Moore narrative published in Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of…

The Florida Negro

Biographical Sketch of W.E. Dancer in The Florida Negro

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Biographical sketch of author W.E. Dancer found on p. 151 of the manuscript copy of The Florida Negro housed in the State Archives of Florida (S1585)…

Biographical Sketch of Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker in The Florida Negro

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Biographical sketch of the Reverend Thomas H.B. Walker found on p. 151-152 of the manuscript copy of The Florida Negro housed in the State Archives of…

"Git It 'n Run!" from The Florida Negro

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The section "Git It 'n Run!" found on p. 27-29 of the manuscript copy of The Florida Negro housed in the State Archives of Florida (S1585) and…

Biographical Sketch of Zora Neale Hurston in The Florida Negro

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Biographical sketch of author Zora Neale Hurston found on p. 153 of the manuscript copy ofThe Florida Negro housed in theState Archives of Florida…

"Contemporary Life" in The Florida Negro

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The section "Contemporary Life" found on pp. 18-21 of the manuscript copy of The Florida Negro housed in theState Archives of Florida (S1585) and…

"Good Masters and Bad" in The Florida Negro

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The section "Good Masters and Bad" found on pp. 31-35 of the manuscript copy ofThe Florida Negro housed in theState Archives of Florida (S1585)…

"All Dye Together" in The Florida Negro

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The section "All Dye Together" found on p. 31 of the manuscript copy ofThe Florida Negro housed in theState Archives of Florida (S1585) andavailable…