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Guide to the Alma S. Wall Papers, 1905-1944

Summary

After placing her ill husband, Samueal Wall, in a sanitarium, Alma Stikeleather Wall traveled to New York, where she became known as a master of dialects, a singer of spirituals, and a storyteller. She was a great niece of Chief Justice John Marshall. The collection includes some of her writings, photographs of slaves, and photographs documenting the results of the 1926 Miami hurricane. Some correspondence concerns the mental illness of one of Wall's daughters. There are also certificates, a William Jennings Bryan speech, a scrapbook, and diaries belonging to Wall and her daughter.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10991
Title
Alma S. Wall papers
Date
1905-1944
Creator
Wall, Alma Stikeleather
Extent
136 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

The Alma S. Wall Papers are organized into the following series: genealogy, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Alma S. Wall placed her ill husband, Samuel Wall, in a sanitarium and traveled to New York, where she became known as a master of dialects, a singer of spirituals, and a storyteller. She was a great niece of Chief Justice John Marshall. The collection includes some of her writings, photographs of slaves, and photographs documenting the results of the 1926 Miami hurricane. Some correspondence concerns the mental illness of one of Wall's daughters. There are also certificates, a William Jennings Bryan speech, a scrapbook, and diaries belonging to Wall and her daughter.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Alma S. Wall Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Genealogy
Box 1
Box 3
Correspondence, 1923-1944
Box 1
Clippings
Box 1
Printed Material
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Scrapbooks
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Photographs
Box 2
 

Historical Note

Alma Stikeleather Wall (1881-1949) was an Asheville, North Carolina native and New York radio performer.


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Provenance

The Alma S. Wall Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1979-1980.

Processing Information

Processed by: RL Staff 1996