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Open for Research: William Pickens Papers

The William Pickens Papers are open for research; a detailed listing of the collection can be found online: William Pickens Papers (JWJ MSS 125). Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens. Writings of Pickens and others on African-American culture, emancipation and civil rights are present, as are scrapbooks, ephemera, and commemorative items documenting Pickens' academic accomplishments, including with Phi Beta Kappa, career as a civil servant in the United States Savings Bonds Program of the Treasury Department, and civil rights activist. Photographs of Pickens' Yale College class and of Pickens at an unidentified 1948 reception for W. E. B. Du Bois are also present. (AC)

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