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Phi Beta Kappa admission certificate

From: William Pickens papers

Phi Beta Kappa admission certificate

From: William Pickens papers

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Esperanto language certificate
Creator: Phi Beta Kappa Associates British Esperanto Association
Other Creator: Pickens, William, 1881-1954
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Dates: 1945 October 8
1906 October 22
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Description:
William Pickens (1881-1954, Yale 1904), American educator, essayist, and orator. Pickens was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation from Yale and then received a master's degree from Fisk University in 1908 and a Doctor of Letters from Selma University in 1915. Pickens was a field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and he wrote extensively on racial issues.
First item with blank verso; certificate with conservation number on verso.
Abstract:
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.
Physical Description:
1 folder (2 sheets) : b&w illustrations ; 41 cm. and smaller
Host Note:
Series II. Scrapbooks, Ephemera, and Realia.
Box:
Box 6 (Oversize)
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11870147
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