Albert Frederick Wilson papers
Most of the letters are handwritten. But starting in 1906, typewritten letters become more frequent. The roles of African Americans at the University of Virginia are mentioned several times in his letters.
The rest of the papers include three published books written by Albert Frederick Wilson including ‘Pok O’ Moonshine’, ‘The Township Line’, and ‘Higher than the Wind can Blow’, letters of correspondence between him and his wife, academic papers, testimonials about Albert Sherwood Wilson and his teaching positions, a copy of the April 1917 "University of Virginia Magazine," a scrapbook filled with reviews on Albert Frederick Wilson’s book ‘Pok O’ Moonshine’, photographs of the family, as well as various other documents which explore the lives of the Wilson family.
- circa 1840-1934
Biographical / Historical
Albert Frederick studied at the University from 1902-1907. There he was very involved in extracurricular activities, including the Glee Club, a fraternity called Phi Sigma Kappa, as well as the "University of Virginia Magazine," becoming the editor in chief in 1907.
Albert Frederick Wilson taught at the School of Journalism at New York University. There he met Ruth Danenhower (1887-1974) when she was a student in his class, and they were married in 1916. They had three children, Sherwood, Geoffrey, and Sloan.
1.5 Cubic Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
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- Albert Frederick Wilson papers
- Sharon Defibaugh and Abbie M. Morgan
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