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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scrapbook, 1929-1974

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Willie Young Richardson Scrapbook, 1929-1974



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Richardson, Willie Young
Title: Willie Young Richardson Scrapbook
Dates: 1929-1974
Creator Abstract: Willie Young Richardson was a San Antonio public school educator for 32 years, as well as a well-known artist, poet, and novelist. Richardson was the first African American artist to become a member of the River Art Group in San Antonio.
Content Abstract: One binder of scrapbook pages containing photographs, clippings, programs, diplomas, and certificates which document the education, teaching career, and art career of Willie Young Richardson.
Identification: MS 496
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Willie Young Richardson was born in San Antonio to pioneer San Antonians, Benjamin Young and Hannah White, in 1890. Richardson attended public school in San Antonio before attaining a Bachelor of Arts at Samuel Huston College and Master of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University. Richardson was an educator in the San Antonio public school system for 32 years, until her retirement in 1965 from S.H. Gates elementary school.

Along with being a teacher, Richardson was a well-known artist, novelist and poet and was the first African American artist to become a member of the River Art Group in San Antonio. Her works include a book of poetry "Echoes from the Negro Soul", and the two dramas "The Black Madonna" and "The Flame of Eternal Love".

Source note: Biographical information collected from clippings in collection, origin unknown.

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Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook documents the teaching and artistic career of Willie Young Richardson. It's contents include diplomas from Huston College and Prairie View A&M University, teaching certificates and service recognition, class photographs, recital programs, and newsclippings on Willie Young Richardson.

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Organization of Collection

Scrapbook

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Persons
Richardson, Willie Young, 1890-1974.
Organizations
River Art Group.
San Antonio Independent School District. (Tex.)
Subjects
African American artists.
African American novelists.
African American poets--20th century.
Public schools--Texas--San Antonio.
Women educators.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Black-and-white photographs.
Certificates.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Printed materials.
Scrapbooks.
Occupation
Educators.
Local Subjects
African Americans
Art/Artists
Education/Educators
San Antonio History
Women

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Related Material

There is no known related material at time of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Willie Young Richardson Scrapbook, MS 496, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Lewis Fisher, November 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Amber Harmon, Library Assistant II, November 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1929-1974

Box
1 Willie Young Richardson scrapbook, 1929-1974

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