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A Guide to the Willie Young Richardson Scrapbook, 1929-1974
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.
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.
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.
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[Identification of item], Willie Young Richardson Scrapbook, MS 496, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Purchased from Lewis Fisher, November 2017.
Processed by Amber Harmon, Library Assistant II, November 2017.