|Title||Letter describing Hampton Institute under Dr. Frissell's leadership|
|Date||August 1, 1960|
|Description/Scope & Content||Photocopy of letter, from Rev. W. David Owl (a retired missionary to American Indians), Versailles, NY, August 1, 1960, to Sydney D. Frissell. Owl sent Frissell the letter in response to a request for memories of Dr. Hollis Burke Frissell's time at Hampton Institute, as part of research for a biography. The letter describes Frissell's leadership, Hampton's training students to "return to their people for full time Christian service" and Owl's own conversion to Christianity, career, and family with Seneca Indians in New York, the ideal instilled at Hampton that "the dignity and worth of the individual in America is basic to our democratic way of life", financial support of students from northern philanthropists, chapel services led by Dr. Frissell, plantation songs sung by the choir led by Major Moton, Indian dances led by Miss Cora Folsom, fundraising tours led by Moton, Frissell, and Booker T. Washington, relationships between Hampton's Indian and African-American student populations, training in a blacksmith class, athletics, and life in the "Wigwam" dormitory.|
|Extent of Description||11 sheets|
Frissell, Hollis Burke, Dr.
Owl, W. David, Rev.
Frissell, Sydney Dodd
Folsom, Cora M., Miss
Moton, R. R., Major
Washington, Booker T.
Hampton University/Institute/Normal School
Fine Arts (Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, etc.)
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