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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Faricita Hall Wyatt papers
    Dates: 1924-1993
    Creator: Wyatt, Faricita Hall
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: Educator, poet, and artist Faricita Hall Wyatt (1912-1993) was born on October 29, 1912 to William M. Hall and Susie Sylindia Pinkney Hall. Wyatt published two books of poetry The River Must Flow (1965) and By the Banks of the River (1974) and was also an accomplished painter. The Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers include correspondence, poetry manuscripts, photographs, awards, and guest books that document the life and career of Faricita Hall Wyatt.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Faricita Hall Wyatt papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger on 02/20/2013.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Educator, poet, and artist Faricita Hall Wyatt (1912-1993) was born on October 29, 1912 to William M. Hall and Susie Sylindia Pinkney Hall. She earned an A.B. degree from San Jose State College in 1935 and joined the Women’s Army Corp during World War II where she served as a Company Commander from 1943-1946. Following the war, she was an employment officer for the State of California, a position she held until 1959 when she served as a secretary for Congressman Jeffrey Cohelan. After earning a teaching certificate from the University of California Berkeley in 1962, Wyatt began teaching history, literature, and creative writing courses at Skyline High School in Oakland, California until her retirement in 1975.
    Wyatt published two books of poetry The River Must Flow (1965) and By the Banks of the River (1974) and was also an accomplished painter. She also created and published a software package, Tracing the Range of Interest and Activities Development (TRIAD), to assist job seekers match their skills with potential employers. She was also active in numerous clubs and service organizations, serving as chapter president of the Berkeley Bay Area Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers include correspondence, poetry manuscripts, photographs, awards, and guest books that document the life and career of Faricita Hall Wyatt. The papers are organized into five series: biographical, artistics activities, professional activities, education and teaching, and photographs. The personal series includes a biographical note of Faricita Hall Wyatt, assorted correspondence, a wedding album of her marriage to Thomas Edward Wyatt, assorted legal and financial documents, and three guest books. The art series includes examples of her poetry, inventories and photographs of her paintings, and related correspondence. Professional activities includes awards and certificates awarded to Hall Wyatt for her professional and civic service, brochures and correspondence related to the Tracing the Range of Interest and Activities Development (TRIAD) software package, and surveys and newsletters related to her work on the University of California San Francisco retirees employment program. The education and teaching series includes her personal copy of La Forte, the yearbook of San Jose State College, her high school notebook for a fashion design course, which includes sketches of clothing designs and clothing swabs, high school and college diplomas, and assorted committee files related to Black History Month. A majority of the photographs are family photographs and portraits of Hall Wyatt while she served in the Women’s Army Corp.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Biographical Series II. Artistic activities Series III. Professional activities Series IV. Education and teaching activities Series V. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    African Americans -- Poetry.
    African Americans--California--Oakland--Biography.
    Wyatt, Faricita (Faricita Hall)

    Related Material

    Marcus Hall Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Tarea Hall and William Pittman Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Clarice Isaacs Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Separated Material

    Two music programs of Marcus Hall at Wigmore Hall 1931 and newspaper clippings of Marcus Hall have been removed and added to the Marcus Hall Papers, MS 22, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Three certificates (NAACP (1992), Bayview Hunters Point (1989), and National Black Aging Network (1989) have been removed and added to the Tarea Hall and William Pittman Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland.