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Wright (Richard R., Jr.) films
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Description
The Richard R. Wright Jr. films comprise a collection of 13 moving images created circa the 1920s through the 1960s. Richard Robert Wright Jr. (1878-1967) was an African American sociologist, social worker, and minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wright was married to Charlotte Crogman Wright, who authored a memoir relating to her travels throughout South Africa as the wife of a Methodist bishop, Beneath the Southern Cross (1955). Much of the footage in this collection seems to concern the Wrights' religious missions in South Africa and elsewhere, with labels on the film reels including "Cape Town farewell," "African wood carvings," "Victoria Falls," and "Gibraltar." Other films in the collection appear to be home movies, with footage of weddings, graduation ceremonies, and children playing in an American suburb.
Extent
2 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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