The University of Southern Mississippi -- McCain Library and Archives
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Overview of Collection
Repository: McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi
Creator: William Duke
Collection Number: M454
Title: Duke (William) Speech
Dates: circa 1892
Abstract: The collection contains the valedictory speech of William Duke (1875-1940), entitled “Learning and Labor,” from his high school graduation at Lake Como, Mississippi, in 1892.
William Duke (1875-1940) was valedictorian of his high school and prepared the speech “Learning and Labor” for his graduation address at Lake Como, Mississippi. He expresses some surprise at being valedictorian and writes that he is “awfully glad” to only have a few minutes to speak.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains the nine-page handwritten speech prepared by William Duke and includes an accompanying typed transcript.
Commencements (Graduation ceremonies)
Lake Como (Miss.)
Provenance: Donated by Dr. Claude Fike on August 12, 1992.
Restrictions on Use: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Preferred Citation Method: Item, Title of collection, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.
Processing Information: Processed by Lauren White.