Washington DC / New Mexico: 1960s.
Softcover. Quarto measuring "9½ x 11½“. Tan flexible ring binder with green embossed decoration. Scrapbook with Boy Scouts of America and school memorabilia. Contains one black and white photograph measuring 10” x 8” with various ephemera including certificates, awards, and letters. Overall contents are near fine.
A young African-American boy's scouting and school scrapbook through 1967 in Washington, D.C. where he was a student at Paul Junior High School and Coolidge High School. His early school papers include his certificate of service for performing his duties as a collector of milk money, and for being a safety patrol, which was issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA). He has an achievement award issued by the Boys’ Club, Metropolitan Police, D.C. summer camp. His junior high school awards for sporting activities are also included with “New Record” written on one of the relay race awards. A copy of the 1965 “Paul Pry” Junior High School newspaper is included which has photographic illustrations, including one of the young man listed as having “personality plus.” A program for the class play *Oliver* is included with him named in the cast.
The majority of the ephemera are certificates and awards from the Boy Scouts. These include recognition for camp duty, safety patrol, leader certificates, camp counselor, and his Eagle Scout achievement letter. He is one of the first two scouts in Troop 542 to receive the Eagle Scout Certificate and this was recognized for the two with a community pot luck dinner. He was also recognized for his leadership in a letter stating that he was selected to speak at other elementary and junior high schools to recruit boys to join the scouts. There are several typewritten notes for his address at a Father & Son Banquet at the Hughes Memorial Methodist Church, Anacostia District. He is listed in a program for reciting “The Scout Oath”, during the ceremony for the “Unveiling and Dedication of the Commemorative Tribute Boy Scouts of America. Washington, D.C. The Ellipse, November 7, 1964”. His typewritten notes for his “Response” are included. Also, a handmade flag, and a loose photograph of his troop during their visit to New Mexico.
A scrap book filled with ephemera of a young man’s achievements in the Boy Scouts of America, and school years, during the 1960s, in Washington, D.C.