The Dunbar Memorial Association. Dayton, Ohio. Honorary Officers: President William Dean Howells; Vice Presidents: Brand Whitlock, W. E. B. DuBois, Kelly Miller, Booker T. Washington. Active Officers, 1914-15: President E. J. Brown…

Dayton, Ohio: The Dunbar Memorial Association / (The Quality Press), [circa 1915].

Price: $550.00

Softcover. First edition. 16mo. 8pp. Illustrated reproducing black-and-white photograph of a young Paul Laurence Dunbar and of Matilda Dunbar - "Mother of the Poet", and "The Dunbar House"). Stapled off-white printed self-wrappers. Lightly dust soiled, with moderate wear, long vertical crease on covers and text, short tear on lower spine, else a good to very good copy.

Promotional pamphlet for the Dunbar Memorial Association. Prints two poems by Dunbar ("Compensation" and "Lullaby"), "Letters of Honorary Officers" of The Dunbar Memorial Association" by William Dean Howells and Brand Whitlock (both dated in 1915), a two-paragraph statement by William Dean Howells, "The Value of Dialect" by Jewelia G. Higgins, and information about the Dunbar Memoiral Association, including "Organization and Objects," "Management," "Membership," etc. *OCLC* lists a single holding of a similar publication, *'The Dunbar Memorial Association: Officers, Organization, Objectives,* Dayton, Ohio, 1914-15' [The Dayton Metro Library]. The Dunbar Memorial Association was founded, in part, to help preserve the Paul Laurence Dunbar homestead. It was also responsible for opening the Dunbar Memorial Hospital in 1919.


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Item #550545 The Dunbar Memorial Association. Dayton, Ohio. Honorary Officers: President William Dean Howells; Vice Presidents: Brand Whitlock, W. E. B. DuBois, Kelly Miller, Booker T. Washington. Active Officers, 1914-15: President E. J. Brown…. Paul Laurence DUNBAR.
The Dunbar Memorial Association. Dayton, Ohio. Honorary Officers: President William Dean Howells; Vice Presidents: Brand Whitlock, W. E. B. DuBois, Kelly Miller, Booker T. Washington. Active Officers, 1914-15: President E. J. Brown…