Item #3478 Commencement Exercises Bartlett High School...[caption title] [accompanied by:] The Girls Glee Club of Bartlett High School Presents Marion Alan Lane, Violinist...[caption title]. African Americana, Missouri, Education.

Commencement Exercises Bartlett High School...[caption title] [accompanied by:] The Girls Glee Club of Bartlett High School Presents Marion Alan Lane, Violinist...[caption title]

[St. Joseph, Mo. 1921, 1928]. [4], [4]pp., each on a single folded sheet. Moderate dust soiling, old folds, short closed tear to second work. Very good. Item #3478

A rare pair of event programs for activities at Bartlett High School in the 1920s. The first program prints the exercises, including musical numbers, an address by Clement Richardson, President of Lincoln University, and presentation of diplomas, along with a class roll (totaling twelve students), and lists of faculty and administrators. After attending Brown and Harvard, Clement Richardson became a very prominent educator at the institutes of Morehouse, Tuskegee, and Lincoln. The second work prints the order of events for a glee club performance at the school, along with the music selections to be performed, and lists of the patrons as well as the glee club members.

Bartlett High School was the most prominent African American high school in Missouri. Under the supervision of a former slave, William Henry Jones, Bartlett - called Colored High School until 1904 - became the best African-American high school in Jim Crow Missouri, with many graduates progressing to college and successful professional careers. A pair of highly ephemeral printed items from a notable segregated Missouri African American high school in the 1920s.

Price: $450.00