[Depression-Era Tuskegee Institute Circular, TLS, Tuition Leaflet].
Depression-era correspondence from officers of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute addressed to Herbert F. Smith, a former student there.
Here, a 1933 circular letter from Institute Principal Robert R. Morton reflects the uncertainties of the Great Depression: a student—like Smith, perhaps—who maybe can no longer afford tuition; “Negroes on the list for relief in the city of Chicago, not one [of whom] was a graduate or former student of Tuskegee;” and reduced tuition fees at Tuskegee.
Accompanying the circular is a printed leaflet from Tuskegee simply titled Changes in Tuition, outlining the new price structure for tuition and fees.
Also included here is a 1934 Typed Letter Signed (TLS) from Tuskegee Treasurer William H. Carter. Carter writes in reply to Smith saying that he can send Smith’s academic transcript as soon as his back tuition is paid. Handwritten changes to the letter’s envelope suggest Smith may have been trying to transfer to Alabama State A. & M. Institute for Negoes in Normal, Alabama.
Description: [Depression-Era Tuskegee Institute Circular, TLS, Tuition Leaflet].
[Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. July 24, 1933 and September 18, 1934]. p (cicular) + p (TLS) + a leaflet. 4tos. (letters); 6 x 3½ inches (leaflet). Circular and TLS accompanied by original mailijng envelopes. Folds; some losses and wear to envelopes; very good.