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Guide to the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers
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Description
Educator, poet, and artist Faricita Hall Wyatt (1912-1993) was born on October 29, 1912 to William M. Hall and Susie Sylindia Pinkney Hall. Wyatt published two books of poetry The River Must Flow (1965) and By the Banks of the River (1974) and was also an accomplished painter. The Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers include correspondence, poetry manuscripts, photographs, awards, and guest books that document the life and career of Faricita Hall Wyatt.
Background
Educator, poet, and artist Faricita Hall Wyatt (1912-1993) was born on October 29, 1912 to William M. Hall and Susie Sylindia Pinkney Hall. She earned an A.B. degree from San Jose State College in 1935 and joined the Women’s Army Corp during World War II where she served as a Company Commander from 1943-1946. Following the war, she was an employment officer for the State of California, a position she held until 1959 when she served as a secretary for Congressman Jeffrey Cohelan. After earning a teaching certificate from the University of California Berkeley in 1962, Wyatt began teaching history, literature, and creative writing courses at Skyline High School in Oakland, California until her retirement in 1975.
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.