Guide to the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Guide to the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
02/20/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Faricita Hall Wyatt papers
Dates: 1924-1993
Creator: Wyatt, Faricita Hall
Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: 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.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Faricita Hall Wyatt papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger on 02/20/2013.

Biography / Administrative History

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.
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. She also created and published a software package, Tracing the Range of Interest and Activities Development (TRIAD), to assist job seekers match their skills with potential employers. She was also active in numerous clubs and service organizations, serving as chapter president of the Berkeley Bay Area Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers include correspondence, poetry manuscripts, photographs, awards, and guest books that document the life and career of Faricita Hall Wyatt. The papers are organized into five series: biographical, artistics activities, professional activities, education and teaching, and photographs. The personal series includes a biographical note of Faricita Hall Wyatt, assorted correspondence, a wedding album of her marriage to Thomas Edward Wyatt, assorted legal and financial documents, and three guest books. The art series includes examples of her poetry, inventories and photographs of her paintings, and related correspondence. Professional activities includes awards and certificates awarded to Hall Wyatt for her professional and civic service, brochures and correspondence related to the Tracing the Range of Interest and Activities Development (TRIAD) software package, and surveys and newsletters related to her work on the University of California San Francisco retirees employment program. The education and teaching series includes her personal copy of La Forte, the yearbook of San Jose State College, her high school notebook for a fashion design course, which includes sketches of clothing designs and clothing swabs, high school and college diplomas, and assorted committee files related to Black History Month. A majority of the photographs are family photographs and portraits of Hall Wyatt while she served in the Women’s Army Corp.

Arrangement

Series I. Biographical Series II. Artistic activities Series III. Professional activities Series IV. Education and teaching activities Series V. Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
African Americans -- Poetry.
African Americans--California--Oakland--Biography.
Wyatt, Faricita (Faricita Hall)

Related Material

Marcus Hall Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Tarea Hall and William Pittman Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Clarice Isaacs Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Separated Material

Two music programs of Marcus Hall at Wigmore Hall 1931 and newspaper clippings of Marcus Hall have been removed and added to the Marcus Hall Papers, MS 22, African American Museum & Library at Oakland. Three certificates (NAACP (1992), Bayview Hunters Point (1989), and National Black Aging Network (1989) have been removed and added to the Tarea Hall and William Pittman Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Collection Contents

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes short biography of Faricita Hall Wyatt, correspondence, wedding album, guest books, and legal and financial records.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Biography undated

Box 1:2

Correspondence 1956-1993

Box 1:6

Wedding album 1953

Box 1:7

Guest books, volumes 1-3 undated

 

Legal and financial records

Box 2:1

Passports 1961-1985

Box 2:1

Savings account book 1984

Box 2:2

Newspaper clippings 1965

 

Artistic activities

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes examples of Faricita Hall Wyatt's poetry and correspondence and photographs related to her paintings.
Box 2:3

Poetry 1965-1992

 

Painting

Box 2:4

Correspondence 1967-1970

Box 2:5

Photograph album of paintings circa 1970s

 

Professional activities

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes awards and subject files related to the UCSF retirement program and TRIAD computer program.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 2:6-8

Awards 1975-1991

Box 2:9

University of California San Francisco retirees employment program 1982-1989

Box 3:1

Tracing the range of interest and activities development (TRIAD) computer program 1986-1987

 

Education and teaching

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes diplomas, class notebook, college yearbook, files on Wyatt's work on a committee for Black History Week and the graduation ceremony at Skyline High School.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 3:2

Diplomas 1929, 1935, 1975

Box 3:3

Clothing II class notebook, 11th grade Miss Todd 1928

Box 3:4

La Forte yearbook, San Jose State College 1935

Box 3:5

Black History Week Committee 1986-1987

Box 3:6

Skyline High School graduation ceremony 1975-1987

Box 3:7

Assorted programs and flyers 1965-1990

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs mostly of Faricita Hall Wyatt and her family and friends.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph accession number.
Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt with unidentified man [001] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt with unidentified man [002] 1984

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt on Royal Princess cruise ship [003] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt shaking captain's hand on Royal Princess cruise ship [004] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt on Royal Princess cruise ship [005] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt having a drink with two unidentified men on Royal Princess cruise ship [006] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt wearing a beret and holding sign "parelez vous Francais' on Royal Princess cruise ship [007] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt walking on path in Zaanse Schans with windmill in background [008] undated

Box 1:3

Group photograph at Jack London Inn (left-right): June Hall, Faricita Hall Wyatt, Tarea Hall Pittman, Clarisse Hall, Eugenia Hall [009] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt with two unidentified women and man [010] 1989

Box 1:3

Four unidentified women [011] undated

Box 1:3

Faricita Hall Wyatt outside in Women’s Army Corp uniform [012] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Unidentified member of Women’s Army Corp [013] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Unidentified member of Women’s Army Corp [014] 1965

Box 1:3

Two unidentified members of Women’s Army Corp [015] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Unidentified member of Women’s Army Corp [016] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Two unidentified women and unidentified man sitting at picnic table [017] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Photo booth photographs of Faricita Hall Wyatt [8 photographs] [018] circa 1950s-1960s

Box 1:4

Faricita Hall Wyatt, Jeffrey Cohelan, and four unidentified persons walking in front of Capitol Building [019] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Portrait of Faricita Hall Wyatt [020] undated

Box 1:4

Faricita Hall Wyatt teaching in front of Lincoln University television cameras [021] circa 1970s

Box 1:4

Faricita Hall Wyatt teaching in front of Lincoln University television cameras [022] circa 1970s

Box 1:4

Faricita Hall Wyatt standing with three unidentified women in academic regalia [023] circa 1970s

Box 1:4

Portrait of Marcus Hall [024] undated

Box 1:4

Thomas Edward Wyatt in military uniform shaking hands with officer [025] undated

Box 1:4

Group photograph at wedding of Thomas Edward Wyatt and Faricita Hall Wyatt [026] 1953

Box 1:4

Group photograph at wedding of Thomas Edward Wyatt and Faricita Hall Wyatt [027] 1953

Box 1:4

Kenneth Goepfert standing along canal in Amsterdam [030] 1965

Box 1:4

Uncle Henry Pinkney riding a horse [036] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of unidentified man and woman [037] circa 1920s

Box 1:4

Portrait of four unidentified women [038] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of Mary Hall Robinson [039] undated

Box 1:5

Faricita Hall Wyatt with student reading By the Banks of the River [040] undated

Box 1:5

Faricita Hall Wyatt standing next to map of the U.S. [041] 1963

Box 1:5

Photograph of William Hall, father of Faricita Hall [042] circa 1920s

Box 1:5

Photograph of Susie Hall, mother of Faricita Hall [043] circa 1920s

Box 1:5

Portrait of George Henschel [reproduction] [044] undated

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall in front of boat [045] circa 1920s

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall in front of house [046] circa 1920s

Box 1:5

Portrait of Marcus Hall inscribed Uncle Henry and Aunt Amanda Sincerely Marcus [047] 1924

Box 1:5

Group photograph (left-right): June Hall, Tarea Hall Pittman, Faricita Hall Wyatt, Eugenia Hall Green, Marcus Hall, and Clarisse Hall [048] circa 1930s

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall and Faricita Hall [49] undated

Box 1:4

Marcus Hall smiling in suit [050] undated

Box 1:5

Alwortha Hall, first baby born in Allensworth, California and cousin of the Hall family [051] undated

Box 1:5

Unidentified woman in uniform [052] undated

Box 1:5

Group photograph of the NAACP Oakland-Berkeley meeting [053] undated

Box 1:5

Group photograph at testimonial dinner at Jack London Inn (left-right): Clarisse Hall, June Hall, Tarea Hall Pittman, Faricita Hall Wyatt, Eugenia Hall Green, [054] 1965

Box 1:5

Tarea Hall Pittman [055] 1971

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall seated behind store counter [056] undated

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall standing with unidentified woman [057] circa 1960s

Box 1:5

West Coast Regional NAACP Asilomar, Tarea Hall Pittman with unidentified man and woman [058] 1963

Box 1:5

Marcus Hall standing outside of house in South America [059] 1951

Box 1:5

Tarea Hall Pittman speaking at the dedication of the restored home of Henry Pickney, also pictured (left-right): Richard C. Bailey, Randolph Osborne, William Pittman, June Hall Saunders, Jack Osborne [060] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of Faricita Hall Wyatt [61] undated

Box 1:5

Hawaii vacation photographs 1970

Box 1:5

Photographs of Faricita Hall Wyatt paintings 1980