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Dwight Hillis Wilson (1909-1962)

Towards the beginning of the month I helped the Society of American Archivists locate a photograph of Dwight Hillis Wilson Sr. (1909-1962).  Mr. Wilson was an established archivist with the Allied Forces Records Administration in Washington, DC.   Born in Raleigh, NC on October 18, 1909 & educated at Shaw University & Howard College,  Mr. Wilson was the first archivist of Fisk University.

The Society of American Archivists is celebrating their 75th year this year; as part of the festivities, they are creating a series of trading cards of notable members.  Mr. Wilson is among them, however, they did not have a picture – nor did Fisk.  I was intrigued by their call for help and within half an hour of searching, had a phone number for Mr. Wilson’s son, Dwight Wilson Jr.  The next day, I made contact with him and he graciously sent the SAA the following two pictures of his father.

Dwight Wilson Sr. with son Dwight Jr.

Dwight & wife Gheretein

Thank you Mr. Wilson for sharing these pictures of your family.

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