Erskine Papers 1909-1950


Erskine Papers, 1909-1950

Erskine Papers 1909-1950

Educator, writer, musician. Papers include correspondence and a corrected typescript of Erskine's book . The Memory of Certain Persons

2 archives boxes; (1 linear ft.)


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