Willis Richardson papers, 1910-1974.

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Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977. Willis Richardson papers, 1910-1974.

Willis Richardson papers, 1910-1974.

The Willis Richardson papers consist of correspondence, scrapbooks, and ephemera.

1.5 lf. (2 boxes)

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