Lillian Dillard Harris Papers

MSS. COLL. #196


Title: Lillian Dillard Harris Papers

Dates: Early 20th century – 2008

Quantity: 1/2 box

Types of Material: correspondence, printed material, photographs, scrapbook

Accession Number: 2008.54.1

Brief Description: This collection contains materials associated with Lillian Dillard Harris, her father, John H. Dillard, and her niece, Geraldine Dillard. Items include: a wedding announcement, two Christmas cards, a recommendation letter from David Jones, newspaper clippings, obituaries for Lillian Harris and Geraldine Dillard, and e-mail correspondence briefly discussing the history of the Dillard family. The collection also contains a broadside advertising the Premier Quartet, an African American classical quartet (John Dillard was a member), and early 20th century photographs of African American men and women. A scrapbook that belonged to Geraldine Dillard contains: Bennett College commencement programs (1950), newspaper clippings, business cards, advertisements, pamphlets, and photographs. The last are of family and friends, the Dudley High School Class of 1945, and unidentified African American men and women living in the Greensboro area.

Major Names/Subjects: African Americans
Bennett College
Dillard, Geraldine Polly, d. 2005
Dillard, John Henry, d. 1947
Dudley High School
Harris, Lillian Dillard, d. 2008

Date Surveyed: 2/15/2012