Booker T. Washington Letter

Matthew says of his favorite, “While processing a folder that had been titled ‘general correspondence’ of former university president Abram Harris I came across this hidden gem, a 1897 letter from Booker T. Washington to Harris. It’s rewarding to feel like researchers might now be able to more easily find this particular letter which has already been of interest to students who visited as a part of their African American History course.'”

More information about this letter and the Office of the University President Records can be found in our ArchivesSpace database at

This favorite contributed by:

Matthew Revitt, University Archivist & Maine Shared Collections Librarian