In the Archives - Paul Laurence Dunbar

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In this episode of In the Archives, Wright State University Archivist Dawne Dewey and University of Dayton Professor Emeritus Herbert W. Martin talk about the contributions Paul Laurence Dunbar made to Dayton and American Literature. Dewey speaks of the connections between the Wright Family and Dunbar. Martin focuses on Dunbar’s life and his use of dialect and language in literary works.

“In the Archives” is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries at Wright State University. Wright State's New Media Incubator created the video. Jennifer Ware was the executive producer. Nicolas Green and Amanda Harris served as Producers/Directors/Videographers/Editors.


Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906; African American poets -- Biography; Dialect literature, American; Martin, Herbert Woodward; Dewey, Dawne

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Initiatives and Repository Services; Wright State University Libraries

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