Finding Dwight Hillis Wilson: The Resolution

Almost a year ago to date, I shared a quest I embarked upon to find a picture of Dwight Hillis Wilson, a former archivist at Fisk University.  The Society of American Archivists was looking for a picture of him for a set of trading cards they were putting together in honor of the organization’s 75th anniversary.  A couple of weeks later, after I found and contacting his son, the SAA had their pictures! Dwight Jr. was kind enough to send them a few that he had.

A couple of weeks ago, I followed up and did find that the SAA did indeed publish the cards and they were kind enough to send me a complimentary set as an acknowledgement for my help.  The cards arrived this week.

The cards inside are very nicely done and right on top was Dwight’s.

On the back is a summary of his accomplishments.

What a great treasure for Mr. Wilson’s family to have these cards in his memory.  I am so honored to have been able to help.  And, most importantly, this process has sparked an interest in Mr. Wilson’s son and family to do more research on their family tree.  That makes me smile. 🙂




Comments (2)

  1. Robyn

    Taneya, You should certainly be proud of the role you played. That is a heartwarming story. It is so important that African-Americans and all minorities get our props on the historical stage!

  2. taneya (Post author)

    Thanks Robyn! It is such a treasure that Mr. Wilson’s contributions are being acknowledged!

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