|Title||Frye letter to Fletcher |
|Description||Thomas Frye Jr. writes to C. Eugene Fletcher to accept an invitation for his Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) group to play a softball game at a children's picnic at Lake Storey in Galesburg, Illinois. Frye was the company clerk of the 2665th Company C.C.C., a colored C.C.C. camp. Fletcher was the publisher of The Illinois Star newspaper, an African-American newspaper published in Galesburg. |
|Named Person||Fletcher, C. Eugene ; |
|Author||Frye, Thomas, Jr. |
|Time Period||1930s |
|Date Created (original)||August 8, 1938 |
|Identifier||Covington Manuscript Collection |
|Rights||See http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm |
|Collection||Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College) |
2665th COMPANY C.C.C.
CAMP ALEDO, SOS-12 (ILL)
August 8, 1938.
The Illinois Star,
578 Holton Street,
Attention: C. Eugene Fletcher.
After thinking over our conversation of August 7, 1938 con
cerning a soft-ball game in behalf of the childrens' Picnic at
Lake storey, Sunday, August 14, 1938, and after reading your paper
it is felt by the boys of this Camp that you are trying to establish
some movements that will benefit the city of Galesburg. After due
consideration of the circumstances that surrounds this affair, please
be advised that we find that it will be a pleasure to donate our
services in playing a game in Galesburg on August 14, 1938.
The players and entire group of boys from this Camp will arrive
at Lake storey about 2:00 PM. If this is satisfactory to you, please
notify the undersigned accordingly.
FOR THE COMMANDING OFFICER:
[signature of Thomas Frye Jr.]
Thomas Frye Jr.,
|Physical Description||1 typed sheet, 8 x 10.5 in. |