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Accession #MC2007/134a,b
TopicThomas, Frances Smith: Memorial Service in Petersime Chapel,
KeywordsAlumna, Alumni,
TitleMemorial Service for Frances Smith Thomas, Class of 1939
Size4 cassette tapes, 4 CDs, one folder
LocationAlumni Box 187: Thomas, Frances Smith. Recordings located in Media Cabinet in order of accession number. Digitized copies of memorial service located on Archives Network [W} within the [Memorials] Folder
CitationMemorial Service for Frances Smith Thomas, Class of 1939, MC2007/134a,b, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceLuisa, Office of College Advancement, September 23, 2005.
Scope and Content

Student of Cordier, friend of Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King, educator, musician, Manchester College alumna.

MC2007/134

1.  One transcript of the memorial service for Frances Smith Thomas.  Location - Alumni Box 187.

2.   MC2007/134a,bPart One and Part Two* - Location - Media cabinet, in order of accession number.

Two cassette tapes containing a recording of the memorial service.

3.  Two CDs, digitized copies of the cassette tapes, created by Stan Pittman, Director of Instructional Technologies, July 2012. (CD #2, in the possession of the Marketing Department for use on the Archives' website).

4.  MC2007/134c,d - Part One and Part Two

Two cassette tapes containing a recording of the memorial service, from the collection of Miriam Cable, that entered the Archives in the fall of 2013.

5.  Two CDs, digitized copies of the cassette tapes, created by Stan Pittman, Director of Instructional Technologies, October 2013.

A digital recording of MC2007c and d is also located on Archives' Network Location W, [Memorials] folder.

 

Date of Accession12 July 2007
Bio History NoteFrances Smith Thomas, Class of 1939, was a student of Andrew Cordier, friend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. family, and was a musician and educator. This transcript is of her memorial service at Petersime Chapel, Saturday, March 13, 1999.  Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King (firstborn child of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr.) were two of those who spoke in memory of this great individual).  Robert Green, who also spoke at Ms. Thomas' service said this about her:

"She always had a very strong and a deep and abiding mind.  She had a deep mind.  She had a deep, intellectual mind.  But she became a writer and a scholar on issues related to war, poverty, and racial discrimination.."

"Fran played violin.  Her office was three dooors from my office an din the venings after 6 p.m., sometimes I would work late, I could hear Fran playing the violin, just playing away.  And she did a remarkable job."

Archivist Note

*MC2007/13a,b were added to MC21007/134 2 August 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine.  The tapes came to the Archives from Rita Schroll, Department of Advancement, on 29 June 2012.

Description prepared 12 July 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine, updated 12 July 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine and last updated 2 August 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine.

Cassette tapes discarded 17 December 2018 by Jeanine Wine following digital upload to archives network.

 


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