Photo of Dwight Wilson, African American Archivist Sought

The Society of American Archivists Anniversary Committee is making archivist trading cards in celebration of their 75th year.

The Committee has not been able to locate an image of Dwight Wilson, Fisk University archivist and the first African-American to chair a SAA Committee. Fisk University does not have an image.

Can anyone help? Wilson was a professor at Morris Brown in 1935-1936, but the yearbook for that year has not been located.  Has a copy slipped in to your collection?

Mr. Wilson attended Kitrell College, Shaw University and Howard University and a member of the Allied Forces Records Administration during WWII. His obituary from the American Archivist can be found here

Anyone with any information on the location of the yearbook for 35-36 or who may have a photo of Mr. Wilson, please comment on the blog so that we can forward the information to the SAA Committee.



  1. February 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

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  2. taneya said,

    February 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Please email me the contact at SAA. I have information! taneya at gmail dot com

  3. August 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Have you seen this young graduation photo of him on what seems to be a family tree website? Scroll down and click to see it. Of course, probably you would prefer a photo of him at a later age.

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