Latimer Family Papers
Description: The Latimer Family Papers (1870-1996, 42 boxes, 5 binders) consist of correspondence, financial records, memorabilia, photographs, creative works, work records, and printed material. The records illuminate Latimer’s involvement with the development of electricity and US industry (Lewis H. Latimer Papers, Work Records, Scrapbook); his work as an inventor and entrepreneur (Lewis H. Latimer Papers, Work Records); his involvement with African-American leadership and thought (Lewis H. Latimer Papers, Correspondence); and his work as a published author (Lewis H. Latimer Papers, Correspondence, Creative Works, and Printed Material). The papers document the lives of other members of the Latimer and Norman family, particularly Winifred Latimer Norman. They also document the family’s efforts to publicize Lewis H. Latimer’s achievements and to save his house as a national historical site.
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