Gayle Robertson papers
The Gayle Robertson papers contain letters written by Gayle Robertson, an African-American student at Michigan State University, to her mother Lucille at home. Gayle describes her social life, dormitory life, academic life, and studying. Many of the letters mention her concerns with finances and getting a student job. She also mentions dating and social functions. There are also six photos from May 1964 showing dorm rooms and friends. Also included are letters between Lucille and Bernard Robertson during Bernard's service in the Navy. Finally, there is a short letter to Lucille from Louise.
- 1944, 1945, 1963-1967, 1969
- Robertson, Gayle (Person)
- Robertson, Lucille (Correspondent, Person)
- Robertson, Bernard (Correspondent, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Gayle Robertson was from Cambridge, Massachusettes and attended Michigan State University from 1963 to 1967. She earned a BA in psychology in 1967.
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- African American college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
- Letters (correspondence)
- Michigan State University. Student housing
- Michigan State University. Students
- Michigan State University. Students. Women
- Minority college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
- Student activities -- Michigan -- East Lansing
- Student housing
- Gayle Robertson Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- November 2022
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