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Unknown The James Millikin University Thirty-first Annual Commencement of Decatur College and Industrial School

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03136.116 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Decatur, Illinois Type: Ephemera Date: 5 June 1934 Pagination: 6 p. ; 19.7 x 8.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Comments found next to the name of Charlotte Oakes "Gold Delta Honor-Magna Cum Laude Kappa Key"


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarUnion ForcesMilitary HistoryChildren and FamilyWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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