#throwbackthursday: From Archives and Special Collections–Charles W. Chesnutt Family Bible (2.27.2014)

Charles W. Chesnutt Family Bible in Chesnutt Library Archives, Fayetteville State University (2.20.2014) w/ Archivist, Craig TuttleOn February 20th, 2014, we spoke with the University Archivist, Craig Tuttle.

The topic: the Chesnutt family Bible that is housed in the Archives and Special Collections Department on the 4th Floor of Chesnutt Library.

Charles W. Chesnutt played a significant role during the nascent stages of what is now Fayetteville State University. And among other accomplishments, Chesnutt is regarded as a forerunner of Black American literature.

In today’s post, Mr. Tuttle discusses the importance of the family Bible, education in the South, the process of tanning leather, the historical energy that archived documents possess, as well as a few other tidbits about the archival process. (Read more on the Chesnutt Library Tumblr.)

Charles W. Chesnutt Family Bible in Chesnutt Library Archives, Fayetteville State University (2.20.2014) w/ Archivist, Craig Tuttle

Charles W. Chesnutt Family Bible in Chesnutt Library Archives, Fayetteville State University (2.20.2014) w/ Archivist, Craig Tuttle

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