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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3297

Walter B. Wigton correspondence


Walter B. Wigton's personal correspondence during his time in Mexico.


  • circa 1939-1940

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


0.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Includes Walter B. Wigton's autograph manuscript correspondence to his parents during his time in Mexico. The letters concern Wigton's time in Mexico during World War II which describe his travels, sight-seeing, lectures, machine guns, and his account of an interview with Leon Trotsky (for which he was present).

Biographical / Historical

Walter B. Wigton traveled with educators from Howard University, Antioch college, and an art museum in Mexico during World War II.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in two series: Correspondence; and Photographs.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-102. Purchased with funds from the Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Fund in 2019 April.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.
Link to catalog
Wigton, Walter B. Walter B. Wigton correspondence, circa 1939-1940 (MS Am 3297): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 May 8
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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