Archive for July, 2013

Manumit Fund Raiser 1945-46

[NOTE: Below is a copy of a document apparently prepared for fundraising purposes, probably during 1945-46 year. Cover, page 8 of original and cited attachments not available. Mike S. 2006]   Manumit is described by Porter Sargent [standard annual guide to US private schools] as thoroughly cosmopolitan. In past years its contacts with European underground […]

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Eric Darling

Also read: A Personal Appreciation Hello good people, I just heard an announcement that Eric Darling has died, and I suppose that many of you might not know that he is a Manumitter. A lively folk-musician, a high tenor singer, he filled in with the Weavers when Pete Seeger left them. If you’re curious, he […]

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Manumit 1927 Year Book

The Manumit Year Book – 1927 [NOTE: Text below copied from printed document titled “The Manumit Year Book – 1927” — a 38 page, 8-1/4” x 5” booklet with eight photos. (Punctuation and spelling as in original text.) Mike Speer – 2/07] [Source: “The Manumit Year Book – 1927” – Excerpt, cover] THE MANUMIT YEAR […]

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More Memories

Hi Thelma – I’m doing pretty well. Trying to deal with pushing 80 when I still feel like the kid walking the brook barefoot watching for turtles (painted), frogs, snakes, garnets and sandy deep holes to get nice and sopping wet in. I thought John Seeger, Pete’s older brother who taught at Manumit, had a […]

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