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In 1996, the Cornell Report published an article on famous visitors to the campus. Included was this section on Civil Rights Leaders.

Dr. King sent this letter of thanks to Professor West after his visit.

Mr. Wilbur West
Art Department
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Dear Mr. West:
This is just a note again to express my appreciation to
you for making my recent visit to…

Image of Dr. King with Cornell students.

Dr. King with Cornell students.

Article written by former archivist Michelle Holschuh Simmons for the Cornellian in 2002.

Ink Pond article for the Cornell ian
Michelle Holschuh Simmons
Consulting Librarian for the Arts & Humanities and College Archivist
On October…

Cornell College sent out this release about Dr. King's visit on Oct. 6.

News from
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Public Relations Office, Telephone 2021, Ext. 12
[handwritten] FOR RELEASE AFTER 10p.m., SAT. OCT. 6

Eastern Iowans will…

Martin Luther King, Jr. poses with Cornell Professor of Art Wilbur West in King Chapel.
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