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Eva Jessye

Five views of Eva Jessye in costume. Jessye, a Coffeyville native, was the first choral director of stage shows such as Porgy and Bess, and of the first black musical motion picture Hallelujah. As founder of the Eva Jessye Choir, she became the female dean of black music in America.

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Haskell Institute students

The photograph shows female students learning how to dress and groom in evening gowns. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.

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