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Lillian Robinson Wynn papers

Identifier: 397

Scope and Contents

The papers of Lillian Robinson Wynn chiefly consist of correspondence, photographs, and materials collected during her tenure as the principal of McCall High School of the Tennessee Prison for Women. Correspondence primarily pertains to her role as the principal of McCall High School and regards personnel and financial matters, as well as obtaining Title I funding. Correspondence also pertains to Wynn's January 1976 dismissal from her principalship of McCall High School as well as her appeal of her termination, and includes her letters to Governor of Tennessee Ray Blanton, United States Senator Jim Sasser, state senator Avon Williams, and other state officials and politicians. Alleging collusion and racial bias in her termination, Wynn sent numerous letters appealing for reinstatement to several Tennessee Department of Correction officials, who ultimately never kept their promises for reinstatement or the creation of an alternate position for Wynn relating to prison reform. Other items of interest include the charter, with signatures, of the Hydes Ferry-Drakes Civic Association in the Bordeaux neighborhood of Nashville


  • Created: 1957-1982
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/15/1979


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


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Source of Acquisition

Lillian R. Wynn

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

The papers of educator and clergywoman Lillian Robinson Wynn principally document her work with the McCall High School of the Tennessee Prison for Women and her wrongful termination from that position.

Accruals and Additions

Some accruals clearly postdate the initial 1979 deposit of this collection, but any additions subsequent to that date were not recorded.

Related Materials

Daniel Webster Wynn papers, Between a Rock and a Hard Place collection

Related Publications

Lillian Robinson Wynn, editor, Fond Memories of Rentiesville

Processing Information

This collection was processed in May 2013

Lillian Robinson Wynn papers
Andrew Salinas
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Repository Details

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