By Heidi Benedict, University Archives
One hundred years ago, in September 1916, Marshall Fulton left his family home in Keokuk, Iowa and moved to Providence, Rhode Island to attend Brown University. There he spent a great deal of time with his Uncle Frank. In Marshall’s diary for 1916, he describes his experiences and emotions during his first year at Brown. Included here are three entries from his diary: September 20, the day he left home; September 25, the day he registered for classes, and September 27, his first day of classes. Marshall gave the valedictory address at his graduation from Brown in 1920. The Archives holds his correspondence with his parents, diaries, and a scrapbook from his years at Brown.
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