This weekend, many folks will celebrate Father’s Day. I recently processed the personal papers of A. Hollis Edens, Duke President from 1949-1960, and was left teary-eyed by letters written between him and his only child, Mary Ann. The letters demonstrate such a strong father-daughter bond and provide insight into a closeness that spanned into her adulthood. So, in honor of the fathers out there and in memory of those who are no longer with us, please enjoy the following exchange between President Edens and his “Doodle-bug-dumplings.”
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Post contributed by Kim Sims, Technical Services Archivist for the Duke University Archives.