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Jack Trice Letter page 1

Title: Memorial to Jack Trice photograph

Date: 1924

Description: This is page 1 Jack Trice's last letter before the football game with the University of Minnesota.


Text of page 1 of the letter:


"October 5, 1923


To whom it may concern:-


My thoughts just before the first real college game of my life. The honor of my race, family, and self are at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I WILL! My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about on the field tomorrow. Every time the ball is snapped I will be trying to do more than my part.




Image ID: 21-7-TriceLetter1


Copyright 2008, Iowa State University Library, University Archives

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