I had no furniture. I begged dry goods boxes and made benches and stools; begged a basin and other things I needed and in 1904 five little girls here started school.Mary McLeod Bethune.
Daniel Mortimer Williams planned to write a biography of Mary McLeod Bethune. He conducted several interviews with Mrs. Bethune in the summer of 1946 though the biography was never completed. The records include photographs, letters and drafts of sections of the biography.