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“Touching the Pencil” by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2020.031

Scope and Contents

Card with poem “Touching the Pencil” by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee printed inside. Front of card has etching of a boy at a table writing while a man in overalls touches the pencil he’s using. Poem is about the lessons his father taught him. Title refers to an illiterate person signing a legal document by touching the pencil while their name was signed by another person.

Dates

  • 1972

Conditions Governing Use

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

  • Greeting Cards Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Legal terms Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Tennessee Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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