Delores Fullman

Delores, by Hazel Larson Archer. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives.

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives






1947 - 1950



Chicago, IL



Haymond Lake, IN

Delores Fullman joined the college student body in the spring of 1947, which was the first semester after the interracial program deemed the college desegregated. She was the only student in this group of five black students to stay beyond the first semester.

She left after the fall of 1949 after receiving a scholarship to attend Roosevelt College in Chicago, her hometown. In a letter from Edward Lowinsky to Fred Wale, of the Rosenwald Fund, he shares an update that "Delores had a harder time to adjust than some of the others but it was amazing to see what determination she worked." (17 June, 1947, Interracial Program Files)

In her application to BMC she shares "a few of my grades are poor because of my having to work to help support my family and myself after school hours." In a letter to Fred Wale, Julius Rosenwald Fund from Maudelle B. Bousefield the principal of Delores's school "She has a most pleasing manner; she is alert, interested, persistent and stable; she has a job after school all through her high school days; she is the eldest of ten children; has a beautiful voice and definite music ability. She gets along well with any person with whom she comes in contact."

Courses Taken

Spring 1946-1947: Voice with Mrs. Jalowetz, American Civilization with Corkran, Chorus with Schlesinger, A Capella with Lowinsky, Beginning Harmony withSchlesinger.

Fall 1947-1948: Introductory to Music with Schlesinger, American Civilization with Corkran, Beginning German with F. Rice, Voice with J.Jalowetz, Chorus with Schlesinger.

Spring 1947-1948: Voice with J. Jalowetz, German I with Rice, Piano withSchlesinger, Music II with Schlesinger, English (tutorial) with T. Rondthaler, Chorus with Schlesinger.

Fall 1948-1949: Voice with J. Jalowetz, Advanced Harmony Music with Schlesinger, Elementary Music with Bodky, Piano with Schlesinger, Elementary German(audit) with F. Rice, Chorus with Schlesinger.

Spring 1948-1949: Voice with J. Jalowetz, Piano with Schlesinger, Harmony with Schlesinger, Style and Structure in Music with Bodky, Chorus with Schlesinger, Dance and Elements of Movement with E. Jennerjahn

Frank Rice class, photographed by Felix Krowinski.
Photograph of author


Amanda Hartman

Amanda Hartman is the creator of BMC Yearbook, serving as the lead director, engineer, and researcher. She holds a MLIS in archive/ collections management, MA in art/ museum education, and BA in design. After working in museums and archives for a decade, she made the transition to tech and is now a software developer specializing in applications for museums, archives, and higher education.

Her interest in Black Mountain College began while working as a digital archivist with the Asheville Art Museum's BMC archive collection. She transcribed and digitized over 1500 documents created by the college. While working closely with these archives, she began independent research on the interracial program and Negro Week activities BMC, writing biographies of lesser known students and staff members. That research transformed into this BMC Yearbook project.

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