Digital Collections

Of Monkeys and Men: Public and Private Views from the Scopes Trial

Of Monkeys and Men: Public and Private Views from the Scopes Trial digital collection consists of selected documents and photographs from the Sue K. Hicks Papers and the W.C. Robinson Collection of Scopes Trial Photographs. Sue K. Hicks, a Dayton lawyer, was a member of the Scopes prosecution team. The digital collection includes letters, notes, and other documents assembled by Hicks during the trial. W.C. Robinson was the son of “Doc” Robinson, owner of the Dayton drugstore where Scopes “Monkey Trial” spectators were greeted by a trained chimpanzee wearing a suit and bow tie. Sue Hicks and Doc Robinson were two of the community leaders who initiated the Dayton trial.


Number of Objects: 678
Date Live: 2017-03-01
Groups: All Collections,