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The Moles, Inc. collection

 Collection — Box: 1-18
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0064

Scope and contents

This archival collection on The Moles, Inc. provides some insight into their social activities and their contributions to the African American community. The collection includes minutes of meetings, programs, reports, invitations, and photographs. There are also copies of "Molerama", the organizations' magazine that is published annually.


  • Creation: 1955-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1955 - 2010


Rights Statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Historical note

This collection documents The Moles, Inc., an African American women's social organization with chapters nationwide. The Moles was founded in October 1928, nationally organized in 1949, and incorporated in 1950 in the State of Virginia. Although organized for fun, pleasure, and fellowship, the Moles realized that there are those in their respective communities who need a helping hand. With this in mind, chapters across the country participate in service projects. They have purchased Life Memberships in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, contributed to health and physical needs of the less fortunate, given scholarships, assisted the aged, the blind, and the underprivileged. They have contributed to a school building fund, to a campaign for boys and girls, and to national organizations to encourage equality for African Americans. The Moles have voiced their opinions to the heads of government on Civil Rights and given recognition to distinguished persons for outstanding services.


5.5 Linear feet

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The collection consists of 20 series which are arranged alphabetically with the exception of memorabilia, clippings and photographs. Both photographs and memorabilia contain oversized material housed in the final box of the collection.


The Moles, Inc. collection, 1955-2010
Finding aid prepared by Allison Galloup, 2011.
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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