African American civic leaders
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
John H. Calhoun, Jr. papers
Collection — Box 1-40, OS 1-27
Scope and contents The collection documents the work of John H. Calhoun, Jr. as a civil rights activist, political organizer, community leader, and businessman. The collection dates span the years from 1916 to 2000 with the bulk of the materials from 1960-1979. The bulk of the materials consist of organizations that he was affiliated with, which includes his work with the Economic Opportunity Atlanta (EOA) and Model Cities, where he was instrumental in revitalizing areas such as Grant Park and Auburn Avenue;...
Dates: 1916-2000; Majority of material found within 1960-1979
Juanita M. Eber papers
Scope and contents
The Juanita Marshall Eber collection includes her personal papers, professional correspondence, memorabilia, printed material and photographs. A significant portion of the collection contains papers, correspondence, printed materials and photographs relating to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority with special focus on the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Oscar Harris collection
Collection — Box 1-77, OS 1-34
Scope and contents The Oscar Harris collection consists of materials related to the life and career of architect and artist, Oscar Harris. It includes personal correspondence, family papers for his wife, Sylvia Harris, son Todd Harris, and copies of his parents, Oscar, Sr. and Marjorie, pharmacy school degrees. The collection also contains items related to Harris’ memoir: Oscar: The Memoir of a Master Architect, such as book excerpts, a foreword by Asa Hilliard, and some proposal information. It includes...
Dates: 1921, 1946-2016, undated; Majority of material found within 1990-2005
Lillian Lewis collection
Collection — Box 1-7, OS 1
Scope and contents The Lillian Lewis collection primarily consists of materials related to the career of Lillian Lewis. Major topics are governmental work and librarianship. Formats include photographs, printed materials, correspondence, meeting minutes, committee work, and reports. The seven series contain correspondence received by both Lillian Lewis and John Lewis, events and activities from John Lewis’s life and career, photographs, pamphlets, and forms from National Association of Media Women,...
Dates: 1963, 1965, 1969-1980, undated; Majority of material found within 1970-1979
Josephine Dibble Murphy collection
Collection — Box 1-28
Scope note The collection documents the life of Josephine Dibble Murphy as a community leader, educator and international traveler. The collection dates span the years from 1900 to 1974 with the bulk of the materials from 1950-1974. The bulk of the materials consist of organizations that she was affiliated with, which includes her work with the Atlanta University Alumni Association, NAACP and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Also included are correspondence, photographs,...
Dates: 1900-1976; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1974
John H. Wheeler collection
Collection — Box 1-225
Scope and contents note This collection documents the life and work of John H. Wheeler, a businessman, bank president, community leader, civil rights activist, and lawyer. The collection spans the years from 1897 to 1978 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1978. The majority of the collections consists of items related to the organizations that Wheeler was associated with, both local to Durham, NC and national organizations. Included in the collection are materials related to Wheeler's career as a...
Dates: 1897-1978; Majority of material found within 1940-1978