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Harriette Wright Collection
Ms2009-139


Descriptive Summary

Title: Harriette Wright Collection
Span Dates: 1924-2007
ID No: Ms2009-139
Creator: Harriette Wright, Bluefield
Extent: 2 boxes (Ms2009-139); 1 box photographs (Ph2009-139)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Organization papers, correspondence, programs, and other materials relating to the life of Harriette Wright, who was the first African-American female professor at Concord College. Ms. Wright was also active in the NAACP, the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, the Bluefield Home and Garden Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the Bluefield Community Center.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Pat Konarski
Transfers:
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Harriette Wright Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.


Contents List:

Box 1

Correspondence, Harriette Wright
Correspondence, Harriette Wright to Richard A. Brown, Dean of Faculty, Bluefield State College, seeking professorship, October 16, 1969
Correspondence, Governor Arch Moore to Harriette Wright, September 12, 1988
Correspondence, Governor Gaston Caperton to Harriette Wright, October 23, 1990
Handwritten Notes, Harriette Wright
Miscellaneous Papers, Harriette Wright (photocopies)
Greeting Cards, Harriette Wright
Card, Gaston Caperton and Rachel Worby
Christmas Card, Family of Jay Rockefeller
Certificates, Harriette Wright
Name Tag, Harriette Wright, George Clinton Simons Annual Family Reunion, 2002
Envelopes, Harriette Simon Wright
Mailing Labels, Harriette Wright
Article, “Wright Honored As Social Worker of the Year,” Ivy Leaf, Fall 1993
Article, “Wright Named Social Worker of the Year”
Article, “Wright, Fitch To Retire From Faculty,” Concord College Alumni News, April 1986
Class Syllabi, Harriette Wright
Harriette Wright, 1995 Louise B. Gerrard Award, National Association of State Units on Aging
Family History, Harriette Wright
NAACP Materials
NAACP Today and Tomorrow: Opening the Door to the Next Decade, Women in NAACP Within Region III
NAACP, Report, West Virginia Women’s Committee (WV-WIN), August 1992
NAACP, Education Resource Kit
Mercer County Branch of the NAACP, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Essay Contest and Talent Demonstration
Member Registration Cards, Mercer County Branch of the NAACP
Letterhead Paper, Mercer County Branch of the NAACP
Member List, Mercer County Branch of the NAACP
Mercer County Branch of the NAACP
Minutes, Mercer County Branch of the NAACP, 1986-1987
Minutes Book, Bluefield Branch of the NAACP, 1966-1970
NAACP, West Virginia State Conference of Branches, 50th Annual Convention, Harpers Ferry, August 11-13, 1994
Jefferson County Branch, NAACP Annual Report, Charleston, August 14, 1992
West Virginia Resource Directory, West Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, 1987-1988
NAACP, Program, ACT-SO, 33rd Annual Competitions, West Virginia State College, May 8, 1982
NAACP, Program, West Virginia State Convention, August 1981
NAACP, Roast, Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, Freedom Fund Banquet, Beckley, June 5, 1987
Carolina Community Home, Bluefield
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bluefield
William Albert Holcombe, Columbia University, 1947
Incident, Beta Omicron Chapter, of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Bluefield State College, December 1, 1990
NASW Standards for Social Work Personnel Practices
Board of Christian Education
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, Elder Abuse Conference, Oak Hill, October 4, 2001
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, Financial Statements/Audit, 1993
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, Packet, Board of Directors Meeting, March 9, 2006
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, McDowell County Commission on Aging, Records of Informational Meetings, February-August 2000
McDowell County Commission on Aging, Personnel Policies and Procedures, 2000
Aging
1987 Silver Haired Legislature
Funeral of Ernest Washington Dixon, Sr., Peachland, North Carolina, October 18, 1970
Funeral of William Thomas Jackson, Randallstown, Maryland, August 4, 2000
Funeral of Helen F. Silas, Jenkinjones, March 24, 1990
Funeral of Harriette Simon Wright, Bluefield, October 11, 2007
Funeral of Nannie Fannie (Nash) Choate, Princeton, January 20, 2001
Funeral of Charles Wesley Williamson, Henderson, North Carolina, July 13, 1989
Funeral of Bernice Hardgrow, Beckley, November 2, 1990
Funeral of Rossa Beatrice Watson Thompson, Bluefield, August 16, 1989
Funeral of Jerry Michael McConnell, Bluefield, October 22, 2005
Funeral of Mary P. Jones, Bluefield, February 19, 1997
Handwritten Obituary and Resolution, Frank Benjamin Davis, Consolidated Baptist Church, Elbert, November 3, 1966
Clippings
Hymnbook, Property of the Consolidated Baptist Sunday School, Elbert
Contact Cards
West Virginia School of Alcohol Studies, West Virginia University, 1968
Donation Card, Bluefield Community Hospital
Bluefield Community Center
Bluefield Community Center, Director’s Reports, 2002
Bluefield Community Center, Constitution and By-Laws
Bluefield Community Center, Meeting Agendas, 2001-2002
Bluefield Community Center, Monthly Financial Reports, 2001-2004
Bluefield Community Center, Minute Book, 1996-2005
Les Modernes
Les Modernes, Yearbook, 2005-2006
Flyer, The Elks of Tug Fork Lodge #315 Announces Their Organdy Dance, Gary Theatre, May 30, 1924
Indiana University, 1963 Commencement Information
Mercer County Economic Opportunity Corporation
Hospice Care of Mercer County
Flyer, Deacon and Trustee Auxiliary Service, Lovely Zion Baptist Church, Vivian, February 17, 1991
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Program, Jabberwock ’96, Bluefield City Auditorium, April 20, 1996
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Bluefield Alumnae Chapter, Program, John Stewart Methodist Church, Bluefield, January 10, 1954


Box 2

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Constitution and By-Laws, 1968
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Constitution and By-Laws, 2002
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Undergraduate Membership Intake Process Manual, 1992
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Great Lakes Region
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Great Lakes Regional Conference, Charleston, April 17-20, 1986
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Great Lakes Regional Conference, Planning Guide, Charleston, April 17-20, 1986
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Great Lakes Region, Leadership Handbook, 1999
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Great Lakes Regional Conference, Agenda and Souvenir Journal, Columbus, Ohio, April 2001
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, National Organization Materials
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter, sign-in sheets for gatherings
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter, Focus On The Three R’s, Bluefield State College, October 3, 1980
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter, Bulletin, 1947
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter, Yearbook, 1984-1985
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega Chapter, Yearbook, 1994-1995
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Secretary Book, 1979-1988
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Founders Day Program, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bluefield, March 29, 1981
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, The Princesses of 1959, March 26, 1959
Alpha Phi Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, April 22-24, 1960
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, The Princesses of 1964, March 26, 1964
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, The Princesses of 1965, April 15, 1965
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, Princess Ball, Welch, March 23, 1967
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Report, Annual Princess Ball, 1967
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, 25th Annual Princesses Ball, Bluefield State College, May 3, 1985
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Announcement, Annual Princess Ball, Welch, May 8, 1993
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, 34th Annual Princess Ball Extravaganza, Welch, May 7, 1994
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, 35th Annual Princess Ball Extravaganza, Bluefield State College, May 13, 1995
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, March 16, 1996
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, 43rd Annual Princess Ball, Bluefield State College, May 24, 2003
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, 35th Annual Princess Ball, Bluefield State College, June 17, 2006
The Bluefieldian, Bluefield State College, April 30, 1970
The Concordian, April 13, 1978
The Blueprint: News For and About the Citizens of Bluefield, West Virginia, July-August 1999
MAR Star, Winter 1992, article on racial incidents in Logan County
Miscellaneous Cards
Program, FCI Alderson Graduation, November 19, 1982
Program, Sixty-Eighth Anniversary, Rock Hill Baptist Church, Gary, September 27, 1970
Program, Continuing the GDHAA (Gary District High School Alumni Association) in Columbus, July 14-17, 2005
Program, Miss US Teen Pageant, Springfield, Missouri
Program, Mountain State Bar Association, Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Bluefield, June 15-16, 1990
Reflexes, Concord College’s Magazine of the Creative Arts, Spring 1975
Concord College Directory, 1992
1983 Directory, Active Alumni of Bluefield State College
Personnel Directory, West Virginia Board of Vocational Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Program, West Virginia Civil Rights Day, Charleston, February 24, 2005
A Magazine of Appalachian Women, March-April 1978
Commencement Program, Concord College, May 20, 1978
Commencement Program, Concord College, May 19, 1979
Commencement Program, Concord College, May 17, 1980
Commencement Program, Concord College, May 16, 1981
Commencement Program, Concord College, May 18, 1985
Commencement Program, Concord College, 1998
Fall Commencement Exercises, Concord University, 2006
Program, Bluefield State Teachers College, Graduating Exercises, June 2, 1936
Commencement Program, Gary District High School, 1958
“Hand In Hand,” West Virginia Human Rights Commission, Winter 1978
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Bluefield Chapter
Discovering Black Americans, by Hunter O. Brooks (signed)
Foster Grandparent Program, Mercer County Advisory Council
Bookmark, In Memory of Anna V. Simon, Montgomery Memorial Funeral Home
Crowder-Simon Reunion
Guest Book, Simon-Crowder Family Reunion, August 3-5, 1984
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bluefield, Souvenir Booklet of the 80th Anniversary Celebration, 1896-1976
Special Report, West Virginia Human Rights Commission, Statistical Data on Negro Enrollment in All-Negro Schools, 1962-1963
Program, Miss Kiwanis Bathing Beauty Pageant of 1969, W. E. Eubank Armory, Welch, October 4, 1969
Program, John Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, Bluefield, 80th Anniversary, 1969
Program, Bluefield State College, The Inauguration of Leroy Bank Allen as Sixth President of the College, April 25, 1959
Concord College Counseling Center, 1977
Program Handbook, Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Concord College
Brochure, Social Work at Concord College
Brochure, Division of Social Work, West Virginia University
Brochure, Honey Bear Lodge Child Care Center, Pipestem State Park
Program, “Swan Lake” and “Be A Performer,” Pocahontas Theatre, Welch, April 26, 1979
Choice Medical, Bluefield
Bluefield Home and Garden Club
Bluefield Home and Garden Club, 1997-1998
Bluefield Home and Garden Club, Directory, 1999-2000
West Virginia Garden Club
Economic Transformation: The Appalachian Challenge, Report of the Working Group on the Appalachian Economic Crisis to the Commission on Religion in Appalachia
Juvenile Delinquency in West Virginia, Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System, June 11, 1992
Women Advancing in Administration: Fiction or Fact, West Virginia Technical Assistance Program for Elimination of Sex Discrimination, West Virginia Department of Education, February 1990
Alpha Phi Alpha Sorority, Beta Lambda Omega, Program, Scholarship Concert, West Virginia State University, May 20, 2006
Program, Mercer County Chapter, Bluefield State College Alumni Association Presents Dorothy H. Lester and Donald C. Kensinger in Concert, Bluefield State College, May 16, 1986
West Virginia Citizens Health Care Reform Coalition, 1993
Jack and Jill Song Book, Bluefield, June 1965
“Upward Through The Years,” Semi-Centennial Bulletin, Bluefield State College, 1945
Program, “We Be A Proud People,” Black Folkways in Rural Appalachia, Black Appalachian Documentary Photography Project, Princeton
Sample Will
West Virginia Welfare Conference
Invitation, Swearing-In Ceremony of Franklin D. Cleckley as Supreme Court Justice, September 6, 1994
Directory, West Virginia House of Delegates, 1989-1990
Cooking Healthy, West Virginia Style
Souvenir Program, 16th Annual Infirmity Prayer Service Broadcast Anniversary, IPS Memorial Chapel Worship Center, Bluefield, April 2, 1989
Program, 36th Annual Reunion, West Virginia Chapter, Gary District High School Alumni Association, Charleston, July 5-7, 2002
Scorecard/Ticket stubs/Clipping, baseball game, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Braves, May 12, 1947
Yearbook, The Palmerite, Palmer Memorial Institute, Sedalia, North Carolina, 1956
The Natural Way to Wellness, by Mary L. Richmond, Whole Life Productions, Charleston


Photographs (moved to Ph2009-139)


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History