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ANCELLA BICKLEY COLLECTION
Ms2003-182

The collection documents African American history in West Virginia. Approximately one-half of the collection consists of correspondence, transcripts, minutes, and other materials related to the annual West Virginia Conferences on Black History that began in 1988. The transcriptions are of presentations given at some of the sessions in the 1988 and 1989 conferences and the question/answer segments that followed. (Most, but not all, of the papers prepared for these presentations were published as Honoring Our Past: Proceedings of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History, ed. Joe William Trotter Jr. and Ancella Radford Bickley.) A small portion of these materials also relate to the Alliance for the Collection, Preservation, and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History, organized to plan the conferences and foster efforts to preserve and collect black history statewide. Other topics represented in the collection are the business or civic activities of blacks in Huntington and Parkersburg, education, and desegregation. The collection includes a small number of photographic materials, including postcard views of Camp Washington Carver.


BOX 1

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1988, Correspondence

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1988, Evaluations

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1988, Transcripts

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1988, misc. (materials appear to have been intentionally brought together)

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1988, Clippings, programs

Final Reports (to Humanities Foundation) on (1) planning grant, West Virginia Conference on Black History; (2) Ann Flagg, dramatist; and (3) West Virginia Conference on Black History

Correspondence, publication of Ann Kathryn Flagg plays

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1989, Transcripts and papers

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1989

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1990

West Virginia Conference on Black History, 1996

West Virginia Conference on Black History, miscellaneous years

Alliance for the Collection, Preservation, and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History

The Colored Civic Welfare League, Parkersburg 1932-1933 (photocopies)

West Virginia State Teachers Association

West Virginia Education Association

Master Farm Homemaker Worksheet, 1928-1929, for Mrs. W. B. Hogue, Pennsboro, W. Va. (photocopy)

Martha Toler Spencer

Elizabeth Drewry

J. W. Scott

Sumner School

"History and account of Former Afro-American (Black) Businesses and Achievements in Parkersburg"


BOX 2

Photos

Huntington Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.

"The Jackson Journal," Vol. 17, no. 1 (Stonewall Jackson High School)

Clippings re: desegregation from Mrs. Rayford's Collection (photocopies of clippings in scrapbook)

Miscellaneous programs

Miscellaneous


BOX 3 (oversized)

Scrapbook: Mrs. Rayford's clipping re: desegregation (use photocopies)

Photos enlarged and reproduced on exhibit boards

Oversized Folder - Diploma, Nellie Radford, Bluefield Colored Institute, 1913


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia State ArchivesWest Virginia State Archives

West Virginia Archives and History