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Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0369

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane Papers date from 1956 to 1957. Drane made history as one of the first two Black persons to be accepted as full-time students at UNCG. The collection contains a variety of correspondence materials. Among them are correspondence between her and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina regarding admissions, between Drane and her parents in which she writes of her studies and experiences at the college, and also between her and a former Woman's College student who commends Drane for her maturity regarding race integration at the college. The collection also contains two event programs and a newspaper clipping concerning a 1957 Universal Day of Prayer for Students in which Drane had participated.

Dates

  • 1956 - 1957

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.  Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information.  Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane of Raleigh, North Carolina was a student of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Upon being admitted in 1956, Drane made history as one of the first two Black persons to be accepted as full-time students at WCUNC, which was formerly an all-white college. During her time as a student, Drane was a member of the University Sermon Committee, Junior-Senior Invitations Committee, Inter-Collegiate Council, and the Dorm Committee. Later, Drane was also a member of the Class of 1960's 50th Reunion Committee, which was held in February, 2010.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane was a student of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Upon being admitted in 1956, Drane made history as one of the first two African Americans to be accepted as full-time students at WCUNC.

The Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane Papers date from 1956 to 1957. The collection contains a variety of correspondence materials pertaining to her admissions and college experience as well as two event programs and a newspaper clipping.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane in June, 2008.

Related Materials

See also Vertical File: Drane, JoAnne Smart and Oral History Interview OH 002

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Processing Information

Andrea Cole, July, 2010
Title
Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane Papers
Author
Andrea Cole
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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