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Elreta Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS 0223
Abstract Elreta Alexander (1919-1998) worked in the field of law primarily in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1947-1995. She was the first African-American woman to: 1) graduate from Columbia University Law School when she received her degree in 1945, 2) practice law in North Carolina (in Greensboro from 1947-1968), and 3) be elected to the bench when she was elected District Court judge for Guilford County in 1968. When her term as District Court judge for Guilford County ended in 1981, she continued...
Dates: 1919 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1985

Jean M. Bright Collection

Identifier: WV 0295
Abstract Jean M. Bright served with the American Red Cross in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946.

YePapers, photographs, an oral history interview, and artifacts and textiles document Jean M. Bright's Red Cross service in New Guinea, Japan, and the Philippines during World War II.
Dates: 1944-1946, 2004-2005

Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane Papers

Identifier: MSS 0369
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...
Dates: 1956 - 1957

Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection

Identifier: WV 0044
Abstract African American nurse Mattie Donnell Hicks of Greensboro, N.C., served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1966.Artifacts, an oral history interview, and textiles document her service in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Artifacts include service ribbons, cuff buttons, and shoulder insignia. The oral history interview documents Hicks's early life, her military service, and her post-war life in Greensboro, N.C. Specific subjects include basic training at...
Dates: 1942 - 1999

Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Collection

Identifier: WV 0523
Abstract Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz (1911-2007) of Detroit, Michigan, served as an officer in African American units of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and later the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

The collection is made up of nine photographs and one letter from Wertz to her mother.
Dates: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/2007

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