Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Nelson-Abbott Collection MSS.0206



Descriptive Summary

Creator Nelson, Esther Marion, 1899-
Title: Nelson-Abbott Collection
Dates: approximately 1943-1955
Identification: MSS.0206
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet, 2 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Esther Marion Nelson taught in the School of Education at the University of Houston between 1950 and her retirement in 1955. Between 1943 and 1946, she served in the Women's Army Corps (WACs), first as a public relations officer for the Army and then doing military intelligence work with the Far East Air Service Command.


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection relates to a study Dr. Nelson conducted about the experiences of black EACs in an Army postal unit stationed in Birmingham, England, and Rouen, France. She wrote to these ex-WACs asking them about their lives in the Army and race relations within the military and among the civilians they encountered overseas. She intended to publish this study, although it is unclear whether or not she did so. Some personal papers are included in the collection.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Nelson-Abbott Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Nelson, Esther Marion, 1899-
African American women
African Americans
Education, Higher
Race relations
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
University of Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nelson-Abbott Collection. MSS 206. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Edna V. Abbott, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Suzanne Summers, 1990.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1 1 Dr. Esther M. Nelson Resumes



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1 2 Newspaper clippings about Houston women during World War II



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1 3 Photographs



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1 4 Newspaper clippings regarding the Confederacy



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1 5 Correspondence



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1 6 Dr. Esther M. Nelson disability claim



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1 7 Court-martial of Pvt. Marie Rosa, 1945



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1 8 Article, "WACs on Parade"



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1 9 Summary, "Jim Crow Joins Up" by Ruth Danenhower



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1 10 Major Charity Adams Material



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1 11 Bankston-Barlow-Brown-Schuster Material



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1 12 Margaret E. Barnes Material



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1 13 Gladys Bender Material



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1 14 _____ Bennett Material



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1 15 Clarice Blackett Material



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1 16 _____ Blake Material



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1 17 Doris E. Braddock Material



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1 18 Phyllis L. Banch Material



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1 19 Theodora Bryant Material



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1 20 _____ Burke Material



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1 21 Capt. Noel Campbell Material



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1 22 Capt. _____ Carter Material



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1 23 Lt. _____ Cox Material



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1 24 Sgt. _____ Clayton Material



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1 25 Florence Collins Material



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1 26 Dorothy Daily Material



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1 27 Mildred Dandridge Material



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1 28 Mildred Davenport Material



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1 29 Blanche W. Dogan Material



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1 30 _____ Duncan Material



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1 31 Vivian Mazyck Dye Material



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1 32 Mary A. Ebo Material



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1 33 Fairweather Material



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1 34 _____ Flatts Material



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1 35 Alice O. Ford Material



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1 36 Hilda Griggs Material



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1 37 Helen _____ Material



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1 38 Capt. Bernice (Henderson) Hughes Material



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1 39 Ruth Sarver Jacobs Material



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2 1 Rubye Jameson Material



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2 2 Dr. Johnson Material



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2 3 Capt. Mary Kearney Material



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2 4 Sgt. Fannie B. Little Material



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2 5 Ethel Christina Loving Material



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2 7 Marie Mitchell Material
6 Anne McKay Material



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2 8 _____ Morrisey Material



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2 9 Jennifer Moton Material



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2 10 Edith Murray Material



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2 11 Netty Netherland Material



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2 12 Peewee _____ Material



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2 13 Lucia Pitts Material



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2 14 Dorothy Young Pleas Material



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2 15 Madeline Coleman Roach Material



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2 16 Bessie L. Robinson Material



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2 17 Rothman Material



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2 18 Dr. Lillian Rowe Material



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2 19 Edna B. Sanders Material



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2 20 _____ Schuster Material



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2 21 Lt. Corrie Sherard Material



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2 22 Rosie Sorini Material



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2 23 _____ Stanhope Material



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2 24 M. Stoops (?) Material



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2 25 Fannie Talbert Material



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2 26 Tooley Material



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2 27 Perl J. Trotter Material



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2 28 Wanda _____ Material



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2 29 Lucy Owens Webb Material



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2 30 Myrtle [Wright] Material



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2 31 Dorothy Gloria Young Material



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2 32 State Committee on Classification and Accreditation of Schools, Annual Report of Proceedings, April, 1951



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2 33 "The Negro in America"



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2 34 Book Summary -- "How to Win an Argument With a Communist"



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2 35 "First Day in Birmingham, England"



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2 36 Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt



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2 37 "Servicing the U.S.A. Mail in England"



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2 38 Music



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2 39 Miscellaneous



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2 40 Material on Blacks



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2 41 "The Eyes of the World Are Upon You"



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2 42 "V-E Day"