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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Dr. Esther M. Nelson Resumes

Newspaper clippings about Houston women during World War II

Photographs

Newspaper clippings regarding the Confederacy

Correspondence

Dr. Esther M. Nelson disability claim

Court-martial of Pvt. Marie Rosa, 1945

Article, "WACs on Parade"

Summary, "Jim Crow Joins Up" by Ruth Danenhower

Major Charity Adams Material

Bankston-Barlow-Brown-Schuster Material

Margaret E. Barnes Material

Gladys Bender Material

_____ Bennett Material

Clarice Blackett Material

_____ Blake Material

Doris E. Braddock Material

Phyllis L. Banch Material

Theodora Bryant Material

_____ Burke Material

Capt. Noel Campbell Material

Capt. _____ Carter Material

Lt. _____ Cox Material

Sgt. _____ Clayton Material

Florence Collins Material

Dorothy Daily Material

Mildred Dandridge Material

Mildred Davenport Material

Blanche W. Dogan Material

_____ Duncan Material

Vivian Mazyck Dye Material

Mary A. Ebo Material

Fairweather Material

_____ Flatts Material

Alice O. Ford Material

Hilda Griggs Material

Helen _____ Material

Capt. Bernice (Henderson) Hughes Material

Ruth Sarver Jacobs Material

Rubye Jameson Material

Dr. Johnson Material

Capt. Mary Kearney Material

Sgt. Fannie B. Little Material

Ethel Christina Loving Material

Marie Mitchell Material

_____ Morrisey Material

Jennifer Moton Material

Edith Murray Material

Netty Netherland Material

Peewee _____ Material

Lucia Pitts Material

Dorothy Young Pleas Material

Madeline Coleman Roach Material

Bessie L. Robinson Material

Rothman Material

Dr. Lillian Rowe Material

Edna B. Sanders Material

_____ Schuster Material

Lt. Corrie Sherard Material

Rosie Sorini Material

_____ Stanhope Material

M. Stoops (?) Material

Fannie Talbert Material

Tooley Material

Perl J. Trotter Material

Wanda _____ Material

Lucy Owens Webb Material

Myrtle [Wright] Material

Dorothy Gloria Young Material

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

"The Negro in America"

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

"First Day in Birmingham, England"

Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Music

Miscellaneous

Material on Blacks

"The Eyes of the World Are Upon You"

"V-E Day"

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Box Folder
1 13 Gladys Bender Material

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Box Folder
1 14 _____ Bennett Material

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Box Folder
1 15 Clarice Blackett Material

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Box Folder
1 16 _____ Blake Material

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Box Folder
1 17 Doris E. Braddock Material

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Box Folder
1 18 Phyllis L. Banch Material

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Box Folder
1 19 Theodora Bryant Material

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Box Folder
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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Box Folder
1 25 Florence Collins Material

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Box Folder
1 26 Dorothy Daily Material

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Box Folder
1 27 Mildred Dandridge Material

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Box Folder
1 28 Mildred Davenport Material

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Box Folder
1 29 Blanche W. Dogan Material

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Box Folder
1 30 _____ Duncan Material

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Box Folder
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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Box Folder
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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Box Folder
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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Box Folder
2 20 _____ Schuster Material

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2 21 Lt. Corrie Sherard Material

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Box Folder
2 22 Rosie Sorini Material

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Box Folder
2 23 _____ Stanhope Material

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Box Folder
2 24 M. Stoops (?) Material

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2 25 Fannie Talbert Material

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Box Folder
2 26 Tooley Material

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Box Folder
2 27 Perl J. Trotter Material

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Box Folder
2 28 Wanda _____ Material

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Box Folder
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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Box Folder
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"

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