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African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (11)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (9)
African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (3)
African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (2)
African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (2)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs. (2)
Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (2)
Stokes, Carl -- Photograph collections. (2)
African American athletes -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American children -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American entertainers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American families -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American men -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs (1)
African American neighborhoods -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American photographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American portrait photographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs -- Photographs. (1)
African American women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American women political activists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs -- Photographs. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photograph collections. (1)
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 -- Photograph collections. (1)
Baseball -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Birthday parties -- Photographs. (1)
Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963 -- Photograph collections. (1)
Cheek family -- Photographs. (1)
Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Civil rights -- United States. (1)
Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design -- Photograph collections. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government -- Photographs. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- Photographs. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio). City Council -- Photograph collections. (1)
Cleveland Transit System -- Photograph collections. (1)
Cole, Allen E., 1883-1970 -- Photograph collections. (1)
Commercial photography -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. (1)
Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976 -- Photograph collections. (1)
Dallas Colored High School (Dallas, Tex.) -- Photographs. (1)
Darr, Jane Lee -- Photograph collections. (1)
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1Title:  Bertha Blue Family Photographs     
 Creator:  Blue, Bertha Family 
 Dates:  1900-1970 
 Abstract:  Bertha Blue (ca. 1877-1963) was a member of a well known African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a teacher at the Murray Hill Elementary School located in Little Italy, an Italian immigrant neighborhood on Cleveland's East side, from 1903 to 1947. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Bertha Blue, her daughter Jane Darr, Welcome T. Blue, Sr., and other family members and friends. Included in the collection are photographs of Jane Edna Hunter, Virginia Bray, and G. Howard Fields. Events depicted are the weddings of Mabelle Blue and Jane Lee Darr, the tennis group with whom Bertha Blue played, and Bertha Blue's first grade class. 
 Call #:  PG 475 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963 -- Photograph collections. | Darr, Jane Lee -- Photograph collections. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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2Title:  Clara Johnson Photographs     
 Creator:  Johnson, Clara 
 Dates:  1920-1980 
 Abstract:  Clara Johnson (1900-1993) was a minister in the Fire Baptized Holiness church in Cleveland, Ohio, and founder and pastor of Highlight Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Maple Heights for 35 years. She was also the founder and teacher at the Ruth and Esther Bible College which was run out of her Cleveland, Ohio, home. The collection consists of 261 black and white and color photographs. 
 Call #:  PG 609 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fire-Baptized Holiness Church
 
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3Title:  Dr. Zelma Watson George Papers and Photographs     
 Creator:  George, Dr. Zelma Watson 
 Dates:  1881-1994 
 Abstract:  Dr. Zelma Watson George (1903-1994) was born in Texas in 1903. As an African American woman coming of age in the early twentieth century, she and her family endured discrimination in many situations. She graduated from high school in Topeka, Kansas, went on to college at the University of Chicago, and eventually earned her Ph.D. from New York University. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1940s and became renown for her musical talents and research, diplomatic career, her contributions to the civil rights movement locally, and her career as an administrator and educator/lecturer. The collection consists of agendas, awards, brochures, budgets, by-laws, calendars, cassette tapes, certificates, charters, contracts, correspondence, diaries, a dissertation, financial documents, flyers, forms, guest books, invitations, journal articles, lectures, magazine articles, memoranda, minutes, music scores, negatives (approximately 20), newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, note cards, notes, passports, photographs (approximately 1300), play scripts, policies, press releases, programs, publications, record albums (LPs), reel-to-reel tapes, reports, resolutions, resumes, rosters, scrapbooks, slides (approximately 620), speeches, VHS tapes, and wills. 
 Call #:  MS 5415 
 Extent:  55.4 linear feet (70 containers and 7 volumes) 
 Subjects:  George, Zelma Watson | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights -- United States. | Social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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4Title:  Lethia Cousins Fleming Photographs     
 Creator:  Fleming, Lethia Cousins 
 Dates:  1900-1940 
 Abstract:  Lethia Cousins Fleming (1876-1963) was a teacher from West Virginia who became a social worker for the Division of Child Welfare, Cuyahoga County, Ohio (1931-1951). She and her husband, Cleveland city councilman Thomas W. Fleming, were active in local civic and charitable organizations. The collection consists of photographs relating to the activities of Lethia Fleming and various African American organizations. Includes a group portrait, including the Flemings, with Josephine Baker in Paris, 1927. 
 Call #:  PG 142 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Fleming, Lethia Cousins, 1876-1963 -- Photograph collections. | Fleming, Charles W., 1928-1994 -- Photograph collections. | Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 -- Photograph collections. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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5Title:  Dorothy E. Smith Family Photographs     
 Creator:  Smith, Dorothy E. Family 
 Dates:  1864-1970 
 Abstract:  Dorothy E. Smith was a Cleveland, Ohio, African American music teacher and the first African American member of the Cleveland Women's Orchestra. A violinist, she was a 1931 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a music teacher at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, the Phillis Wheatley Association, the Friendly Inn Settlement, and Knoxville College. She was also a supervisor for the Ohio State Department of Aid for the Aged until her retirement in 1973. Dorothy E. Smith was the daughter of Joseph W. Smith and Elizabeth Rayner. Joseph W. Smith moved to Cleveland in the late 1880s. He established a barbershop on Central Avenue in Cleveland, managed baseball teams in the 1890s and early 1900s, and was also a musician. The collection consists of 86 black and white photographs and 6 color photographs. 
 Call #:  PG 519 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African American musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Baseball -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Knoxville College. | Oberlin College. Conservatory of Music. | Smith (Dorothy E.) family. | Smith family | Smith, Dorothy E. 1905-1995.
 
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6Title:  Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson Photographs     
 Creator:  Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks 
 Dates:  1921-2010 
 Abstract:  Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1904. Orphaned at age four, she was raised by the Davis family. She attended Dallas Colored High School and Fisk University before applying to the School of Applied Social Sciences at Western Reserve University. Johnson graduated in 1928 with a master's degree in social work. As a social worker, Johnson was first employed by Associated Charities of Cleveland. Later, she worked for the Cuyahoga County Department of Welfare in conjunction with the federal program Aid to Dependent Children. She retired in 1961. Johnson married Elmer Cheeks in 1929. They had two sons. Cheeks died in 1941, and Johnson married Raymond Johnson in 1957. He died in 1983. Mrs. Johnson was an active member of Mt. Zion Congregational Church, an avid reader and traveler, and a supporter of a variety of charities. At age 105, she attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Soon after, with the assistance of a freelance writer, she wrote her autobiography. It was published shortly after her death in 2010. The collection consists of 4 black and white photographs, 251 color photographs, 5 DVDs, and 5 VHS tapes. 
 Call #:  PG 553 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks, 1904-2010 -- Photograph collections. | Cheek family -- Photographs. | Johnson family. -- Photographs. | Dallas Colored High School (Dallas, Tex.) -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Birthday parties -- Photographs.
 
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7Title:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Photographs     
 Creator:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design 
 Dates:  1946-1986 
 Abstract:  The Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of individual portraits of founder Amanda Wicker, her friends and associates; Clarke School board members, school graduates, and models; and views of events, activities and instructional classes. Included in the collection are portraits of Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, Representative Troy Lee James, Cynthia Holloway, Judge Perry B. Jackson, Wyatt Brownlee, and Elizabeth Lambright. Events depicted include The Book of Gold and other fashion shows, award ceremonies of the Amanda Wicker Scholarship and the Cleveland Scholarship Program, board meetings, and social functions. 
 Call #:  PG 472 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987 -- Photograph collections. | Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design -- Photograph collections. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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8Title:  St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sadie J. Anderson Missionary Society Photographs     
 Creator:  St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church 
 Dates:  1930-1986 
 Abstract:  The Sadie J. Anderson Missionary Society of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church performed outreach and social services in the African American community in Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consists of group portraits and views of members and events of the Missionary Society, group portraits of members of the Las Amigas Club, trips made by the Missionary Society, conferences sponsored by the Society, and a reunion of the Las Amigas Club. Individuals pictured include Marjorie Ison Davis, Gertrude Lang, Myrtis Howard, Dr. James Tanner, and Derrick Floyd. 
 Call #:  PG 481 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Society (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Photograph collections. | African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photograph collections. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs -- Photographs. | African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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9Title:  Stella G. White Photographs     
 Creator:  White, Stella G. 
 Dates:  1940-1970 
 Abstract:  Stella G. White (1907-1991) was a free-lance journalist and leader in Cleveland, Ohio, mass transit and interracial community relations. She served on the Community Relations Board, the Council on Human Relations, and the Board of the Cleveland Transit System. She was a columnist for the Plain Dealer. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Stella White, her family, and friends and business and political associates including Judge Charles W. White, Carl Stokes, Ralph Perk, and Richard Daley. Views of her professional life include photographs of the People's Forum on Mass Transit (1971) and various views depicting her work with the Cleveland Transit System, including facilities and rapid transit trains, dinners and conferences, anniversary celebrations, and miscellaneous views. 
 Call #:  PG 363 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  White, Stella G., 1907-1991 -- Photograph collections. | White, Charles William, 1897-1970 -- Photograph collections. | Perk, Ralph J. -- Photograph collections. | Stokes, Carl -- Photograph collections. | Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976 -- Photograph collections. | White family -- Photograph collections. | Cleveland Transit System -- Photograph collections. | Women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Local transit -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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10Title:  Fannie M. Lewis Photographs     
 Creator:  Lewis, Fannie M. 
 Dates:  1952-1975 
 Abstract:  Fannie M. Lewis (1926-2008) was an African American activist and Cleveland, Ohio, councilwoman. She was involved in a number of Hough neighborhood improvement programs, including Community Action for Youth, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Model Cities Association, and the Citizen's Participation Organization. She became a city councilwoman from Cleveland's Ward 7 in 1982. The collection consists of photographs depicting Lewis' involvement in the Hough community of Cleveland, Ohio, and Cleveland politics. It includes images of Fannie Lewis, Carl and Louis Stokes, Ralph Perk, and Booker Tall. 
 Call #:  PG 427 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Lewis, Fannie M., 1926- -- Photograph collections. | Stokes, Carl -- Photograph collections. | Stokes, Louis, 1925- -- Photograph collections. | Perk, Ralph J. 1914- -- Photograph collections. | Tall, Booker T. -- Photograph collections. | Cleveland (Ohio). City Council -- Photograph collections. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American women political activists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Photographs. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government -- Photographs. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- Photographs.
 
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11Title:  Allen E. Cole Photographs     
 Creator:  Cole, Allen E. 
 Dates:  1870-1970 
 Abstract:  Allen E. Cole (1883-1970) was a Cleveland, Ohio, photographer who produced over 50,000 photographs of people and places in the African American community of Cleveland, Ohio. Cole opened his first studio in 1922 at 9909 Cedar Avenue, supplementing his income with commercial work and commission work for eight white-owned studios, and earned prizes and commendations at state and local exhibitions. His photographs were frequently published in The Call and Post. The collection consists of approximately 30,000 black and white and color negatives; 6,000 black and white and color photographs; and 1 oil painting. 
 Call #:  PG 268 
 Extent:  36.72 linear feet (21 containers, 6 filing cabinets, and 2 oversize folders) 
 Subjects:  African American athletes -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American children -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American entertainers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American families -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American men -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American neighborhoods -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African American photographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American portrait photographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs. | Cole, Allen E., 1883-1970 -- Photograph collections. | Commercial photography -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources.
 
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