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1Title:  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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2Title:  Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson Papers     
 Creator:  Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks 
 Dates:  1948-2010 
 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, Ohio. 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 annual reports, booklets, book manuscripts, book proofs, brochures, catalogues, certificates, church directories, citations, correspondence, forms, a guest book, an inauguration ticket, lists, magazine articles, newsletter articles, newspaper articles, notes, passports, proclamations, programs, remarks, speeches, and writings. 
 Call #:  MS 5068 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks, 1904-2010. | Case Western Reserve University. | Fisk University. | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights -- United States. | African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States. | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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