Finding aid for the Dr. Zelma Watson George Papers and Photographs


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: George, Dr. Zelma Watson
Title: Dr. Zelma Watson George Papers and Photographs
Dates: 1881-1994
Extent: 55.4 linear feet (70 containers and 7 volumes)
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.
MS Number MS 5415
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English