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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Full-Text Articles in African American Studies

Guide To The Alice Martin Papers, 1937-2004, Denise Fourie, Catherine Trujillo Jan 2008

Guide To The Alice Martin Papers, 1937-2004, Denise Fourie, Catherine Trujillo

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The personal papers of Alice Martin, a civic-minded African-American woman known for her charitable nature and community service, consists primarily of correspondence, employment and war records, photographs, and realia. Donated by the estate of Alice Martin in 2004. Martin dedicated her time to her church, affordable housing consortiums, and community services for the economically disadvantaged and elderly in the county of San Luis Obispo. She was among the black family members who came to the area in the early 1940s as their husbands or other relatives were stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo, a training base for the U. S ...


Guide To The Painted Rock Pictograph Collection, C. 1870s, C. 1900s, C. 1950s, Denise Fourie Jan 2008

Guide To The Painted Rock Pictograph Collection, C. 1870s, C. 1900s, C. 1950s, Denise Fourie

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This collection contains four India ink drawings from tracings made of the original pictographs found on the formation known as the Painted Rock (La Piedra Pintada; also called the Carisa Rock), located on the Carrizo Plain in eastern San Luis Obispo County, California. Native Americans—primarily Chumash Indians—drew the original drawings on the sacred, ceremonial site. The pictographs were sketched in the 1870s by pioneer Carrizo Plain resident Mary Brumley Noyes, who spent part of her youth on the nearby El Saucito Rancho with her family. Painted Rock is a local landmark, rising dramatically from the surrounding flat plains ...


Guide To The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (Naacp) Convention Collection, July 1949, Denise Fourie Jan 2008

Guide To The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (Naacp) Convention Collection, July 1949, Denise Fourie

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This collection contains black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from July 12-17, 1949. Approximately 500 delegates from over 40 states attended the annual conference of America’s oldest civil rights organization. Most photos are informal snapshots depicting the convention’s opening and closing sessions; also included are a few professionally taken group photos of participants.