Guide to the Charlotte Harris Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Charlotte Harris Papers

Collection number: MS 16

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
02/20/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum and Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charlotte Harris papers
Dates: 1929-1988
Collection number: MS 16
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Charlotte Harris Papers include photographs, postcards, church programs, and awards related to the activities of the Harris and Fletcher families. The bulk of the collection is photographs of family and friends of Charlotte Harris in Seattle, Washington and Berkeley, California. There are also group photographs of the Ladies of Leisure, an African American women's social club in Berkeley, California.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Charlotte Harris Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Charlotte Harris papers, MS 16, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Charlotte Harris Papers include photographs, postcards, church programs, and awards related to the activities of the Harris and Fletcher families. The bulk of the collection is photographs of family and friends of Charlotte Harris in Seattle, Washington and Berkeley, California. There are also group photographs of the Ladies of Leisure, an African American women's social club in Berkeley, California.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Assorted printed material

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ladies of Leisure (Berkeley, Calif.).
African Americans--California--Berkeley--Societies, etc.
African Americans--Families.
Berkeley (Calif.)--Social life and customs.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 11 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes portraits and photographs related to the Harris family and the social club Ladies of Leisure.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by date.
Box 1:1

Group photograph at ‘Slim’ Jenkins’ Blue Room, 1940 1940

Box 1:2

Eddie and Charlotte Harris circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Camping trip [Yosemite?] circa 1950s

Box 1:4

Group portraits of sisters Muriel Minnis, Leona M. Brown, and Charlotte Harris undated

 

Assorted family photographs

Box 1:5

Black and white 1929-1951 and undated

Box 1:6

Color photographs 1968-1971

Box 1:7

Color photographs 1975-1979

Box 1:8

Color photographs 1980-1988

Box 1:9

Vacation to Hawaii 1977

Box 1:10

Portraits of Charlotte Harris 1958 and undated

Box 1:11

Ladies of Leisure group portraits 1940-1951

 

Assorted printed material

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a postcard, NAACP award presented to Charlotte Harris, and church programs.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:12

Postcard 1984

Box 1:12

NAACP award 1965

Box 1:12

Church programs 1982