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African American women in the professions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Records:

Geraldine Mowbray-Arnett collection

Call Number: RH MS 1489
Overview Dr. Geraldine Mowbray-Arnett was the first known African American woman to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1937. She went on to have a succesful career and eventually become the director for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York. This collection includes newspaper clippings, yearbooks, correspondence, several photographs, a dissertation including an interview with her, and items from her time in the Sumner High School Alumni Association, as well as a few papers...
Dates: 1908 - 2012

Pamela Johnson-Betts collection

Call Number: RH MS 1594

The Pamela Johnson-Betts collection includes awards, laminated newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches, and a few personal items. Johnson-Betts was the first African American social worker to be hired by the Topeka Public Schools, served on the cabinet of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as the Secretary of the Department on Aging, and is the executive director of the Topeka Public Schools Foundation.

Dates: 1969 - 2023