Title: Papers, 1888-1976 Description: 17 linear ft.
Notes: Lecturer, author, civil rights activist. Correspondence, clippings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed matter, and other papers chiefly relating to the National Association of Colored Women, of which Mrs. Terrell was first national president. Documents Terrell's work on behalf of women's rights, and against racial discrimination. Consists of her writings about peace, women's rights, black history. Also includes drafts of her autobiography, A Colored Woman in a White World, and Phyllis Wheatley: A Pageant. Contains numerous material relating to the Coordinating Committee for the Enforcement of the D.C. Anti-Discrimination Contains family papers of R. R. Church, Mrs. Terrell's husband, District of Columbia Municipal Court Judge Robert H. Terrell, and Phyllis Terrell. Also includes seven diaries, copies of minutes (1935-36) of the Race Relations Federation of Churches, and letters addressed to Olivia Davidson Washington (Mrs. Booker T. Washington) concerning the International Council of the Women of the Darker Races. Gift, 1958.
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.112; 4.72.148 NUCMC #: MS 62-3874
Staff, MSRC, "TERRELL, Mary Church" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 191.