Series 4
Mattie Rowe papers, 1919-1978
Box 9

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of papers of Mattie Rowe, the secretary of Oscar Adams dating from 1919 to 1978. After Oscar Adams' death, Rowe continued to serve as the secretary for the Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, and she continued to write the column "What Negroes are Doing" for the white newspaper, the Birmingham News. Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters relating to the Birmingham Reporter and local civic organizations requesting the participation of Adams or Mattie Rowe in local events and on civic committees. Printed material includes event invitations and announcements.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Box Folder Content
9 1 Correspondence, 1919-1978
9 2 Correspondence, Birmingham World, 1947-1958
9 3 Financial records, Weekly Accounts, 1923
9 4 Fragment
9 5 Printed material, Camp Pauline Bray Fletcher, 1951
9 6 Printed material, Civic Organizations, 1952-1953
9 7 Printed material, Collins Tailoring School, January 14, 1952
9 8 Printed material, Eighth Annual Vulcan Bowl Game Letterhead, circa December 1948
9 9 Printed material, "Stay out of Downtown Birmingham" Anti-Segregation Flier, no date
9 10 Speech, "Introduction of Margery Brawley Gaillard," March 15, 1953
9 11 Speech, "Rev. William J. Walls as a Christian Worker," St. James Baptist Church, February 17, 1952
9 12 Subject files, Children's Aid Society, Colored Advisory Committee, 1951-1953
9 13 Subject files, Colored Parent-Teacher Associations, Birmingham Council, Officer Directories, 1951-1952 and Quotes
9 14 Subject files, Jefferson County Negro High School Citizenship Tour, 1949
9 15 Subject files, Race Relations, 1944-1948
9 16 Subject files, Social Hygiene and Mental Health Association, 1952-1953
9 17 Subject files, Women's Day Pledge List, May 25, 1952
9 18 Transcript, "Fourth War Loan Drive," Radio Station WSGN, February 13, 1944
9 19 Writings, Gaston, A.G. -"Report of Negro Division of the War Finance Committee of Birmingham," no date
9 20 Writings, March of Dimes Campaign (Negro Division), 1953
9 21 Writings, "What Negroes Are Doing," Column Submissions, 1944
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