DUNNIGAN, ALICE ALLISON, 1906-
Alice Allison Dunnigan papers, 1958-1981

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z7s3

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-
Title: Alice Allison Dunnigan papers, 1958-1981
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 929
Extent: 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American journalist and author, Alice Allison Dunnigan from 1958-1981, including correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed material, subject files, and writings by Dunnigan.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Alice A. Dunnigan papers, Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, D.C.

Source

Purchase, 2002.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Alice Allison Dunnigan papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Teresa Burk, September 2003.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Alice Allison Dunnigan, African American journalist and author, was born in Russellville, Kentucky in 1906 and died in Washington, D.C. in 1983. After teaching school and working as a writer for several Kentucky newspapers, Dunnigan moved to Washington, D.C., where, from 1947 to 1961, she served as chief of the Washington bureau of the Associated Negro Press. Dunnigan was named education consultant to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity in 1961 and was an associate editor with the President's Council on Youth Opportunity from 1967 to 1970. Dunnigan was the first black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries (1947), and the first black female White House correspondent in 1948. She was also the first black elected to the Women's National Press Club. In 1974 she published her autobiography, A Black Woman's Experience: from Schoolhouse to White House and in 1982, The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Tradition was published.

Alice Allison Dunnigan, African American journalist and author, was born in Russellville, Kentucky in 1906 and died in Washington, D.C. in 1983. After teaching school and working as a writer for several Kentucky newspapers, Dunnigan moved to Washington, D.C., where, from 1947 to 1961, she served as chief of the Washington bureau of the Associated Negro Press. Dunnigan was named education consultant to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity in 1961 and was an associate editor with the President's Council on Youth Opportunity from 1967 to 1970. Dunnigan was the first black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries (1947), and the first black female White House correspondent in 1948. She was also the first black elected to the Women's National Press Club. In 1974 she published her autobiography, A Black Woman's Experience: from Schoolhouse to White House and in 1982, The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Tradition was published.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Alice Allison Dunnigan from 1958-1981. The papers include correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed material, subject files, and writings by Dunnigan. The papers include correspondence relating to her appointment to the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, and her efforts to publish a book on Black Kentuckians. Also included are reports and speeches written by Dunnigan, photographs, and a typescript of the book published as The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Tradition. Printed materials include newspaper articles written by Dunnigan.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence, 1962-1981
Box Folder Content
1 1 1962-1963
1 2 1965-1968
1 3 1971-1975, Book project on African American Kentuckians
1 4 1976-1981, Book project on African American Kentuckians
Financial records, 1973-1978
1 5 1973-1978 Dorrence & Company Publishers
Photographs, 1940s-1970s
1 6 Family, undated
1 7 Publicity and press events, 1940s-1970s, undated
1 8 Publicity and press events, 1940s-1970s, undated
1 9 Publicity and press events, 1940s-1970s, undated
2 1 Unidentified, undated
Printed material
2 2 Clippings, 1958-1972, 2007
Subject files, 1962-1974
2 3 Civic Unity Committee, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January, 1963
2 4 Department of Civil Liberties, Washington, D.C., May, 1963
2 5 Home Rule Luncheon, 1963
2 6 Howard University, 1963, 1974
2 7 International Platform Association, 1965, 1971
2 8 Kentucky State College, 1963
2 9 National Council of Negro Women, Norfolk, Virginia, May 1963
2 10 National Writers Club, 1971-1973
2 11 Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., May, 1963
2 12 President's Commission on the Status of Women, Washington, D.C., April, 1962
2 13 Special Project Securing Speaker, 1963, 1966
2 14 Theta Sigma Phi, 1971-1972
2 15 Women's Day International Coffee Hour, Trenton, N.J., February, 1965
2 16 Young Women's Christian Association, Lynchburg, VA, February, 1963
Writings by Alice Dunnigan, 1947-1966
2 17 Book on African Americans in Kentucky, chapter drafts, undated
3 1 Book on African Americans in Kentucky, layout, undated
3 2 Book on African Americans in Kentucky, research, undated
3 3 Reports: Martinsville Seven, Equal Employment, Status of Women, JFK, 1947-1965
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