PIERCE, JOSEPH A. (JOSEPH ALPHONSO),1935-
Joseph A. and Aaronetta Pierce papers, circa 1900-2012

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/g0v85


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pierce, Joseph A. (Joseph Alphonso),1935-
Title: Joseph A. and Aaronetta Pierce papers, circa 1900-2012
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1291
Extent: 3 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American anesthesiologist Joseph A. Pierce, Jr. and his wife Aaronetta Pierce including correspondence, printed material, financial records, and Pierce family genealogical material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 2014.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Joseph A. and Aaronetta Pierce papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph Alphonso Pierce, Jr. (1935-) is an African American doctor, the son of mathematics and statistics professor Joseph Alphonso Pierce, Sr., and the great-grandson of George Foster Pierce, Methodist bishop and Emory University president (1848-1854). Pierce, Jr. is an anesthesiologist living in San Antonio, Texas, and a former captain in the United States Army Medical Corp. In 1964, he married Aaronetta Hamilton, an active member of the arts and volunteer communities in San Antonio. Together, the Pierces founded Premier Artworks, Inc., which promotes African American artists around the country.

Joseph Alphonso Pierce, Jr. (1935-) is an African American doctor, the son of mathematics and statistics professor Joseph Alphonso Pierce, Sr., and the great-grandson of George Foster Pierce, Methodist bishop and Emory University president (1848-1854). Pierce, Jr. is an anesthesiologist living in San Antonio, Texas, and a former captain in the United States Army Medical Corp. In 1964, he married Aaronetta Hamilton, an active member of the arts and volunteer communities in San Antonio. Together, the Pierces founded Premier Artworks, Inc., which promotes African American artists around the country.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Joseph and Aaronetta Pierce from circa 1900-2012, including correspondence, financial records, Pierce family genealogical material, printed material, and documents relating to the couple's involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Correspondence, financial records, printed material
2 - Correspondence, Pierce family scrapbook, SNCC materials
3 - Correspondence, photographs, printed material
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