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Willarena Lamar Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00465

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches.

Dates of Materials

  • 1941-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1941-2001

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open with caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be somewhat difficult to use. College journal/scrapbook is closed due to fragility, has been photocopied for research purposes.

Box #2 is CLOSED due to visible mold.

Conditions Governing Use

Willarena Williams and the Sophia Smith Collection both own copyright to the unpublished works created by her in this collection. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Willarena Lamar was born in 1932, attended Haines Normal and Industrial Institute beginning at age 4, and graduated as valedictorian in 1948. She earned an A. B. from Talladega College in 1952 and a M.S. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in 1954. She married Tracy Evans Williams in 1956 and the couple had seven children; all four daughters attended Smith College (Serena Williams, 1981; Nita W. Walker, 1984; Mayme W. Nwaneri 1985; and Dollie W. Banks, 1987). Williams was a life-long resident of Augusta, Georgia and taught science at several area schools. From 1988 to 1992 she was principal of the Augustus R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering High School. She served on the board of the Augusta-Richmond County Museum and was a member of the Red Cross Auxiliary.

Extent

2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

Abstract

Teacher, science; Principal. The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches.

Other Finding Aids

OCLC Number: 51671916

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of what is included in this collection is available in this downloadable document: inventory to the Willarena Lamar Williams papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Nita Williams Walker in 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is comprised of the following accessions, some of which may not have accession records. Accession numbers: 02S-20. Accessions were received on the following dates: 2002-03-20.

Accruals

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

General

Numbers in parentheses correspond to Nita Williams Walker's list.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2002

Title
Willarena Lamar Williams papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:22-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • Location of donor files

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
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