CPL-Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection
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Central Area, The Links, Inc. archives

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring

Evalyn Hamilton papers

Evalyn Hamilton, the first coordinator of the Vivian G. Harsh Society, was also active in “Go On Girl! Book Clubs” in Chicago.

Fanniemae and James Summerower papers

Fanniemae Summerower was a schoolteacher, mathematics consultant, philanthropist and widow of real estate broker James Summerower. The couple was prominent in elite Chicago social organizations.

Go on Girl! Book Club archives

“Go On Girl!,” an African American book club, was the vision of three girlfriends, Monique Greenwood, Lynda Johnson and Tracy Mitchell-Brown, in 1991 and has developed into a national book club with over 25 chapters. Its mission is to expand the African American reading experience, concentrating on authors from the African diaspora. In 1995, the Club became a legally incorporated

Les Cameos archives

Les Cameos is an African American women’s social organization founded in 1951 as a group of mothers of Girl Scouts, but which continued as a club with parties and charitable events.

Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton papers

Mellissia Elam came to Chicago in 1876 from Missouri. She established a club home for working girls in 1919; it became a center for social and cultural activities. Ms. Elam belonged to Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. After her death in 1941, the work at Elam Home was carried on by Lauretta Peyton.

Venona Johnson papers

Venona Johnson’s papers include materials on the Chicago Chapter of the Girlfriends, a social and philanthropic club.

Zeta Phi Beta, Roanoke, Va. Chapter papers

The Roanoke, Virginia Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority was founded at Howard University in 1920.