Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton papers
- Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton papers
- Chicago Public Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Woodson Regional library
- 3.0 Linear feet
- Elam, Mellissia
- Peyton, Lauretta
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.
Scope and Contents note
The papers include personal and organizational correspondence, programs, clippings and memorabilia.
Processing Information note
This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 Janaury 14 by Bergis Jules.