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General information, 1970-2002

 File — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

These four folders contain correspondence, newspaper articles, event programs, personal write-ups, publications featuring Bertha, official documents from her career with New Hanover County schools, and content related to her Civil Rights efforts and experiences with desegregation. They have been maintained in the original order and grouping with which Bertha donated them and were all labeled "Biography - Bertha." Highlights include her original teaching certification and contracts with New Hanover County schools signed by Heyward Bellamy, and a photo of a young Bertha in the Fall-Winter 1954-55 issue of "Negro Progress." both located in Box 3, Folder 2. Some material, like speeches and notes, can also be found in other files within the series.


  • 1970-2002

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 10 Containers (Contains 6 bankers boxes, 1 VHS box, 1 poster tube, and 1 map case folder)


From the Collection: English