Guide to the Jesse W. and Marcella Ford Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Guide to the Jesse W. and Marcella Ford Papers

Collection number: MS 10

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
01/30/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jesse W. and Marcella Ford papers
Dates: 1907-2002
Collection number: MS 10
Creator: Ford, Jesse William, 1890-1972.
Creator: Ford, Marcella, 1900-2002.
Collection Size: 3.75 linear feet (6 boxes + 1 oversized)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Jesse W. and Marcella Ford Papers includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, reports, and artifacts that document the life and activities of Jesse W. and Marcella Ford.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Jesse W. and Marcella Ford Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Jesse W. and Marcella Ford papers, MS 10, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, January 30, 2013. Edited because of additions, Sean Heyliger, 01/24/2014.

Biography / Administrative History

Jesse William Ford
Jesse William Ford was born on January 9, 1890 in Dobson, Mississippi to David and Mattie Barnes Ford. After graduating from Spring Hill High School in Florence, Mississippi, he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas during World War I and shortly thereafter in 1925 became employed with the Pullman Company as a sleeping car porter, a position he would keep until retiring in 1960. In 1926, he moved to Oakland, California and was active in numerous clubs, organizations, and churches. He was a co-organizer of the Oakland camp of American Woodmen and served as a member of the Board of Deacons of United Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland for over 30 years.
Marcella Ford
Marcella Ford was born on August 30, 1900 in Athens Georgia and raised in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of a Baptist minister. She married a minister and began taking seminary classes in Chicago at Northern Baptist Seminary, but following the death of her first husband, she moved to Oakland, California where she married Jesse William Ford in 1934. Upon arriving in Oakland, she became active in in the Beth Eden Christian Education Program and helped to establish the Board of Education at the church. While working on her master's degree in Christian education from American Baptist Seminary of the West, she began teaching classes in the Oakland public schools. Following graduation from the seminary she received an appointment to teach from the Education Ministry at Valley Forge and taught at two American Baptist schools. After a year of teaching at the Mather Boarding School for Girls in Beaufort, South Carolina, she returned to her alma mater, Shaw University, where she worked for ten years as an assistant director and teacher in the School of Christian Education. With fellow Beth Eden member and teacher, Katheryne Favors, Ford developed the first course on teaching African American history to elementary and high school students. In the fall of 1962, Ford taught the first course, History and Culture of the American Negro, at Berkeley Adult Evening School, the first course of its kind in the Bay Area. After two years of teaching, she became an education consultant helping Bay Area schools establish curriculum on black history. For her contributions to education and dedication to African American history, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Shaw University in 1982.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Jesse W. and Marcella Ford Papers includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, reports, and artifacts that document the life and activities of Jesse W. and Marcella Ford. The collection is organized into three series: Marcella Ford, Jesse W. Fords, and photographs. The collection of archival material related to Marcella Ford includes correspondence to Ford organized by subject, her resume, newspaper clippings related to her work as an early educator of African American history, one typescript manuscript on Oakland's history, badges from conventions attended by Ford, a scrapbook of programs and correspondence related to conventions held by the National Council of Negro Women, and proclamations honoring Ford's contributions to education. The Jesse W. Ford series includes assorted correspondence written to Ford; assorted letters, programs, and artifacts related to his involvement in various social clubs and organization in the Oakland area; manuals, brochures, and correspondence related to his employment with the Pullman Company and member of the Union of Sleeping Car Porters; and a scrapbook of funeral programs attended by Ford. The photograph series includes assorted photographs of Jesse W. and Marcella Ford and relatives and friends between 1907-2001.

Arrangement

Series I. Marcella Ford Series II. Jesse William Ford Series III. Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ford, Marcella, 1900-2002.
Ford, Jesse William, 1890-1972.
National Council of Negro Women--History--Sources.
Pullman Company--Employees.
Oakland (Calif.)--History--20th century.
Oakland (Calif.)--Social life and customs.

Atkinson, Nicole. Dr. Marcella Ford: Tireless Crusader. From the Archives: Newsletter of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland Winter 1994: 3, 7.

Collection Contents

 

Marcella Ford

Physical Description: 21 folders+ 1 oversized box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence, resumes, newspaper clippings, oral history transcript, plaques, and diplomas related to the teaching career of Marcella Ford.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Correspondence

Box 1:1

Personal 1951-1988

Box 1:2

Teaching 1947-1985

Box 1:3

University 1948-1985

Box 1:4

Religion 1939-1984

Box 1:5

Negro history 1966-1986

Box 1:6

Oakland Museum of California 1966-1967

Box 1:7

Politics 1961-1990

Box 1:8

Committee for Kenya Students 1959-1962

Box 1:8

Resumes 1956-1982

Box 1:9

Newspaper clippings 1959-2001

Box 1:10

Oakland—Now and Then—Way Back When undated

Box 2:2

Intertribal Friendship House Community History Project oral history interview 1979-1980

Box 2:3

Kwanza 1979-1981

Box 2:4

Allensworth State Historical Park 1973-1988

Box 2:5

City of Oakland Landmarks Preservation Board 1974-1988

Box 1:11

Memorials and tributes 1977-2002

 

Badges

Box 1:12

NAACP National Convention 1926

Box 1:12

National Baptist Convention 1933

Box 1:12

Enlightenment Enlistment Evangelization 1933

 

Proclamations and awards

Box 2:6

Awards 1946-2001

Box 6

Plaques 1959-1997

Box OM1

Oversized plaques 1970-2001

Box 2:7-9

Diplomas 1915-1982

Box 2:9

National Council of Negro Women scrapbook 1962-1966

 

Jesse W. Ford

Physical Description: 12 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence, autobiographical notes, memorabilia and records related to civic organizations, and records related to Jesse W. Ford's employment as a Pullman porter.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and format.
Box 2:10

Correspondence 1924-1967

Box 2:11

Autobiographical notes 1937-1970

 

Clubs and organizations

Box 3:1

American Woodmen 1939-1970

Box 3:2

Constitution and by-laws of the District Grand Household of Ruth No. 28 undated

Box 3:3

Knights of Pythias badge and financial card book 1920 and undated

Box 3:4

Membership cards 1942-1956 and undated

Box 3:5

Negro Non-Partisan League of California newsletter and articles of incorporation 1943-1944

 

Pullman Company

Box 3:6

Pension and insurance plans 1929-1947

Box 3:7

Timesheet and certificate of service 1956-1960

Box 3:8

Agreement between The Pullman Company and porters, attendants, maids, and bus boys in the service of the Pullman Company in the USA and Canada represented by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1953

Box 3:9

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters brochure 1950

Box 3:9

Instructions for porters employed on cars of the Pullman Company 1935

Box 3:10

Jesse W. Ford funeral service 1972

Box 1:2

Memorials and funerals I have attended scrapbook [funeral programs] 1938-1962

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 17 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs arranged into five subseries: family photographs, portraits, masons, religious and educational activities, and assorted.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

Family photographs

Box 4:8

Lucille Woods Mather standing on front porch 7 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee [172] 1907

Box 4:8

Portrait of Mozelle [-] Wendell Phillips Studio, 253 East 39th st. Chicago, Illinois, caption: 'Mozelle Depat [?] my aunt (deceased, 1954)' [173] circa 1920s

Box 4:8

Baby portrait of Bernice Edna Harris 6 months, 3 weeks [174] circa 1910s

Box 4:8

Charles Smith, uncle of Marcella Ford, and man standing in front of house [184] circa 1910s

Box 4:8

Aunt Janie Smith standing on front porch, reverse: 'Love from Essie and me we often speak of you dear' [185] circa 1920s

Box 4:8

Marcella Ford sitting on retaining wall in front of house Oakland, California [186] 1934

Box 5:1

Jesse and Marcella Ford standing next to building [221] 1967

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford standing next to Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [223] 1967

Box 5:1

Jesse Ford standing on steps of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [224] 1968

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford standing on sidewalk [226] 1972

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford standing on sidewalk [227] 1972

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford sitting on piano bench [228] 1972

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford standing on walkway next to picket fence [229] 1972

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford standing in backyard [239] 1972

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing in doorway [242] 1972

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding two potted plants [243] 1972

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding certificate and potted plant [244] 1973

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding certificate and potted plant [245] 1973

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding certificate and potted plant [246] 1973

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding potted plant and card [248] 1973

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding potted plant and card [249] 1973

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing on walkway holding potted plant and card [250] 1973

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and guests attending 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen [278] 1977

Box 5:3

M. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Marc, and Marcella Ford, Port-au-Prince, Haiti [279] 1979

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and group of women visiting school in Haiti [280] 1979

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and group of women visiting school in Haiti [281] 1979

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and group of women visiting school in Haiti [282] 1979

Box 5:3

Shanty town, Haiti [283] 1979

Box 5:3

Campus of Baptist seminary Limbe, Haiti [284] 1979

Box 5:3

Group of men constructing cinder block building, Haiti [285] 1979

Box 5:3

Ann Dyas and Marcella Ford visiting farm project in Haiti [286] 1979

Box 5:3

Group of men and women visiting farm project in Haiti [287] 1979

Box 5:3

Boy standing next to building [288] 1979

Box 5:3

House by roadside [289] 1979

Box 5:3

House by roadside [290] 1979

Box 5:3

Woman riding donkey next to road [291] 1979

Box 5:3

Woman riding donkey next to road [292] 1979

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford sitting in chair [327] 1984

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [345] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [346] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [347] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [348] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [349] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [350] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [351] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [352] 2000

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford 100th birthday party celebration [353] 2000

Box 5:5

Jesse Ford, Marcella Ford, and Mrs. Williams standing on front porch of house at 925 39th st. Oakland, California [355] 1955

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford and four women standing next to parked car [356] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Exterior of house at 925 39th st. Oakland, California [357] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Photobooth portrait of Marcella Ford [358] 1931

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford and sister Aline sitting on front porch [359] 1955

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford standing next to house [361] 1950

Box 5:6

Beatrice Woods and daughter [362] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Mrs. Liggins standing next to house [363] 1945

Box 5:6

Two men in suits standing next to ivy-covered building [364] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Man standing in street holding camera, church in the background [365] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Man and woman standing in street with bicycles [366] 1942

Box 5:6

Woman standing next to backyard shed [367] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman standing with four children [368] 1942

Box 5:6

Woman standing on walkway in front of house [369] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford walking on sidewalk, Salt Lake City, Utah [370] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Ella and two children at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers [371] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman standing in front of house , Los Angeles, California [372] 1951

Box 5:6

Woman leaning on Buick car [373] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman sitting on chaise lounge in backyard, Denver, Colorado [374] 1950

Box 5:6

Man and three women standing next to building [375] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman and baby lying on blanket in yard [376] 1952

Box 5:6

Two women and man holding baby [377] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman and man holding a baby standing next to building [378] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman standing in yard, caption: 'Henrene, sister-in-law died 1914' [379] circa 1900s

Box 5:6

Wood pallets in field [380] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Two women and baby lying on blanket in yard [381] 1952

Box 5:6

Two women and baby lying on blanket in yard [382] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman sitting on retaining wall reading book, Denver, Colorado [383] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Woman and boy standing in doorway [384] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Two women standing in yard [385] 1952

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford and two women standing on street corner at 2543 Welton Drive, Denver, Colorado, caption: 'Woodmen friends in Denver' [386] 1950

Box 5:6

Woman standing next to backyard shed [387] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Rev. Hubbard attending picnic in the park [388] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman and baby lying on blanket in yard [389] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman holding a baby standing next to man and woman [390] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman holding a baby standing next to man and two woman [391] 1952

Box 5:6

Baby lying on blanket in yard [392] 1952

Box 5:6

Three girls and two boys [393] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford standing next to Marcella Ford in cap and gown [394] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Two women and baby lying on blanket in yard [395] 1952

Box 5:6

Three women in cap and gown standing next to ivy-covered building [396] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford in cap and gown standing with group of five men and women [397] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Woman holding a baby standing in yard next to building [398] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman holding a baby standing in yard next to building [399] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman holding a baby standing in yard next to building [400] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman holding baby standing next to parked car [401] 1952

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford in cap and gown [402] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Man holding baby standing next to two women [403] 1952

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford and three women standing next to building [404] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford in cap and gown standing with group of five men and women [405] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Four men in suits standing next to building [406] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Man, woman and two children standing next to house [407] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Man lying on blanket in the park [408] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Man and woman lying on blanket in the park [409] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Boy and girl lying on blanket in the park [410] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford incap and gown standing with group of five men and women [411] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Girl sitting on back bumper of car parked in street [412] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman sitting on front lawn [414] 1960

Box 5:6

Woman standing next to car [415] 1960

Box 5:6

Man sitting on couch in living room surrounded by group of women [416] 1955

Box 5:6

Group of men in living room [417] 1955

Box 5:6

Group of men and women sitting in living room [418] 1955

Box 5:6

Four men and women in living room, caption: 'William Pater [?] our host' [419] 1955

Box 5:6

Woman lying in yard, caption: 'Bennie' [420] 1924

Box 5:6

Four men and women in living room, caption: 'Oakland 1955' [421] 1955

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford standing next to car parked on street [422] 1954

Box 5:6

Woman standing next to blue car [424] 1955

Box 5:6

Woman wearing a fur stole standing next to house [425] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Jesse and Marcella Ford walking on sidewalk at Treasure Island [426] 1939

Box 5:6

Jesse and Marcella Ford sitting in living room holding a candy jar [427] 1957

Box 5:6

Bride and groom standing between to flower stands [428] 1957

Box 5:6

Woman and girl standing on front steps of house [429] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Two women and baby lying on blanket in yard [430] 1952

Box 5:6

Two women and baby lying on blanket in yard [431] 1952

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford and woman standing next to car [432] 1952

Box 5:6

Man and woman lying on blanket in yard with baby [433] 1952

Box 5:6

Woman standing in living room, caption: 'a friend 1950' [434] 1950

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford standing in CBS Television Studios parking lot [435] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Man holding baby standing next to building [436] 1952

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford standing on front steps of house [437] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman sitting at writing desk [438] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Portrait of Matilda Brown [439] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Mrs. Mayfield standing next to tree in front yard [445] 1923

Box 5:6

Man and woman standing under staircase [446] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Exterior of house at 925 39th st. Oakland, California [448] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford standing in front of house at 925 39th st. Oakland, California [449] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Group of men and women sitting in living room [450] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford standing next to staircase [451] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford standing next to house [452] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Man and woman lying on blanket in yard with baby, caption: 'The Caldwells & baby' [453] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Woman standing next to picket fence [454] 1962

Box 5:6

Girl and two boys standing in street next to parked car [455] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Man and two women standing next to palm tree [456] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford walking on sidewalk [457] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Man and woman standing in snow-covered field [460] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman sitting on front fender of car [461] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Marcella Ford standing next to house holding a blanket [462] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Four men and women standing in park [463] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Group photograph of six women [464] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Woman in cap and gown standing next to ivy-covered building [465] circa 1943

Box 5:6

Boy wearing a tie standing in backyard [466] circa 1940s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford and woman sitting on blanket in park [467] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford and two women standing in park [468] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Woman and boy standing in park [469] circa 1950s

Box 5:6

Group of men and women sitting on blankets in park [470] circa 1950s

Box 5:7

Exterior entrance of World Trade Center building, San Francisco, California [471] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero freeway in front of the Ferry building, San Francisco, California [472] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero freeway in front of the Ferry building, San Francisco, California [473] 1982

Box 5:7

San Francisco Ferry building deserted village [474] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero freeway in front of the Ferry building, San Francisco, California [475] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero Center [476] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero Center [477] 1982

Box 5:7

Lower Market St., San Francisco, California [478] 1982

Box 5:7

Embarcadero Center [479] 1982

Box 5:7

Regional Transit Connection, Third and Townsend St., San Francisco, California [480] 1982

Box 5:7

Railroad depot Third and Townsend St., San Francisco, California [481] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of house 147 Fremont St. San Mateo, California [482] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of Women's Club House [483] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, San Mateo, California [484] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of Pilgrim Baptist Church, San Mateo, California [485] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of 326 Mt. Diablo Ave. San Mateo, California [486] 1982

Box 5:7

Exterior of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [487] 1984

Box 5:7

Exterior of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [488] 1984

Box 5:7

Man standing outside gate of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [489] 1984

Box 5:7

Man standing next to church organ [490] 1983

 

Portraits

Box 4:5

Portrait of Louisa E. Williams [098] 1929

Box 4:5

Portrait of woman [099] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of a woman, caption: 'OC Wilbur' [100] 1937

Box 4:5

Portrait of a woman in white sleeveless dress [101] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of a woman in fur coat [102] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of a woman in white blouse [103] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Graduation portrait of Gwendolyn Yvonne Ward, reverse: 'To my aunt Lois (Gibson) Love Gwendolyn' [104] 1953

Box 4:5

Portrait of Edena Johnson, caption: 'Edena Johnson formerly of Sac'to' [106] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of a woman in white lace blouse [107] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of baby sitting in carriage [108] circa 1910s

Box 4:5

Portrait of baby sitting on blanket, caption: 'Chicago' [109] circa 1940s

Box 4:5

Portrait of Gwendolyn Yvonne Ward [110] 1940

Box 4:5

Portrait of a young girl holding doll [111] circa 1910s

Box 4:5

Portrait of young girl sitting in chair [112] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of woman standing next to chair, caption: 'Arizona photo Mrs. Fish?' [113] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of Florence and Edgar Watkins [114] 1938

Box 4:5

Portrait of woman wearing wide-brimmed hat standing next to chair [115] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of woman sitting in chair [116] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of woman sitting in chair [117] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of two women sitting in chairs [118] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of young man in suit, Newton studio, Main St., Memphis, Tennessee [119] circa 1910s

Box 4:5

Portrait of man in suit and top hat smoking a cigar [120] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of man sitting at piano [121] circa 1920s

Box 4:5

Portrait of two men in suits and straw hats standing on garden path [122] circa 1910s

Box 4:5

Portrait of Wilton Johnson, caption: 'Wilton Johnson son of Edwin and Edena Johnson' [123] circa 1930s

Box 4:6

Portrait of young man in pin-striped suit [124] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of a young man in a suit [125] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of man in suit and bow tie holding a hat [127] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of man and woman [128] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of young man in suit, Gene Hanner studio, Seattle, Washington [130] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of man in suit standing next to small table, reverse: 'J.H. Dillion' [131] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Portrait of young man in suit and bow tie [132] circa 1910s

Box 4:6

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Lacy holding guitar, caption: 'Mr. & Mrs. Lacy singers in Oakland Ch. Of the Nazarene' [133] circa 1938

Box 4:6

Portrait of young man in suit [134] circa 1910s

Box 4:6

Portrait of young woman, Cramer studio, 402 Kearny St. San Francisco, California [135] circa 1890s

Box 4:6

Portrait of young women holding hand bag [136] circa 1910s

Box 4:6

Portrait of John Clayton Ward, Jr. [137] 1940

Box 4:6

Woman standing behind man sitting outside on stool [140] circa 1930s

Box 4:6

Portrait of woman sitting on bench, caption: 'Little Rock Arkansas' [141] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Baby portrait of Yvonne Sudduth, caption: 'Yvonne Sudduth born: 7/5/1922 died: 8/9/1924 Los Angeles' [142] circa 1923

Box 4:7

Cabinet card portrait of two young women, H.T. Martin photographic artist, Topeka, Kansas [143] circa 1880s

Box 4:7

Portrait of Miss N.S. Redman accompanist and Rev. Mary E. Taylor evangelist [147] circa 1910s

Box 4:7

Portrait of two baby girls, caption: 'Allison 2 1/2 Arline 7 months December, 1936' [148] 1936

Box 4:7

Portrait of Sarah Drown [152] circa 1920s

Box 4:7

Portrait of Marcella Ford in traditional African dress [170] circa 1970s

Box 4:9

Portrait of Ava Lee Hildieth [?] [196] circa 1928

Box 4:9

Portrait of Jesse Ford [197] circa 1950s

Box 4:9

Portrait of Jesse Ford [198] circa 1960s

Box 4:9

Portrait of Jesse Ford [199] 1937

Box 4:9

Graduation portrait of Marcella Ford from Berkeley Baptist Divinity School [203 A/B] 1943

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [204] 1934

Box 4:9

Graduation portrait of Marcella Ford from Berkeley Baptist Divinity School [205] 1943

Box 4:9

Graduation portrait of Marcella Ford from Berkeley Baptist Divinity School [206 A/B] 1943

Box 4:9

Shaw University faculty privilege card portrait [207 A/B] 1950

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford, Raleigh, North Carolina [208] 1945

Box 4:9

Shaw University faculty privilege card portrait [209] 1952

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [210] 1957

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [211] 1969

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [212] 1953

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [213] 1953

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [214] 1982

Box 4:9

Portrait of Marcella Ford [215] 1982

Box 5:1

Portrait of Marcella Ford [216] circa 1980s

Box 5:1

Portrait of Marcella Ford [217 A-D] 1991

Box 5:1

Portrait of Marcella Ford [218] 1990

Box 5:1

Portrait of Marcella Ford [219] circa 1990s

Box 5:4

Portrait of Annie Lee Hudson (nee Acrington), Chicago, Illinois [301] 1928

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Portrait of Jesse Ford [354] circa 1910s

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Photobooth portrait of Willie Mae Banks [413] 1958

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Portrait of Felix Ford [440] circa 1920s

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Portrait of young woman, caption: 'Bennie' [458] 1957

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Portrait of a girl [459] 1966

 

Masons

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Teenage girl sitting at piano [001] circa 1940s

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Masons standing in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [002] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [003] circa 1940s

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Masons meeting in church [004] circa 1940s

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Mason group photograph in front of bus [005] circa 1940s

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Man in suit and hat holding briefcase standing in front of press car [006] circa 1940s

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Masons standing in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [007] circa 1940s

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Four members of the Order of the Eastern Star [008] circa 1940s

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Group of men in suits sitting at dining tables [010] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of members of the Order of the Eastern Star, University High School, Oakland, California [011] circa 1940s

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Group of men in suits sitting at dining tables [012] circa 1940s

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Group of men and women sitting in chairs on tiered bleachers [013] circa 1940s

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Members of the Order of the Eastern Star sitting in chairs in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [014] circa 1940s

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Marching band performing in street parade [015] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [016] circa 1940s

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Marching band practicing in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [017] circa 1940s

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Man in tuxedo singing on stage [018] circa 1940s

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Woman in white gown on stage [019] circa 1940s

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Men and women in queue to enter building [020] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [021] circa 1940s

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Men in suits and masonic aprons standing in two rows in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [022] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting on stage [023] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [024] circa 1940s

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Men and women standing outside church entrance for masonic meeting [025] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [026] circa 1940s

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Men and women on stage [027] circa 1940s

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Marching band practicing in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [028] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [029] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [030] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [031] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [032] circa 1940s

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Marching band practicing in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [033] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting on church stage at mason meeting [034] circa 1940s

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Marching band practicing in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [035] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [036] circa 1940s

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Men and women standing outside church entrance for masonic meeting [037] circa 1940s

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Masons queued in street for parade [038] circa 1940s

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Men and women standing outside church entrance for masonic meeting [039] circa 1940s

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Masons marching in street parade [040] circa 1940s

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Men and women standing outside church entrance for masonic meeting [041] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of children wearing masonic sashes standing in church entrance [042] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting in church pews at mason meeting [043] circa 1940s

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Men and women sitting on church stage at mason meeting [044] circa 1940s

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Crowd seated in auditorium at mason meeting [045] circa 1940s

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Men and women on stage [046] circa 1940s

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Teenage girl sitting at piano [047] circa 1940s

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Men and women on stage [048] circa 1940s

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Masons and marching band queued in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [049] circa 1940s

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Masons and marching band queued in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [050] circa 1940s

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Men in suits and masonic aprons standing in two rows in courtyard, University High School, Oakland, California [051] circa 1940s

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Masons and marching band queued in courtyard at University High School, Oakland, California [052] circa 1940s

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Masons marching in street parade [053] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple sitting at banquet table [054] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple sitting at banquet table [055] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple sitting at banquet table [056] circa 1940s

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Exterior of masonic lodge building [057] circa 1940s

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Four men and women wearing masonic sashes and aprons [058] circa 1940s

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Man playing trumpet next to women at piano [059] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple sitting at banquet tables [060] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple sitting at banquet tables [061] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of Egyptian Shriners [062] circa 1940s

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Members of Egyptian temple standing in line next to banquet table [063] circa 1940s

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Members of Egyptian temple standing in line next to banquet table [064] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of members of Egyptian temple [065] circa 1940s

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Egyptian Shriners standing in line next to banquet table [066] circa 1940s

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Members of Egyptian temple standing in line next to banquet table [067] circa 1940s

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Members of Egyptian temple standing in line next to banquet table [068] circa 1940s

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Member of Egyptian temple standing with two women [069] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple standing in front of Christmas tree with Santa Claus [070] circa 1940s

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Member of Egyptian temple sitting next to girl at banquet table [071] circa 1940s

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Group of men sitting in banquet room [072] circa 1940s

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Group of men sitting in banquet room [073] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of members of Menelik temple in meeting hall [074] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at dining tables [075] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [076] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [077] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [078] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [079] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [080] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [081] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [082] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [083] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [084] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [085] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [086] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [087] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [088] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [089] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple dancing in ballroom [090] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [091] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [092] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [093] circa 1940s

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Group photograph of members of Egyptian temple in meeting room [094] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [095] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [096] circa 1940s

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Members of Menelik temple eating at banquet table [097] circa 1940s

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Portrait of two members of the Mohammed Shriner masonic temple [129] circa 1920s

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Woman standing behind two members of Menelik temple [157] circa 1940s

 

Religious and educational organizations

Box 4:8

Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [176] 1943

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Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [177] 1943

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Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [178] 1943

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Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [179] 1943

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Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [180] 1943

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Group photograph of students of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School Class of 1943 [181] 1943

Box 4:8

Marcella Ford and group of children eating at picnic table, Wives Club Picnic Students International, Tilden Park, California [187] 1962

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Marcella Ford and two men with ribbon streamers on heads, staff Christmas party, Oakland Council Chapters [188] circa 1950s

Box 4:8

Jeremy Mitchell and congregation standing in front of Station Baptist Church [190] 1979

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Portrait of Marcella Ford holding black history books for Negro history exhibit, Oakland Museum [191] 1965

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Portrait of Marcella Ford holding two photographs for Negro history exhibit, Oakland Museum [192] 1965

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Marcella Ford teaching in classroom, caption: 'Marcella Ford 1966 Oakland Tribune' [193] 1966

Box 4:8

Group photograph of members of 1st A.M.E. Church and Faith Presbyterian Church Oakland, California [194] 1948

Box 4:9

Marcella Ford, W. Tate, and Edna Williams attending the Christmas Fellowship Dinner, Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [200 A/B] 1980

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford and [-] Allen dressed as Ruth and Naomi in drama presented by group #10 at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Hubbard Fellowship Hall [220] 1956

Box 5:1

D.B. Bell, Marcella Ford, and Galia Willis attending the American Baptist Women's Conference Mt. Herman [222] 1967

Box 5:1

Marcella Ford's Shaw University memorabilia on display on table at Beth Eden Baptist Church [230] 1972

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Marcella Ford standing next to table displaying Shaw University memorabilia at Beth Eden Baptist Church [231] 1972

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Marcella Ford holding Shaw University service award plaque [232 A/B] 1972

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Hand pointing to Marcella Ford's name on Berkeley Baptist Divinity School building plaque [247] 1973

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Phil Mason and Marcella Ford at Beth Eden Baptist Church Oakland, California [251] 1973

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Dr. J. Archie Hargraves, President, Shaw University, Mr. Alice Mallard, and Mrs. Ross James dinner guests of Marcella Ford at Grand Lake Gardens 401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, California [252] 1975

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Marcella Ford, Dr. J. Archie Hargraves, President, Shaw University, Mr. Alice Mallard, and Mrs. Ross James dinner guests of Marcella Ford at Grand Lake Gardens 401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, California [253] 1975

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford holding award presented at conference [254] 1976

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford and man sitting at banquet table at Shaw University School of Religion banquet [255] 1976

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Marcella Ford and man sitting at banquet table at Shaw University School of Religion banquet [256] 1976

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Rev. C. Edwards, Marcella Ford, Laura Dickey Edwards, and Mrs. McRay attending Shaw University School of Religion banquet [257] 1976

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Rev. C. Edwards, Marcella Ford, Laura Dickey Edwards, and Mrs. McRay attending Shaw University School of Religion banquet [258] 1976

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford and two women standing at podium holding plaque at Shaw University School of Religion banquet [259] 1976

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford holding bouquet of roses standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [260] 1977

Box 5:2

Unidentified woman, Dr. Richard Fields, Marcella Ford, and Dr. G.O. James standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [261] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields, Marcella Ford, and Dr. G.O. James standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [262 A/B] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields and Marcella Ford standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [263] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields and Marcella Ford standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [264] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields and Marcella Ford standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [265] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields and Marcella Ford standing in front of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [266] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and Mrs. Vera Clayton [267] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields, Marcella Ford, and Dr. G.O. James attending Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [268] 1977

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Dr. Richard Fields, Marcella Ford, and Dr. G.O. James attending Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [268] 1977

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Marcella Ford and Dr. G.O. James attending Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [269] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford holding bird of paradise plant, freeway in the background [270 A/B] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford holding bird of paradise plant and plaque, freeway in the background [271] 1977

Box 5:3

Nadie Johnson [-], Marcella Ford, and Linnie Johnson Williams holding plaque in honor of scholarship at Shaw University [272 A/B] 1977

Box 5:3

Oakland City Councilman Joshua Rose presenting Marcella Ford with city resolution from Mayor Reading [273] 1977

Box 5:3

Lula Mae Marshall making presentation to Marcella Ford [274] 1977

Box 5:3

Dr. Richard Fields presenting award of merit plaque from Shaw University to Marcella Ford [275] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford holding bouquet of roses at Beth Eden Baptist Church ceremony [276] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford holding bouquet of roses next to thank you banner at Beth Eden Baptist Church ceremony [277] 1977

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford with group of women in meeting hall [293] 1980

Box 5:3

African women's delegation visiting Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [294] 1979

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African women's delegation visiting Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [295] 1979

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African women's delegation having lunch at Gingerbread House, Oakland, California [296] 1979

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford, W. Tate, and M. Robinson [297] 1980

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford at Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland California [298] 1981

Box 5:3

Marcella Ford and Mildred Carver at AKA founder Norma E. Boyd reception [299] 1981

Box 5:4

Inez Davis, Angel Brooks, and Marcella Ford [300] 1970

Box 5:4

Geraldine Gillian, Marcella Ford, and Jamila Makine attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [302] 1988

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and three women attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [303] 1988

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and Eustache family standing on sidewalk [304] 1980

Box 5:4

Julie Casimer, Marcella Ford, and Julia Eustache standing on sidewalk [305] 1980

Box 5:4

Dominique Casimer, Julie Casimer, and Mrs. Eustache standing on front porch [306] 1980

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and Eustache family standing on sidewalk [307] 1980

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Marcella Ford and Eustache family standing on sidewalk [308] 1980

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford in library of Grand Lake Gardens [309] 1986

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford standing in entrance of Grand Lake Gardens [310] 1986

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Marcella Ford standing in entrance of Grand Lake Gardens [311] 1986

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Marcella Ford standing in entrance of Grand Lake Gardens [312] 1986

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Marcella Ford in library of Grand Lake Gardens [313] 1986

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Marcella Ford sitting in chair at Grand Lake Gardens [314] 1986

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and group of men and women attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [315] 1989

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and group of men and women attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [316] 1989

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and Dr. Talbot O. Shaw cutting cake at Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [317] 1989

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford, Dr. Talbot Shaw, and Jamila Makine attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [318] 1989

Box 5:4

Dorothy Richards, Charlean Lester, Gerry Gilliam, Wanda Washington, Virginia Rose, Inez Davis, Marcella Ford, and Jamila Makine attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [319] 1989

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and Alice C. Royal attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [320] 1989

Box 5:4

Exterior of Golden Gate Library Branch of the Oakland Public Library [321] 1988

Box 5:4

Christine Simmons, Paul Robeson Jr., Marcella Ford, Mildred Gardner, Christine Hill attending press reception for Paul Robeson Jr. at the Oakland Museum [322] 1981

Box 5:4

Paul Robeson Jr. and Marcella Ford at press reception for Paul Robeson Jr. at the Oakland Museum [323] 1981

Box 5:4

Christine Simmons, Paul Robeson Jr., Laverne Brown and Marcella Ford talking at press reception for Paul Robeson Jr. at the Oakland Museum [324] 1981

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford attending event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [325] 1980

Box 5:4

Marcella Ford and Lillian Baranco attending Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [326] 1993

Box 5:4

William T. Bryant, Marcella Ford, Pete Mesa, and Charlotte Chambliss attending event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [328] 1992

Box 5:4

Group photograph of women in hallway [329] undated

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford and Eustache family standing on sidewalk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [330] 1980

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford standing on front steps of building [331] 1974

Box 5:5

Marian Davis Hall, Bishop Roy C. Nichols, and Marcella Ford [332] 1977

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford wearing Shaw University sash and holding bouquet of roses at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [333] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford wearing Shaw University sash and holding bouquet of roses at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [334] 1992

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Marcella Ford wearing Shaw University sash and holding bouquet of roses at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [335] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford wearing Shaw University sash and holding bouquet of roses at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [336] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford cutting cake at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [337] 1992

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Marcella Ford cutting cake at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [338] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford receiving bouquet of roses on stage at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [339] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford and unidentified woman standing next to cake at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [340] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford and group of women on stage at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [341] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford and group of women on stage at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [342] 1992

Box 5:5

Marcella Ford cutting cake at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [343] 1992

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Marcella Ford cutting cake at 15th annual Shaw University scholarship fund event at Beth Eden Baptist Church [344] 1992

Box 5:6

Group photograph of men and women, caption: 'S.F. Camp #9' [423] 1952

Box 5:6

Jesse Ford standing on steps of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [441] 1968

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Renee and Kevin Warren standing on steps of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [442] 1968

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Renee and Kevin Warren standing on steps of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [443] 1968

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Jesse Ford standing on steps of Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [444] 1968

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Jesse Ford standing next to table, Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California [447] 1960

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Marcella Ford teaching class on Negro History, reverse: 'Audio Visual Dept. Berkeley Unified School District' [491] 1963-10-11

 

Assorted

Box 4:5

Woman standing in front of house [105] circa 1950s

Box 4:6

Three men in suit standing on gravel lot [126] circa 1920s

Box 4:6

Wedding party group photograph [138] circa 1930s

Box 4:6

Woman standing on front steps of house [139] circa 1930s

Box 4:7

Man smoking cigar and holding cane leaning against wire fence [149] circa 1910s

Box 4:7

Portrait of Althea Robinson, Oakland, California [150] circa 1920s

Box 4:7

Group of men and woman having picnic on summitt of Sierra Madre, California [153] circa 1915

Box 4:7

Man and woman standing next to agave cactus, Pasadena Drive [153] circa 1915

Box 4:7

Four women from the American Red Cross exchanging bags, left-right): Rosie Ledoux, Sarah Samuel, Luvenia Brown, Marie Wallace [155] circa 1977

Box 4:7

Woman sitting in chair on walkway, caption: 'One of the twin daughters of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Jackson (Sacramento, Calif.)' [156] circa 1920s

Box 4:7

Colorized portrait of two girls standing on walkway [158] circa 1930s

Box 4:7

Woman standing with hands in coat pockets next to car parked on roadside [171] circa 1940s

Box 4:8

Portrait of Mr. [-] Tate, Los Angeles, California [175] circa 1920s

Box 4:8

Marcella Ford, Charity Williams and friends in El Paso, Texas [182] 1935

Box 4:8

Six women standing outside, reverse: 'Katie Baker, Bliss Baker, Harvey' [183] circa 1930s

Box 4:8

Ruth Tolmaire, woman, and priest standing in front of Mission San Miguel, California [189] 1938

Box 4:9

Jesse and Marcella Ford sitting at banquet table [195] circa 1960s

Box 4:9

Marcella Ford standing at podium [201] circa 1980s

Box 4:9

Marcella Ford sitting in dining room at G.L. Gardens dedication of 6th floor expansion [202] 1984

Box 5:1

Exterior of Beebe Memorial Church, 38th and Telegraph Ave. Oakland, California [225] 1968

Box 5:1

Lela Moore, Cynthia Bedford, and Marcella Ford [233] 1972

Box 5:1

Cynthia Bedford and girl [234] 1972

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Cynthia Bedford and girl holding bouquet of red roses [235] 1972

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Cynthia Bedford holding bouquet of red roses standing next to Marcella Ford [236] 1972

Box 5:1

William Allen Duncan, Cynthia Bedford, and Magnolia Cook [237] 1972

Box 5:1

Cynthia Bedford and Frank Cook embracing [238] 1972

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing next to quilt [240 A/B] 1972

Box 5:2

Marcella Ford standing next to quilt [241] 1972

Box 5:6

San Mateo–Hayward Bridge [360] 1942