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Guide to the Bernice Middleton Papers
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Teaching

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Bernice Middleton's diplomas, teaching resume, correspondence related to teaching positions and awards, her performance evaluation as a teacher at the California Institution for the Deaf and the Blind, assorted teaching awards and certificates.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Résumé undated

Box 1:2

Diplomas 1952

Box 1:3

Correspondence 1960-1988

Box 1:4

Performance evaluation 1982

Box 1:5

Certificates 1952-1986

 

Religious activities

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes programs, meeting minutes, and financial records documenting Middleton's involvement in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and assorted church certificates.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

African Methodist Episcopal Church

Box 1:6-7

Programs 1976-1994

Box 1:8

Meeting minutes 1990-1991

Box 1:9

Certificates 1954-1990

 

Civic organizations

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Bernice Middleton's certificates and programs, meeting minutes, and membership rosters of various civic organizations.

Arrangement

Arranged by organization.
Box 1:10

Over 60 Health Center 1983-1991

Box 1:11

Masons 1981-1991

Box 1:12

Certificates 1972-1986

Box 1:13

National Council of Negro Woman, Inc. 1978-1991

Box 1:14

Autobiography, handwritten manuscript, 94 pp. undated

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a 94 pp. handwritten manuscript describing her life in Rosston, Arkansas between 1929-1937. She describes her family's move from Idabel, Oklahoma to Rosston, Arkansas following her father's stroke and subsequent death, their financial struggles in Arkansas, her intermittent schooling and work picking cotton and as a domestic in a boardinghouse, and her later academic success in high school.
 

Photographs

Physical Description: 30 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes portraits of Bernice Middleton and photographs of students at the California Institution for the Deaf and the Blind.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Bernice Middleton with students in living room [001] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Group photograph of Bernice Middle and students in auditorium [002] circa 1980s

Box 1:1

David, Kathie, and Frankie Walker Christmas card with portrait of baby [003] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Student David Peterson on the California School for the Blind campus [004] 1980

Box 1:1

Portrait of unidentified couple [005] circa 1980s

Box 1:1

Boy and girl wearing royalty costumes [006] circa 1970s

Box 1:1

Boy wearing bow tie holding a cane and smoking corn pipe [007] circa 1970s

Box 1:1

Bernice Middleton standing with group of men and women, reverse: 'Best wishes always Bernice- Christine Sipherd' [008] 1963

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [009] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [010] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [011] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [012] circa 1970s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [013] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton and young woman [014] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Bernice Middleton and Leroy [-] in Waldo, Arkansas [015] 1937

Box 1:1

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [016] circa 1980s

Box 1:2

Bernice Middleton standing on sidewalk in San Francisco, California [017] 1947

Box 1:2

Group photograph of men and women [018] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [019] circa 1980s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [020] circa 1970s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton and girl [021] circa 1930s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [022] 1938

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [023] circa 1930s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [024] 1938

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [025] 1942

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [026] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [027] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Bernice Middleton [028] circa 1970s

Box 1:2

Portrait of a woman [029] undated

Box 1:2

Portrait of a man [030] undated

 

Assorted printed material

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes funeral programs of Bernice Middleton's mother and brother, Pearline and William Grant Middleton, assorted newspaper clippings documenting her career as a teacher, Morris Brown College yearbook, The Brownite, from 1953, and an essay written on Bernice Middleton's life and career, The life of a truly extraordinary women: Bernice Middleton.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:17

Funeral programs 1964-1985

Box 1:18

Newspaper clippings 1970-1992

Box 1:19

Morris Brown College yearbook, The Brownite 1953

Box 1:20

The fife of a truly extraordinary woman: Bernice Middleton / Francine Elane Marsh 1993