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Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs photographs, 1953-1988.

  • Org. Lot 587
  • Collection
  • 1953 - 1988

Photographs and other materials that were assembled for the Northwest Black Heritage exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society, documenting the history and activities of the Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs and its constituent groups. The photographs depict the presidents of the Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs, including Katherine Gray, the association's first president; state and regional conventions; affiliated clubs; community service activities; winners of the association's Katherine Gray Memorial Scholarship; and federated girls' clubs associated with the organization. Also included is a photograph of the exhibit panel and photocopies of newspaper clippings and other materials used in the exhibit panel.

Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Katherine Gray Club meeting

Members of the Katherine Gray Club pack canned food into a box during a meeting in 1956. Katherine Gray, along with Hattie Redmond, co-founded the Colored Women’s Equal Suffrage League and worked with Beatrice Cannady to protest the showing of “Birth of a Nation,” the racist 1915 film by D.W. Griffith. She was also the president of the Oregon Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, which created a club in her honor.

Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Portland Lavender Club members

Daisy Hughes (seated in front of mirror), Lizzie Miller (center), and Anna Wright at a Portland Lavender Club meeting at the home of Nellie Boguslaski at 7229 S.E. Harold Street. Hughes is wearing a hat with a feather. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 22, 1950 (negative 1 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Lavender Club members

Members of the Portland Lavender Club gathered around a table at the home of outgoing president Nellie Boguslaski at 7229 S.E. Harold Street in Portland. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 22, 1950 (negative 2 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Lavender Club members

Members of the Portland Lavender Club, swearing in new officers at the home of outgoing president Nellie Boguslaski, at her home at 7229 S.E. Harold Street in Portland. The women are standing around a table raising their right hands. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 22, 1950 (negative 4 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Harmony Lavender Club members, Portland

Two members of the Lavender Club in Portland, stirring pots in a kitchen. The pair is smiling at one another, and both wearing floral dresses (negative 5 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Lavender Club members, Portland

Three members of the Lavender Club in Portland, a dance and social group of women over 50. The women are sitting together on a couch and looking downward at greeting cards (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Harmony Lavender Club members, Portland

Members of the Lavender Club in Portland, seated around a table during a meal. One woman appears to be lighting candles, while another is pouring water (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Lavender Club members

Nellie Boguslaski (right) with Margaret Gauntt, members of the Portland Lavender Club, at Boguslaski's home at 7229 S.E. Harold Street in Portland. Gauntt is holding a spoon, while Boguslaski shakes a finger. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 22, 1950 (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998