The Resource Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers, [manuscript]

Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers, [manuscript]

Label
Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers, [manuscript], 1890-1978
Title
Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers
Title number
[manuscript]
Inclusive dates
1890-1978
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains papers, awards, photographs, correspondence, copies of speeches, legal papers, educational records, Howard University (Washington, D.C.) scrapbook (1913-1915), papers from Denver Cosmopolitan Club, obituary, audio tapes of speeches and educational programs, films, VHS video tapes, audiotapes and audio cassettes
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Biographical or historical data
Clarence Holmes was a Denver, Colo. based dentist, civic leader and civil rights activist. A graduate of Howard University, Washington, D.C., he was one of the founders of N.A.A.C.P. in Denver in 1915. He also organized the Denver Cosmopolitan Club and served on the Mayor's Commission on Human Relations, the Citizens Budget Committee, and the Citizens Health and Housing Commission. He died in Denver, Colo. in 1978. His wife, Fairfax Butler, was born in Chicago, Ill. in 1892. She was a graduate of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. before marrying Holmes in Denver, Colo. in 1923. Fairfax Holmes was involved with her husband's activities and also served as PTA president, YMCA board member, and in 1952 founded the Denver chapter of The Links, Inc., a service organization for women committed to enriching the culture lives and economic situations of African Americans. She died in Denver, Colo. in June 1980. The couple had three children: Clarita, William, and Rosemary.
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1978
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Clarence F.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Berry, Rosemary H.
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  • Holmes, Clarence F
  • Holmes, Fairfax B
  • Cosmopolitan Club (Denver, Colo.)
  • African American dentists
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers, [manuscript]
Link
Instantiates
Extent
5 linear ft (5 boxes), 3 audio-visual boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 5 photo boxes, 1 oversize photo file folder
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Rosemary H. Berry, daughter;
Organization method
Organized into 5 series: 1. Clarence Holmes, 1897-1995 (box1-4). 2. Fairfax Holmes, 1896-1980 (box5). 3. Audio-visual, 1952-1974 (AVBox1-3). 4. Oversize, 1894-1974 (OVBox1-3). 5. Photographs, 1892-1976 (PhotoBox1-5, PhotoOVFF1).
System control number
  • OCM52848508
  • (OCoLC)52848508
Label
Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers, [manuscript]
Link
Extent
5 linear ft (5 boxes), 3 audio-visual boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 5 photo boxes, 1 oversize photo file folder
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Rosemary H. Berry, daughter;
Organization method
Organized into 5 series: 1. Clarence Holmes, 1897-1995 (box1-4). 2. Fairfax Holmes, 1896-1980 (box5). 3. Audio-visual, 1952-1974 (AVBox1-3). 4. Oversize, 1894-1974 (OVBox1-3). 5. Photographs, 1892-1976 (PhotoBox1-5, PhotoOVFF1).
System control number
  • OCM52848508
  • (OCoLC)52848508

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