The Resource Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers

Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers

Label
Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers, 1949-2015
Title
Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers
Inclusive dates
1949-2015
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains materials related to Leroy Othello Smith's career as a Foreign Service diplomat for the U.S. Department of State and Leopoldine D. Smith. Includes passports, awards, high school and college material, newsletters, reports, and programs
Note
  • Forms part of the African American Research Library manuscript collection.
  • Forms part of: DPL Blair-Caldwell African American Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Leroy Othello Smith was born August 5, 1938 in Denver, Colorado to parents Leroy Smith and Lulu Green. His father Leroy Smith (1911-1989) was a Five Points businessman, entertainment promoter and radio personality. He graduated from East High School in 1956 and the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. He later received two advanced degrees from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in 1968 and a Masters of Education in 1974. He worked at the U.S. Department of State until his retirement in 2004 as a Foreign Service Diplomat serving in several places including Africa and the Philippines. He married Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith in 1975. She is the world's first black flight attendant. Born in 1939 in Cameroon, she was a princess of the royal Douala family. Her career in the airline industry started in Douala and later worked for Union de Transports Aeriens (UTA), Air Afrique and Air Zaire. Upon retirement, they moved to back to Denver and volunteered at Denver International Airport and established the Business and Intercultural Services for Educational Travel and Associated Learning (BISETAL).
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Leroy Othello
  • Smith, Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell
  • Diplomatic and consular service
  • Flight attendants
  • African Americans
  • African American women
Label
Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers
Instantiates
Production
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
other
Content type code
xxx
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 linear ft. (2 boxes), 1 oversize file folder, 1 oversize folio
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Collection, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown donor;
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003271493
  • (OCoLC)on1003271493
Label
Leroy Othello and Leopoldine Doualla Emma-Bell Smith papers
Production
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
other
Content type code
xxx
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 linear ft. (2 boxes), 1 oversize file folder, 1 oversize folio
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Collection, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown donor;
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003271493
  • (OCoLC)on1003271493

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