The Resource Rachel Noel papers, (manuscript)

Rachel Noel papers, (manuscript)

Label
Rachel Noel papers, 1963-2000
Title
Rachel Noel papers
Inclusive dates
1963-2000
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Noel's papers reflect her lifelong commitment to promoting racial equality and education. Papers range from 1963-2000 and include documents from her professional positions, organizations, church and family and friends
Note
Forms part of the African American Research Library manuscript collection.
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Noel was tenacious in her pursuit of equality and opportunity in Denver city schools. Rachel and her husband, Edmond, a surgeon, moved to Denver in 1949. In 1962, Noel learned that plans for a proposed junior high school at 32nd Avenue and Colorado Boulevard would ensure an almost exclusively African-American student body. Similarly, boundaries for Bartlett Elementary School ensured it would serve an almost exclusively white neighborhood. Black and white voters elected her to the Denver School Board in 1965. She would serve a single, six-year term, and effect extraordinary change in Denver and its public schools. On April 25, 1968, inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, Noel proposed a resolution to create a plan for the comprehensive integration of Denver public schools. The 'Noel Resolution' as it was then and thereafter known was hotly debated, but it passed (5-2) on May 16, 1968. After elections replaced two board members who had supported the resolution, the Denver School Board then moved to rescind its call for comprehensive integration. Wilfred C. Keyes and seven other African Americans sued, and the case, ultimately heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, led to a court-ordered integration of Denver schools and busing of students, which continued until the early 1990s. Rachel Noel died in Oakland, California, on February 4, 2008.
Cataloging source
DPL
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1918-2008
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Noel, Rachel B.
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Noel, Edmond
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  • Noel, Rachel B
  • Denver (Colo)
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Busing for school integration
  • School integration
  • African Americans
Label
Rachel Noel papers, (manuscript)
Link
http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/toc.xsp?id=ARL117&qid=sdx%5Fq5&fmt=tab&idtoc=ARL117-pleadetoc&base=fa&n=14&ss=true&as=true&ai=Advanced
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
5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Edmond Noel Jr., 2003.
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
x
Organization method
Organized into 3 series: 1. Professional and Elected Positions 1963-1997. 2. Organizations 1964-1997. 3. Personal Papers 1963-2000.
System control number
  • ocn245297704
  • (OCoLC)245297704
Label
Rachel Noel papers, (manuscript)
Link
http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/toc.xsp?id=ARL117&qid=sdx%5Fq5&fmt=tab&idtoc=ARL117-pleadetoc&base=fa&n=14&ss=true&as=true&ai=Advanced
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
5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Edmond Noel Jr., 2003.
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
x
Organization method
Organized into 3 series: 1. Professional and Elected Positions 1963-1997. 2. Organizations 1964-1997. 3. Personal Papers 1963-2000.
System control number
  • ocn245297704
  • (OCoLC)245297704

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