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Jeanne L. Noble Papers, 1955-2002
36 boxes (15.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 488

Abstract:
Professor, Author. Papers consist primarily of materials related to Noble's involvement in the National Council of Negro Women (specifically the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute) in the late 1990s, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, there are some materials documenting Noble's work on several governmental commissions and committees in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as various community organizations. Also included are essays and speeches by Noble and drafts and typescripts for her book, Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in America (1978). There is little personal material.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions. Original audiovisual materials are closed to research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual materials for which there is no use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to Jeanne Noble's unpublished works is unknown. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Jeanne Laveta Noble was born on July 18, 1926 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the first of four children of Floyd and Aurelia Noble. Floyd Noble left the family in the early 1930s, and Aurelia Noble moved the family to Albany, Georgia, where she operated a custom drapery business and taught drapery making at the Albany Area Vocational School. Aurelia Noble's mother, Maggie Brown, played an important role in helping to raise the Noble children.

Jeanne Noble earned a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Howard University in 1946, then an M.A. from Columbia University in 1948. She fell in love with teaching during a two-year appointment (1948-50) at Albany State College, in Albany, Georgia. From 1950 to 1952, Noble was dean of women at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. She returned to Columbia in 1952 to continue graduate study in educational psychology and counseling psychology, earning her Ph.D. in 1955.

For her dissertation and first book, The Negro Woman College Graduate (published in 1956), Noble examined the lives of 1,000 African-American women graduates who had been out of college at least five years. An early nonfiction book written by an African-American woman about African-American women for a white audience, it was one of the first studies to consider gender in concert with race. The work won the Pi Lambda Theta, National Association for Women in Education Research Award.

Noble held various research assistant and administrative posts, including Assistant Dean of Students, at City College before joining the faculty at New York University around 1959, teaching first in the Department of Educational Sociology of the Center for Human Relations and later in the School of Education. In 1960 she and co-author Margaret Fisher published College Education as Personal Development, a book written to be used in college orientation courses by first-year college students.

Outside of the classroom, Noble served on many boards and commissions. From 1958 to 1963 she was national president of the sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a public service organization she joined while an undergraduate at Howard University. Noble later served Delta as Chair of its Arts and Letters, and Rituals and Ceremonies Commissions.

From 1960 to 1963 Noble served on the Defense Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Defense. In 1962 she was part-time director of Training for the Harlem Domestic Peace Corps. She was appointed to the Committee on Federal Employment of the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1963. In 1964 Sargent Shriver asked Noble to serve on a committee to develop plans for a Girls' Job Corps. She was also on the board of directors of the Urban League of Greater New York, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and the National Social Welfare Assembly.

In the late 1960s Noble began work on the book Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in America. Described by Noble as a "psycho-social look at black women," the book was eventually published in 1978.

In 1972 Noble took a leave of absence from NYU to function as Executive Vice President of the National Council of Negro Women under a grant from the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Around 1975 Noble moved from NYU to Brooklyn College of the City College of New York where she taught in the education department, eventually becoming a professor of guidance and counseling in the graduate school.

Noble ventured into television, appearing on "The Learning Experience," a weekly educational show broadcast in New York City in 1977 and served as co-host of "Straight Talk" in the summer of 1979.

In 1996 Noble helped to launch the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute of the National Council of Negro Women with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Institute was conceived to foster a cadre of young leaders to assist traditional African-American women's organizations to meet the challenges of the 21st century. For a variety of reasons, the Institute was not able to sustain funding once its initial three-year grant was exhausted.

In addition to her teaching, Noble also had a small fashion design business and worked as an educational and organizational consultant.

Jeanne L. Noble died of congestive heart failure after a long battle with breast cancer on October 17, 2002.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jeanne L. Noble Papers consist of 15.5 linear ft. dating from 1955 to 2002 and are primarily materials related to Noble's involvement in the National Council of Negro Women (specifically the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute) in the late 1990s, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, there are some materials documenting Noble's work on several governmental commissions and committees in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as various community organizations. Also included are essays and speeches by Noble and drafts and typescripts for her book, Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in America (1978). There is little personal material.

Types of materials include appointment books, audiotapes, awards, clippings, correspondence, essays, magnetic disks, memorabilia, notes, photographs, proposals, publications, reports, speeches, and videotapes.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions. Original audiovisual materials are closed to research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual materials for which there is no use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to Jeanne Noble's unpublished works is unknown. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Jeanne L. Noble Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Jeanne L. Noble Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2003 by Alma Noble and Charlice Noble-Jones.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, 2012


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the Jeanne L. Noble Papers was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Series Descriptions
(1955-2002, n.d.)
2.75 linear ft.

The bulk of this series consists of appointment books kept by Jeanne Noble from 1958 to 2002. There is also a small amount of general biographical material about Noble and her mother, Aurelia Noble, and financial records. In addition, there are some materials about her affiliation with Church of the Ascension in New York City, and some organizational development training. The photographs are of Jeanne Noble, some of her friends and associates, and Delta Sigma Theta and National Council of Negro Women events.

(1957-2002, n.d.)
.25 linear ft

This small series consists of congratulatory correspondence received by Noble when she was appointed to the committee to develop plans for a Girls' Job Corps in 1964, plus a small amount of correspondence from some noted friends and associates, including Lillian Benbow, Edith Green, Alex Haley, Patricia Roberts Harris, Lena Horne, and Barbara Jordan.

(1950-2002, n.d.)
5.75 linear ft.

By far the largest series, included here are records of Noble's work teaching and in administration in colleges and universities, her work as a leadership/organizational development consultant, and her voluntary service. The bulk of the materials relate to her work for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in the 1980s and 1990s, and the National Council of Negro Women in the late 1990s. The materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

(late 1950s-2001)
1.75 linear ft.

This series consists of texts, drafts, notes, and presentation materials for speeches and workshops given by Noble to a variety of groups. As a frequent speaker, Noble often reworked texts or portions of speeches for use in different venues. Where a complete text with title and date of delivery is available, the materials are arranged chronologically. These are followed by undated texts filed alphabetically. At the end of the series are fragments of speeches arranged by subject and several folders of "ideas" and notes for speeches. There is also a small amount of correspondence about booking speeches and arranging travel. Noble also assisted friends and colleagues with speeches and there are also a few texts by others with her annotations.

(1957-99, n.d.)
.75 linear ft.

This series consists of correspondence, contract and permissions materials, drafts, notes, reviews, and publicity for Noble's 1978 book, Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters. The materials give a sense of her struggle to get the book published. Copies of articles and typescripts of other writings by Noble dating from the 1960s to the 1990s are also included.

(1960s-2000, n.d.)
1 linear ft.

This series consists of clippings, playbills, notes, reports, and articles on individuals and subjects of interest to Noble. The bulk of the materials date from the 1980s and 1990s. They are arranged alphabetically by subject.

(1969-98, n.d.)
1 linear ft.

This series consists primarily of audio and video recordings of Delta Sigma Theta or National Council of Negro Women meetings, conventions, and performances. Original audiovisual materials are closed to research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual materials for which there is no use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options. There are also 3 ½ inch computer disks (3 ½") which appear to contain files from the 1990s.

(1958-97, n.d.)
1 linear ft.

Materials in this series are primarily related to Noble's many honors and awards dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. Materials include plaques, commendations, keys to cities, and other items.


1.25 linear ft.

Oversize materials consist primarily of honors related to Noble's service on various boards, committees, and commissions. There is also a small amount of material related to teaching and a couple of posters.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND PHOTOGRAPHS



General,
1955-2002, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-3
Curriculum vitae,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Address and telephone books,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5-8
Apartment, 4 Washington Square Village,
1966-84

Box 1: folder 9
Appointment books



1958-1960/61

Box 1: folder 10-11
1961/62-75

Box 2: folder 1-9
1975/76-86

Box 3: folder 1-6
1987-93

Box 4: folder 1-5
1994-2002

Box 5: folder 1-6
Church of the Ascension in the City of New York



General,
1978-2000, n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Inquirers Class,
1988, 1991

Box 6: folder 1-2
Search Committee,
1997

Box 6: folder 3-4
Task Force on Racism and Cultural Diversity,
1993-96

Box 6: folder 5
Vestry,
1992

Box 6: folder 6
Family: Aurelia Pritchard Noble [mother],
1984-90

Box 6: folder 7
Financial



General,
1979-92, n.d.

Box 6: folder 8
Jeanne Noble Fashions, Ltd.,
1986-87

Box 6: folder 9
Jeanne Noble Associates,
1981, 1987, n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
Legal,
1983-87

Box 6: folder 11
Medical/dental,
1981-2002, n.d.

Box 6: folder 12
Photographs



Jeanne L. Noble



Alone,
1996-97

Box 6: folder 13
With others,
1960s, n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
Delta Sigma Theta



General,
1992, n.d.

Box 6: folder 15
Unidentified event,
26 Sep 1973

Box 6: folder 16
Friends and associates,
1971, n.d.

Box 6: folder 17
National Council of Negro Women,
1977, 1997, n.d.

Box 6: folder 18
Miscellaneous,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 19
Training



Texaco Management Institute,
May 1998

Box 7: folder 1-2
Situational Leadership,
Sep 1998

Box 7: folder 3-4
Travel diaries,
1957, n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
General,
1957-2002, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6-9
Congratulatory on appointment to committee to develop plans for a Girls' Job Corps,
1964

Box 7: folder 10-11
Shirley Barnes,
2000-02

Box 8: folder 1
Lillian Benbow,
1982-83

Box 8: folder 2
Albert Crum,
1986, 1988, n.d.

Box 8: folder 3
Dan Dodson,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 4
Judith Dollenmayer,
1983

Box 8: folder 5
Edith Green,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 6
Alex Haley,
1968-72

Box 8: folder 7
Patricia Roberts Harris,
1971-82

Box 8: folder 8
Lena Horne,
1965-66, 1990, n.d.

Box 8: folder 9
Barbara Jordan,
1978

Box 8: folder 10
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation,
1978-98, n.d.

Box 8: folder 11
American Council on Education, Commission on College Students,
1959

Box 8: folder 12
Awards for Excellence in Corporate Community Service,
1998

Box 8: folder 13
City University of New York



Brooklyn College



General,
1984, 1989

Box 8: folder 14
Education 712.2, Study of School, Community and Institutions, spr
1975

Box 8: folder 15
Education 775.1, Educational Administration and Supervision,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 16
Education 775.2x, Administration: Theory and Practice,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 17
City College,
1958

Box 8: folder 18
Planning Committee for Doctoral Studies in Education,
1994

Box 8: folder 19
Common Cause, National Governing Board,
1985

Box 8: folder 20
Dance Theater of Harlem, Inc.,
1998-2001, n.d.

Box 8: folder 21-22
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

[see also Speeches and Writings]




General,
1978-2002, n.d.

Box 8: folder 23-24
Chapters



Alpha,
1997

Box 9: folder 1
Baton Rouge, Sigma Alumnae Chapter,
1991

Box 9: folder 2
Detroit Alumnae,
1990

Box 9: folder 3
Gamma Psi Sigma (Albany, GA),
1950

Box 9: folder 4
New York Metropolitan,
1990-2002

Box 9: folder 5
Commission on Arts and Letters (CAL)



General,
1973, 1986-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 6--8
Demetria McClain's notebook,
1990

Box 9: folder 9
African-American Cultural Odyssey project,
1991-92, n.d.

Box 9: folder 10
Artist Resource Directory,
1996

Box 9: folder 11
Black Arts Renaissance: A Celebration of Excellence,
1988, 1990

Box 9: folder 12
Board presentation materials,
1991?

Box 9: folder 13
Convention



1990

Box 9: folder 14
Ecumenical Service,
1991

Box 9: folder 15
1992


General


Box 9: folder 16
Planning


Box 9: folder 17
Ecumenical Service in honor of Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris, Eastern Region,
1989

Box 10: folder 1
Manual,
1989

Box 10: folder 2
Multi Cultural Education Initiative,
1992, n.d.

Box 10: folder 3
NAACP Image Awards CAL statement,
1988

Box 10: folder 4
Project Cherish



General,
1992,1997, n.d.

Box 10: folder 5
Baltimore Alumnae Chapter Project Cherish Celebration,
16 May 1992

Box 10: folder 6
Reports,
1988-92

Box 10: folder 7-8
Scripts,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 9
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), "Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration," 1986-90
1915-1940,

Box 10: folder 10-12
South Atlantic Regional Conference Arts and Letters Luncheon,
22 Jun 1991

Box 10: folder 13
Video production



Public Service Announcement,
1989

Box 10: folder 14
"Seventy-Five Years in Retrospect: Destiny Begins Today,"
1989

Box 10: folder 15
Workshops



South Atlantic Regional Conference, Workshop,
Jun 1991

Box 10: folder 16
Southwest Regional Conference,
Jul 1995

Box 10: folder 17
Commission on Ritual and Ceremonies



General,
1990-2000, n.d.

Box 10: folder 18-20
Meetings,
1996, 1998

Box 11: folder 1-2
Board presentation materials,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 3
Delta Protocol and Traditions Workshop, Southwest Regional Conference,
Aug 1991

Box 11: folder 4
Initiation Ceremony script,
1989

Box 11: folder 5
Jewel Ceremony,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 6
Membership Intake Training,
1982-83


General,
1983

Box 11: folder 7
Pilot phase,
1982-83

Box 11: folder 8
Proposed ceremonies,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 9
Notes and presentation materials,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 10
Notebook,
1999-2000

Box 11: folder 11-12
Notes,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 13
Omega Omega Service,
1997

Box 11: folder 14
Reports,
1996-97

Box 11: folder 15
Ritual Revision Committee



General,
1982, n.d.

Box 11: folder 16
Drafts,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 17
Forewords,
1996, n.d.

Box 11: folder 18
Typescripts,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 19
Sharon Lettman Pacheco (designer of print materials),
1998

Box 12: folder 1
Survey,
1996

Box 12: folder 2
Sylvette Long (designer of robes, stoles, t-shirts),
1990-92

Box 12: folder 3
Workshops at Regional Conferences,
1997


General


Box 12: folder 4
Eastern


Box 12: folder 5
Committees,
1990, 1997

Box 12: folder 6
Confidential memo to Yvonne Kennedy,
1987

Box 12: folder 7
Constitution and bylaws



Revisions,
1996

Box 12: folder 8
Published versions,
1998, 2000

Box 12: folder 9
Convention



30th, Baltimore,
1969

Box 12: folder 10
32nd, Atlanta,
1973

Box 12: folder 11
40th, Miami Beach,
1990

Box 12: folder 12
41st, Baltimore,
1992

Box 12: folder 13
42nd, St. Louis,
1994

Box 12: folder 14
43rd, Orlando,
1996

Box 12: folder 15
44th, New Orleans,
1998

Box 13: folder 1
45th, Chicago,
2000

Box 13: folder 2
Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF),
1997

Box 13: folder 3
DST Telecommunications, Inc.



General,
1974-79, 1991

Box 13: folder 4-7
Film, "Countdown at Kusini,"
1976-88

Box 13: folder 8
Eastern Region Torches,
1993-96, n.d.

Box 13: folder 9
Eastern Regional Conference,
1995

Box 13: folder 10
Executive Board



General,
1991-98, n.d.

Box 13: folder 11
Transition checklists,
1996

Box 13: folder 12
Forms, blank,
n.d.

Box 13: folder 13
Founders



Osceola McCarthy Adams,
1974-75, 1983

Box 13: folder 14
Lillian Benbow,
1976-94, n.d.

Box 13: folder 15
Anna Johnson Julian,
1994

Box 13: folder 16
Invitations to Jeanne Noble,n..d.
1988-97,

Box 13: folder 17
General,


Box 13: folder 18
Gloria Beverly,
1996

Box 13: folder 19
Howardena Pindell,
1990

Box 13: folder 20
Honorary Members



General,
1989, 2000, n.d.

Box 14: folder 1
Induction materials,
1988-92, n.d.

Box 14: folder 2
Nominees,
2000, n.d.

Box 14: folder 3
Memorabilia


Box 14: folder 4
Presidential Task Force on Secrets, Symbols and Protocol,
1991

Box 14: folder 5
Presidential Report by Jeanne Noble,
15 Aug 1960

Box 14: folder 6
Publications



Center for Research on African American Women Journal,
Jul 2000

Box 14: folder 7
Chapter mailings,
1990, 1997

Box 14: folder 8-9
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Corporate Report,
1992

Box 14: folder 10
Delta Journal,; spr 1996
1985/86

Box 14: folder 11
Membership Intake Program,
1994

Box 14: folder 12-13
Official Ritual



1988-89

Box 14: folder 14-15
1991, 1996, 2000

Box 15: folder 1-2
"Protocol and Traditions Manual,"
1997

Box 15: folder 3
"Profile,"
1984

Box 15: folder 4
"Pyramid Syllabus,"
1989

Box 15: folder 5
Newsletters,
1971, 1981, 1985, n.d.

Box 15: folder 6
"Toward New Horizons," 75th Anniversary booklet,
1988

Box 15: folder 7
Rosters,
1984/85, 1996/97, 1997/98, n.d.

Box 15: folder 8
Web site,
1997

Box 15: folder 9
Yancey Commission,
1959-63, n.d.

Box 15: folder 10-11
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund "Pathways To Teaching" Project



General,
1995-97

Box 15: folder 12
Evaluation by Jeanne L. Noble



Final report,
January 1997

Box 15: folder 13
Drafts


Box 15: folder 14
Courses,
n.d.

Box 15: folder 15
Mentors,
n.d.

Box 15: folder 16
Mentor log, Marcelle Maxwell,
1995-96

Box 15: folder 17
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund "Pathways To Teaching" Project (cont'd)



Questionnaire for administrators,
1996

Box 16: folder 1
Questionnaire for participants,
1995-96

Box 16: folder 2-5
Girl Scouts USA, Board of Directors and Governance Task Group,
1963, 1998-2002, n.d.

Box 16: folder 6
Harlem Youth Opportunities, Associated Community Teams (HARYOU-ACT), Board of Directors,
1965-66

Box 16: folder 7-8
International Center for Integrative Studies (ICIS),
1990-92, n.d.

Box 16: folder 9
Jersey City, NJ, Guidance Department: teaching materials,
circa 1989

Box 16: folder 10
National African American Women's Leadership Institute,
2000

Box 16: folder 11
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)



General,
1987, 1990, 1998-2000, n.d.

Box 16: folder 12
Annual report,
1998

Box 16: folder 13
Bethune Program Development Center,
n.d.

Box 16: folder 14
Board orientation,
Oct 1999

Box 16: folder 15
Bylaws,
n.d.

Box 16: folder 16
Campus Sections list,
1998

Box 16: folder 17
Congress of National Black Churches Leadership Conference,
1995

Box 16: folder 18
Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute (DIHLI)



General,
1996-99, n.d.

Box 16: folder 19
Program proposals


Box 16: folder 20
Correspondence



General,
1997-99

Box 17: folder 1
Faculty,
1997-99

Box 17: folder 2-3
Dorothy I Height,
1996-99

Box 17: folder 4
Jane E. Smith,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 17: folder 5-6
Karen Stanley,
1998-99

Box 17: folder 7
Affiliate organizations of NCNW



Leadership Summit, 10-13 Oct
1997


General


Box 17: folder 8
Participant bios


Box 17: folder 9
Notebook


Box 17: folder 10-12
Meeting, "Unity in 2000,"
23 May 1998

Box 17: folder 13
National Affiliates Assembly,
11-13 Dec 1998

Box 17: folder 14
College Student Academy



General,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 17: folder 15
Advisory Council Consultation, 13-14 Dec
1996


General


Box 17: folder 16
Packet


Box 17: folder 17
Report


Box 18: folder 1
Leadership Workshop, 3-6 Apr
1997


General


Box 18: folder 2
Agenda and attachments


Box 18: folder 3
Notebook


Box 18: folder 4-5
Speakers


Box 18: folder 6
Worship service


Box 18: folder 7
"Leadership Academy Report,"
Jun 1997

Box 18: folder 8
Coaches Kickoff Training,
31 Oct-1 Nov 1998

Box 18: folder 9
Convention Training,
1995, 1997, 1999

Box 18: folder 10-12
Egyptian Private Voluntary Organizations,
1999

Box 18: folder 13
Evaluation,
1999

Box 18: folder 14
Financial



General,
1996-99, n.d.

Box 18: folder 15-18
Fundraising



General,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 18: folder 19
NCNW Development Office,
1998-99

Box 18: folder 20
Drafts for grant proposals,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 19: folder 1
B.P. Amoco Foundation,
1999

Box 19: folder 2
Eli Lilly Foundation,
1998

Box 19: folder 3
Rockefeller Financial Services,
1997-99

Box 19: folder 4
Sara Lee Corporation,
1998

Box 19: folder 5
Texaco Foundation,
1998-99

Box 19: folder 6
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, National Leadership Program



General,
1996-99, n.d.

Box 19: folder 7
Proposal,
1993, Aug-Sep 1995

Box 19: folder 8-10
First year report,
8 Jul 1997

Box 19: folder 11
Year 2 report,
1998

Box 19: folder 12
Final report,
30 Dec 1999

Box 19: folder 13
International Leadership Summit,
6-10 Nov 1999

Box 19: folder 14
A Practical Guide to Leadership Development,
n.d.

Box 19: folder 15
Visitation,
Apr 1996

Box 20: folder 1
Newsletters,
1999, n.d.

Box 20: folder 2
Sections Training



General,
1998-99

Box 20: folder 3
Correspondence,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 20: folder 4-6
Dorothy Height letter to Sections,
Mar 1999

Box 20: folder 7
Responses from Sections


Box 20: folder 8-9
Fundraising



Correspondence,
1998-00

Box 20: folder 10
Grant proposals,
1999


General


Box 20: folder 11
Babcock Foundation


Box 20: folder 12
Coyne Foundation


Box 20: folder 13
East Bay Community Foundation


Box 20: folder 14
Joseph Drown Foundation


Box 20: folder 15
Handouts and presentation materials,
n.d.


Introduction


Box 20: folder 16
Berlo Communication System


Box 20: folder 17
Core competencies


Box 20: folder 18
D.I. Height Institute


Box 20: folder 19
Leadership


Box 20: folder 20
Leadership issues


Box 20: folder 21
Major domains of leadership


Box 20: folder 22
Planning notes


Box 20: folder 23
Presentation ideas



General


Box 20: folder 24
Front of room presentations


Box 21: folder 1
Training materials


Box 21: folder 2
Training model


Box 21: folder 3
2 + 4 Community Service Delivery Model


Box 21: folder 4
What not to say


Box 21: folder 5
Financial



General,
1996-2000

Box 21: folder 6-7
Grant proposal to Ford Foundation,
Nov 1997

Box 21: folder 8
"Uncommon Height" benefit gala,
1998

Box 21: folder 9
Handbooks



Logistics and Operations,
n.d.

Box 21: folder 10
National Affiliates and Community-Based Sections,
1999

Box 21: folder 11
Height memoir,
1998

Box 21: folder 12
HIV/AIDS Initiative



General,
1998

Box 21: folder 13
Operation Prevention Project: proposal,
1998

Box 21: folder 14
HIV/STD Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Project



General,
1998

Box 21: folder 15
Reports,
1995-98

Box 21: folder 16-18
Membership reports,
1998-99

Box 21: folder 19-20
48th National Convention,
1997

Box 21: folder 21
49th National Convention,
1999

Box 21: folder 22
Publications,
1995-98, n.d.

Box 21: folder 23
Roster,
Jan 1999

Box 21: folder 24
Staff directories,
1998-99, n.d.

Box 21: folder 25
Staff retreat,
Dec 1998

Box 21: folder 26
Stationary and blank forms,
n.d.

Box 21: folder 27
New York University



General,
1964

Box 22: folder 1
"An Evaluation of the Office for African-American and Latino Student Services,"
1994

Box 22: folder 2
Center for Human Relations Studies: Domestic Peace Corps TrainingProgram, instructional staff,
1965

Box 22: folder 3
Job Corps Center,
1965, n.d.

Box 22: folder 4
Miscellaneous teaching materials,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 5
President's Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force,
1969

Box 22: folder 6
Salzburg Seminar,
1996-98

Box 22: folder 7
Task Force Team for Proposed Women Job Corps,
1964-65, n.d.

Box 22: folder 8-10
United States Department of Agriculture, Public Advisory Committee,
1966

Box 22: folder 11
Women in Community Service, Inc.,
1967-68

Box 22: folder 12
Unknown institution, Theory II: Organizational Culture, spr
1991

Box 22: folder 13
SERIES IV . SPEECHES



Correspondence, programs,
1963-98, n.d.

Box 22: folder 14
Publicity,
1985, n.d.

Box 22: folder 15
Texts, programs, presentation materials



Speech to school counselors: incomplete typescript, late
1950s

Box 22: folder 16
Speech to Delta Sigma Theta: incomplete typescript,
7 May 1959

Box 22: folder 17
Presidential Report, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
15 Aug 1960

Box 22: folder 18
"Duty Whispers Low: Thou Must," Howard University,
16 Oct 1960

Box 22: folder 19
"The Implications of a Changing Technology,"
circa 1962

Box 22: folder 20
"Personal Problems in the Employment Context," Personnel Club of NewYork,
13 Feb 1962

Box 22: folder 20a
Delta Sigma Theta 50th Anniversary, unidentified location: incomplete typescript,
1963

Box 22: folder 21
"The Drop-Out Problem," Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Seattle, WA,
28 Feb 1964

Box 22: folder 22
"Rearing Children of Good Will-Psychological and Sociological Facts on Child Development,"
8 Mar 1965

Box 22: folder 23
"Discovered: A Fifth of a Nation," Y-Teen National Conference,
9 Aug 1965

Box 23: folder 1
"Sex Morality," YWCA of Trenton, NJ,
1 Nov 1965

Box 23: folder 2
"Girl Scouting: A Cooperative Community Endeavor," GSUSA Relationships Dinner,
23 Oct 1966

Box 23: folder 3
"The Task Before Us now, If we would not perish, Is to build the earth" Girl Scout Convention, Detroit,
25 Oct 1966

Box 23: folder 4
"And Miles To Go, Before You Sleep," Commencement Address, Cazenovia College,
4 Jun 1967

Box 23: folder 5
"Riders on the Earth Together," River Bend Girl Scout Annual Dinner, Davenport, IA,
17 Mar 1970

Box 23: folder 6
"Eliminating the Credibility Gap Between Counselors and Counselees Across Racial Lines," NAWDC Convention,
23 Apr 1973

Box 23: folder 7
"Women of Vision: Daring to Venture," Delta Sigma Theta Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter Founders Day,
22 Jan 1976

Box 23: folder 8
General Session, Bishop College, (circa 1979)
n.d.

Box 23: folder 9
"Bitch's Brew," Princeton University,
26 Feb 1981

Box 23: folder 10
"Feminism From a Black Perspective," Harvard University,
8 Mar 1983

Box 23: folder 11
"Formal Education in"
1983

Box 23: folder 12
"What is the Artistic Mission?" New Orleans,
1983

Box 23: folder 13
"Albany speech" to a Delta Sigma Theta group, fragments of drafts
Jan 1984:

Box 23: folder 14
"Feminism and Black Liberation From a Black Female Perspective," Georgia State University,
20 Jan 1984

Box 23: folder 15
"Women's Issues for the Eighties and Beyond," Bucknell University,
14 Mar 1984

Box 23: folder 16
Eulogy for Lillian Benbow, Detroit,
10 May 1984

Box 23: folder 17
"Retaining Our Members," Delta Sigma Theta North Manhattan Chapter Founders Day Luncheon,
26 Jan 1985

Box 23: folder 18
"Remembrances and Revelations of Things Past and the Future Yet To Come," University of North Carolina,
Nov 1985

Box 23: folder 19
Eulogy for Patricia Roberts Harris,
1985

Box 23: folder 20
"Contemporary Life of Blacks," National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees,
23 Oct 1986

Box 23: folder 21
"Coping With Stress: Effective Strategies for Principals," Pathways to Success Weekend Conference, The Principals' Center at Brooklyn College,
15 May 1987

Box 23: folder 22-24
"Searching for Spirituality in Feminism," College of St. Benedict Warner Lecture Series,
18 Nov 1987

Box 24: folder 1
"Facing the Twenty-First Century: Projections and Perspectives," 75th Anniversary Celebration, Delta Sigma Theta,
30 Jan 1988

Box 24: folder 2
"Making the Past Walk through the Future,"
Apr 1989

Box 24: folder 3
"College Education as Personal Development,"
25 Apr 1990

Box 24: folder 4
"Advancement through Togetherness," NAACP Banquet, Kalamazoo,
2 Jun 1990

Box 24: folder 5
"The Challenge and Celebration of Diversity," Berkshire Community College, 4 or
5 May 1991

Box 24: folder 6
"The True Meaning of Sisterhood," Delta Sigma Theta Southwest Regional Conference Sisterhood Breakfast, New Orleans,
Aug 1991

Box 24: folder 7
"Redefining Brotherhood in the Remaining Years of the Twentieth Century," National Council of Negro Women, Co-Op City Section, Bronx, NY,
27 Feb 1994

Box 24: folder 8
Delta Sigma Theta Founders Day Speech, unidentified location: fragments,
1995

Box 24: folder 9
"Education for a Journey into the Unknown," Bennett College Baccalaureate Address,
18 May 1996

Box 24: folder 10
"Shaped to Its Purpose," Delta Sigma Theta Chicago Alumnae Chapter Founders Day Luncheon,
25 Jan 1997

Box 24: folder 11
Notes on the Occasion of the Opening of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Institutions, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,
15 Apr 1997

Box 24: folder 12
"What Does It Mean-A Sorority?" Delta Sigma Theta Southern Regional Conference Sisterhood Luncheon,
15 Aug 1997

Box 24: folder 13
50th Anniversary Celebration, Grambling State University Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta,
8 Nov 1997

Box 24: folder 14
"What Are Sororities Supposed to Be About?" Delta Sigma Theta Birmingham Alumnae Chapter, Founder's Day,
7 Feb 1998

Box 24: folder 15
"Patricia Roberts Harris-The Personal Dimension," Tenth Anniversary of the Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs Program, Howard University,
13 Mar 1998

Box 25: folder 1
Keynote speech, Founders Day luncheon, Savannah Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
28 Mar 1998

Box 25: folder 2
Keynote address, Founders Day luncheon, Connecticut State Council of Chapters, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
6 Feb 1999

Box 25: folder 3
Founders Day Message, Huntsville Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Founders Day Brunch,
13 Feb 1999

Box 25: folder 4
"Are We Deltas Y2K Compliant," Delta Sigma Theta Rochester Alumnae Chapter Founders Day,
27 Mar 1999

Box 25: folder 5
Delta Sigma Theta Eastern Regional Conference,
3 Jul 1999

Box 25: folder 6
"Revering Tradition: New Horizons," National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women National Convention,
20 Jul 1999

Box 25: folder 7
"'We Got Next!' Women's Sports Will Change Leadership,"
Oct 1999

Box 25: folder 8
"Further Notes on Spirituality," Dorothy I Height Leadership Institute,
30 Nov 1999

Box 25: folder 9
Introduction for Margaret Bush Wilson,
1999?

Box 25: folder 10
Speech to social workers: incomplete typescript,
circa 2001

Box 25: folder 11
Undated



"Appraising Values for a Creative Life in Freedom and Dignity," Delta Sigma Theta


Box 25: folder 12
"Barbara Jordan"


Box 25: folder 13
Civil Rights Luncheon, Delta Sigma Theta


Box 25: folder 14
"Communication: The Challenge of Changing Patterns of Living"


Box 25: folder 15
"Developing Moral and Spiritual Values through the Student Council"


Box 25: folder 16
"A Hand to Hold and a Hand to Reach," Girl Scouts


Box 25: folder 17
Maryland [Education in the Great Society]


Box 25: folder 18
"The Functions the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students Can Serve," Intercollegiate Association of Women Students (IAWS)


Box 25: folder 19
"Happy Is the Person Who Has a God Within"


Box 25: folder 20
"How Do We Establish Communication?"


Box 25: folder 21
"Integration: Who Cares and Why Bother?"


Box 25: folder 22
"Leadership Momentum: A Wheel in Motion," by Jeanne Noble and Karen Stanley


Box 25: folder 23
"The Role of Christian Women in a Changing World"


Box 25: folder 24
"Serendipity and the Deltas"


Box 25: folder 25
"Sorority Legacies and the Issues Facing Black Americans," Delta Sigma Theta


Box 25: folder 26
"Those To Whom Much Is Given: Much Is Required"


Box 25: folder 27
"Thoughts on College Administration"


Box 25: folder 28
"Triage Leadership in Critical Situations"


Box 25: folder 29
"The University and Its Students," Ball State University


Box 25: folder 30
"What Are Sororities Supposed to Be About?"


Box 25: folder 31
"What Can the Teacher Training Institutions Do to Aid Desegregation?"


Box 25: folder 32
"What Is Competent Teaching?"


Box 25: folder 33
"Where There Is No Vision the People Perish," Delta Sigma Theta Conference


Box 25: folder 34
Why I Am an Educator Involved in Public Affairs,


Box 25: folder 35
"Womanpower: Present and Potential"


Box 25: folder 36
"You and Your Alma Mater"


Box 25: folder 37
YWCA, Jersey City


Box 25: folder 38
Speech fragments [by subject]



Affirmative action


Box 26: folder 1-2
Black Experience through Art, Drama, Dance


Box 26: folder 3
Carol Gilligan (Feminism)


Box 26: folder 4
The environment


Box 26: folder 5
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Box 26: folder 6
"Noble Religious Speech"


Box 26: folder 7
Plight of blacks


Box 26: folder 8
Political correctness


Box 26: folder 9
Reciprocity


Box 26: folder 10
Spirituality


Box 26: folder 11
Togetherness vs. soloing


Box 26: folder 12
Walter Lee Younger


Box 26: folder 13
Women's organizations


Box 26: folder 14
Miscellaneous


Box 26: folder 15-17
Speech ideas,
n.d.

Box 26: folder 18-23
Speeches for others [editing and advice]



Lena Horne



Untitled, or 1967 in Oregon
Feb 1966

Box 26: folder 24
On the occasion of the awarding of the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP,
1983

Box 26: folder 25
Rockell Metcalf,
1999

Box 26: folder 26
Robert Polk, New York Council of Churches,
1980-84

Box 26: folder 27
SERIES V. WRITINGS



Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters: A History of the Black Woman in America,
1978


Book,
1978

Box 27: folder 1
General,
1980, 1991

Box 27: folder 2
Correspondence with Prentice-Hall, Inc.,
1966-76

Box 27: folder 3-4
Contract and copyright registration,
1967-86

Box 27: folder 5
Design,
n.d.

Box 27: folder 6
Guest book from autographing party, Marymount Manhattan College,
Dec 1978

Box 27: folder 7
Manuscript, notes and drafts



Chapter 6, "We Wear the Masks"


Box 27: folder 8
Chapter 7, "Speak the Truth to the People"


Box 27: folder 9
Chapter 8, "When Malindy Sings"


Box 27: folder 10
Chapter 10, "Bitch's Brew"


Box 27: folder 11-12
Permissions,
1976-78

Box 28: folder 1-2
Reviews,
1978

Box 28: folder 3
Sales,
1978-91, n.d.

Box 28: folder 4
"An Exploratory Study of Domestics' Views of Their Working World" (An Inquiry into the methodology of a research design formulated to gather information for a more extensive investigation.), New York University, School of Education,
1967

Box 28: folder 5
"Foreword" for book, Shared Leadership-New Concepts by Hilda O. Fortune,
1965

Box 28: folder 6
"The Higher Education of Black Women in the Twentieth Century," in Women and Higher Education: A Feminist Perspective,
1993

Box 28: folder 7
The Negro Woman's College Education: correspondence re. reprint by Garland Publishing, Inc.,
1985-87

Box 28: folder 8
"Negro Women Today and Their Education," Journal of Negro Education,
winter 1957

Box 28: folder 9
"Paradigm Shifts Facing Leaders of Black Women's Organizations": typescript,
circa 1993

Box 28: folder 10
"A Sense of Place: Sororities, our oldest women's organizations, keep our racial memory alive," Essence,
May 1985

Box 28: folder 11
"What Makes Black Women Volunteer?": typescript,
Dec 1972

Box 28: folder 12
Miscellaneous,
1991, 1999, n.d.

Box 28: folder 13
SERIES VI. SUBJECT FILES



Affirmative action


Box 29: folder 1
African-Americans


Box 29: folder 2-3
African-American women


Box 29: folder 4
The arts


Box 29: folder 5
Children and youth


Box 29: folder 6
Communication


Box 29: folder 7
Creativity and expression


Box 29: folder 8
Custom House on Bowling Green (New York City)


Box 29: folder 9
Education


Box 29: folder 10-13
Excellence


Box 30: folder 1
Feminism


Box 30: folder 2
Groups


Box 30: folder 3
Human behavior


Box 30: folder 4
Individuals



Miscellaneous


Box 30: folder 5
Ailey, Alvin


Box 30: folder 6
Cosby, Camille


Box 30: folder 7
Crum, Albert


Box 30: folder 8
Dee, Ruby


Box 30: folder 9
de Lavellade, Carmen


Box 30: folder 10
Dodson, Dan W.


Box 30: folder 11-12
Harris, Patricia Roberts


Box 30: folder 13
Horne, Lena


Box 30: folder 14
Malveaux, Julianne


Box 30: folder 15
Navratilova, Martina


Box 30: folder 16
Price, Leontyne


Box 30: folder 17
Stevenson, Adlai


Box 30: folder 18
Winfrey, Oprah


Box 30: folder 19
Leadership


Box 31: folder 1-2
Miscellaneous


Box 31: folder 3
Multicultural education


Box 31: folder 4
Nonprofit organizations


Box 31: folder 5
Organizations


Box 31: folder 6
Playbills



Dance


Box 31: folder 7
Theater


Box 31: folder 8
Political correctness


Box 31: folder 9
Politics


Box 31: folder 10
Race


Box 31: folder 11
Religious services


Box 31: folder 12
Segregation/integration


Box 31: folder 13
Spirituality


Box 31: folder 14
Sports



General


Box 31: folder 15
Lattrell Sprewell


Box 31: folder 16
Tennis


Box 31: folder 17
Tiger Woods phenomenon


Box 31: folder 18
Virtuous capital


Box 31: folder 19
Volunteerism


Box 31: folder 20
SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS AND COMPUTER MEDIA



Audiotapes-cassettes



"Message to Norma Clark,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Soror Shirley Fridia,"
11/21/96 and 12/5/96

Box 32
"Final Session,"
5 Oct 1969

Box 32
"Core Group # 4, Reel # 1,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Pre-History (Africa Oliduvai etc.),"
17 Feb 1970

Box 32
Audiotapes-open reel



"Ruby Dee,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Service,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Lena Horne Tour (National Congress of Neighborhood Women), Jeanne Noble, Moderator,"
1966

Box 32
"Delta Sigma Theta Conv #1,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Delta Sigma Theta Album, Side 2,"
n.d.

Box 32
"Delta Sigma Theta, Hillcrest Country Club," reels
2-5, 8 Dec 1974

Box 32
Video-DVD: "The House That Deltas Built: A Virtual Reality Tour,"
1998

Box 33
Video-VCR tapes



"Delta Sigma Theta Signature Gala," part 1 and part
2, 13 Jul 1992

Box 33
"NCNW Headquarters Grand Opening," and "The Vision of Mary McLeod Bethune,"
n.d.

Box 33
"In the Spirit of Sisterhood," Delta Sigma Theta,
1991

Box 33
"NCNW Inaugural Weekend Highlights,"
n.d.

Box 33
"Installation of Chancellor Dr. Green,"
3 Mar 1988

Box 33
Computer disks, 3 ½ inch (6),
1996-97, n.d.

Box 33
SERIES IX. ARTIFACTS



Delta Sigma Theta: Arts and Letters Award, Westchester Alumnae Chapter 35th Anniversary,
1994

Box 34
North Shore Club, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award,
1980

Box 34
Keys to cities



El Paso del Norte


Box 34
Los Angeles, California


Box 34
Girl Scouts USA statuette


Box 34
National Council of Negro Women: tote bag


Box 34
Paperweight: Alvin Ailey organization "to Jeanne Noble for her untiring efforts over the years"


Box 34
Plaques



Black Cultural Center, University of Akron,
1983

Box 34
From students in the guidance and counseling program,
1987

Box 34
SERIES OVERSIZE MATERIALS



Certificate of appreciation mounted on wood, to Jeanne L. Noble from the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, U.S. Department of Defense,
1 Jan 1960

Box 35
Plaque honoring Jeanne L. Noble for outstanding achievement in advancing social progress, on the occasion of the YWCA of the USA and National Council of Jewish Women's joint celebration of a half century of social action,
1961

Box 35
Certificate of recognition from National Conference of Christians and Jews,
18 Feb 1963

Box 36
Letter of thanks for service to National Advisory Commission on Selective Service from President Lyndon Baines Johnson,
24 Mar 1967

Box 36
Certificate of appreciation from the members of the President's Task Force on the War Against Poverty,
n.d.

Box 36
Certificate of appreciation in recognition of service on Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force from President Richard Nixon,
n.d.

Box 36
Certificate of appointment to the National Advisory Council on Education, President Gerald R. Ford,
9 Jun 1975

Box 36
Delta Sigma Theta Commission on Ritual and Ceremonies, Membership Intake Training Program notes,
1983

Box 36
Commendation from city of Miami, Florida,
11 Jan 1985

Box 36
Commendation from Metropolitan Dade County Florida,
12 Jan 1985

Box 36
Poster "In Celebration of Black Women: A Salute to the 15th Anniversary of Essence Magazine," by the Gillette Company, Personal Care Division,
May 1985

Box 36
Savannah Herald issues for 11 Mar and 25 Mar 1998 with articles re Jeanne Noble speech to Delta Sigma Theta Torchbearer Luncheon


Box 36
"Dr. Noble Speaks" photograph of a classroom with calligraphy,
n.d.

Box 36
Mounted unidentified photograph of an African-American man.


Box 36

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