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Willarena Lamar Williams Papers, 1941-2001 (Bulk: 1941-2001)
2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 465

Abstract:
Teacher, science; Principal. The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

  • The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveat: the collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Willarena Williams and the Sophia Smith Collection both own copyright to the unpublished works created by her in this collection. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Willarena Lamar was born in 1932, attended Haines Normal and Industrial Institute beginning at age 4, and graduated as valedictorian in 1948. She earned an A. B. from Talladega College in 1952 and a M.S. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in 1954. She married Tracy Evans Williams in 1956 and the couple had seven children; all four daughters attended Smith College (Serena Williams, 1981; Nita W. Walker, 1984; Mayme W. Nwaneri 1985; and Dollie W. Banks, 1987). Williams was a life-long resident of Augusta, Georgia and taught science at several area schools. From 1988 to 1992 she was principal of the Augustus R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering High School. She served on the board of the Augusta-Richmond County Museum and was a member of the Red Cross Auxiliary.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches.

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]


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 with the following caveats:

  • The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveat: the collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Willarena Williams and the Sophia Smith Collection both own copyright to the unpublished works created by her in this collection. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Willarena Lamar Williams Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Nita Williams Walker in 2002.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2002


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


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Subjects
  • African American women in the professions--History--20th century--Sources
  • African American women--Biography--Sources
  • African Americans--Education--Georgia--History--Sources

Contributors
  • Williams, Willarena Lamar, 1932-1999


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