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Maurice F. and Jewel M. Rabb memorabilia

Identifier: 2001_051-UA
The collection contains plaques, awards, and other honorary items bestowed on Maurice and Jewel Rabb.


  • 1954-1983



2.375 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)

Biographical / Historical

Maurice F. Rabb, M.D. (1902–1982), a native of Mississippi, attended Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. He was a civil rights crusader in Kentucky, first in Shelbyville in the late 30s and 40s, and later in Louisville where he practiced medicine. Rabb broke the color barrier in many areas of medical practice including the integration of the Jefferson County Medical Society and the medical staff of the Louisville General Hospital. He is believed to have been the financial strategist for the public accommodations and open housing campaigns. Jewel Rabb, the widow of Maurice F. Rabb, moved from Louisville.



Maurice F. and Jewel M. Rabb memorabilia
Language of description
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
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