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Scope and Contents These are the papers of Grace Marilynn James (1923-1989), an African-American pediatrician in Louisville. Her papers, dating from 1939 to 1989, comprise approximately twenty-one linear feet. The majority of this collection documents her medical career after her arrival in Louisville. One of the largest series describes her initiation of medical care and education for the black community through the West Louisville Medical Center, which she organized. This collection also documents...
Content Description These materials, belonging to Dr. Ralph Morris, were identified in 1996 during the processing of the personal papers of his wife, Lois. They reflect the professional, personal and public interests of an African-American physician in Louisville, Kentucky in the years 1955-1990. Alcina Morris' (Ralph's mother) correspondence is also found along with indications that she - and perhaps even for a time her son Ralph - had lived in Trinidad. Dr. Morris died August 7, 1998 at age 76.
Scope and Contents The Murray B. Atkins Walls papers mainly document her career as a leader in the struggle for integrated facilities, open housing and civil rights in Louisville, Kentucky from the mid-1930's through the 1970's. Less fully-documented is the life and career of her husband, Dr. John H. Walls, a black physician who practiced in Louisville for over 50 years, who was also very active in the cause of civil rights. The papers also include a small series on the Atkins family and Mrs. Walls' father Dr....