A Guide to the Erie Spencer Decosta Papers 1921 DeCosta, Spencer Erie 1984-26

A Guide to the Evie Spencer DeCosta Papers, 1921

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives
Collection Number 1984-26


[logo]

Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University

Special Collections and Archives
Johnston Memorial Library
P.O. Box 9406
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
USA
Phone: (804) 524-5749
Fax: (804) 524-6959
Email: ledwards@vsu.edu
URL: http://www.vsu.edu/library/index.htm

© 2002 By the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University.

Funding: Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Lucious Edwards, Jr.

Repository
Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University
Collection number
1921
Title
Evie Spencer DeCosta Papers, 1921
Physical Characteristics
2 items.
Collector
Evie Spencer DeCosta.
Language
English
Abstract
Photographs of "The First Colored Women Voters Club of Ettrick". Acc. #1984-26.

Administrative Information

Access

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

The Evie Spencer DeCosta Papers, 1984-26, Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.

Acquisition Information

A gift from the DeCosta Family in 1984.


Biographical/Historical Information

Evie Lee (Carpenter) DeCosta was an instructor in Agriculture at the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute from 1919-1920. After it became legal for women to vote nine young women from Virginia State duly registered and cast their votes. To record this day they posed for photographs at the Ettrick Courthouse and Styled themselves, "The First Colored Women Voters of Ettrick".

Scope and Content Information

Two photographs of the First African American females to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, about 1920.

Box List

Box-folder 1:1
Photograph
Box-folder 1:2
Photograph