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Antonia Cottrell Martin collection

Title
Antonia Cottrell Martin collection, 1983-2002.
Author
Martin, Antonia Cottrell.
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Description
3 lin. ft. (3 record cartons)
Subjects
Note
  • Audiotapes, videotapes and films transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Books and magazines transferred to General Research and Reference Division.
Source (note)
  • Antonia Cottrell Martin
Biography (note)
  • Born in San Francisco in 1943, Antonia Cottrell Martin became one of the first African American flight attendants for Pan American World Airways in 1967. A descendent of a California Black pioneer family, she became interested in tracing her family's roots, and joined the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). In 1989, she helped found the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of AAHGS and became its president. Inspired by the women in her family, Martin also established the Foundation for African American Women, and served as its president for a number of years. The mission of the Foundation was to find solutions to problems particular to African American women and to the larger African American community.
Call Number
Sc MG 782
OCLC
589610702
Author
Martin, Antonia Cottrell.
Title
Antonia Cottrell Martin collection, 1983-2002.
Summary
The Antonia Cottrell Martin papers consist primarily of records of the organizations with which Martin was associated: the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Foundation for African American Women, and the Schomburg Corporation. Files for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), including the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter, encompass by-laws, minutes of meetings, information about genealogical fairs and resources, newsletters from other chapters, memorial programs for deceased members, correspondence, financial records, a chapter establishment handbook, and related documents, 1990-1994. There are also notebooks containing workshop-related and conference-related material (but not the papers presented by the speakers) for three conferences sponsored by the AAHGS, 1998-2002.
Files of the Foundation for African American Women include documents for an oral history film project entitled "African American Women: Their Lives, Their Survival, Their Future", consisting of taped interviews and conversations about various topics affecting African American women. The files in this collection include a list of questions, a tape log, Martin's narration, and signed waivers.
As a member of the Schomburg Corporation's Genealogy and Family History Committee, Martin's files consist of minutes, sources for genealogical information, and minutes and treasurer's reports for the larger Schomburg Corporation, 1989-1992. The collection also includes one file for the Brooklyn-based Society for African American Congressional Pioneers, 1993.
Biography
Born in San Francisco in 1943, Antonia Cottrell Martin became one of the first African American flight attendants for Pan American World Airways in 1967. A descendent of a California Black pioneer family, she became interested in tracing her family's roots, and joined the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). In 1989, she helped found the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of AAHGS and became its president. Inspired by the women in her family, Martin also established the Foundation for African American Women, and served as its president for a number of years. The mission of the Foundation was to find solutions to problems particular to African American women and to the larger African American community.
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