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Smaller Collection

Processed by Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton
Date Completed: January 2002

  1. Nina F. Beauchamp—a small collection, consisting of high school year books (1938 & 1939); photographs, circa 1960-70s; retirement celebration.
  2. Mattie Paige Carr—a small collection, consisting of a miniature voting machine used in home-based “citizenship schools” and Rufus A. Lewis’ “voting rights clinics” during the days of the literacy test as the pre-requisite to become a registered voter; a scrapbook covering Montgomery’s Black women in politics; interview on video tape.
  3. Virginia Foster Durr—a small collection, consisting of news articles ; 90th birthday party celebration with autographed photographs by U.S. President Bill Clinton and First-lady Hillary Clinton with Mrs. Durr; souvenir program booklets; awards and plaques; 3 different interviews on video tape.
  4. Kay Kyzar—small collection on Black Debutante Society in Montgomery, 1961.
  5. Robert F. Odum—small collection, consisting of a framed “...Photograph of a Lynching” 39" x 27" with an accompanied poem of same title by Odum; KKK recruitment flyers, the Fiery Cross Bulletin, KKK certificates with original signature of Robert M. Shelton, Imperial Wizard of the KKK.
  6. Trenholm State Technical College—an extensive institutional archives collection, covering 4 presidents and 4 interim presidents’ administrations; academic programs; student activities; self-studies; photographs; artifacts; “Rosa Parks’ ‘Quiet Courage’” 8/25 autographed edition of medium charcoal drawing by Jameel Rasheed, 1994; Dr. MLK, Jr. National Holiday Commemoration painting by F. Coles, 1983.
  7. Michael and Louisa Weinrib—a gift of an original oil painting, “Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Marching for Voting Rights,” by master folk artist, Bernice Sims. 
  8. Ninety-three (93) video interviews and programs of Montgomery’s pioneer voting rights activists, (Gwen Patton Collection).
  9. Thirty-seven (37) audio interviews and programs of Montgomery’s pioneer voting rights activists, (Gwen Patton Collection).
  10. Thirty-one (31) oil and water-color paintings of Dr. George Washington Carver’s students (Tuskegee Institute students), circa 1890-1930, (Gwen Patton Collection).
  11. Isaac Scott Harthaway Carver mold and plaque #240, Washington mold and plaque #241, two (2) Booker T. Washington/ George Washington Carver Liberty Coins molds[“Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial, VA.  George Washington Carver National Monument Foundation, Mo.  That this world under God shall have a new birth of freedom,” and “From Slave Cabin to Hall of Fame, Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial, Franklin County, VA.  In God We Trust.”], (Gwen Patton Collection).
  12. Diane Ward Grayson's Candy Store; Photographs of Black men with cars and horses (circa 1920).

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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