Mary White Ovington papers, 1854-1948.

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Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951. Mary White Ovington papers, 1854-1948.

Mary White Ovington papers, 1854-1948.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records and other materials relating to Mary White Ovington's activities with the NAACP, her autobiography and other published and unpublished writings.

6 linear ft. (12 boxes)

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