Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas papers, 1938-2001.

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Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-. Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas papers, 1938-2001.

Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas papers, 1938-2001.

Consisting of personal papers, diplomas and certificates, audio cassette tapes, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to Douglas' life and career, including her political ties to Gov. James B. Edwards, the Republican Party, and the Reagan administration. Documents efforts led by William Loeb, conservative Republican and publisher of the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader, to secure a political appointment for Douglas from the Reagan administration. Papers document her confirmation in 1981 as head of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, the first African-American female appointee in the Reagan Administration, and her work on behalf of OMEI in establishing a minority bank development program; and her appointment in 1984 to the Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission. Rosslee Douglas' husband, syndicated newspaper columnist Earl Walton Douglas (d. 1979), is represented by a small unit of writings. He was appointed by James B. Edwards to the South Carolina Consumer Commission in 1977 and received the Order of the Palmetto in 1978. Photographs dating from her years with the Reagan administration include Rosslee Douglas with President and Mrs. Reagan, Vice-President and Mrs. George Bush, Sandra Day O'Connor, James B. Edwards, Strom Thurmond, Coretta Scott King, and others.

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