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Catalog Number MS 2117-01-07-04
Object Name Book, Instruction
Scope & Content Most of the papers in this collection pertain to Ethel Hyer and her work as president of the Rome (Ga.) Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. during the 1960s. There are also some of Ethel's personal and financial papers and materials relating to other organizations with which she was involved. There is an obituary for Ethel and Sherman Hyer in folder 1 of Box 1. Box 2 contains a folder with a few papers relating to Mary Shropshire and Pearl Morris, including Pearl's obituary.

There is also a family Bible in this collection. The book is falling apart and the couple of pages in it that contain family information were placed in folder 3 of box 2. It is uncertain whether this bible belonged to the Hyer family or the Shropshire family.

This collection contains four black-and-white photographs. One is a picture of Ethel Hyer, probably from the 1960s or 1970s. Two of the others are images of unknown African American men, one from the late 19th century and one from about the 1930s. The final picture is of a woman and three men, all African Americans and all unidentified. It is probably also from the 1930s.

Physical characteristics None
Creator Hyer, Ethel, died 1980
Other Creators Hyer family
Title NAACP reports and manuals, NAACP Labor Manual, Revised 1968 Edition
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection Ethel Hyer family papers
Subjects Associations
Race relations
Civil rights workers
African Americans--Georgia
Civil rights movements--Georgia--Rome
Civil rights--Georgia
Financial records
Hyer family
Hyer, Ethel, d. 1980.
Letters (correspondence)
Morris, Pearl, d. 1958
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Rome Branch (Rome, Ga.)
Rome (Ga.)--History
Shropshire family
Shropshire, Mary, 1887-1958
People Hyer, Ethel, d. 1980
Morris, Pearl, d. 1958
Shropshire, Mary, 1887-1958
Classification Organizations & Clubs