Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks
This collection presents digital surrogates of items from the Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks (MS-0203).
The scrapbooks of Ella P. Stewart, one of the earliest African American women pharmacists in the United States, span from the 1920s to the 1980s. The collection documents Mrs. Stewart's accomplishments, interests and honors as preserved by herself, thus giving insight into her life not only as a pharmacist in the city of Toledo, Ohio, but also as a business woman, clubwoman, civic reformer, goodwill ambassador, civil rights leader, and women's rights advocate. A two hour interview of Mrs. Stewart documenting her history is also included with the scrapbooks, as well as information on the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), the Pan-Pacific Southeast Asia Women's Association (PPSEWA) and the Ella P. Stewart School.
Viewing the CollectionItems in this digital collection are described at the folder-level, corresponding to the box and folder arrangement of the original physical collection as outlined in the collection finding aid.
There are several ways to search and browse the collection. Selecting "Browse Items" in the left menu will display all folder-level records currently in the collection. In addition, the "Search Collection" box to the left can be used to search for folders/items relating to particular subjects.
The digital collection can also be viewed via the physical collection's arrangement as outlined in the box and folder list below. Each folder entry links to a digital reproduction of that folder's contents. Please note that only those folders currently represented in the digital collection are listed.
Please note that since this collection contains materials created by multiple individuals and organizations, the copyright status of most items in the collection is undetermined, with the exception of items created by Ella P. Stewart herself, which Mrs. Stewart donated to the public domain. Given the folder-level presentation of this collection, in which folders usually contain items from many different creators, most folders include a "Copyright Undetermined" statement in their descriptive metadata to reflect the varying copyright status of specific items. Folders solely containing items created by Mrs. Stewart are accompanied by a public domain statement in their descriptive metadata. With the exception of items created by Ella P. Stewart, researchers assume full responsibility for determining the copyright status of individual items, and for securing all permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Correspondence, 1922-1987 scattered, undated
- Folder 2: Correspondence-greeting cards, 1984, 1987, undated
- Folder 3: Correspondence-greeting cards, 1950-1974, scattered, undated
- Folder 4: Correspondence-invitations, 1952-1986 scattered, undated
- Folder 5: Correspondence-poems/greetings, 1927-1981 scattered, undated
- Folder 6: Ella P. Stewart bios, 1984, undated
- Folder 7: Ella P. Stewart bio – University of Pittsburg, Blue Gold, Black 2010
- Folder 8:Ella P. Stewart interview with 2 audio tapes, 1980s
- Folder 9: Ella P. Stewart news clippings, 1965-2010
- Folder 10: Ella P. Stewart legal documents, funeral arrangements, 1910-1986
- Folder 12: Ella P. Stewart at Pelham Manor, 1980-1981
- Folder 13: William Stewart and Phillips family, 1976, undated
- Folder 14: Stewart’s Pharmacy, 1922-1987, scattered
- Box 4
Additional InformationThe physical collection of Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks (view full collection finding aid) is also available to view onsite at the Center for Archival Collections anytime during our normal operating hours. While no appointment is necessary, researchers are encouraged to schedule a research appointment in advance by contacting the CAC at 419-372-2411 or email@example.com.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 04, Folder 05: Toledo Board of Community Relations
Correspondence and printed materials related to the Toledo Board of Community Relations and Ella P. Stewart's involvement in the organization.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 01, Folder 07: Ella P. Stewart bio – University of Pittsburgh, Blue Gold & Black
Materials from the Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, box 1, folder 7, including a biographical article on Stewart from the 2010 edition of Blue, Gold & Black, published by the University of Pittsburgh.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 07, Folder 05: En route to NACW conference in Los Angeles, California
Ella P. Stewart and fellow National Association of Colored Women members en route to NACW conference in Los Angeles, California.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 01, Folder 14: Stewart's Pharmacy
Materials on Stewart's Pharmacy in Toledo, Ohio, including photographs of Ella P. Stewart and the pharmacy staff, interior and exterior; clippings; business cards; and stock certificates.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 01, Folder 09: Ella P. Stewart news clippings
Materials from the Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, box 1, folder 9, including clippings of various newspaper articles on Stewart.
Ella P. Stewart scrapbooks, Box 04, Folder 01: Enterprise Charity Club
Printed materials on the Enterprise Charity Club, an African American women's philanthropic organization in which Ella P. Stewart was active.