Gladys Avery Tillett papers, 1700s-2000.

Creator: Tillett, Gladys Avery, 1891-1984.
Collection number: 4385
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Abstract: Gladys Avery Tillett of Charlotte, N.C., was vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, 1940-1950; co-director of Frank Porter Graham’s senatorial campaign, 1950; United States delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1968; proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment; and activist for other political and social causes. Correspondence, speeches and writings, press releases, news clippings, photographs, sound recordings, and other materials documenting Gladys Avery Tillett’s work for the Democratic Party, the Frank Porter Graham campaign, the United Nations, the women’s movement, the Young Women’s Christian Association, and other causes.Significant correspondents include Molly Dewson and Lorena A. Hickock, with whom Tillett worked in the Women’s Division of the Democratic Party; friend, teacher, and fellow Democrat Harriet Elliott; Eleanor Roosevelt; and Tillett’s husband, lawyer Charles Walter Tillett.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Subseries 2.2 (Correspondence, 1945-1970) includes correspondence with the National Council of Negro Women.

Folder 827 contains correspondence about the African American Institute Tillet attended in 1963.

Folders 1179-1185 contains correspondence and other materials related to the Division of Negro Work 1950s , a branch of the State Board of Charities and Public Welfare.