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Oral history interview with Dora Martin Berry, August 14, 1997 [excerpts]
Dora Martin Berry's recollections of becoming the first African American to win the Miss State University of Iowa pageant.
Correspondence between Orval Nielsen and University of Iowa President Virgil Hancher, December 1955
Correspondence between LeMars Elementary Schools Principal Orval Nielsen and University of Iowa President Virgil Hancher regarding the election of an African American homecoming queen.
"Presenting Dora Lee, queen of the campus," February 9, 1956
These articles contrast the experiences of two African American college students, Dora Martin and Autherine Lucy.
"Texas girl, 17, collects majority of male votes," December 12, 1955
"Queen of the campus," February 4, 1956
"1955 Miss SUI was black coed," October 10, 1968
"Dora Lee Martin, 17-year-old freshman," February 2, 1956
"Campus sweetheart," 1955
"Iowa University students live the golden rule," December 16, 1955
"S.U.I. queen vote accents tolerance," December 14, 1955