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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.
Arabic-language publication with feature on Miss S.U.I. 1955
Publication contains an article with photographs about Dora Martin Berry's election as the first African American Miss State University of Iowa.
"The election of Dora Lee Martin," February 26, 1956
"Texas girl, 17, collects majority of male votes," December 12, 1955
"SUI shocks Houston," December 29, 1955
"S.U.I. queen vote accents tolerance," December 14, 1955
"Queen of the campus," February 4, 1956
"Queen of the campus," December 12, 1955
"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.