Harris (Erna P.) Papers

Portrait of Erna P. Harris, circa 1970s
Portrait of Erna P. Harris, circa 1970s, Erna P. Harris papers, MS 54, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Journalist and peace activist Erna P. Harris (1908-1995) was born on June 29, 1908 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to James E. and Francis Harris.

The Erna P. Harris Papers consists of photographs of family and friends of Erna P. Harris, Gaynelle Harris’ certificates attending school in Enid, Oklahoma, and assorted printed material. Photographs include a few portraits of Erna Harris, though the majority of the photographs are portraits of Harris family and friends. The papers also include Erna Harris’ funeral program, an address book, a book review, a recipe for banana angel food cake, and assorted political and CO-OP buttons.

Dates: circa 1890s-1995
Collection number: MS 54
Creator: Harris, Erna P.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Erna P. Harris Papers

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