Hickerson Family Papers

Historic image of Alice Hickerson Hackett
Alice Hickerson Hackett, undated, Hackett Family papers, MS 25, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Hickerson Family Papers includes photographs, newspaper clippings, cards, programs, certificates, and musical scores related to the Hickerson and Swayzee families and their friends. The papers also document the Hickerson Family's involvement with the Oakland, CA First African Methodist Episcopal (First A.M.E.) Church and other Christian and civic organizations.

The papers are arranged in five series: Dorothy Harris Hickerson, Joseph W. Hickerson, Religious Activities, Assorted Print Material and Publications. The photographs are arranged in four subseries: Dorothy Hickerson Harris, Family Portraits, First African Methodist Episcopal (1st AME) Church, and Assorted.

Dates: circa 1920-2005

Collection number: MS 167
Creator: Harris, Dorothy Hickerson.
Creator: Hickerson, Joseph William.
Collection Size: 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Hickerson Family Papers

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