Wells (Robertha J.) Papers

Robertha J. Wells holding baby
Robertha J. Wells holding Lillian Keikikane, circa 1940s, Robertha J. Wells papers , MS 51, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.
Dates: 1906-1971
Collection number: MS 51
Creator: Wells, Robertha J.
Collection Size: .2 linear feet (1 box + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Robertha J. Wells Papers

Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

The Robertha J. Wells Papers include education material, certificates, programs, employment records, ephemera, and photographs documenting Robertha J. Wells, Earle Keikikane and the Wells family. The papers include diplomas, programs, and term papers documenting Robertha J. Wells education career, certificates, ephemera, and employment records related to Earle Keikikane’s career as a sailor and two poems written by Keikikane, and 15 photographs mostly of Wells’ mother and father, Robert E. Wells and Anna Abigail Jenkins Wells, in Bakersfield, California and Pasadena, California in the 1900-1910s.

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