Helen E. Arnold Papers

Helen E. Arnold (1924-2001) was a City of Akron employee who fought for education reform and equal rights for women and African Americans in the Akron/Summit County area. She was the first African-American woman to serve on the Akron Board of Education and served in various capacities on numerous boards and organizations, including President of the Akron Branch of the NAACP. Her papers include speeches, writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and subject files that document her life and work and the organizations on which she served.

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