Myrtle Johnson Bell Papers

Myrtle Johnson Bell (1895-1978) was the first African-American woman to serve as an assistant high school principal in the Cleveland Public Schools. She also served on the Advisory Board on Playgrounds and Recreation and on the Community Relations Board of Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consists of correspondence, school and club programs, certificates, a school centennial pamphlet, a play script, dinner programs and guest lists, testimonials, newspaper clippings, a syllabus of “A Short Course in Human Relations for Teen-Agers,” and three scrapbooks, relating to Mrs. Bell’s career as a teacher (1916-1938) and as an assistant high school principal (1938-1966).

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