Nettie J. Asberry Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1941 PDF
- Asberry, Nettie J., 1865-1968
- Nettie J. Asberry Photograph Collection
- ca. 1917-1941 (inclusive)19171941
- 4 photographic prints
1 photomechanical print : halftone
- Collection Number
- Portraits collected by Nettie J. Asberry of herself and prominent African Americans of the early 20th century
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.
- Additional Reference Guides
These materials form part of the Nettie J. Asberry Papers, 1912-1967 (Acc. No. 1081-2), which are described and indexed in A Guide to the Nettie J. Asberry Papers .
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Nettie J. Asberry (born Nettie J. Craig) was born on July 15, 1865, in Leavenworth, Kansas. After completing a Ph.D. in music from the University of Kansas, she settled in Tacoma in 1893. Nettie J. Asberry was an important figure in early 20th century civil rights efforts in Washington State. She was a founder of the Tacoma branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as well as the Clover Leaf Art Club, one of the first African American Women's clubs in the state. Other notable memberships include the Washington State Federation of Colored Women's Organizations, the Progressive Mothers' Club, and the Tacoma Inter-Racial Council. Nettie J. Asberry died in 1968.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains two photographs of Nettie J. Asberry, as well as portraits of nationally prominent African Americans Madame C.J. Walker, Harry T. Burleigh, and William Pickens.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Nettie J. Asberry,
back turned, in Battenburg opera coat
Rhodes Bros, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
Written on photo: Nettie J. Asberry in her Battenburg opera coat. Made by her sister Martha Townsend. Won medal at Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo. at Seattle 1909.
Autographed on photo.
Autographed on photo.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- African American civic leaders--Washington (State)--Photographs
- African American women--Washington (State)--Photographs
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
- Women civic leaders--Washington (State)--Tacoma--Photographs
- Personal Names :
- Asberry, Nettie J., 1865-1968--Photographs
- Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949--Photographs
- Pickens, William, 1881-1954--Photographs
- Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919--Photographs
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Halftone photomechanical prints
- Photographic prints