Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1891-1961
Extent: 3 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Mellissia Elam came to Chicago in 1876 from Missouri. She established a club home for working girls in 1919; it became a center for social and cultural activities. Ms. Elam belonged to Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. After her death in 1941, the work at Elam Home was carried on by Lauretta Peyton.

Scope and Content Note:
The papers include personal and organizational correspondence, programs, clippings and memorabilia.

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