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African American police matron, March 1955

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Title:African American police matron, March 1955

Geraldine Avery, police matron, at the Portland city jail. Avery was the first African American ever appointed to the position. She was appointed on November 26, 1954.

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Subjects:Avery, Geraldine | African Americans--Oregon--Portland | Policewomen--Oregon--Portland | African American police--Oregon--Portland | Jails--Oregon--Portland | Portland (Or.). Bureau of Police | United States, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, 45.5234515, -122.6762071 | Multnomah County (Or.)
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Oregon Historical Society
Original Material:

File 113-A

Rights and Usage:

Oregon Historical Society, Photographic Services 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; PHOTOORDERS@OHS.ORG; phone number 503-306-5250; FAX 503-492-6001.

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From the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History project (Washington State University)

Persistent Link to Item:http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/wsuvan1,569