Scope and arrangement
The Olivia Pearl Stokes Papers document many aspects of her life and career. The papers include correspondence, writings, files related to herprofessional activities and private affiliations, printed matter and miscellaneous files.|||The Correspondence includes general correspondence and correspondence regarding employment. General correspondence includes letters from friends and relatives as well as letters regarding her professional pursuits and speaking engagements.|||Writings include typed and handwritten manuscripts, and research files for both published and unpublished works. Of particular interest is Dr. Stokes' work on African women.|||The Organization files include material on Dr. Stokes' professional and private affiliations. Among the organizations represented are: Lehman College, the Greater Harlem Comprehensive Guidance Center, the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Berea College and Delta Sigma Theta sorority.|||Programs include printed matter and planning material relating to Dr. Stokes' role as a participant or a speaker at various conferences, workshops, prayer services and seminars. The Tours files relate to tours to Africa and the Holy Land organized by Dr. Stokes. Printed Matter includes clippings, articles, brochures, programs and miscellaneous publications. Among the Miscellaneous papers are biographical materials, awards and honors, and prayer services and sermons.