Vivian Osborne Marsh, 1971
- Vivian Osborne Marsh, 1971
- Alternative title
- Vivian Osborne Marsh, community activist
- Joseph, Emmanuel Francis, 1900-1979
- Date Created
- July 9, 1971
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Studio portrait of Vivian Osborne Marsh, autographed.
Vivian Osborne Marsh was born in Houston, Texas, and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Anthropology at the University of California in Berkeley. She founded the Berkeley campus’ Kappa chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She went on to found several other chapters. Two major projects she organized were the Traveling Library, which provided books to rural portions of Georgia, and Teen Lift, which provided opportunities for underprivileged teenagers to visit events such as symphonies and operas. She was involved in many civic organizations and on February 21, 1981, the mayor of Berkeley honored her contributions by declaring it to be Vivian Osborne Marsh Day.
Emmanuel Francis (E.F.) Joseph was the first professional African American photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
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