Alice Renfrow

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2015-08-01

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Alice Renfrow



Alice Renfrow
African Americans, Libraries

Post title: Alice at the Library...of Congress!

NOTE: Removed from Grinnell Stories blog when published in Grinnell Stories: African Americans of Early Grinnell by Kaiser, Daniel H., 1945-

Date published: August 1, 2015

Link to blog post: N/A, see note

Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: Grinnell Stories/2015-08-01 Alice Renfrow

Summary: Alice Lee Renfrow, the second-oldest of the Renfrow Children, left Grinnell after high school to make her home in Washington, D. C. After attending Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, she worked for forty years at the Library of Congress in various divisions. Alice also worked as Dr. E. Franklin Frazier’s secretary for some time, and upon her death in 1997, she was buried in Grinnell’s Hazelwood Cemetery.

Center School, Grinnell, IA, USA
Congregational Church, Grinnell, IA, USA (now United Church of Christ-Congregational)
Frazier, Dr. Edward Franklin
Grinnell High School
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, VA, USA
Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, IA, USA
Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.
Renfrow, Alice Lee
Renfrow, Edith
Renfrow, Eva Craig
Renfrow, Evanel
Renfrow, Lee Augustus
Renfrow, Rudolph
South School, Grinnell, IA, USA
Yeager, Stuart

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See also Collection #279 - Renfrow Family

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