Guide to the Queen E. Amos Collection, 1954-2016
Record Group 215

Extent:  496 digital images @ 600 dpi TIFs, full color

Biographical Sketch:  Ms. Amos, a resident of Coffee County, AL, supplied these family photographs and documents to be scanned as part of the NEH-funded "Wiregrass Common Heritage Project" of the Wiregrass Archives and Troy University Dothan Campus History Department. The Project held two Community Scanning Days, June 18 and 25, 2016. Ms. Amos was born in Pike County, AL, in 1949 and resided in Geneva and Coffee counties before becoming an adult. She graduated from Riverside Heights High School in Geneva County, AL, 1967, then served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC), 1969-1972. After basic and advanced individual training (AIC) at Ft. McClellan, AL, she was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, and worked as a personnel specialist. [Nb: WAC was disbanded in 1978 with all units absorbed into the US Army, see "Women's Army Corps," Wikipedia, accessed February 2, 2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_Army_Corps ]

Ms. Amos enrolled at Enterprise State Community College in 1972, then graduated from Troy State University in 1981. Her career as a civilian employee at Ft. Rucker, AL, spanned 35 years. She worked as a clerk in Civilian Personnel, a Library Technician, a Claims Specialist, and finished as a Management Analysis, retiring in March 2006.

Ms. Amos married and divorced twice and has no children.  Her mother is Mary Amos (1913-2001) who began their ongoing collection of obituaries and funeral programs from family and friends who had lived in Coffee, Geneva, and Pike counties in Alabama.

Scope / Content Note:  Obituaries and funeral programs for Amos family members and friends.  Photographs curated by donor for contribution to the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project, a NEH-funded scanning project conducted by the Wiregrass Archives in 2017.  Also contains an alumni reunion program and yearbook from Riverside Heights High School, and miscellaneous family records and genealogical manuscripts.

Organization: Organized into 4 series:

1. Funeral Programs, 1963-2016 (135 items).  Funeral programs, obituaries, and similar items collected by the donor's mother then passed to her.  Organized by family members and friends; arranged alphabetically.

2. Photographs per Wiregrass Common Heritage Project, 1957-1985 (19 items).  Ms. Amos curated 19 images from her larger collection to contribute to the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project in June 2017.

3. Riverside Heights High School (Geneva, AL), 1967, 1991.  2 items.  Riverside Heights High School began in 1938 as the Geneva Colored School, then became the African American high school for Geneva County, AL, 1957-1970, after which school desegregation could no longer be avoided. Contains Ms. Amos's RHHS yearbook for 1967 and the reunion program for 1991.

4. Amos Family Genealogical Information, 1954 – 2009 (14 items).  Records and manuscripts pertaining to various family members and friends, plus an article about Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Pike County, and two more pencil sketched portraits.

Provenance: The Wiregrass Common Heritage Project volunteers and Wiregrass Archives staff member Tina Bernath scanned these items after Ms. Amos brought the scrapbook to the June 18, 2016, Community Scanning Day. After returning the scrapbook to her, Dr. Olliff realized the Wiregrass Archives overlooked a number of funeral programs. Ms. Amos provided the scrapbook a second time and staff completed the project.

Preferred Citations:  Queen E. Amos Collection, RG 215, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits? Open per gift agreement, June 18, 2016

Proc Date: 7/27/2016   Processor:  TB and others

INVENTORY

SERIES:  FUNERAL PROGRAMS, 1963-2016 (135 items).  Funeral programs, obituaries, and similar items collected by the donor's mother then passed to her.  Organized by family members and friends; arranged alphabetically.

AMOS FAMILY MEMBERS

Accession

Last Nm

First Name

Funeral Yr

Place

215

16-0618

Amos

Gosha

1992

Tarentum, AL

215

16-0618

Amos

James A.

2012

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Amos

Mae Ida

2008

Columbus, OH

215

16-0618

Amos

Mary Anna

2001

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Amos

Melvin

1994

Tarentum, AL

215

16-0618

Amos

Randy

1996

Columbus, OH

215

16-0618

Amos

Shelby

1993

Tarentum, AL

215

16-0618

Amos

William T.

1974

Long Island, NY

215

16-0618

Ausberry

Pearl Lee

2007

Buffalo, NY

215

16-0618

Bell

Alexander

2008

St. Louis, MO

215

16-0618

Carpenter

Martha Ruth

1999

Tarentum, AL

215

16-0618

Carpenter

Willie

1973

Elba, AL

215

16-0618

Couch

Elizabeth

2015

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Donald

William [n.b. program for a tribute.
  Donald had died in 1941]

1978

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Finn

Bernard

2005

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Flournoy

William, Jr.

2002

Tarentum, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Annie Ruth

2009

Akron, OH

215

16-0618

Flowers

Ardenels (Denius)

2009

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Delbert Ray

2015

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Inez

n.d.

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Jerome

2010

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Otis

2001

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Flowers

Willie A.

2009

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Addie Bell Flowers

1972

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Elnora Flowers

1969

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Frances Marion

1975

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Gelet

2011

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Jessie Lee Britt

2012

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Laconia

1987

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Frazier

Virgil W

1980

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Grase

Rosie Flowers

1973

Coffee Springs, AL

215

16-0618

Hall

Johnnie Jewel Frazier

2005

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Harris

Connie

2010

Akron, OH

215

16-0618

Haynes

Alto

1969

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Haynes

Arthur Daniel, Sr.

1980

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Haynes

Elmira Davis

1991

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Haynes

Lela

1978

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

James

Lula Haynes

1986

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Haynes

Maybelle Lee

1985

New Brockton, AL

215

16-0618

Jackson

Mae Francis Jane Frazier

1980

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Johnson

Jerry Irene

1999

Opelika, AL

215

16-0618

Johnson

Willie Frank, Sr.

2014

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lary

Pamela Marie Amos

2008

Daleville, AL

215

16-0618

Lary

Pamela Marie Amos

2008

Temple, TX

215

16-0618

Lee

Adam

1972

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Annie Mell

2014

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Buleah Mae

1988

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Earline

2009

Philadelphia, PA

215

16-0618

Lee

Freeman Acie

2014

Quincy, FL

215

16-0618

Lee

James Edward

2006

Philadelphia, PA

215

16-0618

Lee

Lillie Bell

1975

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Lonzo Marion

1996

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Mack Duffie, Sr.

1991

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Matthew Washington

1995

Fairfield, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Osie Mae White

1988

Hardaway, FL

215

16-0618

Lee

Pete

1977

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Queen Esther

2006

Philadelphia, PA

215

16-0618

Lee

Sidney Daniel

1990

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Willie Charlotte

2008

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

McSwain

Maggie

1975

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Mincy

George

1963

Dade City, FL

215

16-0618

Moultry

Lillia M

1981

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Neal

Kindness

1987

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Noble

Rev. Clarence R.

1985

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Richards

Artha M.

1989

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Richards

Flora D. (Tat)

2012

Springhill, AL

215

16-0618

Richards

Jennifer Renee

2012

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Russell

Magnolia Amos

2001

Tampa, FL

215

16-0618

Thompson

Annie Dean Haynes

2005

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Thompson

Theodore Jack

2007

Hopewell, VA

215

16-0618

Whaley

Luizer Lee

2010

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Wheeler

Gregory

1986

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0618

Wilcoxon

Jerry Wayne

2011

Troy, AL

215

16-0618

Williams

Ola Mae Carlisle

2010

Troy, AL

SUBSERIES:  FRIENDS OF THE AMOS FAMILY

Accession

Last Nm

First Name

Funeral Yr

Place

215

16-0618

Anderson

Lucille

2006

Daleville, AL

215

16-0618

Anderson

Norma

1985

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Bailey

Anna Jones

1992

Dothan, AL

215

16-0618

Banks

Lee Roy

2014

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Bell

Bobby

2004

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Brown

Benjamin Franklin, Sr.

1999

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Bryant

Archell

1999

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Bryant

Eva Mae Brown

2005

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Chiplin

Anna Jewel McNealy Douglas

2013

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Collins

James Milton

2003

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Coyle

Gladys Pearl

2008

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Diggs

Roosevelt

1997

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Douglas

Deacon Jesse, Jr.

2013

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Douglas

Estella T.

2014

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Edwards

Annie B.

1985

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Foster

Charles B.

2008

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Franklin

L. Junior (Preston)

2012

Goshen, AL

215

16-0618

Frier

Joseph L.

2011

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Glanton

Jeraline C.

2011

Dothan, AL

215

16-0618

Green

Coy B.

2011

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Greenwood

Donnis, Jr.

2014

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Henderson

Flora Jean

1990

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Hightower

Hilda Mina Joyce Terry

2015

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Hill

Mattie Mae

1998

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Holloway

Annie

2015

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Johnson

Bertha Lee

2010

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Johnson

Peggy Ann

1996

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Johnson

Roberta Dickerson

2016

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Knox

Francis Rosetta

1988

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Lane

Rev. Charles Anthony

2007

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Lee

Susie Mae Lewis

2009

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Mainer

Mary Lee Diggs

1995

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Mainer

Mary Lee [Diggs]

1995

Niagara Falls, NY

215

16-0618

Martin

Craig

2010

Daleville, AL

215

16-0618

Matthews

Nora

2011

[Ozark, AL]

215

16-0618

McGuire

Lealor

2016

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

McNair

Viola Jackson

1996

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

McNeal

Joe

1989

Coffee Springs, AL

215

16-0618

Mills

Elsie

2006

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Mills

Mary D.

2012

Headland, AL

215

16-0618

Mills

Wilma

2003

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Miner

Nicholas

2012

Raleigh, NC

215

16-0618

Napper

Betty Jean Smith

1999

Enola, AL

215

16-0618

Pate

Matthew J.

2009

Geneva, AL

215

16-0618

Plumer

Jerome

2013

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Potts

Margie G.

2012

Gable, VA

215

16-0618

Ready

Jeanette Christine

2004

Dothan, AL

215

16-0618

Reid

Rena Mae Greenwood

2009

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Sconiers

Cathria Dupree

2013

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Sconiers

Walter Eugene

2004

Sconiersville, AL

215

16-0618

Shambley

Joy Ann Anderson

2014

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Shipman

Florence Gilmore

2009

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Shipman

Harrison, Jr.

2009

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Smith

Betty Jean

2003

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0618

Stewart

Melvin Kawata

2009

Ozark, AL

215

16-0618

Taylor

Alma Donald

2011

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Wheeler

Amie Lee

1990

Coffee Springs, AL

215

16-0618

Wilkerson

Lillie Mae

1996

Enterprise, AL

215

16-0618

Wilkerson

Mae Bell

2016

Bellwood, AL

215

16-0727

Neal

Mary Alice

2002

Brundidge, AL

215

16-0727

Parkman

Kandie Deborah

2003

Columbus, OH

SERIES:  PHOTOGRAPHS PER WIREGRASS COMMON HERITAGE PROJECT, 1957-1985 (19 items).  Ms. Amos curated 19 images from her larger collection to contribute to the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project in June 2017.

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File ID

DESCRIPTION OF ITEM

215-16-0625-001

Ida Bell Amos (ca 1943-1960) (Obit on file with WA), sister of donor.

3x3 image  Coffee Springs, Alabama.  Ca. 1956-1959

215-16-0625-002

Ida Bell Amos (ca 1943-1960) (Obit on file with WA), sister of donor.

8x10 image Riverside Heights High School Geneva, Alabama.  Ca. 1956-1959

215-16-0625-003

Queen Amos portraying Sojourner Truth, Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Ca. 1985

215-16-0625-004

Group photo for Women's History Month, Queen Amos Second row, left) as Sojourner Truth, Fort Rucker or Maxwell AFB.  Ca. 1985

215-16-0625-005

Newspaper image and article on "Historic Women visit Fort Benning, Fort Benning Georgia.  Ca. 1985

215-16-0625-006

Queen Amos, Enterprise, Alabama.  1973

215-16-0625-007

Queen Amos, Riverside Heights, Alabama, Graduation photo.  1967

215-16-0625-008

Queen Amos.  4x6 school picture Riverside Heights Enterprise Alabama, ca. 1965.

215-16-0625-009

Graduation portrait from Basic Training.  Fort McClellan, Alabama.  Queen Amos, back row, fourth from the left.  1969

215-16-0625-010

Portrait of Queen Amos in Women's Army Corps, US Army.  Ca. 1969-1970

215-16-0625-011

Queen Amos, Fort McClellan, Alabama, June 1969

215-16-0625-012

Queen Amos, Coffee Springs Alabama.  In uniform, January 1973

215-16-0625-013

Charcoal sketch of Queen Amos, Location unknown, Albert Shepard, artist, in Fort Bragg, NC.  Ca. 1969-1970

[See also 215-06-0727-010]

215-16-0625-014

Queen Amos, Enterprise or Coffee Springs, Alabama. Photo with leather hat.  Ca. 1984

215-16-0625-015

Queen Amos, original is blurred.  Ca. 1984

215-16-0625-016

Printed photo of Riverside HS teacher Celeste Holt

Printed below image:  "School Days 1957-1958  Riverside Heights"

215-16-0625-017

Printed photo of Riverside HS teacher Rosetta Knox.  1957-1958

[See her funeral program, etc., in 215-16-0618, Friends > Knox]

215-16-0625-018

Printed photo of Riverside HS teacher Martha Martin Stallworth.

Printed below image:  "School Days 1957-1958  Riverside Heights"

215-16-0625-019

Printed photo of Riverside HS student Rosetta Young

Printed below image:  "School Days 1957-1958  Riverside Heights"

SERIES:  RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL (GENEVA, AL), 1967, 1991.  2 items.  Riverside Heights High School began in 1938 as the Geneva Colored School, then became the African American high school for Geneva County, AL, 1957-1970, after which school desegregation could no longer be avoided. Contains Ms. Amos's RHHS yearbook for 1967 and the reunion program for 1991.

File ID

 

File Desciption

215

16-0625

020

 

Riverside High School Alumni Reunion Program, 1991

215

16-0625

021

 

Riverside High School Yearbook, 1967 (63 pages, 2 covers)

SERIES:  AMOS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION, 1954 – 2009 (14 items).  Records and manuscripts pertaining to various family members and friends, plus an article about Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Pike County, and two more pencil sketched portraits.

File ID

 

File Description

215

16-0727

001

 

Ida Bell Amos school award and report cards, 1954, 1957-60
[See also her photographs at 215-16-0625-001 and 215-16-0625-002]

215

16-0727

002

 

Amos Family History, 4 pages by Queen Amos, 2001

215

16-0727

003

 

James W. Amos Army Discharge Letter, 1962

215

16-0727

004

 

Amos-Mincy Family Genealogy

215

16-0727

005

 

Christmas Letter, 2002, from Pam

215

16-0727

006

 

Mary Alice (Flowers) Neal funeral program, 2002, Brundidge, AL (friend)

  [Also listed with funeral programs in Series 1]

215

16-0727

007

 

Kandie Deborah Parkman funeral program, 2003, Columbus, OH (friend)

  [Also listed with funeral programs in Series 1]

215

16-0727

008

 

Susie K. Senn, "Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church of Pike County, Alabama," Historical News, November 2009, 5.

215

16-0727

009

 

[Tom] Richardson pencil drawing, unknown portrait, n.d.

215

16-0727

010

 

Albert Shepard pencil drawing of Queen Amos, n.d.
  [See also 215-16-0625-013]

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