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Beatrice “Bea” Scott Papers

Identifier: ARL216

Scope and Contents

Collection contains awards, photographs, and ephemera related to Scott's involvement with various service organizations.


  • 1880


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Beatrice “Bea” A. Scott (1922-2015) was an active member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NACWC), the Colorado State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (CSACWC), the Denver Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (DFCWC), the Dorcas Service and Literary Club, the Northwest Region Association of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., Pond-Lily Art Literary and Service Club, the Knights of Peter Claver, and Ladies Auxiliary. She was the recipient of many service awards, including the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Certificate of Merit, the Claver Lady of the Year award, and the NCPCA Outstanding Service to the Community plaque. The NAACP Youth Council Outstanding Service to the Cause of Youth plaque was awarded to both Bea and her husband, James C. Scott in 1963.


3 Boxes (2 linear feet)


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Donor unknown, circa 2015

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205