The Cobb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was reorganized in 1982. It was previously known as the Marietta Branch of the NAACP. Presidents before the reorganization include Rev. Jesse W. Cook, Hugh Grogan, Rev. R. L. Johnson, and Elsie Densmore, who was a founding member of the Marietta Branch. From 1980 to the present time, the branch has been led by six presidents: Dover Ferrell (1980-1982), Oscar Freeman (1982-1986), Jerry Dodd (1986-1992), Sandra McGary-Ervin (1992-1994), Donnie Perry (1994-1997), and Deane Bonner (1997-present). The records of the Cobb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) consist of materials from the office of the President, during the terms of Donnie Perry (1994-1997) and Deane Bonner (1997-present). The bulk of the collection dates from 1983 to 2001, and includes administrative records, certificates, clippings, committee records, conference materials, correspondence, fliers, leaflets, minutes, miscellaneous materials, newsletters, photographic prints, programs, and publications. Other records of interest include materials from Oscar Freeman, who served as the NAACP president from 1982 until 1986, and personal records of Deane Bonner, the organization's current president. Select items have been chosen for digitization and are available via this repository. The full collection is held at the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Recent Submissions

  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 7, circa 1982 - 1986 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1986)
    This item is part three of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 6, circa 1982 - 1986 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1986)
    This item is part six of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 5, circa 1982 - 1986 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1986)
    This item is part five of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 4, circa 1982 - 1986 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1986)
    This item is part four of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 3, circa 1982 - 1985 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (1985)
    This item is part three of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 2, circa 1982 - 1985 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1985)
    This item is part two of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.
  • Oscar Freeman Scrapbook Part 1, circa 1982 - 1985 

    NAACP Cobb County Branch (Kennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare BooksKennesaw State University Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, 1985)
    This item is part one of the Oscar Freeman Scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Oscar Freeman who served as president of the NAACP Cobb County Branch from 1982 until 1986.