Wertz, Irma Cayton Papers

Dates: 1930-1985. Size: 3 linear feet. Accession #2004/10. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Irma Cayton Wertz, a graduate of Fisk University, married Chicago sociologist Horace Cayton and moved to Chicago in the late 1930s. During World War II, she served as an early African American WAC officer. Her papers include correspondence, news clippings, official documents and photographs on her experience in the military during World War II. Also included are some materials on her work at Chicago’s Parkway Community House. [Finding Aid, opens a new window]