Jean Yancey papers, 1924-2001

Yancey, Jean Joliffe, 1914-2000


7 linear ft. (7 boxes), 2 oversize boxes.
Organized in 4 series: 1. Business papers and awards, 1964-1993 (Box 1-5). 2. Personal papers 1924-2001 (Box 6). 3. Audio-Visual 1980-1994 (Box 7). 4. Oversize 1978-1990 (OVBox 1-2).
Collection includes business related papers: awards, speeches, including tapes of speeches, correspondence and news clippings; personal papers: school items, invitations, letters, items relating to children, husband, and friend, Helen Van Slyke, family photographs, and scrapbooks.
Jean Joliffe was born in Clarksburg, W.V. on August 18, 1914. The family moved to Denver, Colo. when she was a child and she attended East High School and the University of Denver. In 1936, Jean Joliffe moved to New York City where she met Lenard Royston Yancey Jr., the couple was married in Scarsdale, N.Y. in 1937. She moved back to Denver, where her husband was stationed during WWII. Yancey worked in retail and later began her own business, the Bridal Loft. In 1973, she began Jean Yancey and Associates, a business firm specializing in assisting start-up businesses. Yancey taught at local schools. She was awarded the National Advocate for Women in Small Businesses, was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, and involved with many women's associations. Yancey died in Denver, Colo. on September 15, 2000.
Collection includes former photo accession #2004.083.1..
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.
Finding aid in repository and online at: & qid=sdx%5Fq5 & fmt=tab & idtoc=WH1176-pleadetoc & base=fa & n=14 & ss=true & as=true & ai=Advanced.
Repository also has: Jean Yancey's 80th Birthday Party! (C338.04 Y15zjea), and Carolyn Fineran papers, 1994-2005 (WH1890).

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