M08-04 - LENCOLA SULLIVAN COLLECTION

Orean Lencola Sullivan was born the oldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sullivan on October 29, 1957 in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas. In 1980, she entered the Miss Arkansas Pageant and won making her the first African-American Miss Arkansas.  She went on to place 5th in the Miss America Pageant in 1980.  Ms. Sullivan worked as a news reporter at the KARK Station in Little Rock and later reported in Austin, Texas and New York City.  She was married to Roel Verseveldt  on September 28, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  They make their home in the Netherlands.

Box 1

File 1 - Family Photos

Env 1 - Richard Sullivan (Lencola's father) & his first wife Curlie - 1948

Env 2 - Richard Sullivan (Lencola's father) & his first wife Curlie - c. 1950's

Env 3 - Lencola Sullivan as a child - 1959

Env 4 - Lencola Sullivan & Kenny - c. 1959

Env 5 - Unidentified children - c. 1962

Env 6 -Lencola's family (Lencola on left, age 9) - c. 1967

Env 7 - Lencola's family - 1967

Env 8 - Lencola's sister's family - Gisele, Leroy & Richard Williams - undated

Env 10 - Lencola's nephew (sister Gisele's son) - Richard Williams - undated

Env 11 - Lencola's nephew (sister Gisele's son) - Richard Williams, 2 yrs old

Env 12 - Lencola's niece (sister Gisele's daughter) - Ashley Williams - undated

Env 13 - Lencola's niece (sister Gisele's daughter) - Ashley Williams - undated

Env 14 - Lencola's niece (sister Gisele's daughter) - Ashley Williams - undated

Env 15 - Lencola's niece (sister Gisele's daughter) - Ashley Williams - undated

Env 16 - Lencola's niece and nephew (sister Gisele's children) - Ashley and Richard Williams - undated

Env 17 - Unidentified little girl (Ashley Williams?) - undated

Env 18 - Kelvin Sparks, Jr. - 3 yrs old - undated

Env 19 - (3 photos) Joe & Geraldine Bly wedding - undated

Env 20 - Lencola's brother, William Sullivan & her Aunt Anne Wade - undated

Env 21 - Lencola's Aunt Rosie - undated

Env 22 - Lencola & great uncles Rosevelt & Seamon - undated

Env 23 - Lencola's parents, Richard & Macie Sullivan - undated

Env 24 - Lencola's parents, Richard & Macie Sullivan - undated

Env 25 - Lencola Sullivan & parents Richard & Macie Sullivan - undated

Env 26 - Lencola & her grandfather Wesley, Aunt Wade & Aunt Teressa Wesley - undated

Env 27 - Duroncella Richardson & daughter - undated

Env 28 - Lencola, her sisters Shree & Gisele, and mother Macie Sullivan - undated

Env 29 - Lencola's great uncle S.J. Jenkins at Christmas

Env 30 - Deborah Epperson & Brian Galligan wedding - undated

Env 31 - Lencola & Vanessa Williams at Vanessa Williams Baby Show - 1993

Env 32 - Lencola, sister Gisele and Stevie Wonder - 1994

Env 33 - Lencola Sullivan and her Aunt Almeta Meredith in Las Vegas - undated

File 2 - Oversized photo (10"x13") of Lencola Sullivan - undated

File 3 - Printed article featuring Lencola Sullivan from UALR website

File 4 - Programs featuring Lencola Sullivan - 1977, 1981

File 5 - Photos - Lencola Sullivan - Pageants

Env 1 - Lencola Sullivan competing in Miss Morrilton Pageant - 1977

Env 2 - Lencola Sullivan competing in pageant as Miss Morrilton - 1977

Env 3 - Lencola Sullivan at Miss Arkansas Pageant as Miss White River - 1980

File 6 - Photos - Lencola Sullivan - Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980-1981

Env 1 - Lencola Sullivan at Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980

Env 2 - Autographed photo of Lencola Sullivan, Miss Arkansas - 1980

Env 3 - (3 photos) Lencola Sullivan, Miss Arkansas - 1980

Env 4 - Lencola Sullivan day after Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980

Env 5 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan performing at Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980

Env 6 - Lencola Sullivan crowned at Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980

Env 7 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan and judges at Miss Arkansas Pageant - 1980

Env 8 - Billy Hoyt doing Lencola's hair for AR Gazette newspaper article - 1980

Env 9 - Lencola Sullivan as Miss Arkansas - AR Gazette Newspaper - 1980

Env 10 - Lencola Sullivan as Miss Arkansas for newspaper article - August 21, 1980

File 7 - Photos - Lencola Sullivan at Miss America Pageant - 1980-1981

Env 1 - Lencola Sullivan and other Miss America contestants - Atlantic City - 1980

Env 2 - Lencola Sullivan competing in the Miss America Pageant - September 1980

Env 3 - Lencola Sullivan and Uncle Bob Wheeler - Miss America Pageant - undated

Env 4 - Uncle Bob Wheeler with Miss Arkansas chaperones - undated

Env 5 - Signed photo of Brandi Burkhardt, Miss New York - undated

File 8 - Newspaper articles concerning Lencola Sullivan in Miss Arkansas and America Pageants - 1980-1981

File 9 - Newsletter - Map Rap - Volume II, No. 7-8 - 1980

File 10 - Photographs - 1980's

Env 1 - Doris Hayes, Miss Washington - 1986

Env 2 - Lencola Sullivan greeting an unidentified woman - c. 1987

Env 3 - Former Miss Arkansas Winners:  Lencola Sullivan (1980), Regina Hopper (1983) and Carole Lawson (1987) - undated

Env 4 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 5 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 6 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 7 - Lencola Sullivan and Lottie Shackleford - undated

Env 8 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 9 - Lencola Sullivan and Yvette Moore - undated

Env 10 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 11 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 12 - Lencola Sullivan - undated

Env 13 - Lencola Sullivan Headshot- undated

Env 14 - (4 photos) Lencola Sullivan Headshots - c. 1986

Env 15 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan Headshots - 1984

Env 16 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan Headshots - 1986

Env 17 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan and Ramiro Carbonell - Spain - 1988

Env 18 - (2 photos) Lencola at Miss Arkansas USA Pageant, Barry Williams as emcee - undated

File 11 - Newspaper articles concerning Lencola Sullivan - 1980's

File 12 - Data Disc - Lencola Sullivan articles and miscellaneous

File 13 - USO show poster and photo featuring Miss Arkansas (Lencola Sullivan), Miss Florida and Miss Alabama - 1980

File 14 - Poem written about Lencola Sullivan by Theressa Gunnels-Wesley - "Special Lady" - 1980-1981

File 15 - Awards given to Lencola Sullivan by the State of Arkansas

File 16 - Awards

File 17 - Resumes - Acting and work

File 18 - Photos of Lencola Sullivan performing

Env 1 - Lencola performing with band The Common Good - undated

Env 2 - (4 photos) Lencola performing with band The Common Good - undated

Env 3 - The Common Good (band) - undated

Env 4 - Lencola with unidentified man and woman - undated

File 19 - Photos of Lencola Sullivan performing with Lionel Hampton - undated

File 20 - Photos, proof and negatives form Martin Christopher Photography - undated

File 21 - Various actor headshots and resumes

File 22 - Programs (not concerning Lencola)

File 23 - Letter to Lencola Sullivan from Tim H. asking for autographed photo - June 1982

File 24 - Photos - Lencola and friends - 1980's

Env 1 - Michael Cash - 1983

Env 2 - Lencola Sullivan and Kerry (former boyfriend) - October 1984

Env 3 - Jeff Friedman - undated

Env 4 - Lencola Sullivan and Jeff Friedman in New York - undated

Env 5 - (2 photos) Lencola Sullivan and Jeff Friedman - undated

Env 6 - Lencola Sullivan and Mr. McKenna at Anniversary Celebration - September 1986

Env 7 - Lencola Sullivan and Sean McKenna - 1986

Env 8 - Jessica Slager, 1 month old - September 1986

Env 9 - Lencola Sullivan and friend Jim - Christmas 1987

Env 10 - Lencola Sullivan (left) and two unidentified women - undated

Env 11 - Autographed photo from Ed Blackard - undated

File 25 - Advertisement - Gordon's Gin - Lencola's first modeling job in New York City - 1984

File 26 - Posters and photos for "A Soldier's Story" - Lencola Sullivan Production Secretary - 1984

File 27 - Photos - Morrilton High School 10 year reunion - 1985

File 28 - Birth annoucement of Benjamin Dorch - October 1985

File 29 - Postcard to LEncola Sullivan form friend  - May 1987

File 30 - Lencola Sullivan's voter registration card - New York - 1988

File 31 - Thank you note from CBS executive board - c. 1989

File 32 - Lencola Sullivan's AFTRA Membership card and letter concerning pay from AFTRA - 1991

File 33 - A poem sent to Lencola Sullivan from Pam, Keith and Kelli - "The Oak Tree" - undated

File 34 - Signed photos of pageant winners to Lencola Sullivan - 1993-1994

File 35 - Thank you note concerning "Miss America - Beyond the Crown" - 1994

File 36 - Article and photos - Lencola Sullivan and Rosa Parks at Daisy Bates Birthday Party - November 12, 1994

File 37 - Letters concerning Lencola's speech at Manhattan Comprehensive Night High School - 1994-1995

File 38 - Lencola Sullivan at the Miss America Pageant and Miss Maine Pageant - 1990, 1995

File 39 - Tickets of admission to Miss America Pageant and other tickets - 1994-1999

File 40 - Slides for an advertisement - undated

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1 - Lencola and Vice-President Gore - January 1997

File 2 - Photographs - 1990's

Photo of Rodrick Smith, Lencola Sullivan and E. Lynn Harris - August 1998

Env 1 - E. Lynn Harris going away party - undated (featuring Lencola Sullivan, E. Lynn Harris, Tracey Nash, Sharon King-Phox, Dot Malone, Mona Wyatt, David Huntley, Jennifer Lewis, Anthony Rogers, Rod Plummer and unidentified)

Env 2 - Dinner with Sharon King-Phox and group - undated (featuring Lencola Sullivan, Sharon and Keith Phox, Tammy King, Patti Butler, Tracey Nash and Keith's Sister)

Env 3 - Lencola Sullivan, Patti Bulter and Tracey Nash in NYC - undated

Env 4 - Lencola, Tracey Nash, Dot Malone, Anthony Rogers, Lynn Harris - March 1985

Env 5 - Cindy Barnes at Vanessa Gilmore's 40th Birthday - undated

File 3 - Photos and articles - Lencola Sullivan at the Miss Arkansas Pageants - 1990's

File 4 - Photos from Miss Florida and Miss Pierce County Pageant pageants - 2000's

File 5 - Photos of Lencola Sullivan and husband Roel Verseveldt - 2000's (includes wedding announcement & invitation)

File 6 - Newspaper - Miscellaneous - 2000's

File 7 - Photos - Miss Arkansas Pageant - 2002-2003

File 8 - Photos - Miss America Pageant - 2000's

File 9 - Birth announcement of Lauren Skyler Maitland - March 2001

File 10 - Note from Miss Delaware 2002 - Shoh Pavekh

File 11 - Letter from Glenn Whitesides - November 2000

File 12 - Photos - Lynn Harris Book Party - July 28, 2002

File 13 - Letter to Lencola Sullivan from Bill Clinton - May 13, 2004

File 14 - Email from Donna Champ Banks - August 2004

File 15 - Photos of Lencola Sullivan and friends - undated

File 16 - Letter to confirm Lencola Sullivan's participation in Arkansas Black Hall of Fame - October 2006

File 17 - Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Program & Private Dinner Menu - October 2006

File 18 - Articles - Lencola Sullivan being inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame - 2006

File 20 - Data Disc and Photos - Lencola Sullivan being inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame - 2006

File 21 - Letter to Lencola Sullivan from Attorney General - Mike Beebe - November 2006

File 22 - Letter to Lencola Sullivan from House Representative, Vic Snyder - December 2006

File 23 - Program - Veteran's Day at Morrilton High School - Speaker: Lencola Sullivan - November 11, 2006

File 24 - Foreign articles on Lencola Sullivan - 2000's

File 25 - Article - " Janis Faye Kearney, personal diarist of the 42nd President Bill Clinton" - Arkansas-Democrat Gazette - Sunday October 29. 2006

File 26 - 2 napkins from Governor's Mansion & souvenir from the William J. Clinton Presidential Center

File 27 - Invitation to 50th Anniversary of integration of Little Rock Central High School - 2007

File 28 - 50th Birthday card from Rodney, Bettie, and Kalan Wesley - Oct. 29, 2007

File 29 - Invitation to a UCA Reception - 2007

File 30 - Data Discs - Miss Arkansas Reunion - 2008

File 31 - Lencola Sullivan's Democrats Abroad Primary Vote - 2008

File 32 - Invitation to birthday excursion for Reggie Van Lee - May 2008

File 33 - Data discs of Lencola Sullivans personal photos and photo with Roel Versveldt and Bill Clinton and the L'Europa Hotel Amsterdam - 2013

End of Box 2

 

Box 3 - Laminated material/newspapers

Item 1 - "Black woman named Miss Arkansas"

Item 2 - "1980 Miss Arkansas is crowned"

Item 3 - "Determination is key, winner says"

Item 4 - "First Black Woman Miss Arkansas"

Item 5 - "Miss Arkansas Returns Home"

Item 6 - Morrilton still home, Miss Arkansas Declares"

Item 7 - "It's all a matter of believing in yourself"

Item 8 - "Miss Arkansas comes home to Morrilton"

Item 9 - "Miss Arkansas comes home to Morrilton"

Item 10 - "The following Conway County businesses takes pride in congratulating Lencola Sullivan"

Item 11 - "Lencola named fourth runner-up in Miss America pageant finals Saturday"

Item 12 - "Man and woman of the year, Dr. Marvin Cohen and Lencola Sullivan"

Item 13 - "Miss Arkansas, Lencola Sullivan sings at the chamber banquet"

Item 14 - Arkansas traveler certificate - Lencola Sullivan - June 21, 1996

Item 15 - "Descendent of Desota" certificate - Lencola Sullivan - June 21, 1996

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