Eva M. Noles - Introduction
On November 3, 2004, Barbara Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram of the Uncrowned Queens Institute, began meeting with the five women selected for the Uncrowned Queens Digital Oral History Project. Made possible by a 2004 Educational Technology grant, the project's goal was to document and preserve the recollections of African American women community builders in their 70s and 80s. After the interviews were conducted, both a written transcript and a DVD of each interview would be preserved and housed in the University Archives at the University at Buffalo. The five Uncrowned Queens chosen were: Georgia Mackie Burnette, Gwendolyn Greene, Thelma Ayers Hardiman, Garnet Hicks Wallace and Eva M. Noles.
After the success of the interviews, the University Archives realized that Eva Noles’ papers would be an important addition to the University Archives' Womens History Collections. An accomplished Buffalonian and a UB graduate, Mrs. Noles meticulously documented her life. Her collection will benefit future scholars research on the development of nursing in Buffalo. On March 14, 2005 Eva Noles formally donated her collection of scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia to the University Archives. The University Archives gratefully acknowledges the assistance and support of Barbara Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women in the acquisition of this important collection of one of the original uncrowned queens.