A Gift of Love: A Celebration of the Life of Almetris Marsh Duren, 1910-2000

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  Drawing of Almetris Co-Op  
Baby Birth Announcement large image of Baby Birth Announcement large image of Announcing the Birth of Maury Monroe, 1969 To Almetris Duren from Barbara Conrad
Almetris Co-Op (center), named after Almetris Marsh Duren in 1958, was a dormitory, boarding house, social center, and even Sunday School for African American students.
Photograph given to Almetris Marsh Almetris Co-Op Group Photo, 1958 To Almetris Marsh Duren from Curtis Collins
In this 1958 photograph, Almetris Duren sits at center surrounded by the women of Almetris Co-Op, the University’s first Black women’s residence. The woman standing directly behind Duren is mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad (née Smith).
To Almetris Marsh Duren from Michelle Seay

Letter from recipient of the Almetris M. Duren Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 1986.

Photograph of Girl Photograph of girl
Almetris Co-Op Account Book, 1964 Earl Cambell with Heisman Trophy
Letters to Almetris Marsh Duren   To Almetris Marsh Duren from Almetris Co-OpUpon the occasion of her retirement in August, 1981, Mrs. Almetris Marsh Duren was celebrated by The University of Texas at Austin community as an irreplaceable lady of energy, commitment, humility, devotion, compassion and integrity. Beginning as housemother for Black women students in off-campus co-op housing in 1956 and continuing from 1968-1980 as a University Student Development Specialist and Resident Fellow in Jester Dorm, she was the guide, the inspiration, the comfort and the challenge for four decades of UT students. "Mama Duren" or "Mama D," as she was affectionately called, extended her concern and caring to all students as well as to many faculty and staff, and all sought her advice.

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