In 1971 Delilah W. Pierce gave a talk at the Harvard Club of Cape Cod (formerly Harvard Radcliffe Club of Cape Cod) in Hyannis, MA. Jet magazine featured her in their Remembrances From Oak Bluffs section. This was very big news in New England.
Update 9/2019 – Great-great nephew Stephen McDow, made a second attempt to contact Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin responded by having her executive assistant, Dawn Ling assist Stephen with rediscovering official archives from the event. Dawn connected Stephen with Sarah Hutcheon and Bailey Culpepper of the Schlesinger Library. Sarah pulled several documents. Sarah told Stephen there was a brief mention in the December 1971 Radcliffe Quarterly (linked below) in the left-hand column:
- (PDF Version) – Delilah W. Pierce at Harvard Radcliff
Sarah also looked into the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association club files for Cape Cod, “and found that the talk by Delilah Pierce occurred August 1971 at the Waquoit Congregational Church on Route 28 between Mashpee Rotary and Falmouth.” Sarah found the meeting program and notice along with three small news clippings announcing the talk – which also included a headshot:
Many thanks to Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Radcliffe Institute, and the Schlesinger Library.