Madeline Scott is a native of Olean, New York, who moved to Buffalo in 1958. She is the daughter of Mrs. Lois Easley. Mrs. Scott is a graduate of Empire State College and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Human Services. In 1990, she retired from Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a career that spanned thirty-two years. She has been an active member of the Buffalo Community since her move here over forty years ago. She is a Golden Heritage Member of the NAACP and is active in the Buffalo Chapter as the Secretary and Membership Chair.
She also has been an active member of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier since 1977. Mrs. Scott is the recipient of numerous local and statewide civic, community, and organization awards, such as Buffalo Branch NAACP Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award, Black Achievers, New Hope Baptist Church Martin Luther King Award, and others. She is a member of St. Luke AME Zion Church, and is Chair of the Church Endowment Fund, and member of the Church Van Committee. She is an avid genealogist and has researched different segments of her family back to slavery, as well as free members dating back to 1777. She is a member of the International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry. She conducts family history workshops for groups and individuals and at Oral History Conferences.
The papers in this collection were organized and prepared for microfilming by Monroe Fordham, Freddie Mae Fordham, and Madeline O. Scott. The papers were filmed by Kelly Allen, Charita Jackson, and LaShawanda Ingram, students at Buffalo State College. The students worked under the supervision of the Fordham Regional History Center at Buffalo State College. The students were paid from a New York State grant.