Series 1 - Personal Life & Family
Jerlean was the “heart and soul” of Nathaniel’s work. A behind-the-scenes leader, she cared for their five children – four girls and a boy – and was her husband’s advisor, partner, and inspiration. Mr. and Mrs. Colley enjoyed traveling, often mixing work and recreation. They traveled the world together, visiting South America, China, Africa, Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Separation Qualification Record for Captain Nathaniel S. Colley
"Young Attorney Gives Leadership to Colored Community," Colorfornia magazine article, page 17; c.1954.
Photograph of Nathaniel and Jerlean Colley celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, as published in the Sacramento Observer of Thursday, May 18, 1967.