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Realia, circa 1928-1961 (continued)
Metal Printing Plates (without wood mounts), circa 1928-1941 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 44/14 Metal Printing Plate (Unidentified Chorus), undated
BOX-FOLDER 44/15 Metal Printing Plate (NNOC Advertising montage), undated
BOX-FOLDER 44/16 Metal Printing Plate (Cardwell Dawson Choir, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh) late 1930s
BOX 44-62 Metal Printing Plates (with wood block mounts), circa 1928-1961
Contains 256 wood-backed metal printing plates.
BOX 63, 67 La Julia Rhea Gift, 1930s-1989
(15 folders)
Includes autobiographical and biographical material, a large clippings page, scrapbooks containing clippings documenting Rhea's vocal career, and a 1943 Town Hall concert program.
Arranged by type of item.
BOX-FOLDER 63/1 Autobiographical article, circa 1950
see also Correspondence: Rhea, La Julia
see also Photographs: Rhea, La Julia
BOX-FOLDER 63/2 Biographical publication, circa 1970
Inscribed to Wayne Shirley (Library of Congress Music Division music specialist) by Rhea.
BOX 67 Clippings, February 26, 1986
Chicago Tribune article that details Rhea's career.
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Program, November 9, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 63/4-7 Scrapbooks, 1930s-1980s
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 Miscellaneous papers, 1988-1989
BOX 64, 66 Walter M. Dawson Papers, 1925-1970
(15 folders)
Walter M. Dawson was Mary Cardwell Dawson's husband. These materials primarily relate to his career as a master electrician from around 1930 to 1968. Walter Dawson was the NNOC's publicity chairman, and later served as the organization's comptroller. Items include address books, diplomas, awards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, contract forms, his obituary, publications related to the electrical trade, including a copy of the proposed 1963 Washington, D.C. Electrical Code, realia such as 1950s-1960s metal buttons and name badges, and a 1941-1943 Timeshift record book.
Arranged by type of item or subject.
BOX-FOLDER 64/1-2 Address books, circa 1952-1963
Two books.
BOX-FOLDER 64/3 Association of Electricians, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Various materials, 1957-1964
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Business cards, work cards, 1939, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/5 Calendar, 1926
BOX-FOLDER 64/6, 66/7 Certificates, Awards, Diploma, 1925, 1930, 1963-1968
Box 66 contains Mr. Dawson's college diploma, dated 1925.
BOX-FOLDER 64/7 Clippings, 1940, 1955-1962
BOX-FOLDER 64/8 Correspondence, 1940-1942, 1962-1966
see also Correspondence: Dawson, Walter M.
Includes a letter (dated January 23, 1940) signed by Senator Joseph F. Guffey, Pennsylvania, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.
BOX-FOLDER 64/9 Dawson Electric Contracting Company. Contracts, 1962, undated
Most are blank forms while there is one example of a contract for specified work.
BOX-FOLDER 64/10 Electrician Trade Publications, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 64/11 Obituary, 1970
Photographs, 1925, 1927, 1934, 1941-1964, undated
see Photographs: Dawson, Walter M.
see Photographs: Dawson, Mary Cardwell - with others
see Photographs: Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C.
see Photographs: Interdenominational Ushers Union (church ushers organization)
see Photographs: Handy, W. C.
Other images of Walter M. Dawson can be found throughout the various group photographs of the various NNOC/NNOF Guilds and committees.
BOX-FOLDER 64/12 Realia, 1950s-1960s
Consists of a large linen 1962 wall calendar that has six metal buttons and four name badges attached.
BOX-FOLDER 64/13 Timebook. Nightshift, 1941-1943
BOX-FOLDER 64/14 Washington, D.C. Electrical Code. Draft, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 64/15 Miscellany, undated

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