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Correspondence, 1934-1970 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wilson, John C., 1955
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wilson, Marie S., 1953
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wilson, Mercedes, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wiseman, M. D., 1951
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Whittfield, Anthony, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wohlfarth Brothers Bakery (Homestead, Pennsylvania), 1954
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Wood, Laura, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 12/20 Woodbeck, Wilson, 1955-1959
BOX-FOLDER 12/21 Wormeley, Philip Lightfoot, IV, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 12/21 Wymer, Robert, undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Yancey, Theresa (Co-ordinator of Chicago Sustaining Committee, NNOC,), 1961
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Yarmark, Ronnie, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Yearwood, Lloyd (Photographer, New York), 1957
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young, Frances, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young, W. P., 1954
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York, Harlem Branch (Laurence F. Hunt, Program Secretary), 1944-1945
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Washington, D.C. Twelfth Street Branch (Laurence F. Hunt, Executive Secretary), 1953
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Washington, D.C. Veterans Memorial Branch (Annie P. Belcher), 1961
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Young Womens Christian Association, Pittsburgh (Annie B. Graves, Residence Secretary), 1943
BOX-FOLDER 12/23 Zane, William, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 12/23 Zanzibar Restaurant, Washington, D.C. (Mr. Lee), 1958
BOX-FOLDER 12/24-25 Unidentified correspondence, 1940-1961 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/26 Form letters. Correspondence to the NNOC Board of Directors, 1954, 1958-1960 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/27 Form letters. Correspondence addressed to NNOC members, 1945, 1950-1954, 1956-1962
BOX-FOLDER 12/28 Form letters. Correspondence to Parents of the NNOC Foundation, Inc. Youth Guild, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 12/29 Envelopes. Addressed but not postmarked, 1949 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/30 Envelopes. Postmarked, but not further identified, 1938, 1944, 1947-1948, 1955-1960
BOX-FOLDER 12/31 NNOC stationary, undated
BOX 13-16, 65-67 Photographs, 1925-1994
(206 folders)
Identified and unidentified photographic images of individuals and groups related to the National Negro Opera Company, its member guilds, committees and other affiliated African American groups and organizations. As many of the photographs in this collection were used for various programs and publicity purposes, several images will be found cut to the needs of the National Negro Opera Company. Some post-1962 photographs document various honors awarded to Mary Cardwell Dawson after her death.
Identified photographs arranged alphabetically by name.
BOX 13-16, 65-67 Identified Individuals, Groups and Productions
BOX-FOLDER 13/1 Achille, Marcel, 1961
Biographical information typed on back of photograph.
BOX-FOLDER 13/2, 65/9 Aida, undated
17 photographs (several taken from publications).
BOX-FOLDER 13/3 Alexander, Robert, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/4 Anderson, Marian, February 19, 1961 and undated
Ten photographs taken at a reception for Marian Anderson, Chicago, Palmer House, Feb. 19, 1961; also - three portrait photographs (one is autographed)
BOX-FOLDER 13/5 Anglin, John, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/6 Avalone, Blanche, undated
Surname also spelled Avaloni in a few programs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/7 Beasley, Moses, 1947
Two different photographs of Rev. Beasley, one dated April 28, 1947.
BOX-FOLDER 13/8 Beckom, O'Labrice, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/9 Bell, Ivy Ponyat, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/10 Bell, Teresa (McDaniel), undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/11 Bivens, James R., March 1934
BOX-FOLDER 13/12 Bost, Fran, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 13/13 Boyd, Gordon, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/14 Bragg, Bertha, undated
Two different photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/15 Bragg, Edward, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/16 Brice, Carol, undated
Five photographs with one image being with her brother - Jonathan Brice.
BOX-FOLDER 13/17 Brown, Debria, December 15 and 26, 1958 and undated
Five photographs: Four different photographs (Carl Van Vechten, photographer) as Carmen, dated December 1958; one image from Aida (undated)
BOX-FOLDER 13/18 Brown, Gertrude, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/19 Cardwell, James A., undated
James A. Cardwell was the father of Mary Cardwell Dawson.
Two different photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/20 Cardwell Dawson Choir, 1938 and undated
Eight photographs.
One photograph is a inscribed formal portrait of the Cardwell Dawson Choir (Mary Cardwell Dawson's pupils), dated 1938, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
BOX-FOLDER 13/21 Cardwell School of Music. Commemorative [Historical marker] dedication, September 25, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 13/22 Carrington, Rita Maria, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/23 Cato, Minto, undated
Seven photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/24 Causey, Willa, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/25, 66/2 Choruses, 1938 and undated
12 photographs (formal portraits, informal images and others taken from live performances)
BOX-FOLDER 65/13 Choruses (Washington. D.C. Opera Guild Chorus), undated
2 photographs (formal portrait of the entire opera chorus)
BOX-FOLDER 13/26 Coleman, Charles (?), 1943
As Elder Germont in La Traviata, Civic Opera House, Chicago.
BOX-FOLDER 13/27 Copland, Gloria, undated
Added notation: Washington, D.C.
BOX-FOLDER 13/28 Crawford, Alice, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/29 Crawford, Alice Davis, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/30 Dance group (non-production), undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/31, 65/1, 66/1 Dawson, Mary Cardwell - alone, undated
19 photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/32 Dawson, Mary Cardwell - with others, June 24, 1927, 1941 and undated
14 photographs.
Includes several photographs of Mary and Walter M. Dawson, including a large wedding day image, dated June 24, 1927.
Other images of Mary Cardwell Dawson can be found throughout the photographic collections that contain group images of the various NNOC/NNOF Guilds, committees, rehearsals, concerts and publicity.
BOX-FOLDER 13/33 Dawson, Walter M., 1925 and undated
Seven photographs, including three different portrait images, one group photograph (Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA where he majored in electrical engineering, graduating in June 1925) and three candid images of Mr. Dawson operating machinery at work.
Other images of Walter M. Dawson can be found throughout the various group photographs of various NNOC/NNOF Guilds and committees.
BOX-FOLDER 13/34 Dett, Helen (Mrs. R. Nathaniel Dett), undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/35 Duncan, Todd, undated
Two photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/36 Duncan, Vernon, undated
Photograph is notated as "Haitian Voodoo ceremony."
BOX-FOLDER 13/37 Early, Johnny, undated
Also included: a one-page biographical summary.
BOX-FOLDER 13/38 Elzy, Ruby, 1942
Photograph is inscribed to Mrs. Dawson from Ms. Elzy.
BOX-FOLDER 13/39 Evanti, Lillian, undated
Three photographs (two inscribed photographs).
BOX-FOLDER 13/40 Faust, undated
Seven photographs: One photograph from a live performance and six photographic images from illustrations taken from the opera.
BOX-FOLDER 13/41 Flying Clouds Progressive IV (vocal group), undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/42 "Footprints on the sands of time," in honor of Madam Mary Cardwell Dawson and Horace Wilson, April 28, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 13/43 Fountain, Beatrice, undated
Two photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/44 Franchois, Priscilla Mays, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/45 Franklin, Walter, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/46 Franklin, William, undated
Three photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/47 Fulbright, James William (Senator: Arkansas), undated
Photograph of Senator Fulbright with Mary Cardwell Dawson.
BOX-FOLDER 13/48 Gardner, Katherine Cardwell, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/49 Gatto, Angelo, undated
Four photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/50 Glass, Hazel - James L. Cornitcher wedding photograph, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/51 Graham, Michael Angelo, undated
Three photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/52 Graham, Walter, undated
Walter Graham was Music Director, Chicago Music Conservatory.
BOX-FOLDER 13/53 Grant, Albert J., undated
Two photographs.
BOX-FOLDER 13/54 Greene, Evelyn, undated
BOX-FOLDER 13/55 Greenidge, Lisle, undated
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