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National Negro Opera Company collection, 1879-1997

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Arranged chronologically.
BOX 1-4, 65-67 Materials Related to the National Negro Opera Company and Other Affiliated Musical Ensembles, 1926-1997, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Programs/Promotional Material, 1926-1934
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Programs/Promotional Material, 1935-1937
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Programs/Promotional Material, 1938-1940
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Programs/Promotional Material. Poster: Aida performance, October 10, 1941, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 65/7 Programs/Promotional Material, circa 1942
Draft "mock-up" promotional item for a proposed book to contain a projected one million names of individuals pledging support for the creation of a National Negro Opera Company and Symphony Orchestra.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Programs/Promotional Material, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Programs/Promotional Material, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Programs/Promotional Material, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Programs/Promotional Material, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Programs/Promotional Material, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Programs/Promotional Material, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Programs/Promotional Material, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Programs/Promotional Material, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Programs/Promotional Material, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Programs/Promotional Material, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Programs/Promotional Material, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Programs/Promotional Material, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Programs/Promotional Material, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Programs/Promotional Material, 1956
BOX 67 Programs/Promotional Material. Poster: Ouanga performance, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, May 27, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Programs/Promotional Material, 1957
BOX 67 Programs/Promotional Material. Poster: The Ordering of Moses performance, Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Conn., May 5, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Programs/Promotional Material, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Programs/Promotional Material, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Programs/Promotional Material, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Programs/Promotional Material, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Programs/Promotional Material, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Programs/Promotional Material, 1992-1997
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Programs/Promotional Material (oversize), 1933-1963
BOX-FOLDER 66/5 Programs/Promotional Material (oversize). Publicity drafts, 1940s-1950s
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Programs/Promotional Material - Printed Profiles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Programs/Promotional Material - Typed Profiles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Programs/Promotional Material - Press Releases, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Programs/Promotional Material - Solicitation Letters, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Programs/Promotional Material - Miscellaneous, undated
BOX 4-6, 66 Non-National Negro Opera Company Materials, 1934-1987, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Programs/Promotional Material, 1934-1941
BOX-FOLDER 66/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1943, 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Programs/Promotional Material, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Programs/Promotional Material, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Programs/Promotional Material, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Programs/Promotional Material, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 Programs/Promotional Material, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Programs/Promotional Material, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Programs/Promotional Material, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Programs/Promotional Material, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Programs/Promotional Material, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Programs/Promotional Material, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Programs/Promotional Material, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Programs/Promotional Material, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Programs/Promotional Material, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Programs/Promotional Material, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Programs/Promotional Material, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 Programs/Promotional Material, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Programs/Promotional Material, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Programs/Promotional Material, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Programs/Promotional Material, 1963-1987
BOX-FOLDER 6/5-7 Programs/Promotional Material, undated
BOX 20-24, 67 Administrative Papers, 1912-1961 , bulk 1931-1960
(73 folders)
Records of the National Negro Opera Company's business activities. Included among these materials are charters, by-laws, contracts, lists of officers and board members, planning information, and meeting minutes. Includes records from the National Negro Opera Foundation, early records from the National Association of Negro Musicians (Pittsburgh branch), and other related organizations and committees. Minutes of meetings from these organizations are arranged in chronological order. Diplomas and other early public school and college certificates belonging to Mary Cardwell Dawson are also included in this series and are found in the Miscellany subseries.
Arranged by type of material. Minutes are further arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Advertising, 1957, undated
BOX 22 Appointment Books, 1943-1948
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 Appointment book, 1943
Material laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Appointment book, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 Appointment book, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 Appointment book (Week-at-a-glance), 1948
BOX-FOLDER 24/9 Bills and Receipts, 1944-1958
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Business Cards, undated
BOX 22 Calendars, 1938-1959
BOX-FOLDER 22/5 Calendar, 1938
Material laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 Calendar #1, 1943
Material laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 22/7 Calendar #2, 1943
Material laid in.
BOX-FOLDER 22/8 Calendar, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 22/9 Calendar, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 22/10 Calendar, January-June 1959
BOX-FOLDER 22/11 Calendar, July-December 1959
BOX 24 Certificates, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Certificates of Merit (NNOC), July 25, 1953
BOX 21 Contracts, 1937-1961
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 Adams, Pearl, February 18, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 Allen, William, May 11, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc., April 28, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc., February 24, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc. [not signed], 1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Ball, Robert P. (Pete Ball's Auto Clinic), March 1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Baynton's, March 1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Bergmann's, Inc., November 1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Brooks & Allen, November 17, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Brown, Debra, December 4, 1959
Two signed copies.
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Brown, Debra, December 14, 1959
Two signed copies.
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Browne, Delores, September 24, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Bruce, Sadie, March 11, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Burton, Perola, March 1952
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Chandler, William, March 18, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Chandler, William (William Chandler Company, Inc.), November 1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Chesapeake Heights on the Bay, November 17, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Clarke, Lucienne M. (Lucienne Clarke Dance Studio), January 22, 1960
Two signed copies.
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Cloonan, Gilbert C. (Superintendent, Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Piitsburgh, PA), February 24, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Colemon, Annie Mae, March 18, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Coles, Rybye M., August 30, 1957
Two unsigned copies.
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Collins, LeRoy, February 29, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Collins, LeRoy, March 1, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Cook, Destalear, March 18, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Cornell 3-Hour Cleaners, May 1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Coberson, George W. (Principal, A. Leo Weil High School, Pittsburgh), March 19, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Davis, R. W. (R. W. Davis, Painter-Plasterer), May 1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Deere, James D., November 14, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Democratic Club of Red Bank [New Jersey], March 1958
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