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Marian Anderson supplementary papers

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Marian Anderson was born 27 February 1897 in Philadelphia and died 3 April 1993 in Portland, Oregon. The legacy of this extraordinary contralto is not limited to her musical genius. She performed a repertoire that included over 200 songs and arias in German, Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, and other languages. As a singer and as a symbol of progress in the advancement of civil rights in the twentieth century, Marian Anderson was perceived as larger-than-life, yet her approach to her life and career was practical and modest, with a deep understanding that nothing is accomplished without the assistance of others. Her career spanned the years from the early 1920s through the 1970s, although she formally retired from singing in 1965. Anderson's audiences in the United States would return year after year to her concerts. She was equally well received around the world, from her triumphs in the cities of Europe and South America at the height of her career in the 1930s to her tours of Asia for the United States Department of State in the 1950s. A strong believer in education as a key to racial and social equality and having a deep commitment to the well-being of children, she spent her retirement on the boards of dozens of non-profit organizations devoted to these causes.

Principal holdings gift of James DePreist

The supplementary papers overlap chronologically and should be used in conjunction with Ms. Coll. 200, Marian Anderson Papers. Additional James DePreist material can be found in Ms. Coll. 640, James DePreist Papers.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Abe-Cynthia.
Box 1 Folder 1-66
Daly-Hyams.
Box 2 Folder 67-136
Irvin-Peters.
Box 3 Folder 137-235
Phelps-Young, unidentified.
Box 4 Folder 236-318
Description

Correspondence and legal matters originating from Marian Anderson's business managers and other concert impresarios.

Bloulae, William, 1951.
Box 5 Folder 319
Civic Concert Service, 1937.
Box 5 Folder 320
Colledge, George L., 1928.
Box 5 Folder 321
Arthur Judson, Inc., 1930.
Box 5 Folder 322
Harold Holt, Ltd., 1961.
Box 5 Folder 323
Hilker Attractions, undated.
Box 5 Folder 324
Ibbs & Tillett, 1928.
Box 5 Folder 325
College of Saint Benedict, 1970.
Box 5 Folder 326
International Concert Agency for Musical Promotion, 1950.
Box 5 Folder 327
Moss & Hayman Attractions, 1961.
Box 5 Folder 328
Musser, Laura Jane, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 329
White. H. Preson, 1925.
Box 5 Folder 330
Correspondence and itineraries, 1948-1974.
Box 5 Folder 330-338
Constitution Hall, 1939-1956.
Box 5 Folder 339-348
Financial statements, 1959-1960.
Box 5 Folder 349
BMG Entertainment, 1996-1998.
Box 5 Folder 350-352
Electric & Musical Industries Limited, 1970.
Box 5 Folder 353
Victor Records, undated.
Box 5 Folder 354
Performance contracts, 1926-1965.
Box 5 Folder 355-366
Description

This subseries contains correspondence with poems written in tribute to Marian Anderson.

Hipshire-Junilla.
Box 6 Folder 367-368
Unidentified poets/poems in tribute to M.A.
Box 6 Folder 369-370
Poetry collections in tribute to M.A., Ragland.
Box 6 Folder 371
Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Correspondence with children, 1937-1966.
Box 6 Folder 372-376
Description & Arrangement

This subseries comprises letters from admirers who had not met or were not known to Marian Anderson. The letters within the folders are arranged chronologically, within each calendar year correspondents are filed alphabetically.

U.S. admirers, 1929-1986.
Box 6 Folder 377-439
U.S. admirers, undated.
Box 6 Folder 440
"Lady from Philadelphia" from Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly.
Box 6 Folder 441
Argentina, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 442-444
Austria, 1936.
Box 7 Folder 445
Belgium, undated.
Box 7 Folder 446
Brazil, 1950.
Box 7 Folder 447-456
Canada, 1934-1971.
Box 7 Folder 457-461
Chile, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 462
Colombia, 1954.
Box 7 Folder 463-465
Croatia, undated.
Box 7 Folder 466
Cuba, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 467
Czech Republic, undated.
Box 7 Folder 468
Denmark, 1934-1935.
Box 7 Folder 469-474
England, 1950.
Box 7 Folder 475-480
Finland, 1933-1990.
Box 7 Folder 481-484
France, 1934-1955.
Box 7 Folder 485-497
Germany, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 498-503
India, 1940-1958.
Box 7 Folder 504-505
Ireland, 1950.
Box 7 Folder 506
Israel, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 507
Italy, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 508-510
Netherlands, 1934-1955.
Box 7 Folder 511-513
Norway, undated.
Box 7 Folder 514
Russia, undated.
Box 7 Folder 515
South Africa, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 516
Spain, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 517
Sweden, 1933-1961.
Box 7 Folder 518-531
Switzerland, 1935-1949.
Box 7 Folder 532-536
Uraguay, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 537
Yugoslavia, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 538

Description & Arrangement

Speeches and drafts arranged chronologically.

University of Colorado, 1970.
Box 8 Folder 539
The Dance Theatre of Harlem, undated.
Box 8 Folder 540
Hurok Speakers Group.
Box 8 Folder 541
White House Speech re: Roberta Peters, undated.
Box 8 Folder 542
Young Audiences, undated.
Box 8 Folder 543
Unidentified, 1940s-1950s.
Box 8 Folder 544
Peters, Eleanor, 1974.
Box 8 Folder 545-546
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1976.
Box 8 Folder 547
WETA Television special on M.A., 1988.
Box 8 Folder 548
Descripton & Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author or corporate heading. Includes manuscript, typescript, and printed articles. Researchers should be aware that many of these contain inaacurate dates and information.

Black Biography, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 549
Brown, Addie. "Afro-American Spirituals Sung by Marian Anderson: A Content Analysis of a Collection of Her Favorites adn their Role in the Development of Her Creativity and Human Excellence", 1981.
Box 8 Folder 550
Current Biography, 1940.
Box 8 Folder 551
Furie, Ken, ed. & Allan Keiller. "Marian Anderson and Carnegie Hall", 1996.
Box 8 Folder 552
Hurok, Sol. "Marian Anderson-American Contralto, 1954-1968.
Box 8 Folder 553
Little Debbie. "The American Hero" Card Series, undated.
Box 8 Folder 554
"Marian Anderson (A brief outline)", undated.
Box 8 Folder 555
Sister M.W. Biography of M.A. and Sister Mary Benigna, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 556
Sandy. "Tribute to Aunt Marian", undated.
Box 8 Folder 557
The World of Music, 1953.
Box 8 Folder 558
Unidentified Swedish Biography, undated.
Box 8 Folder 559
Contracts.
Box 8 Folder 560
Viking Press royalty statement, 1957.
Box 8 Folder 561
Description

School textbooks which feature Marian Anderson biographies.

Houghton Mifflin, undated.
Box 8 Folder 562
Description

Materials collected by Marian Anderson, newsletters, and information from organizations.

Organizations B-Y.
Box 8 Folder 563

Notebook (Argentina), 1962.
Box 8 Folder 564
Notebook, 1925.
Box 8 Folder 565
The Kennedy Center Honors datebook, 1987-1989.
Box 9 Folder 566-568
Datebook pages, 17 Jan-29 June (year unknown).
Box 9 Folder 569
Engagement schedules, 1963-1976.
Box 9 Folder 570
Route book, 1950-1951.
Box 9 Folder 571
Danbury Scott-Fanton Museum & Historical Society calendar, 1998.
Box 9 Folder 572
Danbury Museum & Historical Society calendar, 1999.
Box 9 Folder 573
Music Journal. Artist's Directory, 1966-1967.
Box 9 Folder 574
Lists of addresses.
Box 9 Folder 575
Arrangement

Arranged chronologically where possible, most are undated, filed at the end of the series.

Tour schedule notes, 1937, undated.
Box 9 Folder 576-578
Foreign translations, language excercises, undated.
Box 9 Folder 579
Miscellaneous notes, 1930-1977.
Box 9 Folder 580

Anna D. Anderson correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 581-582
Estate of Anna D. Anderson list of documents.
Box 10 Folder 583
Anna D. Anderson financial material.
Box 10 Folder 584
Ethel DePreist correspondence, 1963.
Box 10 Folder 585
Ethel DePreist. Letters from M.A., 1954-1972.
Box 10 Folder 586-597
Ethel DePreist. Letters from James DePreist, 1958-1970.
Box 10 Folder 598-600
Ethel DePreist. Empty envelopes.
Box 10 Folder 601
Ethel DePreist memorabilia.
Box 10 Folder 602
Correspondence, 1944.
Box 10 Folder 603
Financial matters (receipts).
Box 10 Folder 604
Committee memberships.
Box 10 Folder 605
Memorabilia.
Box 10 Folder 606
Correspondence, 1974-1976.
Box 10 Folder 607
Financial matters.
Box 10 Folder 608-609
Receipts/Miscellaneous.
Box 10 Folder 610
Cow records, 1960s-1970s.
Box 10 Folder 611
Unidentified deed. Chautauqua County, NY, 1964.
Box 10 Folder 612
Correspondence.
Box 11 Folder 613-623
Publicity, 1960s.
Box 11 Folder 624
Concert programs, 1964-1987.
Box 11 Folder 625-632
Clippings and reviews, 1964-1985.
Box 11 Folder 633-634
Schedule books and itineraries, 1964-2002.
Box 11 Folder 635
Draft: "The Nature of the Creative Process".
Box 11 Folder 636
Vintage Portland Symphony Orchestra concert programs, 1912-1924.
Box 11 Folder 637-638
Aetna Life Insurance Co.
Box 12 Folder 639
Affiliated Fund, Inc., 1964-1972.
Box 12 Folder 640-641
Aftra Pension Fund, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 642
Bangor Punta Corporation, 1972.
Box 12 Folder 643
Bank of North America & Trust Company, 1926-1927.
Box 12 Folder 644-645
Boston Common Stock Fund, Inc., 1971.
Box 12 Folder 646
Chase Manhattan Bank, 1969.
Box 12 Folder 647
Chemical Bank, 1971.
Box 12 Folder 648-649
Customs, 1960.
Box 12 Folder 650-652
The Connecticut National Bank, 1972.
Box 12 Folder 653
First Investors Corporation, 1965-1972.
Box 12 Folder 654
Harry Winston, Inc., 1958.
Box 12 Folder 655
Hotel Algonquin credit cards, 1949-1951.
Box 12 Folder 656
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1929-1933.
Box 12 Folder 657-661
New England Merchants National Bank, 1973.
Box 12 Folder 662
The Pennsylvania Company, 1929-1936.
Box 12 Folder 663-666
Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, 1955.
Box 12 Folder 667
Provident Mutual, 1942-1943.
Box 12 Folder 668
The Seaman's Bank for Savings, 1971.
Box 12 Folder 669
Union Trust Company, 1972-1993.
Box 12 Folder 670-672
United States Treasury Bond, 1924.
Box 12 Folder 673
Wellington Fund, 1955-1967.
Box 12 Folder 674-676
Western Savings Fund of Philadelphia, 1962.
Box 12 Folder 677
Western Savings Fund Society, undated.
Box 12 Folder 678
Miscellaneous Swedish stock liquidation, 1933.
Box 12 Folder 679
Financial notes, 1941-1974.
Box 12 Folder 680
Tax materials, 1956-1991.
Box 12 Folder 681-684
Telephone bills, 1930-1972.
Box 12 Folder 685-692
Energy bills, 1969-1972.
Box 12 Folder 693-699
Miscellaneous bills, 1929-1972.
Box 12 Folder 700-707
Chemical Bank, 1970-1972.
Box 12 Folder 708-710
Corn Exchange, 1950.
Box 12 Folder 711
The Pennsylvania Company, 1936.
Box 12 Folder 712-713
Union Trust Company, 1973-1980.
Box 12 Folder 714-718
Miscellanous checks to M.A., 1927-1976.
Box 12 Folder 719-727
Bank of America check book.
Box 12 Folder 728
Financial correspondence.
Box 13 Folder 729-747
Blank, Rudenko, Klaus & Rome. Anna D. Anderson estate, 1964.
Box 13 Folder 748
Crawford, George W., 1954-1967.
Box 13 Folder 749
Correspondence between George W. Crawford and others, 1960-1964.
Box 13 Folder 750
Robinson, Frederick F., 1980-1981.
Box 13 Folder 751
Birth certificate.
Box 13 Folder 752
Description

Obtained in 1966.

Estate notes.
Box 13 Folder 750
Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by organization.

American Red Cross, 1955.
Box 13 Folder 754
Bid-a-Wee Home, 1972.
Box 13 Folder 755
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1962.
Box 13 Folder 756
National Urban League, 1959.
Box 13 Folder 757
New York Heart Association, 1955.
Box 13 Folder 758
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital (Lena Davis account), 1953.
Box 13 Folder 759
Clothing/fabric receipts, 1926-1976.
Box 14 Folder 760
Foreign receipts, 1930-1936.
Box 14 Folder 761
General receipts, 1927-1973.
Box 14 Folder 762
Hotel receipts, 1925-1965.
Box 14 Folder 763
Medical receipts, 1926-1952.
Box 14 Folder 764
Music-related receipts, 1926-1952.
Box 14 Folder 765
Travel receipts, 1955-1972.
Box 14 Folder 766

1930 Feb-1976 Feb.
Box 15 Folder 767-793
Programs.
Box 15 Folder 794-796
Description

Undated and incomplete.

Incomplete programs.
Box 15 Folder 797
M.A. chronology of performances.
Box 15 Folder 798
Carbon copies, 1941.
Box 15 Folder 799
Song lyrics and program texts (translations of songs).
Box 15 Folder 800
Academy of Music concert ticket envelope, 1926.
Box 15 Folder 801
Bureau de Concerts Marcel de Valmaléte.
Box 15 Folder 802
IRM Picnic at Marianna Farms, 1975.
Box 15 Folder 803
Description

Most are singers and musicians, a few are visual artists. In some cases, these are events Marian Anderson attended, in other instances the materials were sent to her.

Piano quintent recital, 1930.
Box 16 Folder 804
Robert Curtis Ogden Chorus. Metropolitan Opera House, 1933.
Box 16 Folder 805
North Carolina Governor Clyde R. Hoey Inaugural Address, 1937.
Box 16 Folder 806
Army-Navy "E" Award, 1944.
Box 16 Folder 807
Ruth St. Denis theatre production. "Slavina", 1949.
Box 16 Folder 808
"This I Believe", 1952.
Box 16 Folder 809
Second Crimea conference.
Box 16 Folder 810
University of Pennsylvania Commencement, 1961.
Box 16 Folder 811
American Symphony Orchestra. Carnegie Hall, 1965-1966.
Box 16 Folder 812
"Festive Christmas Concert." First Methodist Church & Dixwell Congregational Church Choirs, 1970.
Box 16 Folder 813
Today's Artists Concerts. Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, 1977-1978.
Box 16 Folder 814
Announcements, ticket stubs, 1930-1997.
Box 16 Folder 815-825
1956-1993.
Box 17 Folder 826-832
Description

Most, but not all, Hurock Concerts, Inc.

Program books and publicity, 1934-1966.
Box 18 Folder 833-846
Description

Fragile originals not to be used by the public.

1922-1993 Feb 25.
Box 19 Folder 847-868
1993 Apr 8-1997.
Box 19 Folder 869-896
undated.
Box 19 Folder 897-898
Newspaper images with captions, undated.
Box 19 Folder 899
Various newspaper headers, 1925-1965.
Box 19 Folder 900
Anderson, Anna D., 1940s, undated.
Box 20 Folder 901
Hayes, Roland, 1930s, undated.
Box 20 Folder 902
Muse, Clarence, undated.
Box 20 Folder 903
Preer, Evelyn, 1930s.
Box 20 Folder 904
Robeson, Paul, 1930s.
Box 20 Folder 905
Various clippings, 1991, undated.
Box 20 Folder 906
Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the title of publication.

American Legacy. David Lander, "Aunt Marian," pp. 31-36, 1996 Fall.
Box 20 Folder 907
Caravan. "Receive Awards for Excellence," p. 3, 1967.
Box 20 Folder 908
Daily Variety. "Barrier-breaker Anderson dies at 96", 12 April 1993.
Box 20 Folder 909
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Annual Report. "In Honor of Marian Anderson," p. 5, 1991-1992.
Box 20 Folder 910
Ebony. Cover, 1985 November.
Box 20 Folder 911
Ebony. "A Tribute to Marian Anderson," p. 30, 1989 November.
Box 20 Folder 912
Friendly Exchange. "Let Freedom Sing" (reprinted from LIFE), 1995 September.
Box 20 Folder 913
Jet Magazine. "World's Most Honored Woman?" pp. 60-61, 1959 July.
Box 20 Folder 914
LIFE Magazine. "Marian Anderson," p. 92, 1994 January.
Box 20 Folder 915
Mademoiselle. "Mademoiselle's Career," p. 121-128, undated.
Box 20 Folder 916
The Message Magazine. "Dr. James Lawson, president of Fisk University, presenting the University's Fourth Annual Humanitarian Award in the Arts to Miss Marian Anderson," p. 8 , 1969 August.
Box 20 Folder 917
Newsweek. Katrine Ames, "She Let Freedom Ring," p. 73, 1993 April.
Box 20 Folder 918
The New Yorker. Anthony Heilbut, "Marian Anderson," p. 82-83, 16 April 1993.
Box 20 Folder 919
The New Yorker. "Voice of the Century," p. 24, 1993 June.
Box 20 Folder 920
The New Yorker. "Marian Anderson Tribute", 1997 February.
Box 20 Folder 921
Parade Magazine. Hillary Rodham Clinton, "First Ladies I Admire," p. 8 , 1993 April 11.
Box 20 Folder 922
People Magazine. "Song of Freedom," p. 126-127, 1993 April 4.
Box 20 Folder 923
Smithsonian. "The Object at Hand," p. 15-16, 1993 June.
Box 20 Folder 924
Time Magazine. "Marian Anderson 1897-1993", 1993 April 19.
Box 20 Folder 925
U.S. News and World Report. Steven V. Roberts, "Life every voice and sing-a new song," pp. 8-9.
Box 20 Folder 926
Various unidentified articles.
Box 20 Folder 927
Description

Legal size and smaller.

1922 July-1997.
Box 21 Folder 928-929
undated.
Box 21 Folder 930
Anderson, Alyse, 1940s.
Box 21 Folder 931
Hayes-Robeson, 1930s.
Box 21 Folder 932
Various clippings, undated.
Box 21 Folder 933

Newspaper clippings, undated.
Box 22 Folder 934
Notification of winners, undated.
Box 22 Folder 935
Discontinuation of M.A. Scholarship Fund, 1972.
Box 22 Folder 936
M.A. Scholarship Fund account, 1969.
Box 22 Folder 937
Financial records for winners, 1943-1970.
Box 22 Folder 938
List of winners for all years.
Box 22 Folder 939
Application.
Box 22 Folder 940

List of honorary degrees (incomplete), 1938-1975.
Box 23 Folder 941
Photocopied Doctor of Human Letters degree from Connecticut State University, 1993.
Box 23 Folder 942
Unidentified speech from honorary degree ceremony, undated.
Box 23 Folder 943

Alabama Arts Hall of Fame. First Induction Ceremony, 1972 March 10.
Box 23 Folder 944
Bok Award (The Philadelphia Award) invitation, 1941 March 17.
Box 23 Folder 945
Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Medallion, 1991 June 26.
Box 23 Folder 946
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. 10th Annual Presentation Luncheon, 1958 October 8.
Box 23 Folder 947
City of New York. Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Medal, 1984 July.
Box 23 Folder 948
Gimbel Philadelphia Award, 1958.
Box 23 Folder 949
The National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Music, 1989 March 22.
Box 23 Folder 950
The White House. National Medal of Arts, 1986 July 14.
Box 23 Folder 951
Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia Gold Medal Award for Excellence, 1970 April 28.
Box 23 Folder 952
California Legislature. Memorial Adjournment, 1993 April.
Box 24 Folder 953
Carnegie Hall. Remembering the Art of Marian Anderson, 1993 June 7.
Box 24 Folder 954
Carnegie Hall. 100th Birthday Tribute, 1997 February 27.
Box 24 Folder 955
Carnegie Hall. Stagebill Cover, 1999 December.
Box 24 Folder 956
Danbury Museum and Historical Society. Marian Anderson Studio Exhibit, 1999-2000.
Box 24 Folder 957
The Department of the Treasury I Bonds, 1998 July 23.
Box 24 Folder 958
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Marian Anderson Dreammaker, 2001 Febrary 11.
Box 24 Folder 959
Kentucky Humanities Council and Scott County Council of the Arts. A Day with Marian Anderson, 2003 February 9.
Box 24 Folder 960
Marian Anderson Award, 1998-1999.
Box 24 Folder 961
Marian Anderson Mural Fund, undated.
Box 24 Folder 962
Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 1954 July 30.
Box 24 Folder 963
National Education Association of the United States, 18 February 1983.
Box 24 Folder 964
The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mahler tribute, 1993.
Box 24 Folder 965
Sacred Heart University. 75th birthday celebration, 1977 April 24.
Box 24 Folder 966
Schiller Institute. Concert series, 1993.
Box 24 Folder 967
Thelma Taylor. Book dedication, 1944 February 29.
Box 24 Folder 968
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. Musical tribute, 1993.
Box 24 Folder 969
Union Baptist Church. Marian Anderson and Ethel DePreist memorial service, 1993 June 6.
Box 24 Folder 970
Union Baptist Church. Tribute to Marian Anderson, 2000 February 27.
Box 24 Folder 971
University of Maryland Vocal Arts Competition and Festival, 1990-1995.
Box 25 Folder 972
University of Pennsylvania Library. Pavarotti concert, 1979 August 22.
Box 25 Folder 973
University of Pennsylvania. "An Evening of Music and Celebration", 1994 October 16.
Box 25 Folder 974
University of Pennsylvania Library. Marian Anderson event series, 2000 February.
Box 25 Folder 975
Who's Who. British Ed., 1978.
Box 25 Folder 976
Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1977.
Box 25 Folder 977
Who's Who in America.
Box 25 Folder 978
Who's Who in the East.
Box 25 Folder 979
Who's Who of American Women.
Box 25 Folder 980
The World's Who's Who of America, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 981
Carnegie Hall. Young Audiences Salute Marian Anderson, 1993 February 27.
Box 25 Folder 982
Artoro Toscanini medal.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
Chapel of Four Chaplains. Golden Heart.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
City of New York. Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, 1984 July 25.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
National Institute of Social Sciences medallion.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
"Marian Anderson Homenagem dos negros do Brasil Frente Negra Brasileira." Small plaque, 1937 June 9.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
New Testament, 1936 March 10.
Box 26 Folder unknown container
Description

Wood-covered copy inscribed, "To Marian from her old friends."

NAACP. Spingarn medal, 1939 July 2.
Box 27 Folder unknown container
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Box 27 Folder unknown container
United States Congress. Medal for Public Service through Music, 1977.
Box 27 Folder unknown container
Wooden box and lid with antique ceremonial fabric for funeral burial from Thailand.
Box 27 Folder unknown container
Yeshiva University. Albert Einstein Commemorative Award, 1958.
Box 27 Folder unknown container
City of Philadelphia. Small plaque, 1965 January 15.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Engraved luggage tag.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
The National Arts Club. Medal of Honor, 1989 March 22.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
The White House. Seal of the President of the United States pin.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
Women's Way, Philadelphia. Fourth Annual Lucretia Mott Award, 1981 May 5.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
Yale University. Ellington Fellow Medallion, 1972 October 7.
Box 28 Folder unknown container
Bond-Between-Us Luncheon. Medallion of Valor, 1959 November 2.
Box 29 Folder unknown container
Governor of Massachusetts. Silver bowl and salt shaker, 1967.
Box 30 Folder unknown container
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dignity of Man Award, 1959 May 24.
Box 30 Folder unknown container
Presto Model. "Y" Turntable Recorder.
Box 31 Folder unknown container
State of Israel Bonds. Cultural Award, 1964 March 15.
Box 32 Folder unknown container
Town of Brookline Board of Selectmen, 1967 October 24.
Box 33 Folder unknown container
The White House. National Medal of Arts. Medallion, 1986 July 14.
Box 34 Folder unknown container
The White House. National Medal of Arts. Certificate, 1986 July 14.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Constitution Hall plaque with M.A. concert contract , 1935 October 24.
Box 35 Folder unknown container

Marian Anderson autographed cards.
Box 36 Folder 983
Marian Anderson business cards.
Box 36 Folder 984
Marian Anderson photo postcards.
Box 36 Folder 985
Greeting cards signed by Marian Anderson.
Box 36 Folder 986
Greeting cards purchased by/for Marian Anderson.
Box 36 Folder 987
Personalized stationery.
Box 36 Folder 988
Blank hotel stationery.
Box 36 Folder 989
Mementos from significant events.
Box 36 Folder 983
Description

Includes placards, menus, name cards, etc.

Message slips.
Box 36 Folder 991
Saved ads, instructions.
Box 36 Folder 992
Membership cards.
Box 36 Folder 993
Recipes, food ideas saved by Marian Anderson.
Box 36 Folder 994
Driver learner's permit, 1938.
Box 36 Folder 995
United States passports, 1938-1956.
Box 36 Folder 996
United States and foreign currency.
Box 36 Folder 997
Haiti. Immigration pass (visa), 1950.
Box 36 Folder 998
Brazil. Furness Prince Line ship list of passengers.
Box 36 Folder 999
France. Trip memorabilia, 1936.
Box 36 Folder 1000
Postcards saved from cities around the world.
Box 36 Folder 1001
Airline tickets, 1952-1971.
Box 36 Folder 1002
Boat/ship tickets, undated.
Box 36 Folder 1003
Train tickets, undated.
Box 36 Folder 1004
Bills and itineraries, 1969, undated.
Box 36 Folder 1005
Adams, Leonie. The Academy of Poets, 1957-1961.
Box 37 Folder 1006
Address of Ruth to Naomi, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1007
American Institute of Public Opinion. "Attitude of College Students Towards the Arts." Gallup Poll, 1972 January.
Box 37 Folder 1008
Atlantic Refining Company. "The Private College and the Atlantic Community", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1009
Burt, Sue. "The Christian Woman's Epistile", 1972 June.
Box 37 Folder 1010
"Chart of the Ages", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1011
Chain letter with prayer, 1977.
Box 37 Folder 1012
Decter, Moshe. "Redemption! Jewish Letter from Russia", 1970 May.
Box 37 Folder 1013
Dunn, Alan. Religious cartoon, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1014
Everyman Associates, Inc. Prospectus for theatre production, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1015
Federation of Nationale des Jeunesses Musicales. "Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique".
Box 37 Folder 1016
Gell, Christopher. "Apartheid and Oursevles", 1958 June.
Box 37 Folder 1017
Greville, Ursula, ed. The Sackbut, A Musical Review, 1927 November.
Box 37 Folder 1018
Griffin. "Federalism '76", 1972 March.
Box 37 Folder 1019
"Hebrew Life Versus Money, Sex, and Evenutal Death", 1975 February.
Box 37 Folder 1020
Inman, Allan C. "I Am Music", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1021
"Israel in History and Prophecy", 1957.
Box 37 Folder 1022
Jesse, Richard, Justus Kretzmann & Thos. Coates. "Portals of Prayer", 1958 April.
Box 37 Folder 1023
Jones, Cannah. "Living by the Day", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1024
Liberty House catalogue, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1025
Moral Re-Armament essay. Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 1950 May.
Box 37 Folder 1026
"Når Rosenevisner", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1027
Naish, George P.B. "Nelson & Bronte: An Illustrated Guide to his Life and Times", 1958.
Box 37 Folder 1028
National Archives and Records Administration. Correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and D.A.R.
Box 37 Folder 1029
"The Two Calls." The Pennsylvania Bible Truth Depot, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1030
"To Those Denied a Child." Planned Parenthood Committee, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1031
The Reader's Digest. "Musical Gems", 1961.
Box 37 Folder 1032
The Reader's Digest. "Your Bill of Rights", 1947 June.
Box 37 Folder 1033
Religious mementos. Prayer cards, 1955, undated.
Box 37 Folder 1034
Revel, Jean-Françoise. "The Myth of Allende".
Box 37 Folder 1035
Schuller, Robert H. "Plant the Seeds of Success Today!", 1975.
Box 37 Folder 1036
Udine Smith Moore Collection. Internet-based information on African-American composers/artists, 1996.
Box 37 Folder 1037
Spackman, Peter, ed. Cultural Affairs, 1969.
Box 37 Folder 1038-1039
Spalding, Samuel Charles. "I Have Me Time!".
Box 37 Folder 1040
Speer, Margaret. "What to Do with the Trouble", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1041
"Statistical Data on Black America", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1042
Surr, Elizabeth. "The Lord May Come Tonight", undated.
Box 37 Folder 1043
University of Miami School of Music, 1970.
Box 37 Folder 1044
White, E.G. "Steps to Christ", 1956.
Box 37 Folder 1045
World Assembly for Moral Re-Armament, 1955.
Box 37 Folder 1046
Unidentified manuscripts.
Box 37 Folder 1047
Addresses and floral gift cards.
Box 38 Folder 1048
Birthday cards.
Box 38 Folder 1049
Christmas cards.
Box 38 Folder 1050
Thank you cards.
Box 38 Folder 1051
Occasions (baby-wedding).
Box 38 Folder 1052
Non-occasion cards.
Box 38 Folder 1053
Sheet music (including: "Beautiful City," by Rev. S.W. Brister; "By the Waters of Minnetonka: An Indian Love Song;" "Come Down Angels," "The Cosmic Christ," music by Charles Haubiel and verse by Mabel Struble; "Hear de Lambs a-Cryin';" "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray;" "Jesus is Passing This Way," by Betty Jackson King; "Sheep and Lambs," by Sidney Homer; "The Ten Commandments," by Eva Juene McAssey; "When the Chimes of Heaven Ring," by S.D. Lemon; and "Wide River;" also contains "Album of Songs and Spirituals" and two advertisements for sheet music).
Box 38 Folder 1054
Handwritten lists of songs and music notes.
Box 38 Folder 1055
Typed lists of songs.
Box 38 Folder 1056
Loose stamps and empty envelopes.
Box 39 Folder unknown container
Handkerchief.
Box 40 Folder 1057
Marian Anderson name plate for door.
Box 40 Folder 1058
Funeral book for Alyse or Anna D. Anderson, 1964 or 1965.
Box 40 Folder 1059
Memorabilia. Singer sewing library.
Box 40 Folder 1060
Note

Fragile and in poor condition.

Jewish National Fund. "Plant a Tree with Your Own Hands".
Box 40 Folder 1061
Advertisement for auction of Marian Anderson's car.
Box 40 Folder 1062
Miscellaneous photo materials.
Box 41 Folder unknown container
Original art sent to Marian Anderson and family.
Box 42 Folder 1063-1067
Shoes (three pairs: Ivory satin heels, ivory and gold brocade heels, and brown leather heals), undated.
Box 48 Folder unknown container

Series Description

This series is comprised of minutes, memoranda, press releases and newsletters.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Box 43 Folder 1068
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Box 43 Folder 1069
The American Guild of Musical Artists.
Box 43 Folder 1070
The American Red Cross.
Box 43 Folder 1071
Connecticut Opera Association, Inc.
Box 43 Folder 1072
Connecticut State Music Teachers Association, Danbury Chapter.
Box 43 Folder 1073
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation.
Box 43 Folder 1074
Experiment in International Living.
Box 43 Folder 1075
Harlem Theater and Workshop.
Box 43 Folder 1076
National Council of Negro Women.
Box 43 Folder 1077
National Council on the Arts.
Box 43 Folder 1078
The National Cultural Center.
Box 43 Folder 1079
Negro Actors Guild of America.
Box 43 Folder 1080
Société Africaine de Culture.
Box 43 Folder 1081
United Nations.
Box 43 Folder 1082
United States Committee for Refugees.
Box 43 Folder 1083
Young Audiences, Inc.
Box 43 Folder 1084
YWCA.
Box 43 Folder 1085
Unidentified organization.
Box 43 Folder 1086
Unidentified honorary committee.
Box 43 Folder 1087

Clippings, 1933-1982.
Box 44 Folder 1088-1095
Foreign newspaper clippings, undated.
Box 44 Folder 1096
Magazine articles, 1937-1960.
Box 44 Folder 1097-1099
Obituary clippings, 1993-1997.
Box 43 Folder 1100-1111
James DePreist clippings, 1962.
Box 44 Folder 1112
Various newspaper clippings not re: M.A., 1930-1998.
Box 44 Folder 1113-1119
Connecticut State Commission on the Arts certificate, 1965.
Box 45 Folder 1112
Cover for My Lord, What a Morning. Cresset edition.
Box 45 Folder 1113
Czech publicity poster, 1928.
Box 45 Folder 1114
National Portrait Gallery calendar, 1995.
Box 45 Folder 1115
Children's and adults' art sent to M.A., 1962, undated.
Box 45 Folder 1115-1118
Poster of Michelangelo's Pieta, 1964.
Box 45 Folder 1119
Various newspaper articles and biographies mounted on paper.
Box 45 Folder 1120

Request slips for viewing collection.
Box 46 Folder 1121
Newsletters and articles.
Box 46 Folder 1122
Marian Anderson Papers collection catalogue.
Box 46 Folder 1123
Correspondence.
Box 46 Folder 1124-1126
Materials for the development of M.A. Music Study Center.
Box 46 Folder 1127

Correspondence between others.
Box 47 Folder 1128-1133
Unidentified miscellaneous.
Box 47 Folder 1134
Miscellaneous photographs.
Box 48 Folder unknown container
Miscellaneous (water damaged).
Box 49 Folder unknown container

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