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Marian Anderson supplementary papers

Ms. Coll. 708

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993
Title:
Marian Anderson supplementary papers
Date:
circa 1916-2007
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 708
Extent:
48 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Papers supplementing the Marian Anderson Papers, comprising correspondence (general and fan mail); business correspondence, records and contracts; manuscript and typescript biographical materials; some materials belonging to her sisters Alyse Anderson and Ethel DePreist, her mother Anna D. Anderson, and her husband, Orpheus H. Fisher; Anderson's notes, journals, calendars, and financial documents; correspondence and memorabilia from James DePreist; programs and publicity materials; clippings; awards and tributes; and memorabilia.
Cite as:
Marian Anderson supplementary records, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Van Voorhis

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Principal holdings gift of James DePreist

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hurok Concerts, Inc..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Concert programs
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Memorabilia
  • Scrapbooks
  • Speeches
Personal Name(s)
  • Anderson, Alyse, 1899-1965
  • Anderson, Anna D. (Anna Delilah)
  • DePreist, Ethel Anderson, 1902-1990
  • DePreist, James, 1936 -
Subject(s)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Women musicians
  • Women musicians--United States

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Other Finding Aids

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.

Collection Inventory

D.  Correspondence.

A.  General Correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box Folder

Abe-Cynthia.

1 1-66

Daly-Hyams.

2 67-136

Irvin-Peters.

3 137-235

Phelps-Young, unidentified.

4 236-318

B.  Concert Management, 1928-1998.

Description

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

1.  Mangement Correspondence.

Box Folder

Bloulae, William, 1951.

5 319

Civic Concert Service, 1937.

5 320

Colledge, George L., 1928.

5 321

Arthur Judson, Inc., 1930.

5 322

Harold Holt, Ltd., 1961.

5 323

Hilker Attractions, undated.

5 324

Ibbs & Tillett, 1928.

5 325

College of Saint Benedict, 1970.

5 326

International Concert Agency for Musical Promotion, 1950.

5 327

Moss & Hayman Attractions, 1961.

5 328

Musser, Laura Jane, 1971.

5 329

White. H. Preson, 1925.

5 330

2.  Hurok Concerts, Inc.

Box Folder

Correspondence and itineraries, 1948-1974.

5 330-338

Constitution Hall, 1939-1956.

5 339-348

Financial statements, 1959-1960.

5 349

3.  Recordings and Royalties.

Box Folder

BMG Entertainment, 1996-1998.

5 350-352

Electric & Musical Industries Limited, 1970.

5 353

Victor Records, undated.

5 354

4.  Contracts.

Box Folder

Performance contracts, 1926-1965.

5 355-366

C.  Admirers.

1.  Poetry.

Description

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

Box Folder

Hipshire-Junilla.

6 367-368

Unidentified poets/poems in tribute to M.A.

6 369-370

Poetry collections in tribute to M.A., Ragland.

6 371

2.  Schools, Teachers and Children.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Correspondence with children, 1937-1966.

6 372-376

3.  Fan Mail.

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.

Box Folder

U.S. admirers, 1929-1986.

6 377-439

U.S. admirers, undated.

6 440

"Lady from Philadelphia" from Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly.

6 441

Argentina, 1955.

7 442-444

Austria, 1936.

7 445

Belgium, undated.

7 446

Brazil, 1950.

7 447-456

Canada, 1934-1971.

7 457-461

Chile, 1955.

7 462

Colombia, 1954.

7 463-465

Croatia, undated.

7 466

Cuba, 1956.

7 467

Czech Republic, undated.

7 468

Denmark, 1934-1935.

7 469-474

England, 1950.

7 475-480

Finland, 1933-1990.

7 481-484

France, 1934-1955.

7 485-497

Germany, 1955.

7 498-503

India, 1940-1958.

7 504-505

Ireland, 1950.

7 506

Israel, 1955.

7 507

Italy, 1955.

7 508-510

Netherlands, 1934-1955.

7 511-513

Norway, undated.

7 514

Russia, undated.

7 515

South Africa, 1955.

7 516

Spain, 1956.

7 517

Sweden, 1933-1961.

7 518-531

Switzerland, 1935-1949.

7 532-536

Uraguay, 1956.

7 537

Yugoslavia, 1955.

7 538

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II.  Marian Anderson Speeches, Writings, Scripts, Interviews, and Biographical Materials.

A.  Speeches.

Description & Arrangement

Speeches and drafts arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

University of Colorado, 1970.

8 539

The Dance Theatre of Harlem, undated.

8 540

Hurok Speakers Group.

8 541

White House Speech re: Roberta Peters, undated.

8 542

Young Audiences, undated.

8 543

Unidentified, 1940s-1950s.

8 544

B.  Interviews.

Box Folder

Peters, Eleanor, 1974.

8 545-546

C.  Proposed Films or Television Appearances.

Box Folder

Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1976.

8 547

WETA Television special on M.A., 1988.

8 548

D.  Biographical Sketches, Articles, and Tributes.

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.

Box Folder

Black Biography, 1981.

8 549

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.

8 550

Current Biography, 1940.

8 551

Furie, Ken, ed. & Allan Keiller. "Marian Anderson and Carnegie Hall", 1996.

8 552

Hurok, Sol. "Marian Anderson-American Contralto, 1954-1968.

8 553

Little Debbie. "The American Hero" Card Series, undated.

8 554

"Marian Anderson (A brief outline)", undated.

8 555

Sister M.W. Biography of M.A. and Sister Mary Benigna, 1985.

8 556

Sandy. "Tribute to Aunt Marian", undated.

8 557

The World of Music, 1953.

8 558

Unidentified Swedish Biography, undated.

8 559

E.  Autobiography.

Box Folder

Contracts.

8 560

Viking Press royalty statement, 1957.

8 561

F.  Textbooks.

Description

School textbooks which feature Marian Anderson biographies.

Box Folder

Houghton Mifflin, undated.

8 562

G.  Organizations.

Description

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

Box Folder

Organizations B-Y.

8 563

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III.  Marian Anderson Journals, Notebooks, Calendars, Date Books, Expense Books, and Notes.

A.  Journals, Notebooks, Datebooks and Engagement Schedules.

Box Folder

Notebook (Argentina), 1962.

8 564

Notebook, 1925.

8 565

The Kennedy Center Honors datebook, 1987-1989.

9 566-568

Datebook pages, 17 Jan-29 June (year unknown).

9 569

Engagement schedules, 1963-1976.

9 570

B.  Calendars Route Books, Expense Books and Addresses.

Box Folder

Route book, 1950-1951.

9 571

Danbury Scott-Fanton Museum & Historical Society calendar, 1998.

9 572

Danbury Museum & Historical Society calendar, 1999.

9 573

Music Journal. Artist's Directory, 1966-1967.

9 574

Lists of addresses.

9 575

C.  Marian Anderson Notes.

Arrangement

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

Box Folder

Tour schedule notes, 1937, undated.

9 576-578

Foreign translations, language excercises, undated.

9 579

Miscellaneous notes, 1930-1977.

9 580

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IV.  Family, Financial and Legal Materials.

A.  Family.

1.  Anna D. Anderson and Ethel A. DePreist.

Box Folder

Anna D. Anderson correspondence.

10 581-582

Estate of Anna D. Anderson list of documents.

10 583

Anna D. Anderson financial material.

10 584

Ethel DePreist correspondence, 1963.

10 585

Ethel DePreist. Letters from M.A., 1954-1972.

10 586-597

Ethel DePreist. Letters from James DePreist, 1958-1970.

10 598-600

Ethel DePreist. Empty envelopes.

10 601

Ethel DePreist memorabilia.

10 602

2.  Alyse Anderson.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1944.

10 603

Financial matters (receipts).

10 604

Committee memberships.

10 605

Memorabilia.

10 606

3.  Orpheus Fisher Business Correspondence.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1974-1976.

10 607

Financial matters.

10 608-609

Receipts/Miscellaneous.

10 610

4.  Marianna Farms.

Box Folder

Cow records, 1960s-1970s.

10 611

%.  Miscellaneous Home Records.

Box Folder

Unidentified deed. Chautauqua County, NY, 1964.

10 612

6.  James DePreist, Jr.

Box Folder

Correspondence.

11 613-623

Publicity, 1960s.

11 624

Concert programs, 1964-1987.

11 625-632

Clippings and reviews, 1964-1985.

11 633-634

Schedule books and itineraries, 1964-2002.

11 635

Draft: "The Nature of the Creative Process".

11 636

Vintage Portland Symphony Orchestra concert programs, 1912-1924.

11 637-638

B.  Financial Matters.

1.  Bank Statements, Stocks, Inusrance, Retirement, Customs, Credit Cards.

Box Folder

Aetna Life Insurance Co.

12 639

Affiliated Fund, Inc., 1964-1972.

12 640-641

Aftra Pension Fund, 1967.

12 642

Bangor Punta Corporation, 1972.

12 643

Bank of North America & Trust Company, 1926-1927.

12 644-645

Boston Common Stock Fund, Inc., 1971.

12 646

Chase Manhattan Bank, 1969.

12 647

Chemical Bank, 1971.

12 648-649

Customs, 1960.

12 650-652

The Connecticut National Bank, 1972.

12 653

First Investors Corporation, 1965-1972.

12 654

Harry Winston, Inc., 1958.

12 655

Hotel Algonquin credit cards, 1949-1951.

12 656

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1929-1933.

12 657-661

New England Merchants National Bank, 1973.

12 662

The Pennsylvania Company, 1929-1936.

12 663-666

Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, 1955.

12 667

Provident Mutual, 1942-1943.

12 668

The Seaman's Bank for Savings, 1971.

12 669

Union Trust Company, 1972-1993.

12 670-672

United States Treasury Bond, 1924.

12 673

Wellington Fund, 1955-1967.

12 674-676

Western Savings Fund of Philadelphia, 1962.

12 677

Western Savings Fund Society, undated.

12 678

Miscellaneous Swedish stock liquidation, 1933.

12 679

Financial notes, 1941-1974.

12 680

2.  Taxes.

Box Folder

Tax materials, 1956-1991.

12 681-684

3.  Bills.

Box Folder

Telephone bills, 1930-1972.

12 685-692

Energy bills, 1969-1972.

12 693-699

Miscellaneous bills, 1929-1972.

12 700-707

4.  Checks (canceled and non-canceled).

Box Folder

Chemical Bank, 1970-1972.

12 708-710

Corn Exchange, 1950.

12 711

The Pennsylvania Company, 1936.

12 712-713

Union Trust Company, 1973-1980.

12 714-718

Miscellanous checks to M.A., 1927-1976.

12 719-727

Bank of America check book.

12 728

C.  Financial Correspondence.

Box Folder

Financial correspondence.

13 729-747

D.  Legal Materials.

Box Folder

Blank, Rudenko, Klaus & Rome. Anna D. Anderson estate, 1964.

13 748

Crawford, George W., 1954-1967.

13 749

Correspondence between George W. Crawford and others, 1960-1964.

13 750

E.  Marian Anderson Estate.

Box Folder

Robinson, Frederick F., 1980-1981.

13 751
Birth certificate.
Description

Obtained in 1966.

13 752

Estate notes.

13 750

F.  Donations.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by organization.

Box Folder

American Red Cross, 1955.

13 754

Bid-a-Wee Home, 1972.

13 755

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1962.

13 756

National Urban League, 1959.

13 757

New York Heart Association, 1955.

13 758

University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital (Lena Davis account), 1953.

13 759

G.  Receipts.

Box Folder

Clothing/fabric receipts, 1926-1976.

14 760

Foreign receipts, 1930-1936.

14 761

General receipts, 1927-1973.

14 762

Hotel receipts, 1925-1965.

14 763

Medical receipts, 1926-1952.

14 764

Music-related receipts, 1926-1952.

14 765

Travel receipts, 1955-1972.

14 766

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V.  Programs and Publicity.

A.  Programs and Music Notes.

1.  Printed programs.

Box Folder

1930 Feb-1976 Feb.

15 767-793
Programs.
Description

Undated and incomplete.

15 794-796

Incomplete programs.

15 797

M.A. chronology of performances.

15 798

2.  Typed and Carbon Copies of Programs.

Box Folder

Carbon copies, 1941.

15 799

3.  Song Texts.

Box Folder

Song lyrics and program texts (translations of songs).

15 800

4.  Concert Publicity.

Box Folder

Academy of Music concert ticket envelope, 1926.

15 801

Bureau de Concerts Marcel de Valmaléte.

15 802

5.  Non-concert Events Featuring Marian Anderson.

Box Folder

IRM Picnic at Marianna Farms, 1975.

15 803

6.  Programs from Other Performances and Events.

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.

Box Folder

Piano quintent recital, 1930.

16 804

Robert Curtis Ogden Chorus. Metropolitan Opera House, 1933.

16 805

North Carolina Governor Clyde R. Hoey Inaugural Address, 1937.

16 806

Army-Navy "E" Award, 1944.

16 807

Ruth St. Denis theatre production. "Slavina", 1949.

16 808

"This I Believe", 1952.

16 809

Second Crimea conference.

16 810

University of Pennsylvania Commencement, 1961.

16 811

American Symphony Orchestra. Carnegie Hall, 1965-1966.

16 812

"Festive Christmas Concert." First Methodist Church & Dixwell Congregational Church Choirs, 1970.

16 813

Today's Artists Concerts. Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, 1977-1978.

16 814

Announcements, ticket stubs, 1930-1997.

16 815-825

7.  Marian Anderson Programs, extra copies.

Box Folder

1956-1993.

17 826-832

B.  Souvenir Program Books and Flyers.

Description

Most, but not all, Hurock Concerts, Inc.

Box Folder

Program books and publicity, 1934-1966.

18 833-846

C.  Newspaper Clippings.

Description

Fragile originals not to be used by the public.

Box Folder

1922-1993 Feb 25.

19 847-868

1993 Apr 8-1997.

19 869-896

undated.

19 897-898

Newspaper images with captions, undated.

19 899

Various newspaper headers, 1925-1965.

19 900

Anderson, Anna D., 1940s, undated.

20 901

Hayes, Roland, 1930s, undated.

20 902

Muse, Clarence, undated.

20 903

Preer, Evelyn, 1930s.

20 904

Robeson, Paul, 1930s.

20 905

Various clippings, 1991, undated.

20 906

D.  Magazines/Literature.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the title of publication.

Box Folder

American Legacy. David Lander, "Aunt Marian," pp. 31-36, 1996 Fall.

20 907

Caravan. "Receive Awards for Excellence," p. 3, 1967.

20 908

Daily Variety. "Barrier-breaker Anderson dies at 96", 12 April 1993.

20 909

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Annual Report. "In Honor of Marian Anderson," p. 5, 1991-1992.

20 910

Ebony. Cover, 1985 November.

20 911

Ebony. "A Tribute to Marian Anderson," p. 30, 1989 November.

20 912

Friendly Exchange. "Let Freedom Sing" (reprinted from  LIFE), 1995 September.

20 913

Jet Magazine. "World's Most Honored Woman?" pp. 60-61, 1959 July.

20 914

LIFE Magazine. "Marian Anderson," p. 92, 1994 January.

20 915

Mademoiselle. "Mademoiselle's Career," p. 121-128, undated.

20 916

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.

20 917

Newsweek. Katrine Ames, "She Let Freedom Ring," p. 73, 1993 April.

20 918

The New Yorker. Anthony Heilbut, "Marian Anderson," p. 82-83, 16 April 1993.

20 919

The New Yorker. "Voice of the Century," p. 24, 1993 June.

20 920

The New Yorker. "Marian Anderson Tribute", 1997 February.

20 921

Parade Magazine. Hillary Rodham Clinton, "First Ladies I Admire," p. 8, 1993 April 11.

20 922

People Magazine. "Song of Freedom," p. 126-127, 1993 April 4.

20 923

Smithsonian. "The Object at Hand," p. 15-16, 1993 June.

20 924

Time Magazine. "Marian Anderson 1897-1993", 1993 April 19.

20 925

U.S. News and World Report. Steven V. Roberts, "Life every voice and sing-a new song," pp. 8-9.

20 926

Various unidentified articles.

20 927

E.  Photocopied Newspaper Clippings.

Description

Legal size and smaller.

Box Folder

1922 July-1997.

21 928-929

undated.

21 930

Anderson, Alyse, 1940s.

21 931

Hayes-Robeson, 1930s.

21 932

Various clippings, undated.

21 933

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VI.  Marian Anderson Scholarship Fund Records.

Box Folder

Newspaper clippings, undated.

22 934

Notification of winners, undated.

22 935

Discontinuation of M.A. Scholarship Fund, 1972.

22 936

M.A. Scholarship Fund account, 1969.

22 937

Financial records for winners, 1943-1970.

22 938

List of winners for all years.

22 939

Application.

22 940

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VII.  Marian Anderson Honorary Degrees.

Box Folder

List of honorary degrees (incomplete), 1938-1975.

23 941

Photocopied Doctor of Human Letters degree from Connecticut State University, 1993.

23 942

Unidentified speech from honorary degree ceremony, undated.

23 943

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VIII.  Awards and Tributes.

A.  Awards and Honors.

Box Folder

Alabama Arts Hall of Fame. First Induction Ceremony, 1972 March 10.

23 944

Bok Award (The Philadelphia Award) invitation, 1941 March 17.

23 945

Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Medallion, 1991 June 26.

23 946

Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. 10th Annual Presentation Luncheon, 1958 October 8.

23 947

City of New York. Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Medal, 1984 July.

23 948

Gimbel Philadelphia Award, 1958.

23 949

The National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Music, 1989 March 22.

23 950

The White House. National Medal of Arts, 1986 July 14.

23 951

Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia Gold Medal Award for Excellence, 1970 April 28.

23 952

B.  Tributes and Events Honoring Marian Anderson.

Box Folder

California Legislature. Memorial Adjournment, 1993 April.

24 953

Carnegie Hall. Remembering the Art of Marian Anderson, 1993 June 7.

24 954

Carnegie Hall. 100th Birthday Tribute, 1997 February 27.

24 955

Carnegie Hall. Stagebill Cover, 1999 December.

24 956

Danbury Museum and Historical Society. Marian Anderson Studio Exhibit, 1999-2000.

24 957

The Department of the Treasury I Bonds, 1998 July 23.

24 958

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Marian Anderson Dreammaker, 2001 Febrary 11.

24 959

Kentucky Humanities Council and Scott County Council of the Arts. A Day with Marian Anderson, 2003 February 9.

24 960

Marian Anderson Award, 1998-1999.

24 961

Marian Anderson Mural Fund, undated.

24 962

Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 1954 July 30.

24 963

National Education Association of the United States, 18 February 1983.

24 964

The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mahler tribute, 1993.

24 965

Sacred Heart University. 75th birthday celebration, 1977 April 24.

24 966

Schiller Institute. Concert series, 1993.

24 967

Thelma Taylor. Book dedication, 1944 February 29.

24 968

Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. Musical tribute, 1993.

24 969

Union Baptist Church. Marian Anderson and Ethel DePreist memorial service, 1993 June 6.

24 970

Union Baptist Church. Tribute to Marian Anderson, 2000 February 27.

24 971

University of Maryland Vocal Arts Competition and Festival, 1990-1995.

25 972

University of Pennsylvania Library. Pavarotti concert, 1979 August 22.

25 973

University of Pennsylvania. "An Evening of Music and Celebration", 1994 October 16.

25 974

University of Pennsylvania Library. Marian Anderson event series, 2000 February.

25 975

Who's Who. British Ed., 1978.

25 976

Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1977.

25 977

Who's Who in America.

25 978

Who's Who in the East.

25 979

Who's Who of American Women.

25 980

The World's Who's Who of America, 1979.

25 981

Carnegie Hall. Young Audiences Salute Marian Anderson, 1993 February 27.

25 982

C.  Objects, 3-dimensional.

Box Folder

Artoro Toscanini medal.

26

Chapel of Four Chaplains. Golden Heart.

26

City of New York. Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, 1984 July 25.

26

National Institute of Social Sciences medallion.

26

"Marian Anderson Homenagem dos negros do Brasil Frente Negra Brasileira." Small plaque, 1937 June 9.

26
New Testament, 1936 March 10.
Description

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

26

NAACP. Spingarn medal, 1939 July 2.

27

New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

27

United States Congress. Medal for Public Service through Music, 1977.

27

Wooden box and lid with antique ceremonial fabric for funeral burial from Thailand.

27

Yeshiva University. Albert Einstein Commemorative Award, 1958.

27

City of Philadelphia. Small plaque, 1965 January 15.

28

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Engraved luggage tag.

28

The National Arts Club. Medal of Honor, 1989 March 22.

28

The White House. Seal of the President of the United States pin.

28

Women's Way, Philadelphia. Fourth Annual Lucretia Mott Award, 1981 May 5.

28

Yale University. Ellington Fellow Medallion, 1972 October 7.

28

Bond-Between-Us Luncheon. Medallion of Valor, 1959 November 2.

29

Governor of Massachusetts. Silver bowl and salt shaker, 1967.

30

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dignity of Man Award, 1959 May 24.

30

Presto Model. "Y" Turntable Recorder.

31

State of Israel Bonds. Cultural Award, 1964 March 15.

32

Town of Brookline Board of Selectmen, 1967 October 24.

33

The White House. National Medal of Arts. Medallion, 1986 July 14.

34

The White House. National Medal of Arts. Certificate, 1986 July 14.

35

Constitution Hall plaque with M.A. concert contract, 1935 October 24.

35

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IX.  Memorabilia.

A.  Autographs and Stationery.

Box Folder

Marian Anderson autographed cards.

36 983

Marian Anderson business cards.

36 984

Marian Anderson photo postcards.

36 985

Greeting cards signed by Marian Anderson.

36 986

Greeting cards purchased by/for Marian Anderson.

36 987

Personalized stationery.

36 988

Blank hotel stationery.

36 989

B.  Juvenilia and Other Mementos.

Box Folder
Mementos from significant events.
Description

Includes placards, menus, name cards, etc.

36 983

Message slips.

36 991

Saved ads, instructions.

36 992

Membership cards.

36 993

Recipes, food ideas saved by Marian Anderson.

36 994

C.  Documents and Travel Memorabilia, Passports.

Box Folder

Driver learner's permit, 1938.

36 995

United States passports, 1938-1956.

36 996

United States and foreign currency.

36 997

Haiti. Immigration pass (visa), 1950.

36 998

Brazil. Furness Prince Line ship list of passengers.

36 999

France. Trip memorabilia, 1936.

36 1000

Postcards saved from cities around the world.

36 1001

Airline tickets, 1952-1971.

36 1002

Boat/ship tickets, undated.

36 1003

Train tickets, undated.

36 1004

Bills and itineraries, 1969, undated.

36 1005

D.  Miscellaneous articles, stories, plays and tracts sent to Anderson.

Box Folder

Adams, Leonie. The Academy of Poets, 1957-1961.

37 1006

Address of Ruth to Naomi, undated.

37 1007

American Institute of Public Opinion. "Attitude of College Students Towards the Arts." Gallup Poll, 1972 January.

37 1008

Atlantic Refining Company. "The Private College and the Atlantic Community", undated.

37 1009

Burt, Sue. "The Christian Woman's Epistile", 1972 June.

37 1010

"Chart of the Ages", undated.

37 1011

Chain letter with prayer, 1977.

37 1012

Decter, Moshe. "Redemption! Jewish Letter from Russia", 1970 May.

37 1013

Dunn, Alan. Religious cartoon, undated.

37 1014

Everyman Associates, Inc. Prospectus for theatre production, undated.

37 1015

Federation of Nationale des Jeunesses Musicales. "Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique".

37 1016

Gell, Christopher. "Apartheid and Oursevles", 1958 June.

37 1017

Greville, Ursula, ed. The Sackbut, A Musical Review, 1927 November.

37 1018

Griffin. "Federalism '76", 1972 March.

37 1019

"Hebrew Life Versus Money, Sex, and Evenutal Death", 1975 February.

37 1020

Inman, Allan C. "I Am Music", undated.

37 1021

"Israel in History and Prophecy", 1957.

37 1022

Jesse, Richard, Justus Kretzmann & Thos. Coates. "Portals of Prayer", 1958 April.

37 1023

Jones, Cannah. "Living by the Day", undated.

37 1024

Liberty House catalogue, undated.

37 1025

Moral Re-Armament essay. Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 1950 May.

37 1026

"Når Rosenevisner", undated.

37 1027

Naish, George P.B. "Nelson & Bronte: An Illustrated Guide to his Life and Times", 1958.

37 1028

National Archives and Records Administration. Correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and D.A.R.

37 1029

"The Two Calls." The Pennsylvania Bible Truth Depot, undated.

37 1030

"To Those Denied a Child." Planned Parenthood Committee, undated.

37 1031

The Reader's Digest. "Musical Gems", 1961.

37 1032

The Reader's Digest. "Your Bill of Rights", 1947 June.

37 1033

Religious mementos. Prayer cards, 1955, undated.

37 1034

Revel, Jean-Françoise. "The Myth of Allende".

37 1035

Schuller, Robert H. "Plant the Seeds of Success Today!", 1975.

37 1036

Udine Smith Moore Collection. Internet-based information on African-American composers/artists, 1996.

37 1037

Spackman, Peter, ed. Cultural Affairs, 1969.

37 1038-1039

Spalding, Samuel Charles. "I Have Me Time!".

37 1040

Speer, Margaret. "What to Do with the Trouble", undated.

37 1041

"Statistical Data on Black America", undated.

37 1042

Surr, Elizabeth. "The Lord May Come Tonight", undated.

37 1043

University of Miami School of Music, 1970.

37 1044

White, E.G. "Steps to Christ", 1956.

37 1045

World Assembly for Moral Re-Armament, 1955.

37 1046

Unidentified manuscripts.

37 1047

E.  Addresses.

Box Folder

Addresses and floral gift cards.

38 1048

F.  Greeting Cards.

Box Folder

Birthday cards.

38 1049

Christmas cards.

38 1050

Thank you cards.

38 1051

Occasions (baby-wedding).

38 1052

Non-occasion cards.

38 1053

G.  Music.

Box Folder

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).

38 1054

Handwritten lists of songs and music notes.

38 1055

Typed lists of songs.

38 1056

H.  Stamps and Envelopes.

Box Folder

Loose stamps and empty envelopes.

39

I.  Personal Memorabilia, objects.

Box Folder

Handkerchief.

40 1057

Marian Anderson name plate for door.

40 1058

Funeral book for Alyse or Anna D. Anderson, 1964 or 1965.

40 1059
Memorabilia. Singer sewing library.
Note

Fragile and in poor condition.

40 1060

Jewish National Fund. "Plant a Tree with Your Own Hands".

40 1061

Advertisement for auction of Marian Anderson's car.

40 1062

Miscellaneous photo materials.

41

Original art sent to Marian Anderson and family.

42 1063-1067

Shoes (three pairs: Ivory satin heels, ivory and gold brocade heels, and brown leather heals), undated.

48

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X.  Marian Anderson's Tenure on Board of Directors, Trusteeships, Commissions and other Service.

Series Description

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

Box Folder

American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

43 1068

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

43 1069

The American Guild of Musical Artists.

43 1070

The American Red Cross.

43 1071

Connecticut Opera Association, Inc.

43 1072

Connecticut State Music Teachers Association, Danbury Chapter.

43 1073

Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation.

43 1074

Experiment in International Living.

43 1075

Harlem Theater and Workshop.

43 1076

National Council of Negro Women.

43 1077

National Council on the Arts.

43 1078

The National Cultural Center.

43 1079

Negro Actors Guild of America.

43 1080

Société Africaine de Culture.

43 1081

United Nations.

43 1082

United States Committee for Refugees.

43 1083

Young Audiences, Inc.

43 1084

YWCA.

43 1085

Unidentified organization.

43 1086

Unidentified honorary committee.

43 1087

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XI.  Oversize.

A.  Newspaper/Magazine Clippings.

Box Folder

Clippings, 1933-1982.

44 1088-1095

Foreign newspaper clippings, undated.

44 1096

Magazine articles, 1937-1960.

44 1097-1099

Obituary clippings, 1993-1997.

43 1100-1111

James DePreist clippings, 1962.

44 1112

Various newspaper clippings not re: M.A., 1930-1998.

44 1113-1119

B.  Memorabilia.

Box Folder

Connecticut State Commission on the Arts certificate, 1965.

45 1112

Cover for My Lord, What a Morning. Cresset edition.

45 1113

Czech publicity poster, 1928.

45 1114

National Portrait Gallery calendar, 1995.

45 1115

Children's and adults' art sent to M.A., 1962, undated.

45 1115-1118

Poster of Michelangelo's Pieta, 1964.

45 1119

Various newspaper articles and biographies mounted on paper.

45 1120

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XII.  Marian Anderson Study Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Request slips for viewing collection.

46 1121

Newsletters and articles.

46 1122

Marian Anderson Papers collection catalogue.

46 1123

Correspondence.

46 1124-1126

Materials for the development of M.A. Music Study Center.

46 1127

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XIII.  Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

Correspondence between others.

47 1128-1133

Unidentified miscellaneous.

47 1134

Miscellaneous photographs.

48

Miscellaneous (water damaged).

49

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