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Box 10


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Photographs and promotional material for Black American music acts, approximately 1940s-approximately 1970s

 File — Box: 10, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

This file consists of eighteen photographs and six flyers of various Black American jazz, R&B, swing, and gospel acts from approximately the 1940s through the 1970s. Artists represented include Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, The Royalettes, The Fairfield Four, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and many small, local acts, primarily from Baltimore. Some materials are autographed, or contain writing indicating members of the band or the band's management.

Dates: approximately 1940s-approximately 1970s

W. C. Handy letter to Joe Laurie, Jr., 1944-03-21

 File — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This letter from American composer and trumpeter W. C. Handy to American vaudeville performer Joe Laurie, Jr. discusses the entertainment business and Handy's health following a 1943 accident that resulted in the loss of his sight. Handy mentions hearing Laurie perform on the radio and thanks him for tickets to an upcoming event. His letter, a reply to Laurie, references a list of names that included performers Sophie Tucker and Ted Lewis, saying that he "could say something good about every...
Dates: 1944-03-21

Alpha Phi Alpha Fourteenth Annual Convention program and Frederick Douglass house pilgrimage program, 1921-12-27 - 1921-12-31

 File — Box: 10, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This folder contains two programs from the 14th annual convention of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, held in Baltimore, MD in December 1921. One program covers the convention as a whole, with a schedule of events, lyrics to fraternity songs, and a list of places of interest in Baltimore. The other program is for the fraternity's pilgrimage to the home of Frederick Douglass in Anacostia, DC, held on December 28. The pilgrimage program contains the schedule of events, with a list of speakers,...
Dates: 1921-12-27 - 1921-12-31

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" funeral home circular, circa 1940s-1950s

 File — Box: 10, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

A card produced by J. B. Johnson Funeral Home of Boston, MA as a business promotional item, stating: "Courtesy of J. B. Johnson Funeral Home." The card prints the text of James Weldon Johnson's "Negro National Anthem" (also known as "Lift Every Voice and Sing").

Dates: circa 1940s-1950s