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View Series X. Marian Anderson charitable activities and service with organizations and foundations, Boards of Directors, Trusteeships, Commissions


Series XI. Oversize

14 boxes, 3 drawers

A. Oversize Awards.

Alphabetical arrangement in Box 482, followed by large plaques and citations arranged to fit in Boxes 483-487.

Awards, certificates. Alphabetical listing includes references to some items in Drawer 48.

Afro-American Broadcasting Guild. Gold Award, Dignity Protection Awards. 14 February 1965.
Box 482
Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Rho Omega Chapter. Commendation. n.d. See Drawer 48.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (Portland, Oregon). 7 March 1965.
Box 482
Commendation.
American Bill of Rights Day Association. 15 December 1958.
Box 482
Citation, with program.
American Veterans of World War II. 26 May 1961.
Box 482
Certificate of Merit.
Annie Jump Cannon Medal Citation. 11 December 1963.
Box 482
Armstrong Association of Philadelphia. 31 January, 1957.
Box 482
Merit Award for Distinguished Service in Race Relations.
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. New York Branch. 20 February 1966.
Box 482
Eleanor Roosevelt-Mary McLeod Bethune Award.
Black Academy of Arts and Letters Award. 8 October 1972.
Box 482
Brith Sholom (Philadelphia, Pa.). 5 January 1943.
Box 482
Annual Citizens Award for 1942. (Publicity posters)
California. Assembly. 18 February 1983.
Box 482
Resolution by the honorable Maxine Waters. Commendation.
Chicago. Mayor Richard J. Daley. n.d.
Box 482
Certificate of Merit.
Circulo de intelectuales, artistas, beriodistas y escritores negros (Montevideo, Uruguay). 15 August 1950 and 17 August 1950.
Box 482
2 items.
Colorado. Governor. 19 March 1959 and 25 February 1965.
Box 482
Honorary Citizen. 2 items.
Connecticut. Governor John Dempsey. 18 July 1963 and 10 September 1969.
Box 482
Appointment as member of the State Commission of the Arts. 2 items.
Connecticut Music Educators Association. 20 March 1970.
Box 482
Citation.
Connecticut State Bar Association. 18 October 1965.
Box 482
Citation.
Dodd, Christopher J. Senator from Connecticut. 4 April 1989.
Box 482
Copy of speech honoring Anderson in Congressional Record.
Finland. Gustaf Mannerheim. 1 February 1946.
Box 482
Commendation.
Gimbel National Award. 6 January 1959.
Box 482
Haiti (Republic). 1 May 1950.
Box 482
Ordre National Honneur et Mérite.
Hôi Van-Hóa Bình-Dân. Saigon, Vietnam. 1965.
Box 482
Illinois. Governor. 30 October 1955.
Box 482
Proclamation.
Indianapolis, Indiana. Welcome from citizens. n.d. See Drawer 47.
International Cultural Center for Youth in Jerusalem. 7 November 1962.
Box 482
Honored at Star Spangled Ball.
Israel Institute of Technology. 11 May 1959.
Box 482
Salute.
Johnson, Lady Bird. 22-25 November 1968.
Box 482
Commendation.
Junior Citizens School Attendance League. 1933.
Box 482
Golden Award.
Kennedy Memorial Hall (Korea). 1 May 1965.
Box 482
Honorary Membership Certificate.
Los Angeles. 15 March 1959.
Box 482
Commendation to Willowbrook School Board for Marian Anderson School.
Los Angeles. Mayor Samuel Wm. Yorty. n.d.
Box 482
Award of Merit.
Los Angeles. Mayor Tom Bradley. 19 March 1976.
Box 482
Commendation.
Los Angeles County. 1964, 16 March 1976, and March 1978
Box 482
Commendations. 3 items. With photographed copies of 1976 and 1978 items.
Ministerial Interfaith Association. n.d.
Box 482
Commendation.
Musical America. 1948 and 1949.
Box 482
Award of Achievement. 2 items.
Nashville, Tenn. 17 January 1955.
Box 482
Honorary Citizen.
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs. 29 July 1955.
Box 482
Distinguished National's National Award.
National Association of Negro Musicians. 7 April 1968.
Box 482
Commendation.
National Conference of Christians and Jews. 17 January 1963.
Box 482
National Human Relations Award.
National Council of Negro Women. 21 April 1972.
Box 482
Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Award.
Newspaper Guild of New York. 1958.
Box 482
Page One Award.
New York (N.Y.). Mayor Robert F. Wagner. 28 October 1963.
Box 482
Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Office of Cultural Affairs.
New York (N.Y.). President of the Borough of Manhattan David N. Dinkins. 27 February 1987.
Box 482
Proclamation "Marian Anderson Day."
Pennsylvania. Governor William Scranton. 1966.
Box 482
Pennsylvania Award for Excellence in Performing Arts. 2 items.
Pennsylvania. Governor Milton J. Shapp. 13 April 1977.
Box 482
Certificate of Distinguished Citizenship.
Pennsylvania. Governor Dick Thornburgh. n.d. (1983).
Box 482
Commendation.
Philadelphia (Pa.). Mayor Frank Rizzo. 22 August 1979.
Box 482
Proclamation Marian Anderson Day.
Philadelphia (Pa.). Mayor William J. Green. 22 March 1983.
Box 482
Citation. Juliette Low Award of the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Cotillion Society. 25 December 1949.
Box 482
Commendation.
Philadelphia Magazine. 14 October 1959.
Box 482
Award.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 1 May 1950.
Box 482
Commendation.
Religious Heritage of America. 23 June 1966.
Box 482
Church Woman of the Year Award.
Saint Louis University. 1971.
Box 482
Spirit of St. Louis Award.
Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia. 13 May 1975.
Box 482
Woman of the Year Award.
San Diego (Calif.) County. 9 March 1965.
Box 482
Resolution.
San Francisco (Calif.) City and County. 6 March 1978.
Box 482
Certificate of Honor.
Second Baptist Church of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.). 16 February 1969.
Box 482
Citation for outstanding contributions to the world in music and human relations.
State University of New York (Cortland). 24 September 1977.
Box 482
Commendation.
United States. Dept. of Treasury. 10 September 1941.
Box 482
Citation on behalf of National Defense.
United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Appointment as Alternative Representative of the United States of America to the Thirteenth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. 30 July 1958. See Drawer 48.
United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Appointment as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (National Cultural Center). 11 April 1959. See Drawer 48.
United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Presidential Medal of Freedom. 6 December 1963. See Drawer 48.
United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Appointment as a Member of the National Council on the Arts. 12 December 1966. See Drawer 47.
University of Pennsylvania Glee Club. 20 October 1973.
Box 482
Award of Merit.
Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia. 28 April 1970.
Box 482
Centennial Medal.
Public Relations Society of American, New York Chapter, 1960.
Box 483
Citation.
Compton, Calif.,
Box 483
Happy Birthday plaque.
Spelman College, 20 May 1979.
Box 483
Plaque awarded with Doctor of Fine Arts Degree.
United Negro Relief, 8 June 1963.
Box 483
Famous Black American Entertainers, 1986.
Box 484
Award.
New England Missionary Baptist Convention, n.d.
Box 485
Award of Honor.
Union Baptist Church, June 1977.
Box 486
Women's Day Committee Award.
American Medical Center of Denver, 20 April 1958.
Box 487
Award.
United Negro College Fund, Detroit, 12 December 1965.
Box 487

B. Oversize Memorabilia.

Elementary schools, children's artwork.
Box 488
Artwork depicting Marian Anderson.
Box 489
Plaster plaque, "Nobody knows de trouble, " n.d.
Box 490
Miscellaneous memorabilia.
Box 491
Includes: Inscription to Anderson from Giuseppe Boghetti, 30 December 1928; copy of invitation to 10th anniversary celebration of Marian Anderson's first with Hurok, Inc., signed by Sol Hurok; Anderson's star registry; some poster cartoons, book from the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

C. Oversize Wall Calendars, 1971-1979

1 box.
Box 492

Not complete.

D. Oversize Scrapbook and Clippings.

Oversize scrapbook, Hurok Concerts, 1939.
Box 493
Oversize newspaper clippings.
Box 494

E. Oversize diplomas for honorary degrees, academic honors.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, election as Fellow of the Society, 8 May 1957.
Box 495
Combs College of Music, Doctor of Music, 18 May 1976.
Box 495
Curtis Institute of Music, Doctor of Music, 14 May 1981.
Box 495
Dickinson College, Doctor of Humane Letters, 9 May, ?
Box 495
Harvard University, Doctor of Music, 26 June 1977.
Box 495
Ithaca College, Doctor of Music, 18 May 1968.
Box 495
Princeton University, Doctor of Humane Letters, 16 June 1959.
Box 495
Queen's University, Doctor of Laws, 4 December 1962.
Box 495
St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., Doctor of Laws, 26 May, 1957.
Box 495
Smith College, Doctor of Music, 16 May 1968.
Box 495
Syracuse University, Doctor of Humane Letters, 29 May 1984.
Box 495
Temple University, Doctor of Music, 12 June 1941.
Box 495
Tulane University, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1 May 1968.
Box 495
University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Humane Letters, 11 June 1965.
Box 495
University of Hartford, Doctor, 29 January 1964.
Box 495
University of Minnesota, Appreciation, 24 November 1964.
Box 495

F. Presidential commissions, oversize awards, and family memorabilia.

1 drawer, 11 items.
Drawer 48

United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 30 July 1958.
Drawer 48
Appointment as Alternative Representative of the United States of America to the Thirteenth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 11 April 1959.
Drawer 48
Appointment as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (National Cultural Center).
United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson. 6 December 1963.
Drawer 48
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson. 12 December 1966.
Drawer 48
Appointment as a Member of the National Council on the Arts.
Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Rho Omega Chapter. n.d.
Drawer 48
Commendation, hand-lettered scroll.
Reveille Club, 14 June 1958.
Drawer 48
Recognition.
Indianapolis, Indiana. Welcome from citizens. n.d.
Drawer 48
Welcome to Indianapolis, oversize scroll with signatures.
Marian Anderson's diploma for South Philadelphia High School for Girls, 20 June 1921.
Drawer 48
William Henry Rucker, Masonic certificate, Lynchburg, Va., May 18, 1899.
Drawer 48
Grace Hughes. Diploma and graduation photograph from Dolan College, 1926.
Drawer 48

G. Artwork owned by Marian Anderson.

1 drawer, 5 items.
Drawer 49

Includes: Spelman College framed print, plus other watercolors and prints.

H. Marian Anderson Posters, oversize publicity items, other posters.

1 drawer, 50 items.
Drawer 50

I. Largest Oversize Posters.

6 posters, 7 leaves.

From Europe, 1930s.


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