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Series 6
Notebooks, address books, scrapbooks, 1918-1987
Boxes 33 - 41

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the notebooks, address books, card files, scrapbooks, calendars, and other bound items kept by Dawson. His composition sketchbooks and most other musical notes are located in the scores series. The notebooks are an undated and generally unorganized mixture of daily notes kept by Dawson, including drafts of correspondence, addresses and phone numbers, some composition notes, particularly of musical text, teaching notes from Kansas City, Missouri and possibly the Tuskegee Institute, and a partially completed autobiography. Of particular interest in this series are the travel diaries, which document Dawson's travel expenditures from 1918-1929 and 1952-1987. Most entries merely list expenses, although some diaries, particularly during the 1920s, include personal observations. This series also contains the travel journal Dawson kept during his trip to Spain in 1956, a card index of his personal library, a guestbook probably kept at the Dawson home, and a number of scrapbooks compiled by several of the groups Dawson conducted.

Arrangement Note

Items in this series are arranged by document type and then chronologically, if material is dated.

Box Folder Content
33 Address card file
34 1 Address books [4]
34 2 Address books [3]
34 3 Address books [3]
34 4 Autograph book, Cathedral Metropolitana de Santiago de Compostela, 1956
34 5 Autograph book, March 27, 1974
35 1 Autograph and dedication book, Tuskegee Links, 1976
35 2 Calendar [CND], 1965
35 3 Calendar, 1976
33 Card file of Dawson library
35 4 Card file of composers
35 5 Card file of composers
35 6 Catalogue of phonograph collection
35 7 Catalogue of sheet music collection
36 1 Guest book, 1957-1987
36 2 Notebooks [4]
36 3 Note cards and other loose notes
36 4 Notebooks [4]
36 5 Notebooks [5]
36 6 Notebooks [3]
37 1 Notebooks [4]
37 2 Notebooks [2]
37 3 Notebook [1973?]
37 4 Notebook
37 5 Notebook-teaching notes
37 6 Notebook, Lincoln High School-teaching notes [1920s?]
37 7 Legal pad
38 1 Legal pad
38 2 Legal pad
38 3 Legal pads [3]
38 4 Legal pads [2]
38 5 Legal pads [3]
38 6 Legal pads [2]
38 7 Legal pad
38 8 Legal pads [2]
39 1 Legal pads [5]
39 2 Legal pads [2]
39 3 Legal pads [2]
39 4 Legal pads [3]
39 5 Legal pads [4]
39 6 Legal pads [3]
40 1 Legal pads [3]
40 2 Legal pads [3]
40 3 Postcard album
40 4 Scrapbook, Ithaca College
40 5 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 1
40 6 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 2
40 7 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 3
40 8 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 4
40 9 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 5
40 10 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 6
40 11 Scrapbook, University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, page 7
40 12 Scrapbook, Baltimore, MD
41 1 Travel diary, 1918
41 2 Travel diary, 1919
41 3 Travel diary, 1920
41 4 Travel diary, 1921
41 5 Travel diary, 1922
41 6 Travel diary, 1923
41 7 Travel diary, 1924
41 8 Travel diary, 1925
41 9 Travel diary, 1926
41 10 Travel diary, 1927
41 11 Travel diary, 1929
41 12 Travel diary from Africa, 1952-1953
41 13 Travel journal from Spain, 1956
41 14 Travel diary, 1962
41 14 Travel diary, 1963
41 15 Travel diary, 1964
41 16 Travel diary, 1965
41 17 Travel diary, 1966
41 18 Travel diary, 1967
41 19 Travel diary, 1968
41 20 Travel diary, 1969
41 21 Travel diary, 1970
41 22 Travel diary, 1971
41 23 Travel diary, 1972
41 24 Travel diary, 1973
41a 1 Travel diary, 1974
41a 2 Travel diary, 1975
41a 3 Travel diary, 1976
41a 4 Travel diary, 1977
41a 5 Travel diary, 1978
41a 6 Travel diary, 1980
41a 7 Travel diary, 1981
41a 8 Travel diary, 1981-1983
41a 9 Travel diary, 1984
41a 10 Travel diary, 1985
41a 11 Travel diary, 1986
41a 12 Travel diary, 1987
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