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Series 5
Personal, 1919-1983
Box 22-23 and 26

Scope and Content Note

The personal papers contain biographical and personal materials, business files, and family files. Biographical and personal materials include Dodson's funeral program and published obituaries, as well as information relating to his life, including a chronology of his work, résumés, and his Yale University transcript. The business files contain contracts and earnings statements from various publishers and permissions letters for republication of Dodson's plays and poetry. These files demonstrate which of Dodson's poems were most popular and where his works were republished. The family files contain materials relating to Dodson's immediate family, including a card for his father's news service and death announcements for his siblings.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Biographical and personal materials
Box Folder Content
22 1 Anthology of writings, by James Hatch and D. Ward
22 2 Bibliography of plays
22 3 Biographical sketches
22 4 Black Oral History Program, Fisk University, 1972
22 5 Bookplate
22 6 Certificate, Thomas Jefferson High School, 1932
22 7 Chronology
22 8 Door plate, Howard University
22 9 Drawing by Sara Lobell, 1966
22 10 Drawings of Owen directing Hamlet, Gregory, 1964
22 11 Funeral and memorial programs, 1983-1984
22 12 Howard University Service Award, 1969
22 13 List of guests for 1971 Christmas dinner
22 14 Medical
22 15 Obituaries, 1983
22 16 Passport
22 17 Remembering Owen Dodson, James Hatch, 1984 James Hatch, 1984
22 18 Report card, Thomas Jefferson High School
22 19 Résumés
26 14 Telephone messages, 1982
22 20 "Through the Years with Dr. Owen V. Dodson (1914-1983): A Personal Chronicle of Correspondence, 1975-1983", compiled for Darryl Croxton by Billy Simmons, 1983 Darryl Croxton by Billy Simmons, 1983
22 21 University of Houston faculty candidate profile, 1974
22 22 Yale University transcript
Business records
22 23 Boy at the Window
22 24 California State College at Los Angeles contract, 1969
22 25 City College of New York, appointment letter and correspondence
22 26 Copyright certificate, New World A-Comin', 1944
22 27 Dictionary of American Negro Biography, 1971
22 28 Farrar, Straus and Co., contract and press release, 1946
22 29 Fawcett Books royalty statement, 1979
22 30 Grambling College royalty statement, 1970
22 31 Jonathan Cape Limited, 1969
22 32 Permissions letters, plays and stories, 1958-1977
23 1 Permissions letters, poetry, 1967-1974
23 2 Popular Library Publishers agreement, 1975
23 3 Spoken Arts contract, 1968
23 4 York College, payroll stub, 1974
23 5 Woodie King Associates, Inc., 1972-1982
Family materials
23 6 Dodson, Edith, death announcement and funeral program, 1983
23 7 Dodson, Edith, employment information
23 8 Dodson, Edith, marriage announcement, 1948
23 9 Dodson, Kenneth, death announcement and funeral program, 1940
23 10 Dodson, Lillian, death announcement, 1950
23 11 Dodson, Lillian, scrapbook page, 1919
23 12 Dodson, Nathaniel, Dodson News Service card
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