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Series 1
Correspondence, 1947-2014
Boxes 1 - 28

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of correspondence written by and sent to Carmen de Lavallade, Geoffrey Holder, and Léo Holder from 1947-2014, including family letters, general correspondence, letters relating to "Geoffrey Holder’s Music" radio show, address books, and telephone messages. Holder family letters include correspondence from Holder’s parents, Arthur and Louise; brother and sister-in-law Boscoe and Sheila Holder; nephew Christian Holder; sisters, Jean Holder and Marjorie Boothman; and other cousins, nieces and, nephews. De Lavallade's family correspondence includes letters from de Lavallade’s aunt Adele de Lavallade Young; father, Leo de Lavallade; and de Lavallade’s sisters, Yvonne and Elaine de Lavallade.

General correspondence consists of letters from Holder’s professional, legal, and financial representation as well as letters from art collectors, patrons, students, and admirers regarding personal matters and Holder’s productions, writings, and art works. There are letters concerning Holder’s dance company (circa 1950s) and his creation of a mural for Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico (circa 1960-1962). There are also letters from collaborators and friends, such as Carl Van Vechten, William Brown, and Butterfly McQueen. Several letters are from Catherine Randolph dated from 1952-1992, as well as from Scoogie Brown, William Dufty and Jacques Sigurd. The series also contains several WOR New York listener letters and requests from the "Geoffrey Holder’s Music" radio show dated from 1969-1972.

De Lavallade's general correspondence includes letters from Jacob's Pillow (Becket, Massachusetts) founder Ted Shawn, choreographer John Butler, and other collaborators, students, and admirers. Janet Collins correspondence includes letters between Collins, Holder, and de Lavallade dated from 1966-1970. It also includes family letters between Collins, Angelique Bratton, Bertrand Bratton, and Adina Williamson that were sent to de Lavallade by Juanita Barbee in 1986.

A collection of Holder’s address books and appointment slips consists of handwritten and typed correspondence, notes, doodles, and contact information for various professional and personal collaborators.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by type, then in chronological order.

Processing Note

Archivists maintained folder titles and arrangement originally created by Holder and de Lavallade. These are noted in file level scope and content notes. Many of these folders contain some financial records, contracts and agreements, programs and flyers, and photographs that might provide context for correspondence and were kept together. De Lavallade correspondence is arranged separately for ease of searching, as well as to accommodate possible additions to her papers. Letters from recurring correspondents are arranged in their own folders as well as within general correspondence. Files labeled address books are bound books.

Box Folder Content
1 1 "Adam, " correspondence and contracts, 1985

Arranged together by donor.

1 2 Address book with photograph, undated
1 3 Address book, undated [1]
1 4 Address book, undated [2]

Contains book with accompanying loose pages.

1 5 Address books, undated

Contains five books total. Two small books have some torn or ripped pages.

1 6 "The Art of Geoffrey Holder," 1983-1986

Arranged together by donor. Includes original folder with written notes.

1 7 Austin, Betty, correspondence and clippings, 1977-1979

Arranged together by donor.

1 8 Black News (New York, New York), cookbook letters, 1973
1 9 Brown, Scoogie, letters, 1964-1965

Some, but not all Scoogie Brown letters were arranged together by donor.

1 10 Brown, Scoogie, letters, 1973-1978

Some, but not all Scoogie Brown letters were arranged together by donor.

1 11 Business cards, undated
1 12 "Carmen's notes," undated [1 of 2]

Scrapbook of notes from de Lavallade originally housed in a binder. They have been kept in original order with original title.

2 1 "Carmen's notes," undated [2 of 2]

Scrapbook of notes from de Lavallade originally housed in a binder. They have been kept in original order with original title.

2 2 Celebrities and dignitaries, correspondence, 1964-1965

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title. Letters kept together and arranged in chronological order.

2 3 Colbert, Richard, correspondence and printed material, 1987
2 4 Collins, Janet, clippings and flyer, 1949-1959
2 5 Collins, Janet, correspondence, 1966-1969
2 6 Collins, Janet, correspondence, 1969 March-1970 March
2 7 Collins, Janet, correspondence, 1970
2 8 Collins, Janet, family letters, 1949 March-June

Bulk letters between Collins, Angelique Bratton and Bertrand Bratton.

2 9 Collins, Janet, family letters, 1949 July-December

Bulk letters between Collins, Angelique Bratton and Bertrand Bratton.

2 10 Collins, Janet, family letters, 1950 January-April

Bulk letters between Collins, Angelique Bratton and Bertrand Bratton.

2 11 Collins, Janet, family letters, 1950 July-1951 February

Bulk letters between Collins, Angelique Bratton and Bertrand Bratton.

2 12 Collins, Janet, letters to Adina Williamson, 1947-1986

Letters are from 1947-1949 with the exception of a 1986 introductory letter from Jaunita Barbee.

2 13 Collins, Janet, letters to Adina Williamson, 1950
2 14 Collins, Janet, letters to Adina Williamson, 1951-1953
26 1 Contact sheet and phone numbers, undated
2 15 "The Creation," correspondence, 1984-1985

Arranged together by donor. Includes original folder with written notes.

2 16 "Dance in America," correspondence and agreements, 1985-1986

Arranged together by donor.

2 17 de Lavallade family, letters, 1955-1962

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

2 18 de Lavallade family, letters, 1967-1969
2 19 de Lavallade family, letters, 1970-1975
2 20 de Lavallade family, letters, 2013
2 21 de Lavallade family, letters, undated

Arranged together by donor.

2 22 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 1955-1970

Includes a letter from Carmen to Jacques Sigurd and a letter from Ted Shawn.

26 2 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 1969
2 23 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 1973-1977

Includes correspondence about reconstructing Lester Horton's Salome with James Truitt.

2 24 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 1978-1980

Includes correspondence about awards and honors noted by donor.

2 25 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 1987-1999
3 1 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 2000-2007
3 2 de Lavallade, general correspondence, 2010-2013
3 3 de Lavallade, general correspondence, undated [1 of 2]

Contains John Butler and Ted Shawn letters.

3 4 de Lavallade, general correspondence, undated [2 of 2]
3 5 de Lavallade, I.S. 93 student letters, 1997 [1 of 2]

I.S. 93 letters were originally housed in plastic sheets in binder. Kept in original order.

3 6 de Lavallade, I.S. 93 student letters, 1997 [2 of 2p]
3 7 de Lavallade, Southeast Asia tour letters, 1962 February-March

Arranged together by donor. Contains bulk letters between de Lavallade and Holder. Includes telegrams from friends and a letter to Alvin Ailey from Holder.

3 8 de Lavallade, 80th birthday correspondence, 2011
3 9 de Lavallade, 80th birthday greeting cards, 2011 [1 of 4]
3 10 de Lavallade, 80th birthday greeting cards, 2011 [2 of 4]
3 11 de Lavallade, 80th birthday greeting cards, 2011 [3 of 4]
3 12 de Lavallade, 80th birthday greeting cards, 2011 [4 of 4]
4 1 de Lavallade, 80th birthday printed material and gift list, 2011

Accompanied invitations and birthday cards in the original folder.

4 2 Don Buchwald Associates, Incorporated, correspondence and administrative papers, 1980-1983

Arranged together by donor. Folder title is a variation on the donor-given title.

4 3 Dufty, William, correspondence, circa 1960s and undated

Folder was originally labeled "Dufty" by donor. Archivist added recognizeable Dufty letters to what was originally arranged by donor. Letters originally arranged are not all signed William Dufty or W.D. Other names include OOM, Omar and Muldoon.

4 4 Empty envelopes, 1953-1954
4 5 Empty envelopes, 1966
4 6 Empty envelopes, 1976
4 7 Empty envelopes, 1977-1979
4 8 Empty envelopes, 1980-1995
4 9 Empty envelopes, 2001-2008
4 10 Empty envelopes, undated
4 11 Family and friends, correspondence, 1964-1965

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title. Materials were kept together and arranged in chronological order.

4 12 "Geoffrey Holder on Tour," printed material and condolences, 2014
4 13 General correspondence, 1951 November-1952 August

Contains a partial letter.

26 3 General correspondence, 1951-1952

Contains several letters from the Puerto Rico Visiter's Bureau about a Caribbean festival.

4 14 General correspondence, 1952 October-December
4 15 General correspondence, 1953 January-April
4 16 General correspondence, 1953 May
4 17 General correspondence, 1953 June-July
4 18 General correspondence, 1953 August-October
5 1 General correspondence, 1953 November-December
5 2 General correspondence, 1953 [1]
26 4 General correspondence, 1953 [2]
5 3 General correspondence, 1954 January
5 4 General correspondence, 1954 February-April
5 5 General correspondence, 1954 May-October
5 6 General correspondence, 1954 December
26 5 General correspondence, 1954-1955

Includes letter from Scoogie Brown.

5 7 General correspondence, 1955

Contains Holder and de Lavallade wedding invitations.

5 8 General correspondence, 1956

Contains letter from Carl Van Vechten.

5 9 General correspondence, 1957
5 10 General correspondence, 1958

Contains letter from John Butler.

5 11 General correspondence, 1959
5 12 General correspondence, 1960
5 13 General correspondence, 1961 April-October
5 14 General correspondence, 1961 November-December
5 15 General correspondence, 1962 January-March
5 16 General correspondence, 1962 April-November
26 6 General correspondence, 1962-1969
5 17 General correspondence, 1963 January-October
5 18 General correspondence, 1963 November-December
5 19 General correspondence, 1964
5 20 General correspondence, 1965
5 21 General correspondence, 1966 May-August
5 22 General correspondence, 1966 September-November
5 23 General correspondence, 1967 January-April

Contains letter from Butterfly McQueen.

6 1 General correspondence, 1967 May-December

Contains letter from Ted Shawn.

6 2 General correspondence, 1968 February-May

Contains letter from William Dufty.

6 3 General correspondence, 1968 June-undated
6 4 General correspondence, 1969 January-March
6 5 General correspondence, 1969 April-May
6 6 General correspondence, 1969 July-September
6 7 General correspondence, 1969 October-undated
6 8 General correspondence, 1970 January-March
6 9 General correspondence, 1970 April-December
26 7 General correspondence, 1970-1972

Contains letter from Josephine Baker.

6 10 General correspondence, 1971 January-June
6 11 General correspondence, 1971 August-December
6 12 General correspondence, 1972 January-July
6 13 General correspondence, 1972 August
6 14 General correspondence, 1973 [1]
26 8 General correspondence, 1973 [2]
6 15 General correspondence, 1974 January-March
6 16 General correspondence, 1974 May-December
26 9 General correspondence, 1974
6 17 General correspondence, 1975 January

Includes several telegrams of congratulations for The Wiz.

6 18 General correspondence, 1975 February-March

Includes Tony Award Nomination letter and letter from William Dufty.

26 10 General correspondence, 1975 February 14-1975 April 21
6 19 General correspondence, 1975 April 1-21
6 20 General correspondence, 1975 April 22-27
26 11 General correspondence, 1975 April 22-1975 May
6 21 General correspondence, 1975 May
6 22 General correspondence, 1975 June
26 12 General correspondence, 1975 June-November

Includes letter from Jacques Sigurd.

7 1 General correspondence, 1975 July-August
7 2 General correspondence, 1975 September
7 3 General correspondence, 1975 October
7 4 General correspondence, 1975 November
7 5 General correspondence, 1975 December
7 6 General correspondence, 1975

Correspondence with no month. Includes empty envelopes.

7 7 General correspondence, 1976 January-March
7 8 General correspondence, 1976 April-May
7 9 General correspondence, 1976 June-July
7 10 General correspondence, 1976 August-September
7 11 General correspondence, 1976 October
7 12 General correspondence, 1976 November
7 13 General correspondence, 1976 December
26 13 General correspondence, 1976
26 14 General correspondence, 1977 January-March
7 14 General correspondence, 1977 January-April
26 15 General correspondence, 1977 April-December
7 15 General correspondence, 1977 May
7 16 General correspondence, 1977 June
7 17 General correspondence, 1977 August-September
7 18 General correspondence, 1977 October-November
7 19 General correspondence, 1977 December
7 20 General correspondence, 1978 January
7 21 General correspondence, 1978 February 1-22
7 22 General correspondence, 1978 February 22-28
7 23 General correspondence, 1978 March
7 24 General correspondence, 1978 April
8 1 General correspondence, 1978 May 2-18
8 2 General correspondence, 1978 May 19-31
8 3 General correspondence, 1978 June
8 4 General correspondence, 1978 July
8 5 General correspondence, 1978 August
8 6 General correspondence, 1978 September
8 7 General correspondence, 1978 October-December
8 8 General correspondence, 1978 [1]

Correspondence with no month. Includes empty envelopes.

26 16 General correspondence, 1978 [2]
8 9 General correspondence, 1979 January
8 10 General correspondence, 1979 February 1-15
8 11 General correspondence, 1979 February 20-26
8 12 General correspondence, 1979 March
8 13 General correspondence, 1979 April 4-11
8 14 General correspondence, 1979 April 17-26
8 15 General correspondence, 1979 May 1-18
8 16 General correspondence, 1979 May 19-31
8 17 General correspondence, 1979 June 1-15
8 18 General correspondence, 1979 June 20-30
8 19 General correspondence, 1979 July
8 20 General correspondence, 1979 August-September
8 21 General correspondence, 1979 October
8 22 General correspondence, 1979 November
8 23 General correspondence, 1979 December
9 1 General correspondence, 1980 January
9 2 General correspondence, 1980 February
9 3 General correspondence, 1980 March 1-19
9 4 General correspondence, 1980 March 20-31
9 5 General correspondence, 1980 April
9 6 General correspondence, 1980 May
9 7 General correspondence, 1980 June
9 8 General correspondence, 1980 July
9 9 General correspondence, 1980 August-September
9 10 General correspondence, 1980 October
9 11 General correspondence, 1980 November
9 12 General correspondence, 1980 December
9 13 General correspondence, 1981 January
9 14 General correspondence, 1981 February
9 15 General correspondence, 1981 March-April
9 16 General correspondence, 1981 May
9 17 General correspondence, 1981 June
9 18 General correspondence, 1981 July
9 19 General correspondence, 1981 August
9 20 General correspondence, 1981 September
10 1 General correspondence, 1981 October
10 2 General correspondence, 1981 November
10 3 General correspondence, 1981 December
27 1 General correspondence, 1981-1995
10 4 General correspondence, 1982 January
10 5 General correspondence, 1982 February
10 6 General correspondence, 1982 March
10 7 General correspondence, 1982 April
10 8 General correspondence, 1982 May
10 9 General correspondence, 1982 June
10 10 General correspondence, 1982 July
10 11 General correspondence, 1982 August
10 12 General correspondence, 1982 September
10 13 General correspondence, 1982 October-November
10 14 General correspondence, 1982 December
10 15 General correspondence, 1983 January-May
10 16 General correspondence, 1983 June-August
10 17 General correspondence, 1983 September
10 18 General correspondence, 1983 October-November
10 19 General correspondence, 1983 December
10 20 General correspondence, 1984 January 3-11
10 21 General correspondence, 1984 January 12-30

Contains photographs.

10 22 General correspondence, 1984 February
10 23 General correspondence, 1984 March
10 24 General correspondence, 1984 April
10 25 General correspondence, 1984 May-June
10 26 General correspondence, 1984 July
11 1 General correspondence, 1984 August
11 2 General correspondence, 1984 September
11 3 General correspondence, 1984 October-December
11 4 General correspondence, 1985 January-March
11 5 General correspondence, 1985 April-May
11 6 General correspondence, 1985 June-July
11 7 General correspondence, 1985 August-November
11 8 General correspondence, 1985 December
11 9 General correspondence, 1986 January-March
11 10 General correspondence, 1986 April

Contains photographs.

11 11 General correspondence, 1986 May-September
11 12 General correspondence, 1986 October-December
11 13 General correspondence, 1987 February-August
11 14 General correspondence, 1987 September-October
11 15 General correspondence, 1987 November-December
11 16 General correspondence, 1988 January-March
11 17 General correspondence, 1988 April-November
11 18 General correspondence, 1989
12 1 General correspondence, 1990 January-November

Includes some House of Flowers correspondence.

12 2 General correspondence, 1991

Includes some House of Flowers correspondence.

12 3 General correspondence, 1992
12 4 General correspondence, 1993
12 5 General correspondence, 1994
12 6 General correspondence, 1995 January-April
12 7 General correspondence, 1995 April-December

Contains photograph.

12 8 General correspondence, 1996
12 9 General correspondence, 1997
12 10 General correspondence, 1998
12 11 General correspondence, 1999
12 12 General correspondence, circa 1990s-2000s

Includes condolence letters about Boscoe Holder.

12 13 General correspondence, 2000-2001
12 14 General correspondence, 2002 February-May

Contains photograph.

12 15 General correspondence, 2002 June-December
12 16 General correspondence, 2003
12 17 General correspondence, 2004
13 1 General correspondence, 2005
13 2 General correspondence, 2006
13 3 General correspondence, 2007
13 4 General correspondence, 2008
13 5 General correspondence, 2009

Contains photographs.

13 6 General correspondence, 2010
13 7 General correspondence, 2011

Contains photographs.

13 8 General correspondence, undated [1 of 24]

Bulk circa 1970s and 1980s The Wiz and Timbuktu! references.

13 9 General correspondence, undated [2 of 24]

Bulk circa 1970s and 1980s The Wiz and Timbuktu! references.

13 10 General correspondence, undated [3 of 24]
13 11 General correspondence, undated [4 of 24]
13 12 General correspondence, undated [5 of 24]
13 13 General correspondence, undated [6 of 24]
13 14 General correspondence, undated [7 of 24]
13 15 General correspondence, undated [8 of 24]
13 16 General correspondence, undated [9 of 24]

Bulk circa 1950s and 1960s and letters from family and friends.

14 1 General correspondence, undated [10 of 24]
14 2 General correspondence, undated [11 of 24]
14 3 General correspondence, undated [12 of 24]
14 4 General correspondence, undated [13 of 24]
14 5 General correspondence, undated [14 of 24]
14 6 General correspondence, undated [15 of 24]
14 7 General correspondence, undated [16 of 24]
14 8 General correspondence, undated [17 of 24]

Contains photographs.

14 9 General correspondence, undated [18 of 24]

Contains Black Christmas script from William Brown.

14 10 General correspondence, undated [19 of 24]

Bulk from Carlton. One letter from Scoogie Brown.

14 11 General correspondence, undated [20 of 24]
27 2 General correspondence, undated [21 of 24]
27 3 General correspondence, undated [22 of 24]

Several letters from Tom.

27 4 General correspondence, undated [23 of 24]
27 5 General correspondence, undated [24 of 24]

Several references to The Wiz and Timbuktu!.

14 12 Greeting cards, postcards, and invitations, undated
14 13 Greeting cards, undated [1 of 2]
14 14 Greeting cards, undated [2 of 2]
15 1 Hilton mural, correspondence, 1960 June-1961 December

Arranged together by donor.

15 2 Hilton mural, correspondence, 1962

Includes original folder with written notes.

15 3 Holder family, greeting cards, undated [1 of 2]
15 4 Holder family, greeting cards, undated [2 of 2]
27 6 Holder family, letters, 1951-1953 August 1
27 7 Holder family, letters, 1953 August 19-1954
27 8 Holder family, letters, 1955
27 9 Holder family, letters, 1956-1959
27 10 Holder family, letters, 1960-1965
15 5 Holder family, letters, 1962-1970

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

27 11 Holder family, letters, 1966-1969
28 1 Holder family, letters, 1970-1979

Includes letters from Janet Collins and William Dufty.

15 6 Holder family, letters, 1972-1973
28 2 Holder family, letters, 1984
15 7 Holder family, letters, undated [1 of 4]
28 3 Holder family, letters, undated [2 of 4]
28 4 Holder family, letters, undated [3 of 4]
28 5 Holder family, letters, undated [4 of 4]
15 8 Holder and de Lavallade, wedding telegrams, 1955
15 9 Holder, Léo, correspondence, 1964
15 10 Holder, Louise, repose correspondence and spiritual texts, 1978 August-September

Arranged together by donor.

15 11 House of Flowers, correspondence and administrative papers, 1989 [1 of 2]

Arranged together by donor.

15 12 House of Flowers, correspondence and administrative papers, 1989 [2 of 2]

Arranged together by donor. Includes original folder with written notes.

15 13 House of Flowers, telegrams and letters, 1954

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title. Materials were kept together.

15 14 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 1990

Ephemera in Kennedy Center correspondence includes seat assignments and maps, tickets, programs and menus. Correspondence is bulk invitations, with some letters.

15 15 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 1990-1991
15 16 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 1992-1993
15 17 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 1995-1999
16 1 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 2000
16 2 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 2003-2010
16 3 Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), correspondence and ephemera, 2010-2014
16 4 Legal pad notes and addresses, undated [1]

Files consists entirely of intact legal pad and it's inserted contents.

16 5 Legal pad notes and addresses, undated [2] [1 of 2]
16 6 Legal pad notes and addresses, undated [2] [2 of 2]
16 7 Legal pad notes and addresses, undated [3]
16 8 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1958-1959
16 9 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1962
16 10 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1963-1964
16 11 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1965 February-April
16 12 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1965 June-November
16 13 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1966 February-July
16 14 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1966 August-November
16 15 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1967
17 1 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1969
17 2 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, 1984
17 3 Letters between de Lavallade and Holder, undated
17 4 Letters between de Lavallade and Holders [Léo and Geoffrey], 1960-1968
28 6 Letters between de Lavallade and Holders [Léo and Geoffrey], 1966 and undated
17 5 Minnesota Museum of Art, student letters, 1993

Originally housed in 3 portfolios. Kept in orginal order.

17 6 Notes and addresses, Beverly Hills Comstock Hotel, undated [1]

Empty folder.

17 7 Notes and addresses, Beverly Hills Comstock Hotel, undated [2]

Contents from Beverly Hills Comstock folder were refoldered for preservation.

17 8 Notes and addresses, Beverly Wilshire Hotel folder, undated [1]

Empty. There were originally 4 notebooks containing materials from "Notes and Address Book, circa 1977-1983". Two were kept.

17 9 Notes and addresses, Beverly Wilshire Hotel folder, undated [2]

Empty. There were originally 4 notebooks containing materials from "Notes and Address Book, circa 1977-1983". Two were kept.

17 10 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [1] [1 of 4]

Notes and Address Books, circa 1977-1983 are a series of files from original Beverly Wilshire Hotel folders. The accompanying donor note with this material said "Phone Numbers, Correspondence, Doodles and Messages, 1978-1981 Los Angeles". Folders consist of phone numbers, addresses, notes, messages, doodles, photographs and other miscellany.

17 11 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [1] [2 of 4]
17 12 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [1] [3 of 4]
17 13 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [1] [4 of 4]
17 14 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [2] [1 of 3]
17 15 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [2] [2 of 3]
17 16 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [2] [3 of 3]
18 1 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [3] [1 of 5]
18 2 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [3] [2 of 5]
18 3 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [3] [3 of 5]
18 4 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [3] [4 of 5]
18 5 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [3] [5 of 5]
18 6 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [4] [1 of 3]
18 7 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [4] [2 of 3]
18 8 Notes and address book, circa 1977-1983 [4] [3 of 3]
18 9 Notes and addresses, circa 1970s-undated [1 of 3]
18 10 Notes and addresses, circa 1970s-undated [2 of 3]
18 11 Notes and addresses, circa 1970s-undated [3 of 3]
18 12 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [1 of 7]
19 1 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [2 of 7]
19 2 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [3 of 7]
19 3 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [4 of 7]
19 4 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [5 of 7]
19 5 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [6 of 7]
19 6 Notes and addresses, circa 1977-1979 [7 of 7]
19 7 Notes and addresses, undated [1 of 5]
19 8 Notes and addresses, undated [2 of 5]
19 9 Notes and addresses, undated [3 of 5]
19 10 Notes and addresses, undated [4 of 5]
19 11 Notes and addresses, undated [5 of 5]
19 12 Notes and greeting cards between de Lavallade and Holder, 1994-2010
19 13 Notes and greeting cards between de Lavallade and Holders [Léo and Geoffrey], undated [1 of 2]
19 14 Notes and greeting cards between de Lavallade and Holders [Léo and Geoffrey], undated [2 of 2]
20 1 Notes between de Lavallade and Holders [Léo and Geoffrey], undated
20 2 Paris-era work, correspondence, 1964

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

20 3 Paris-era work, correspondence, 1965 and undated

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title. Materials were kept together and arranged in chronological order.

20 4 Personal correspondence, 1984 and undated

Folder title is variation of donor-given title.

20 5 Poetry workshop submissions, 1984 [1 of 2]
20 6 Poetry workshop submissions, 1984 [2 of 2]
20 7 Professional artist certificate correspondence, 1981-1986

Arranged together by donor. Includes original folder wtih written notes.

20 8 Program Corporation of America, lecture tour, 1981-1982

Arranged together by donor. Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

20 9 Public School 73 student letters, 1970 March 5 [1 of 2]
20 10 Public School 73 student letters, 1970 March 5 [2 of 2]
28 7 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, 1952-1955
28 8 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, 1953
28 9 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, 1965-1966
28 10 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, 1983-1992
20 11 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, undated [1 of 5]
28 11 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, undated [2 of 5]
28 12 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, undated [3 of 5]
28 13 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, undated [4 of 5]
28 14 Randolph, Catherine, correspondence, undated [5 of 5]
20 12 "Reggae" and "Obeah" ballets, correspondence and notes, 1982

Arranged together by donor. Folder title is a variation of donor-given title.

20 13 Rue de Navarin (Paris, France), correspondence, undated

Letters all signed with a single letter "J" or "L". Correspondent may be Jacques Sigurd.

20 14 Show Magazine (New York, New York), correspondence, 1962 February-March
20 15 Show Magazine (New York, New York), correspondence, 1962 April and undated
20 16 Show Magazine (New York, New York), Martha Graham correspondence, 1962-1963

Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

20 17 Sigurd, Jacques, correspondence and writing,1987

Correspondence about Sigurd's death.

20 18 Telegrams, 1957 January 21
20 19 Telephone messages, 1970 [1 of 2]

Folders labeled Telephone Messages,(date) are from Affiliated Telephone Answering Service, Incorporated.

21 1 Telephone messages, 1970 [2 of 2]
21 2 Telephone messages, 1971-1973
21 3 Telephone messages, 1973-1975
21 4 Telephone messages, 1976-1980
21 5 Telephone messages, 1977 [1 of 4]
21 6 Telephone messages, 1977 [2 of 4]
21 7 Telephone messages, 1977 [3 of 4]
21 8 Telephone messages, 1977 [4 of 4]
21 9 Telephone messages, 1978 [1 of 4]
21 10 Telephone messages, 1978 [2 of 4]
21 11 Telephone messages, 1978 [3 of 4]
21 12 Telephone messages, 1978 [4 of 4]
21 13 Telephone messages, 1978-1979
22 1 Telephone messages, 1978-1980
22 2 Telephone messages, 1980
22 3 Telephone numbers and notes, undated [1 of 4]

Donor-given title.

22 4 Telephone numbers and notes, undated [2 of 4]
22 5 Telephone numbers and notes, undated [3 of 4]
22 6 Telephone numbers and notes, undated [4 of 4]
22 7 Telephone scrapbook, circa 2002-2009 [1 of 3]

Material was originally housed in a scrapbook of phone numbers, correspondence, photographs and other ephemera labeled "Phone Telephone" by donor. The original order was maintained, except for business cards, which are arranged together in a small envelope. Loose material from the scrapbook are foldered separately.

22 8 Telephone scrapbook, circa 2002-2009 [2 of 3]
22 9 Telephone scrapbook, circa 2002-2009 [3 of 3]
22 10 Telephone scrapbook inserts, circa 2002-2009 [1 of 3]

Unbound material from "Telephone Scrapbook, undated".

22 11 Telephone scrapbook inserts, circa 2002-2009 [2 of 3]

Unbound material from "Telephone Scrapbook, undated". Bulk typed list of names and addresses, some circled.

22 12 Telephone scrapbook inserts, circa 2002-2009 [3 of 3]

Unbound materials from "Telephone Scrapbook, undated". Bulk typed list of names and addresses, some circled.

22 13 "The Temptation of St. Anthony," correspondence, 2004

Arranged together by donor.

22 14 Trumpet Awards, correspondence and ephemera, 2001
22 15 Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Alabama), correspondence and references, 1979

Contains letters regarding Holder's choir robe designs and clippings of photos of Tuskegee University's Paul Randolph Chapel.

22 16 "While You Were Out," notes, undated [1 of 3]
22 17 "While You Were Out," notes, undated [2 of 3]
23 1 "While You Were Out," notes, undated [3 of 3]
23 2 White House, correspondence, 1968-1969

Contains correspondence for both Holder and de Lavallade. Folder title is a variation of the donor-given title.

23 3 The Wiz, correspondence, circa 1970s-1980s [1 of 2]

Congratulatory mention of The Wiz.

23 4 The Wiz, correspondence, circa 1970s-1980s [2 of 2]

Congratulatory mention of The Wiz.

23 5 WNET Thirteen "Streetcar Ballet," correspondence, 1988

Arranged together by donor.

23 6 WOR radio (New York, New York), empty envelopes, 1969 February 1-11
23 7 WOR radio (New York, New York), empty envelopes, 1969 February 12-18
23 8 WOR radio (New York, New York), empty envelopes, 1972
23 9 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1968 December-1969 January 24

WOR radio files contain listener letters from the "Geoffrey Holder's Music" show on WOR radio New York. Includes one letter to Mr. Eliot (1968) from before Holder's WOR tenure and one misdated (1968) letter.

23 10 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 January 25-31
23 11 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 February 1-15
23 12 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 February 16-28
23 13 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 March 1-15
23 14 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 March 16-31
23 15 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 April
23 16 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 May
23 17 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 June
23 18 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 July
23 19 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 August-September
24 1 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 October
24 2 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 November
24 3 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 December 1-17
24 4 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1969 December 20-31
24 5 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 January 3-25
24 6 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 January 26-31
24 7 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 February
24 8 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 March
24 9 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 April
24 10 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 May
24 11 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 June
24 12 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1970 July
24 13 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1970 August
24 14 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1970 September
24 15 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1970 October-November
24 16 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1970 December
24 17 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1970
24 18 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1971 January
24 19 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1971 February 2-16
24 20 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1971 February 17-28
25 1 WOR radio (New York, New York], 1971 March-April
25 2 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1971 May
25 3 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1971 June
25 4 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1971 July
25 5 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1971 August-November
25 6 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1971 December
25 7 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1972 January 1-9
25 8 WOR radio (New York, New York), 1972 January 9-26
25 9 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [1 of 9]

Folders with the date range 1969-1972 contain undated WOR listener letters and are assumed to be from the period Holder hosted "Geoffrey Holder's Music".

25 10 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [2 of 9]
25 11 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [3 of 9]
25 12 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [4 of 9]
25 13 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [5 of 9]

Contains some partial letters.

25 14 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [6 of 9]
25 15 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [7 of 9]
25 16 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [8 of 9]
25 17 WOR radio (New York, New York), circa 1969-1972 [9 of 9]
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