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Series 6
Personal papers, 1930s-1990s
Boxes 23-24; BV1

Scope and Content Note

The personal papers series consists of personal correspondence, including letters pertaining to the birth (1943) and marriage (1961) of daughter, Mary Louise Patterson, and the illness and death of William L. Patterson (1980); obituaries and memorial tributes; Patterson family genealogy; and some of the awards Louise Thompson Patterson received.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
23 1 Marriage license, William Toles and Lula P. Brown (Illinois, 1900)
23 2 Oregon Public Schools, Louise Thompson, diplomas, letters of congratulations, 1915-1916
23 3 Mother [Lula Brown] Thompson's letter to Mrs. Burdine, June 27, 1917
23 4 Oakland High School, graduating exercises, program with drawing by Louise Thompson inserted and graduation card, June 20, 1919
23 5 Graduation announcement, University of California (Berkeley), Louise Thompson Patterson, May 16, 1923
23 6 Transcript, University of Chicago, Louise Alone Thompson, 1927
23 7 Hampton Institute application, Louise Thompson [photocopy], April 9, 1928
23 8 Birth of Mary Louise Patterson, acknowledgements, 1943
23 9 Birth of Mary Louise Patterson, acknowledgements, 1943
23 10 Birth of Mary Louise Patterson, news clippings, 1943
23 11 New Years cards sent by the Patterson family, 1944 and n.d.
23 12 Newspaper clippings relating to Mary Louise Patterson, 1950
23 13 Correspondence, miscellaneous, ca. 1950-1991
23 14 Correspondence regarding Mary Louise Patterson's wedding, 1961
23 15 Printed materials relating to Mary Louise Patterson [invitations, announcements, cards]
23 16 Identification cards for Mary Louise Patterson, 1966; 1981
23 17 Esplanade Gardens, 1967-1985
23 18 Comancho, Sandra (Mary Louise Patterson's oldest daughter), 1972
24 1 Correspondence regarding illness of William L. Patterson, 1980
24 2 Correspondence regarding death of William L. Patterson, 1980 [1 of 2]
24 3 Correspondence regarding death of William L. Patterson, 1980 [2 of 2]
24 4 Memorial tributes, William L. Patterson, 1980
24 5 Obituaries and memorial service programs, William L. Patterson, March 1980
24 6 Birthday celebration, Louise Thompson Patterson, programs, one with ANS from Ossie Davis, September 16, 1984
24 7 Awards given to Louise Thompson Patterson
24 8 Legal documents, including collaboration agreement regarding memoirs project and powers of attorney, 1989-1992
24 9 Obituaries and memorial service programs, Louise Alone Thompson Patterson, September 1999
24 10 Invitation and guest list, Mary Louise Patterson party, n.d.
24 11 Patterson family genealogy
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