Series 1
Personal papers, 1945-2007
Boxes 1-2, BV 23-32

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the personal papers of Geneva Southall and her family from 1945-2007. Southall's correspondence contains personal letters, invitations to events, and professional correspondence relating to her tenure as National Scholarship Chair of the National Association of Negro Musicians, as well as her retirement from the University of Minnesota in 1992. Southall’s personal papers also include programs and detailed program notes written by Southall about the Smithsonian's celebration of African American women composers in 1988, as well as biographical sketches, resumes, and awards.

Family papers consist of correspondence, clippings, programs, and notes of Southall's father, W.T. Handy and her sister, D. Antoinette Handy and daughter, Tisch Jones. Of particular interest are programs from a European musical tour of Southall and D. Antoinette Handy.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into two groups of personal and family papers, then in alphabetical order.

Personal papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Address book, no date
1 2 Awards, certificates, and diplomas, 1945-1997
1 3 Biographical sketch, no date
1 4 Correspondence, 1955-1979
1 5 Correspondence, 1980-1989
1 6 Correspondence, 1990-1995
1 7 Correspondence, 1996-1999
1 8 Correspondence, no date
1 9 Passport, no date
1 10 Plaque, 1988
1 11 Programs and notes, 1988-1992
1 12 Résumés, no date
Family papers
51 2 Blackwell, Phillip James, 1989
1 13 Handy, D. Antoinette, clippings and notes, no date
2 1 Handy, D. Antoinette, European tour with Southall, programs, 1955
2 2 Handy, D. Antoinette, programs, 1975-1976
2 3 Handy, W.T., correspondence, clippings, and program, 1979-1998
2 4 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [1 of 6]
2 5 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [2 of 6]
2 6 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [3 of 6]
2 7 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [4 of 6]
51 3 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [5 of 6]
- 4 Jones, Tisch, articles, scripts, and programs, no date [6 of 6]
XX XX Jones, Tisch, photographs, undated
BV23 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [1 of 10]
BV24 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [2 of 10]
BV25 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [3 of 10]
BV26 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [4 of 10]
BV27 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [5 of 10]
BV28 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [6 of 10]
BV29 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [7 of 10]
BV30 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [8 of 10]
BV31 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [9 of 10]
BV32 - Jones, Tisch, production script, no date [10 of 10]
2 8 Jones, Tisch, certificate, 2007
2 9 Jones, Tisch, correspondence, 1998-2007
2 10 Jones, Tisch, curriculum vitae and personal statements, no date [1 of 2]
51 5 Jones, Tisch, curriculum vitae and personal statements, no date [2 of 2]
51 6 Jones, Tisch, research, undated [1 of 3]
51 7 Jones, Tisch, research, undated [2 of 3]
XX XX Jones, Tisch, research, undated [3 of 3]
XX XX Jones, Tisch, slides, Klub Ka, 2002
2 11 Jones, Tisch, speech delivered at Martin Luther King Interfaith celebration at First United Presbyterian Church, 2009
51 1 Whipple, Willie James, program, February 10, 1994
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