THOMPSON, MILDRED, 1935-2003.
Mildred Thompson papers
> Correspondence and personal papers

Series 1
Correspondence and personal papers, 1949-2006
Boxes 1-6 and OBV 1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Thompson's correspondence and personal papers from 1949-2006. The correspondence from 1960 is almost entirely personal correspondence from Gillian Lewis, Thompson's friend and fellow artist. Correspondence from later periods includes letters from fellow artists and correspondence pertaining to exhibitions and projects, as well as personal correspondence from family and friends. Thompson's personal papers primarily contain notebooks (some with drawings), appointment books, address books, resumes, and school records. Also found in personal papers are materials relating to Thompson's blues band, Wedo Blues, primarily information about performances. Of particular interest is a wood-bound scrapbook hard carved and compiled by Thompson circa 1950-1954, which includes photographs of Thompson, family, and friends; drawings by Thompson; memorabilia from Stanton Senior High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and from Howard University. Two folders of inventories, price lists, and invoices for Thompson's artwork are also noteworthy.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Personal papers are arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of Thompson's correspondence and personal papers from 1949-2006. The correspondence from 1960 is almost entirely personal correspondence from Gillian Lewis, Thompson's friend and fellow artist. Correspondence from later periods includes letters from fellow artists and correspondence pertaining to exhibitions and projects, as well as personal correspondence from family and friends. Thompson's personal papers primarily contain notebooks (some with drawings), appointment books, address books, resumes, and school records. Also found in personal papers are materials relating to Thompson's blues band, Wedo Blues, primarily information about performances. Of particular interest is a wood-bound scrapbook hard carved and compiled by Thompson circa 1950-1954, which includes photographs of Thompson, family, and friends; drawings by Thompson; memorabilia from Stanton Senior High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and from Howard University. Two folders of inventories, price lists, and invoices for Thompson's artwork are also noteworthy.
Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Fragments, no date
1 2 Fragments, 1999
1 3 No date [1 of 2]
1 4 No date [2 of 2]
1 5 1958-1959
1 6 1960, circa
1 7 1960 April-June
1 8 1960 July
1 9 1960 August
1 10 1960 September-November
1 11 1962-1963
1 12 1973-1987
2 1 1988-1991
2 2 1992-1993
2 3 1994-1996
2 4 1997-1998
2 5 1999
2 6 2000-2001
3 1 2002
3 2 2003-2006
Personal papers
3 3 Address books, no date [1 of 3]
3 4 Address books, no date [2 of 3]
3 5 Address books, no date [3 of 3]
3 6 All State High School Band certificate, 1953
3 7 Appointment books, 1986-1987
4 1 Appointment books, 1988
4 2 Appointment books, 1994
4 3 Appointment books, 1994-1995
4 4 Artwork inventories, price lists, and invoices, no date
4 5 Artwork inventories, price lists, and invoices, 1990-2008
4 6 Biographies, no date
4 7 Boylan-Haven School report card, 1949
4 8 Cosmos Calling, album, 1995
4 9 Diary entry, September 23, 1999
4 10 Driver's licenses, 1980-1982
4 11 Howard University transcript, 1957
4 12 Legal records, estate of Earlinn W. Thompson, 1992
4 13 Legal records, will and estate, 2002-2004
4 14 Library card, 1981
4 15 Notebooks, no date [1 of 6]
4 16 Notebooks, no date [2 of 6]
4 17 Notebooks, no date [3 of 6]
5 1 Notebooks, no date [4 of 6]
5 2 Notebooks, no date [5 of 6]
5 3 Notebooks, no date [6 of 6]
5 4 Notes, no date
5 5 Resumes, no date
5 6 Resumes, circa 1977-1995
5 7 Resumes, 1999
OBV1 - Scrapbook, circa 1950-1954
5 8 Stanton Senior High School diploma, 1953
5 9 Stanton Senior High School report cards, 1951-1953
6 1 Wedo Blues, address book, 2001
6 2 Wedo Blues, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 2000
6 3 Wedo Blues, AthFest, 2001
6 4 Wedo Blues, Family Spring Fling, Atlanta, 2001
6 5 Wedo Blues, Georgia Music Industry Association Georgia Music Festival, 2001
6 6 Wedo Blues, Montreux Atlanta Music Festival, 2001
6 7 Wedo Blues, performance contracts, 2000-2001
6 8 Wedo Blues, schedule, 2001
6 9 Wedo Blues, song lists, circa 2001-2003
6 10 Wedo Blues, Wedo Blues album, 2002
6 11 Wedo Blues, Wheelbarrow Summer Theater Festival at Reynoldstown, 2001
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