A one-year management contract between Sam Cooke and the William Morris Agency. It is comprised of two sheets of white paper with black printed text and additional typed and stamped information. Stapled to the front of the document is a small sheet of white paper with typed text regarding paragraph 3(b) of the contract. Sam Cooke's initials are signed at the bottom of this page.
A yellow form titled "Blank claim form" created by the Musician's Protective Association Local 767 in Los Angeles, CA pertaining to the performer Gladys Bentley. The handwritten details denote that Kalmanovitz refused to pay Bentley for a performance in June 1947.
Signed contract between Selznick International Pictures, Inc for the motion picture "Gone with the Wind" with Hattie McDaniel. Contract includes seventeen (17) pages of onionskin paper with ink and mimeographed text printed throughout. The last page includes two (2) signatures, that of Daniel O'Shea, the producer of the film, and that of Hattie McDaniel. Below the signatures is a small blue stamp with signed initials in black ink.
This is a rectangular off-white paper certificate of sale between H.S. Trowbridge and J.& P. N. Hanna.
Obverse: The certificate is dated "Febru 16 1875" in the top right corner. The central printed text reads "Bought of J. & P.N. Hanna/ Importers of/ Woodberry Cotton Duck, Flax Canvas, Ravens etc./ All Widths of Cotton Canvas/ Grain [illegible] Wool Bags, Flax Fleece & Cotto Twines, Roofing, Sheathing & Boiler Felt./ Nos. 308 & 310 Davis Street/ Lith. G.T. Brown & Co.S.F." There is a stamp in blue ink running verticley along the left hand margin that reads "Egarton, Allen & Co./ Feb 17 1875/ San Francisco."
Receipt for payment signed by Ray Charles, singer early in his career when he was only 20 years old. The receipt states that Ray Charles Robinson received from Swing Time Record Company payment of $82.50 for a recording session at Universal Studios on November 24, 1950. Charles joined Swing Time Records and under his own name "Ray Charles" to avoid being confused with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson) recorded two more R&B hits, "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand" (#5) in 1951 and "Kissa Me Baby" (#8) in 1952. The following year, Swing Time folded and Ahmet Ertegün signed him to Atlantic Records.
A typed letter dated December 3, 1962 on State of Louisiana letterhead from Jimmie Davis, the governor of Louisiana, to Charles Sullivan of Sullivan's Enterprises regarding Ray Charles' version of the song "You are My Sunshine".
Typed business letter on Musician's Protective Association letterhead, dated January 1, 1949, addressed to Paul Kalmanovitz from the Musicians' Protective Association, pertaining to a claim filed against Bentley by a club owner.