Guestbook from the Powell family vacation cottage. The guestbook has a wood cover, two (2) metal hinges attaching the front cover to the spine, paper sheets on which guests wrote their entries, and a leather cord that holds the paper sheets in place and knots at the back cover. At the upper center of the guestbook cover is a piece of paper adhered to the wood listing "Rules of this Tavern." In the lower right quadrant of the front cover, engraved into the surface, is the cursive text [Guest/ Log]. Inside, the guestbook has twenty-five (25) bound pages and two (2) loose sheets. Guest entries are written by hand throughout the guestbook on all pages, in various colors of ink, including black, blue and green, and in pencil. Guest entries range in date from 1937 to 1975. The final five (5) bound pages have tabs adhered to the right edge, in descending colors of green, white, blue, yellow, and red.
A mounted and laminated Memorial Obituary for Samuel M. Jackson, Sr. The front of the card contains a copy of a tribute that was printed in the Tulsa Daily World on January 14, 1975, including a photograph of Jackson. On the back of the card is printed a poem and the 23rd psalm of the Bible. There is a floral border on both sides of the card. The card is laminated with a dense plastic material.
Souvenir program from the testimonial banquet in honor of Sister Magdalene Sample, Treasurer of Second Baptist Church. The pink cover has a picture of the honoree in the center. Below this is black printed text which reads [SPONSORED BY / SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH / LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY / SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1974 / 5:00 P.M. / AT WEST END MANOR, WEST END NEW JERSEY / REV. C. P. WILLIAMS / Pastor]. There are advertisements, committee member lists, a program schedule, and a brief biography inside. The program is fastened with two (2) staples. The back cover is blank.
Cloth bound purple and green floral print spiral bound scrapbook containing black-and-white and color photographs along with newspaper clippings and other ephemera dating from the late 1950s to the late 1970s documenting the life of Louise Jackson Gunn in the Philadelphia area. Louise Gunn was an actress, beauty queen, and community activist. The contents of the scrapbook include newspaper clippings and photographs related to Gunn's church groups and activities, including the Zion Drama Workshop; her friendships with other women in the community and from her vaudeville past; and her travels to the Bahamas and Paris, France.
A large portion of the scrapbook is devoted to Gunn’s community work, including scholarship fundraising for Lincoln University, adult education programs, and volunteering at Philadelphia General Hospital. Gunn also documents work with Rev. Leon H. Sullivan and the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), including efforts to provide school children with free breakfast and to fight housing discrimination.
There are several clippings, photographs, and programs related to her son, the actor and playwright Bill Gunn, including a performance with Ethel Waters and collaborations with musician Sam Waymon. There are also clippings related to performances by Alberta Hunter and Josephine Baker.
2013.46.29.143.1-.4: Four copies of a memo written by Maxine Sullivan for the House That Jazz Built. The memo is on white paper with black ink type. The letter announces a benefit concert in memory of Cliff Jackson. The memo gives background information about the House That Jazz Built and the Arvell Shaw Trio, the group preforming at the benefit. The back of the memo is blank.