Excerpt of a piece written by Lena Horne for the People's Voice, pages 16 and 17 of the section entitled "Paris, London Here I Come." Entire piece is called "Lena Horne--From Me to You." This is a photocopy of the original type written document.
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.
A paperback program for a Louis Armstrong tour in Australia and New Zealand. The front cover is blue with a close-up image of Louis Armstrong's face, while playing the trumpet. Black text at the top right corner of the front cover reads “HARRY M. MILLER PRESENTS.” Large white text at the top of the front cover reads “LOUIS ARMSTRONG.” The program has 22 pages and contains articles, black and white images and advertisements. Articles include biographies of Louis Armstrong, his band the All Stars, Lucille Armstrong, Jewel Brown and Eddie Cano. There is also an article about Armstrong's international travel and reputation as "Ambassador Satchmo." The last page of the program is signed by Louis Armstrong in the top right corner. The back cover is an advertisement for Pan American World Airways.