Scrapbook loosely bound and held together by tape with a small color postcard of a young girl wearing a pink ruffled dress and holding two sunflowers with the words "I is just your little blackbird" adhered to the front. The scrapbook created by Louise Jackson Gunn contains newspaper clippings, small black-and-white photographs and other ephemera. The scrapbook primarily documents the career and social life of Gunn, a beauty queen, fashion model, actress and chorus girl. Gunn was active in multiple community organizations, women's clubs, and church groups. Many photographs document her family life, including her son "Billy" (actor and playwright Bill Gunn). Also included are photographs and clippings about fellow vaudeville performers, including Valaida Snow, Texas Guinan, and Wealthy Davis.
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.