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Howard "Stretch" Johnson papers, 1923-2011, bulk 1980-2000

Series I: Howard "Stretch" Johnson Papers, 1923-2011

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Documents, Photographs, and Negatives


Political and Social Figure



Box 1 New Paltz, New York, 1947-1963, 1971-1982, undated, 1947-1963, 1971-1982, undated


Box 1 Brazil, 1988


Box 1 St. Croix, 1991


Box 1 Paris, 1995-1996


Box 1 Galveston, Texas, 1996-1999


Box 1 Obituaries, 2000


Box 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Interim Commission Report, 1990


Box 1 Hawaii, 1986-1990, (2 folders)


Box 1 Smith Act Trail--Transcript of Johnson's Testimony, Witness for the Defense,, 1949


Box 1 Jackie Robinson Project, 1995, undated


Cotton Club Venue


Box 1 Copies, 1928-1933, 1980, undated, 1928-1933, 1980, undated



Box 2 Photographs of Frequenters, 1923-1932, undated, 1923-1932, undated


Box 2 Related Articles, 1928-1977, 1984, undated, 1928-1977, 1984, undated


Box 2 Photographs of Performers, Bands, and Show Details, 1933-1937, undated, 1933-1937, undated


Cotton Club Film


Box 2 Articles and Related Writings, 1980-1984, undated, 1980-1984, undated, (2 folders)


Box 2 Stretch and the Government--the Ongoing Battle, 1981-1995, undated, 1981-1995, undated


Box 2 Literature on Harlem and Jazz, 1930, 1988-1995, undated, 1930, 1988-1995, undated, (2 folders)


Box 2 Health, 1999, undated


Box 2 Negatives, undated


Box 2 Slides, undated


Box 2 Copies of Photographs, 1934-1947, undated, 1934-1947, undated



Box 3 Telegram, 1945


Box 3 Interview "Stretch's Life" Kay Takora, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1988


Box 3 Interview "Stretch's Life" Kay Takora, Honolulu, Hawaii--CDs, 1988


Box 3 "The Performer", 1936, 1942, 1983, undated, 1936, 1942, 1983, undated


Box 3 Interview and Letters on Stretch, 2011, undated


Box 3 Term Papers, NYU, 1973


Box 3 Notes for Autobiography, undated


Box 3 "Stretch" Autobiography, undated


Box 3 Bibliography and Chronological Autobiography, undated


Box 3 "Author", 1947-1995


Box 3 Newspaper Clippings, 1946-2001


Box 3 Private Correspondence (Non-Work Related) and Personal Papers, 1957-1997, undated, 1957-1997, undated



Box 4 "The Educator", 1974-1999, undated, 1974-1999, undated


Box 4 Further Research, 1982-1995, undated, 1982-1995, undated


Box 4 Handwritten, 1975-1978, undated, 1975-1978, undated


Box 4 Letters, 1982-1995, undated, 1982-1995, undated


Box 4 Miscellaneous, 1946-2000, undated, 1946-2000, undated, (3 folders)


Books



Box 5 Melanin: The Chemical Key to Black Greatness, , 1988


Box 5 Natal Horoscope of Dr. Howard Johnson, , undated


Box 5 Report to the Governor of the State of Hawaii, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interim Commission,, 1989


Videocassettes


Box 5 Blues Land: A Portrait in American Music, , 1993


Box 5 Career Awareness Program Interview Howard Johnson on Harlem Renaissance, , undated


Box 5 Imitation of Life , 1959


Box 5 London Lindy Hop Festival Cabaret's Jiving Lindy Hoppers on TV, 1996, 1998, 1996, 1998


Box 5 Paul Robeson: Here I Stand, 1999; Paul Robeson Jr. and Ossie Davis, 1999; A Hymn for Alvin Ailey, 1999; Flying High: The Nicholas Brothers, 1999, 1999;, 1999;, 1999;, 1999


Box 5 A Walk through Harlem , 1999



Box 9 Heir to an Execution (the Rosenbergs), Ivy Meeropol, 2004


Box 9 Paul Robeson , undated


Box 9 Seeing Red James Klein and Julia Reichert,, undated


DVDs


Box 9 Photographs on DVD (unknown content), undated


Box 9 Seeing Red, James Klein and Julia Reichert, undated (3 DVDs), undated


CDs



Box 5 Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, , 1998


Box 5 Johannes Brahms Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano Sonata no. 2; Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanual Ax, 1985


Box 5 Play On Broadway Musical, 1997


Audiocassettes



Box 6 Discussion of Operation Desert Storm, 1991


Box 6 George, Dr. Herman--Race Relations, 1982


Box 6 Jamal, Mumia Abu--Speech at Press Conference at Unesco, Paris, France, 1995 (2 tapes), 1995


Box 6 Jamal, Mumia Abu Evening Centre Cult de la Clef, 1995


Box 6 Johnson, Howard--Interview, 1984 (4 tapes), 1984


Box 6 Johnson, Howard--Interview, 1995


Box 6 Mood Indigo Ellington Suites , undated


Box 6 People of Color I and II Presentation by Howard Johnson, 1995 (2 tapes), 1995


Box 6 Radzin, Stenka--Cradle Will Rock,, undated


Box 6 Rehm, Diane--Seeing Red, 1984


Box 6 Scott-Heron, Gil and Jackson, Brian--Winter in America, undated


Box 6 Thakar, Vimala--Mediation as a Way of Life,, 1983


Scrapbooks and Other Photographs



Box 7 Souvenir Photographs, undated (2 photos), undated


Box 7 Photographs, 1995-1999 undated, 1995-1999, undated, (2 folders)


Box 7 Scrapbook, 1944-1952 undated, 1944-1952, undated, (6 folders)


Ephemera



Box 8 Reproduction of $20 Gold Piece


Box 8 Brazilian Workers Banner


Box 8 Soviet Union Banner with 22 Pins from Trip to Moscow


Box 8 Business Cards, Paris, France Address (5 items)


Box 8 Silver AA Medallion with Chain


Box 8 Green and Black Buffalo Soldier Pin


Box 8 Soviet Union Pin, CCCP


Box 8 Lacquered Russian Boxes (2 boxes)


Box 8 USA Olympic Pin


Box 8 Unidentified Pin


Box 8 Subway Tokens (5 tokens)


Box 8 Blanket in African-American Colors