Edith Wilson Papers

Edith Wilson Papers, 1879-1973
Dates: 1879-1973
Size: 7 linear feet (12 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 1996/02
Provenance: Donation of Bennett Johnson, March 1996. Johnson was the director of Path Press. At his Path Press office, he received the papers as a gift from Wilson’s grandson, with the hope that they might assist someone in writing a book about Edith Wilson.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Edith Wilson Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Mapping the Stacks Staff: Melissa Barton, Doron Galili, Moira Hinderer, Celeste Day Moore, Traci Parker, Christina Petersen, Marcia Walker.
Supervised by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, CPL.

Biographical Note

Highly regarded as a blues singer and vaudeville performer by the 1920s, Edith Wilson went on to perform on radio, television, and as a spokeswoman for the Quaker Oats Company. Wilson was born Edith Goodall on September 2, 1896 in Louisville, Kentucky to Susan Jones and Hundley Goodall. After performing locally in her youth and at Louisville’s Park Theater, Wilson moved to Chicago and worked in local cabarets and clubs in 1921. In this period, she formed a musical trio with siblings Lena Wilson and Danny Wilson. Edith was married to Danny Wilson from 1921 until his death in 1928.

Wilson became well known for her song, “He May Be Your Man (But He Comes to See Me Sometimes),” but her first recording was “Nervous Blues,” which she recorded with Johnny Dunn’s Jazz Hounds in 1921 for Columbia Records. In that same year, she appeared in the all-black revue Put and Take , after which Wilson was a constant presence on stages in New York and Europe. Throughout the 1920s, she toured with the Theater Owners Booking Association (TOBA) circuit and performed in New York, including a long run with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at Club Alabam. She also sang and performed in comedy skits in Lew Leslie’s Plantation Revue , European revues Chocolate Kiddies and Leslie’s Blackbirds tour, and in longer theater runs in Paris.

Wilson transitioned from the heyday of black revues to less frequent performances in the early 1930s, working alongside Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Noble Sissle, Bubber Miley, and Jimmie Lunceford. Looking for steadier work in the late 1930s, Wilson moved to California and toured on Burt Levy’s West Coast Circuit. She also took on small acting roles in the films I’m Still Alive (1940) and To Have and Have Not (1944), and larger roles on the radio programs The Great Gildersleeve and Amos ‘n’ Andy , in which she played the mother-in-law of Kingfish. She also performed with the United Service Organization (USO) on US military bases during World War II. She met Millard Wilson in this period and they married in 1947.

Around 1948, Wilson was hired by the Quaker Oats Company to portray the character of Aunt Jemima, a cook who was featured on the boxes of the company’s pancake mixes. Wilson referred to herself frequently as the “last Aunt Jemima” but she was actually one of at least four women who represented the character for Quaker Oats in the 1950s and 1960s. These performers included Aylene Lewis, who worked in “Aunt Jemima’s Pancake House” at Disneyland, and Ethel Ernestine Harper and Rosie Hall, who both toured as Aunt Jemima. Wilson represented the company on the radio (where she could be heard on either a weekly or thrice-weekly radio program on ABC), was seen in television appearances, and in person for civic, charity, and service clubs across the country. Throughout this period, the NAACP and other civil rights organizations campaigned against racist portrayals of African-American life. These groups specifically targeted the “Aunt Jemima” character and called for an end to it. Following such pressure, Quaker Oats ended local appearances of Aunt Jemima in 1965 and subsequently ended Wilson’s employment in 1966.

Wilson meanwhile devoted more time to professional and charitable activities for black musicians and actors. She became executive secretary of the Negro Actors Guild and worked with various organizations in Chicago, including the National Association of Negro Musicians that assisted talented children in the 1970s. Wilson was also involved with Chicago’s Theatrical Cheer Club, an organization of veteran entertainers and musicians that raised money for Chicago musicians. In the early 1970s, Wilson began recording and performing again until her final live show at the 1980 Newport Jazz Festival. She died in 1981 at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

Bibliography

“Actress Seeks Home for Entertainers.” New York Amsterdam News . January 25, 1958.
George-Graves, Nadine. The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theater, 1900-1940 . New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Blues Singers . New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1979.
Harrison, Daphne Duval. Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s . New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988.
Manring, M.M. Slave in a Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima . Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Southern, Eileen. Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians . Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Watkins, Mel. On the Real Side- Laughing, Lying, and Signifying: The Underground Tradition of African-American Humor that Transformed American Culture, From Slavery to Richard Pryor . New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Scope and Content

The Edith Wilson Papers have been arranged in nine separate series: Manuscripts, Correspondence, Programs and Fliers, Serials, Clippings, Quaker Oats Material, Personal Financial, Memorabilia, and Photographs. The bulk of the papers include material from Wilson’s life (1896-1981). Most material related to Wilson’s personal and professional life has been arranged in separate categories according to type, except for material related to her employment for the Quaker Oats Company. All correspondence, memorabilia, financial, and clippings related to Wilson’s employment and role as Aunt Jemima is included in the Quaker Oats series. Related papers at the Harsh Research Collection include the Charles Walton Papers and the Theodore Charles Stone Papers.

Series 1. Manuscripts, 1879-1959

This series begins with manuscript material written by Wilson, arranged chronologically, and is followed by manuscript material by others. This series includes sheet music, lyrics, and a document referencing the 1877 religious conversion of Nellie Ball in Louisville, Kentucky at Fifth Street Baptist Church.

Series 2. Correspondence, 1936-1970

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and includes material related to Wilson’s personal and professional life. Correspondence related to her work for Quaker Oats is arranged separately under that series (Series 6).

Series 3. Programs and Fliers, 1950-1970

This series is arranged chronologically and includes programs and fliers related to Wilson’s professional life as an actor and musician.

Series 4. Serials, 1954-1973

This series is arranged alphabetically by serial name. Most of the serials are music industry publications, including Song Parade and Latest Flash Song Hits .

Series 5. Clippings, 1921-1968

This series is organized chronologically and includes clippings of Wilson’s early stage career in New York and those that she clipped later in life.

Series 6. Quaker Oats Material, 1948-1965

This series is arranged into six sub-series, including Business and Travel, Correspondence, Clippings, Manuscripts, Serials, and Memorabilia.

Series 7. Personal Financial, 1935-1970

This series is arranged chronologically and includes Wilson’s personal financial records.

Series 8. Memorabilia, 1930s-1960s

This series includes memorabilia from Wilson’s life and includes a poster-sized Christmas greeting card from Duke Ellington.

Series 9. Photographs, 1890s-1966

This series is arranged chronologically and includes photographs from Wilson’s personal life and photographs of her portraying Quaker Oats’ Aunt Jemima character.

Container List

Series 1: Manuscripts, 1879-1959
Box 1 Folder 1 Manuscripts, Birthday Calendar, 1955
Box 1 Folder 2 Manuscripts, Manuscript Fragments [N.D.]
Box 1 Folder 3 Manuscripts, Manuscript Fragments [N.D.]
Box 1 Folder 4 Manuscripts, Other, Afro-American Heritage Association, 1959 (?)
Box 1 Folder 5 Manuscripts, Other, Burnessen, Mary, Sheet Music for "Ohio Twilight"," [N.D.]
Box 1 Folder 6 Manuscripts, Other, Gilbert, W.S. and Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics of "A Many Years Ago," copyright 1878
Box 1 Folder 7 Manuscripts, Other, Gilbert, W.S. and Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics for "We Sail the Ocean Blue," copyright 1878
Box 1 Folder 8 Manuscripts, Other, Mills, Irving et al, Sheet Music for "I Haven’t Changed a Thing," 1938
Box 1 Folder 9 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, "Nellie Ball Got Religion…," c. 1879
Box 1 Folder 10 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, "Alphabet with Meaning," [N.D.]
Box 1 Folder 11 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, "Don’t Quit," [N.D.]
Box 1 Folder 12 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, "Roll on Oakies," [N.D.]
Box 2 Folder 1 Manuscripts, Other, Alfred, Roy and Fred Wise, Full Score for "The Best Man," 1946
Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1970
Box 3 Folder 1 Correspondence, American Friends Service Committee, 1969
Box 3 Folder 2 Correspondence, Armour and Company, 1958
Box 3 Folder 3 Correspondence, Bushell, Hilda, 1962
Box 3 Folder 4 Correspondence, C.I.T Corporation (L.S. Frank), 1936
Box 3 Folder 5 Correspondence, Chapel, Jubilee [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 6 Correspondence, Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, 1958
Box 3 Folder 7 Correspondence, DuSable Museum of African American History, 1970
Box 3 Folder 8 Correspondence, Envelopes, 1955-61
Box 3 Folder 9 Correspondence, "Evans" ["Your Sis"]. 1970
Box 3 Folder 10 Correspondence, Feinstein, Simon S., 1953
Box 3 Folder 11 Correspondence, Franklin, Anna, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 12 Correspondence, "Grace," 1957
Box 3 Folder 13 Correspondence, Grant, Mable, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 14 Correspondence, Haddock, Davis, 1962
Box 3 Folder 15 Correspondence, Handy, W.C. Family, 1958
Box 3 Folder 16 Correspondence, Handy Brothers Music Company, 1954
Box 3 Folder 17 Correspondence, Harlies (?), 1968
Box 3 Folder 18 Correspondence, Harmon, Ted and Margaret, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 19 Correspondence, Harney, Lloyd W.W., [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 20 Correspondence, Hughes, Langston, 1955-61
Box 3 Folder 21 Correspondence, "Leonce," [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 22 Correspondence, Luis S. Gonzalez Company, 1961
Box 3 Folder 23 Correspondence, Murray, Jennie [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 24 Correspondence, Nash, Charles Wilson, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 25 Correspondence, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1961-70
Box 3 Folder 26 Correspondence, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, 1970
Box 3 Folder 27 Correspondence, Patton, Ann, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 28 Correspondence, Pierson, Wiela, 1962
Box 3 Folder 29 Correspondence, Rabin, Sam (Sir John Hotel), 1958
Box 3 Folder 30 Correspondence, Snelson, Floyd, c. 1950
Box 3 Folder 31 Correspondence, Standley, J.E., 1939
Box 3 Folder 32 Correspondence, Swan, Agnes J., [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 33 Correspondence, Truesdell Fur Company, 1961
Box 3 Folder 34 Correspondence, Wilson, Mrs. [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 35 Correspondence, Young, Charles, 1961
Box 3 Folder 36 Correspondence, Other, Stevenson, Mary L., 1970
Series 3: Programs and Fliers, 1950-1970
Box 3 Folder 1 Programs and Fliers, English Translation of While the Past Burns , 1950 (?)
Box 3 Folder 2 Programs and Fliers, Negro Actors’ Guild of America 14th Annual Performance, 1951
Box 3 Folder 3 Programs and Fliers, Harlem Committee for Civil Defense Dinner Dance, 1952
Box 3 Folder 4 Programs and Fliers, Theodore Charles Stone, 1950s (?)
Box 3 Folder 5 Programs and Fliers, Calgary Stampede Parade, 1962
Box 3 Folder 6 Programs and Fliers, "Picnic in Space," 1963
Box 3 Folder 7 Programs and Fliers, Berean Baptist Church Senior Choir’s Handel’s Messiah, 1965
Box 3 Folder 8 Programs and Fliers, Negro Actors Guild of America Annual Luncheon, 1970
Series 4: Serials, 1954-1973
Box 3 Folder 1 Serials, Book Mission of Evangelical Lutheran Church, no. 134 (N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 2 Serials, The Handy News, 1954
Box 3 Folder 3 Serials, Hit Parader, March 1947
Box 3 Folder 4 Serials, Hit Parader, September 1947
Box 3 Folder 5 Serials, Latest Flash Song Hits, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 6 Serials, Latest Flash Song Hits, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 7 Serials, National Song Parade, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 8 Serials, National Song Parade, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 9 Serials, National Song Parade, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 10 Serials, Prosperity Hit Parade, [N.D.]
Box 3 Folder 11 Serials, Song Parade, September 1941
Box 3 Folder 12 Serials, Stand By! (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, September-October 1954
Box 3 Folder 13 Serials, Swinging ’Round Town, July 10, 1943
Box 3 Folder 14 Serials, Writers’ Journal, March 1951
Box 3 Folder 15 Serials, Writers’ Journal, April 1951
Series 5: Clippings, 1921-1968
Box 4 Folder 1 Clippings, Review of "Shuffle Along," New York Daily News, 1921
Box 4 Folder 2 Clippings, "’Rhapsody in Black’ Opens, ’Liberty Jones’ Continues," [n.p.], 1931
Box 4 Folder 3 Clippings, "Judd Jacobson Lives in a House for Quadriplegic in Owatonna," Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, 1961
Box 4 Folder 4 Clippings, "Echoes of Spring" on Theatrical Cheer Club, Downbeat, 1968
Box 4 Folder 5 Clippings, From Screen and Radio Hits, [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 6 Clippings, From "National Song Hits Review," [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 7 Clippings, "Love Crosses a Barrier," [n.p., n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 8 Clippings, "He’s Joined the Union," [n.p., n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 9 Clippings, "Hundreds Attend Rites for Bauman and Jackson," [n.p., n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 10 Clippings, "Faith in Decaying South Loop takes her life," [n.p., n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 11 Clippings, "Reducing Doesn’t Mean Hunger, Go On and Eat," [n.p., n.d.]
Series 6: Quaker Oats Material, 1948-1963
A. Sub-Series: Business and Travel, 1954-1962
Box 5 Folder 1 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Advertising for Aunt Jemima Day, 1954
Box 5 Folder 2 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Advertising, 1957
Box 5 Folder 3 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Dog Pedigree, 1958
Box 5 Folder 4 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Travel Expenses, 1958-1963
Box 5 Folder 5 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Travel Schedules, 1950s
Box 5 Folder 6 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Statements of Earnings, 1960-62
Box 5 Folder 7 Quaker Oats, Business and Travel, Travel Guidelines [N.D.]
B. Sub-Series: Correspondence, 1955-1963
Box 5 Folder 8 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Beers, W. (fan mail), 1960-1961
Box 5 Folder 9 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Bergstrom, D.W., 1958
Box 5 Folder 10 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Bullwinkel, Bill, 1955
Box 5 Folder 11 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Butcher, Mrs. Jim, 1957
Box 5 Folder 12 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Calyman, Charles, 1957
Box 5 Folder 13 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Feldman, David H., 1958
Box 5 Folder 14 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Fragments, [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 15 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Hillcrest Sanatorium (Rowena Truman), 1956
Box 5 Folder 16 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Kendrix, Moss H., 1955
Box 5 Folder 17 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Kiwanis Club of Parkersburg, WV, 1956
Box 5 Folder 18 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Madison Jaycees, 1961
Box 5 Folder 19 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Muskegon Lions Club, 1962
Box 5 Folder 20 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Quaker Oats Company, Public Relations, 1963
Box 5 Folder 21 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Quaker Oats Company, Sales Promotion (J.E. Mason), 1961-62
Box 5 Folder 22 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Quaker Oats Company, Sales Promotion (Ralph Tallmadge), [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 23 Quaker Oats, Correspondence, Wyman, Vyra, 1961
C. Sub-Series: Clippings, 1950-1958
Box 5 Folder 24 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Meet the New ’Jemima’," Chicago Defender, 3/4/1950
Box 5 Folder 25 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Edith Wilson on ’Aunt Jemima’ Show," Pittsburgh Courier, 3/4/1950
Box 5 Folder 26 Quaker Oats, Clippings, Untitled, World Tattler, 3/7/1950
Box 5 Folder 27 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Modern Aunt Jemima," Atlanta Daily World, 3/9/1950
Box 5 Folder 28 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "The Modern ’Aunt Jemima,’" California Eagle, 3/9/1950
Box 5 Folder 29 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Radio Star on Commercial Program," Plaindealer, 3/10/1950
Box 5 Folder 30 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Edith Wilson, Former Broadway Blues Singer--Modern Aunt Jemima," The Progressive Herald, 3/11/1950
Box 5 Folder 31 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "New ’Aunt,’" New York Age, 3/11/1950
Box 5 Folder 32 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Edith Wilson, Modern Aunt Jemima," Detroit Tribune, 3/11/1950
Box 5 Folder 33 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Former Broadway Blues Singer Modern Aunt Jemima," Chicago World, 3/11/1950
Box 5 Folder 34 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Former Broadway Blues Singer," Florida Tattler, 3/11/1950
Box 5 Folder 35 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Kiwanis Guest Slips Between Antennas to Courthouse Lawn," [n.p.], 1950s
Box 5 Folder 36 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Aunt Jemima Faces Busy Schedule," Newark Advocate, 2/12/1958
Box 5 Folder 37 Quaker Oats, Clippings, Advertisement--"Aunt Jemima in Person…", [n.p.], 2/15/1958
Box 5 Folder 38 Quaker Oats, Clippings, Advertisement--"Aunt Jemima’s Coming," [n.p.], 2/15/1958
Box 5 Folder 39 Quaker Oats, Clippings, Untitled, [n.p.], 1950s
Box 5 Folder 40 Quaker Oats, Clippings, "Gaddings" by Gladys M. Johnson, [n.p., n.d.]
D. Sub-Series: Manuscripts, 1948-1954
Box 5 Folder 41 Quaker Oats, Manuscripts, 15-Minute Closed Circuit Broadcast, 1954
Box 5 Folder 42 Quaker Oats, Manuscripts, Untitled Television or Radio Script [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 43 Quaker Oats, Manuscripts, Script for "Aunt Jemima Quaker Man," [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 44 Quaker Oats, Manuscripts, Aunt Jemima Biographical Background [N.D.]
Box 6 Folder 45 Quaker Oats, Manuscripts, "Aunt Jemima ’Stir Lightly’ Song," 1948
E. Sub-Series: Serials, 1950-1954
Box 7 Folder 46 Quaker Oats, Serials, World Tattler, 3/7/1950
Box 7 Folder 47 Quaker Oats, Serials, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 11/24/1952
Box 7 Folder 48 Quaker Oats, serials, Manistee News-Advocate, 7/3/1954
F. Sub-Series: Memorabilia, 1954-1962
Box 8 Folder 49 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Brochures, 1954
Box 8 Folder 50 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Plaque, William Jewell College, 1954
Box 8 Folder 51 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Kiwanis Certificate. 1958
Box 8 Folder 52 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Kiwanis Dinner Ticket, 1961
Box 8 Folder 53 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Quaker Oats Weekly Planner, 1962
Box 8 Folder 54 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Nameplate from Michigan Junior Chamber of Commerce, [N.D.]
Box 8 Folder 55 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Rag Doll Family Advertisement, [N.D.]
Box 8 Folder 56 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Rag Doll Family, [N.D.]
Box 8 Folder 57 Quaker Oats, Memorabilia, Placemats [N.D.]
Series 7: Personal Financial, 1935-1970
Box 9 Folder 1 Personal Financial, Bill from Mr. Wilfred Smith, 1935
Box 9 Folder 2 Personal Financial, Vehicle Expenses, 1935-61
Box 9 Folder 3 Personal Financial, Taxes, 1947-61
Box 9 Folder 4 Personal Financial, Legal Affidavit Insurance Policy, 1952
Box 9 Folder 5 Personal Financial, Membership Cards, 1953-62
Box 9 Folder 6 Personal Financial, Cass County (MI) Abstract Office Statement, 1954
Box 9 Folder 7 Personal Financial, Bank Records, 1955-70
Box 9 Folder 8 Personal Financial, Insurance, 1957-61
Box 9 Folder 9 Personal Financial, Utility Bills, 1957-61
Box 9 Folder 10 Personal Financial, Receipts, c. 1960
Box 9 Folder 11 Personal Financial, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1960
Box 9 Folder 12 Personal Financial, Medical Expenses, 1960
Box 9 Folder 13 Personal Financial, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 1961
Box 9 Folder 14 Personal Financial, Paystubs for Millard Wilson, 1961
Box 9 Folder 15 Personal Financial, Louisville Gas and Electric Annual Report, 1969
Box 9 Folder 16 Personal Financial, Business Cards, [N.D.]
Series 8: Memorabilia, 1930s-1960s
Box 9 Folder 1 Memorabilia, Travel, 1930s
Box 9 Folder 2 Memorabilia, Travel, 1960s
Box 9 Folder 3 Memorabilia, Theatrical Cheer Club, 1960s
Box 9 Folder 4 Memorabilia, W.C. Handy material, [N.D.]
Box 9 Folder 5 Memorabilia, Postcards of Steppin Fetchit (signed), [N.D.]
Box 9 Folder 6 Memorabilia, Travel, [n.d.]
Box 9 Folder 7 Memorabilia, Travel, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 8 Memorabilia, Christmas Cards, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 9 Memorabilia, Christmas Cards, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 10 Memorabilia, Christmas Cards, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 11 Memorabilia, Christmas Cards, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 12 Memorabilia, Christmas Cards, [n.d.]
Box 10 Folder 13 Memorabilia, Greeting Cards, [n.d.]
Box 11 Folder 1 Memorabilia, Placemats
Box 11 Folder 2 Memorabilia, Christmas Card from Duke Ellington
Box 11 Folder 3 Memorabilia, Datebooks
Series 9: Photographs, 1890s-1966
Box 12 Folder 1 Photographs, Portrait of Woman, Garvin Studios, Chicago, [1890s]
Box 12 Folder 2 Photographs, Portrait of Child, Varney Studios, Chicago, [1890s]
Box 12 Folder 3 Photographs, Wrecked Car, Chicago, [1920s]
Box 12 Folder 4 Photographs, Tony Wilson [1920s?]
Box 12 Folder 5 Photographs, Wilson siblings [1930s]
Box 12 Folder 6 Photographs, Edith Louise Pinkston at Lad’N Lassie Studio [1930s]
Box 12 Folder 7 Photographs, Portrait of Edith Wilson, 1930s
Box 12 Folder 8 Photographs, Portrait of Edith Wilson, 1930s
Box 12 Folder 9 Photographs, Portrait of Edith Wilson, 1930s
Box 12 Folder 10 Photographs, Portrait of Edith Wilson, 1940s
Box 12 Folder 11 Photographs, Edith Wilson receiving key to Rockford, IL [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 12 Photographs, Edith Wilson at Kiwanis Club, Rockford, IL [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 13 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," [c. 1950]
Box 12 Folder 14 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," [c. 1950]
Box 12 Folder 15 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," [c. 1950]
Box 12 Folder 16 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," Sunnyview Home for Crippled Children, Schenectady, NY [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 17 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," Lubbock Lions Club, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 18 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," with unknown minister [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 19 Photographs, Edith Wilson as "Aunt Jemima," on television program, 1954
Box 12 Folder 20 Photographs, Moss H. Kendrix, Yvonne Abel, Dr. H.A. Lester, Mrs. W.O. Bunche, Edith Wilson, and Norman E. Jones (l to r), Chicago, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 21 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 22 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 23 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 24 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 25 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 26 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 27 Photographs, Unknown, [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 28 Photographs, Rose and Baby Sis [1950s]
Box 12 Folder 29 Photographs, Unknown, Atlanta, GA, 1963
Box 12 Folder 30 Photographs, Band Performance of Johnny Mitchell, Ted Fields, Freddie Johnson, Sam Wooding, Billy Burns, Tommy Ladnier, Bobby Martin, 1966
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