Howalton Day School Archives

Howalton Day School Archives, 1946-1999
Dates: 1946-1999
Size: 9 linear feet (11 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: 1996/09
Provenance: Donation of Mildred D. Johnson, December 27, 1996, and Ethel B. Darden, March 31, 1998. Additional donation made by Susan Cayton Woodson, 2000.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Howalton Day School Archives [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

Organizational History

Howalton Day School, the first African American private school in Chicago, was founded in summer 1946 by three Chicago Public Schools teachers: June Howe, Doris Allen and Charlotte Stratton. On a bus, the three held their initial discussion of the deplorable educational facilities and instruction for children in the black community on Chicago’s South Side. Doris Allen Anderson later recalled that, “the schools were overcrowded and inadequate; many of them were too old and no longer functional. Teaching skills were overborne by discipline problems in rooms with 48 desks that had to accommodate 50 or more children.” In 1946 Allen had written to Mayor Edward Kelly complaining about the terrible conditions at Englewood High School, but Kelly did not respond.

The three teachers loaned the school the money to open, hoping to be repaid from tuition fees. Allen came to Chicago from Texas in 1925 and began teaching in the Chicago Public Schools in 1929. She earned a master’s in education from Northwestern University and had been an assistant principal. Howe was an art teacher who had studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Stratton agreed to become the school’s first principal.

Howalton began as a “vacation school,” a summer experiment for first- and second-graders needing additional work in reading and arithmetic. The three founders drew their students from the surrounding Forestville neighborhood and the Rosenwald Garden Apartments. With the support of Rosenwald Nursery School director Oneida Cockrell, the vacation school opened in the nursery school space at the Rosenwald and was an immediate success. The following year the summer school opened again, and parents urged the founders to keep the school going as a year-round school. Howalton then remained in operation for the full school year of 1947-1948. In Howalton’s first full year, the founders restricted it to a one-grade school, but in subsequent years grades were added, with Howalton eventually serving kindergarten through eighth-grade students. In September 1947 the school was chartered by the Illinois State Office of Public Instruction.

Howe took a position at Englewood High School, but continued to act as Howalton’s registrar until 1953. Ethel Darden was one of the original teachers at Howalton, and she later served as its assistant principal. Howalton’s earliest publicity stressed its “small classes and the ability of the teachers to work on a one-to-one basis with each child.” By 1949, the school had 40 students and a long waiting list seeking admission.

During the first 10 years of its operation, Howalton Day School sharply expanded its enrollment and gained a reputation as a school where African American children could gain top-quality education, leading to successful work in high school and college. Howalton’s Board of Directors included newspaper publisher John H. Sengstacke, University of Chicago sociologist Allison Davis and insurance executive Arthur B. Knight.

The staff at Howalton Day School worked closely with Charlemae Hill Rollins, pioneering children’s librarian at nearby Chicago Public Library Hall Branch library, and with Samuel Stratton, teacher at DuSable High School and a leader in the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The school’s activities and commendations were reported in Chicago newspapers and in Jet magazine. Finances were often a problem, and Howalton’s Board of Directors held fundraising benefits every year. One of these benefit events filled Orchestra Hall, as Howalton presented famed opera singer Grace Bumbry.

Beginning in the 1960s, teacher and later Howalton principal Mildred Johnson was feted for her work as a poet, children’s book author and director of Say! Children’s Theater. She became the most widely known member of the Howalton faculty. Her troupe of elementary school players appeared all over Chicago and occasionally performed in other states.

At its zenith, in the 1960s, Howalton Day School’s enrollment neared 200 students, and many of its graduates had become respected young leaders in their professions, government and business. Its success stood out in contrast to the increasingly dire conditions of predominantly African American schools during the tenure of Chicago Public Schools superintendent Benjamin Willis. During the 1980s, however, enrollment at Howalton began to decline, along with other community institutions in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. By 1983, Howalton moved to a new location on the far South Side of Chicago, hoping to attract new students from that neighborhood. The effort did not succeed, however, and Howalton, beset by partial loss of funding and a deteriorating neighborhood, was forced to close its doors in June 1986.

In the years after it closed, Howalton was often cited by Chicago school reform proponents as a model that Chicago Public Schools might emulate. Historians suggested that Howalton Day School was one of the leading institutions to emerge from the Chicago Black Renaissance.

Sources

  • Anderson, Alan B. Confronting the Color Line: The Broken Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago . Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1986.
  • “An Impossible Dream Comes True.” University Woman (AAUW) , December 1968.
  • Hayes, Worth Kamili. “The Very Meaning of Our Lives: Howalton Day School and Black Chicago’s Changing Educational Agenda, 1946-1985.” American Educational History Journal v. 37, n. 1 (2010), p. 75-94.
  • Herrick, Mary. The Chicago Schools: A Social and Political History . Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1971.
  • “Howalton Day School Story of Faith, Determination.” Chicago Courier , May 18, 1963.
  • Knupfer, Anne Meis. The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism . Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Scope and Content Note

Series 1: Howalton Day School History and Administration
These files, originally in the possession of Mildred Johnson and Ethel Darden, were compiled in the 1970s in an effort to write a history of Howalton Day School. The history was never published, but the files include much educational and administrative information about the philosophy, policies and regulations at Howalton. Also included are biographical notes on Howalton’s founders, legal materials, financial statements, principals’ reports and information on students and parents. The files were created from 1947 through 1985. They are arranged by topic and then chronologically within topics.

Series 2: Materials from and about Howalton Day School Teachers
Information from and about teachers at Howalton was kept in a variety of locations. Most of the documents included in this series were preserved by Mildred Johnson, a teacher and later a principal. Included are teachers’ notes, evaluations and applications for employment. Handbooks for teachers, compiled from the 1950s through the 1970s are especially noteworthy. The series is arranged by topic and then chronologically within topics.

Series 3: Correspondence
Much of the correspondence originally held in the Howalton Day School office was lost in the years since the school closed in 1986. The documents in this series include correspondence to and from Howalton leaders Doris Allen Anderson, Ethel Darden and Mildred Johnson. Communications sent from the Howalton office to parents from 1949 through 1984 are also included, as is general correspondence sent and received by the Howalton office from 1948 to 1984. Correspondence is arranged by the sender/recipient and then chronologically within that category.

Series 4: Programs and Scrapbook
This series documents programs held by and at Howalton Day School from 1950 through 1984. Both benefit (fundraising) programs and programs by and for students and parents are included. Howalton faculty and staff members also collected some programs from events they attended outside school. These “outside programs” illuminate Howalton’s participation in civil rights, black history and artistic activities. Photocopied pages from a scrapbook held at the Howalton office conclude this series. The programs are arranged chronologically for both Howalton programs and programs from other organizations.

Series 5: Students’ Files
This small series contains materials created by students or their parents. It includes correspondence, assignments, school records and ephemera. The files are arranged chronologically, by earliest date in the folder.

Series 6: Clippings
Howalton administrators and office staff kept clipping files featuring newspaper and magazine articles reporting on Howalton. In addition, several clippings were included among personal files donated by Mildred Johnson and Ethel Darden. The main run of clipping files begins with a 1930 article and extends through 1990. A significant number of the clippings report on Howalton’s benefit events. In addition, there is a small group of oversized clippings, separately housed, that includes articles from 1963 to 1983. Both groups of clippings are arranged chronologically.

Series 7: Photographs
Included in the Howalton donations were more than 140 photographs. Many of these are images taken by professional photographers at Howalton graduations, annual class photo days or other scheduled events. Also included are photographs from Howalton benefits and classroom scenes, as well as student plays and other programs. The photographs are arranged roughly in the order in which they were donated.

Series 8: Memorabilia
Ten memorabilia items are housed in this series. One of the most important is a 1965 notebook with contact information for each Howalton student. With this notebook, one could create a map of the area from which Howalton students were drawn. Also included are students’ thank you notes and artwork, commemorative plaques and a sample of Howalton Day School stationery.

Addendum
A box of 11 additional photographs from the Howalton Day School Archives was received in 2012. They have been added to the end of this collection, after Memorabilia. Researchers should see Box 11, Photographs 150-160.

Related Papers

Related archival collections at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection are: Mildred Johnson Papers; Madeline Stratton Morris Papers; Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Library Archives; Robert S. Abbott-John H. Sengstacke Family Papers, Susan Cayton Woodson Papers and Clementine Skinner Papers.

Container List

Series 1: Howalton Day School History and Administration
Box 1 Folder 1 Manuscript, Howalton Day School: A Private School, ca. 1962
Box 1 Folder 2 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton Day School, 1946-1971” (1), 1971
Box 1 Folder 3 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton, 1946-1971” (2), 1971
Box 1 Folder 4 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton, 1946-1971” (3), 1971
Box 1 Folder 5 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton, 1946-1971” (4), 1971
Box 1 Folder 6 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton, 1946-1971” (first draft), 1971
Box 1 Folder 7 Manuscript, “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach: 25 Years of Howalton, 1946-1971” (partial draft), 1971
Box 1 Folder 8 Manuscript, “Howalton Day School,” ca. 1977
Box 1 Folder 9 Manuscripts, Flyers and draft writings on Howalton history, 1946-1995, ca. 1995
Box 1 Folder 10 Biographical information on Howalton’s founders, 1964-1994
Box 1 Folder 11 Articles of Incorporation, Howalton Day School, 1947, 1960
Box 1 Folder 12 By-Laws of the Howalton Day School, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 13 Notebook kept by Charlotte Stratton, first principal of Howalton, with contact information, meeting notes and outreach material, 1947-1948
Box 1 Folder 14 Promotional and informational brochures, Howalton, 1946-1973
Box 1 Folder 15 Drafts of promotional and informational brochures, Howalton, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 16 Principal’s reports, Howalton, 1965-1985
Box 1 Folder 17 Committee of Friends of Howalton Day School, Rules and By-Laws, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 18 Minutes of Parents Council meetings, Howalton, 1949-1965
Box 1 Folder 19 Howalton administrative reports and manuscript fragments, 1967-1985
Box 1 Folder 20 Howalton Building Fund, 1967-1973
Box 1 Folder 21 Wells-Burnette Associates, Proposals for Howalton Day School, 1970
Box 1 Folder 22 Project in Humanistic Education, Howalton Day School, 1976
Box 1 Folder 23 Proposal for Innovative Practices Center at Howalton Day School, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 24 Financial statements and information, 1950-1984
Box 1 Folder 25 Visitation report on Howalton Day School by Warren Kuster, State of Illinois, March 11, 1971
Box 1 Folder 26 Howalton Day School Newsletters, 1952-1983
Box 1 Folder 27 “Howalton 1985—for 1985 and 1986 graduates,” 1985
Box 1 Folder 28 Howalton Day School forms (blank), [n.d.]
Series 2: Materials from and about Howalton Day School Teachers
Box 2 Folder 1 Howalton Day School, Teachers’ notes and ephemera, 1959-1976
Box 2 Folder 2 Howalton Day School, Teacher evaluations, 1971-1982
Box 2 Folder 3 Howalton Day School, Teacher Bulletin, 1973
Box 2 Folder 4 Howalton Day School, Handbook of Information, 1978
Box 2 Folder 5 Howalton Day School, Teacher applications with references, 1982
Box 2 Folder 6 Howalton Day School, Student and Faculty Handbook, 1983
Box 2 Folder 7 Howalton Day School, Handbook for Teachers, 1950s-1970s
Series 3: Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 1 Correspondence, Anderson, Doris (Allen), 1946-1950
Box 3 Folder 2 Correspondence, Anderson, Doris (Allen), 1951-1958
Box 3 Folder 3 Correspondence, Anderson, Doris (Allen), 1962-1970
Box 3 Folder 4 Correspondence, Anderson, Doris (Allen), 1971-1977
Box 3 Folder 5 Correspondence, Anderson, Doris (Allen), [n.d.]
Box 3 Folder 6 Correspondence, Cunningham, E.M., [n.d.]
Box 3 Folder 7 Correspondence, Darden, Ethel, 1971-1999
Box 3 Folder 8 Correspondence, Johnson, Mildred, 1963-1985, [n.d.]
Box 3 Folder 9 Correspondence, McCoy, Fleetwood M., 1969-1974
Box 3 Folder 10 Correspondence, Howalton School communications to parents, 1949-1964
Box 3 Folder 11 Correspondence, Howalton School communications to parents, 1965-1967
Box 3 Folder 12 Correspondence, Howalton School communications to parents, 1968-1984
Box 3 Folder 13 Correspondence, Howalton School communications to parents, [n.d.]
Box 3 Folder 14 Correspondence (general) to and from Howalton School, 1948-1959
Box 3 Folder 15 Correspondence (general) to and from Howalton School, 1961-1984
Series 4: Programs and Scrapbook
Box 3 Folder 16 Programs, “The Quiet One,” Benefit performance, December 2, 1950
Box 3 Folder 17 Programs, Annual Benefit Tea, 1956-1962
Box 3 Folder 18 Programs, Grace Bumbry benefit concert, February 9, 1964
Box 3 Folder 19 Programs, Student tours and trips, 1964-1973
Box 3 Folder 20 Programs, Luncheon in honor of Doris B. Anderson, June 22, 1972
Box 3 Folder 21 Programs, Annual Dinner Dance, 1976-1979
Box 3 Folder 22 Programs, ca. 1947-1956
Box 3 Folder 23 Programs, 1960-1965
Box 3 Folder 24 Programs, 1966-1969
Box 3 Folder 25 Programs, 1970-1976
Box 3 Folder 26 Programs, 1976-1985
Box 3 Folder 27 Programs, [n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 1 Programs (Other), Washington Park YMCA dedication, Chicago, July 1951
Box 4 Folder 2 Programs (Other), Vincent Methodist Church, Chicago, November 1964
Box 4 Folder 3 Programs (Other), Chicago City Junior College Commencement, June 2, 1965
Box 4 Folder 4 Programs (Other), Chicago Freedom Festival (SCLC and CCCO), March 12, 1966
Box 4 Folder 5 Programs (Other), L.G. Pinkston High School, Dallas, Texas, 1970
Box 4 Folder 6 Programs (Other), Carter G. Woodson Commemoration, Chicago, October 9, 1971
Box 4 Folder 7 Programs (Other), Round Table for African American History, 1977
Box 4 Folder 8 Programs (Other), Funeral of Mildred Henson Shaw, 1995
Box 4 Folder 9 Programs (Other), First Church of the Brethren, Chicago, [n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 10 Scrapbooks, Howalton history pages, 1947-1986
Series 5: Students’ Files
Box 4 Folder 11 Students’ files, enrollment forms, ca. 1947
Box 4 Folder 12 Students’ files, Letters of thanks, 1965, [n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 13 Students’ files, Howalton roster, 1966-1967
Box 4 Folder 14 Students’ files, student list and contact information, [n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 15 Students’ files, Carstensen, Mildred G., autobiography, ca. 1970
Box 4 Folder 16 Students’ files, Johnson, LaConia, 1964-1966
Box 4 Folder 17 Students’ files, Woodson, Harold, Jr., 1964
Box 4 Folder 18 Students’ files, Play, “Cavalcade of Human Rights,” [n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 19 Students files, Assignments and projects, [n.d.]
Series 6: Clippings
Box 4 Folder 20 Clippings, “Secret Wedding Revealed,” Chicago Defender (CD), November 22, 1930
Box 4 Folder 21 Clippings, “Plan Benefit Tea,” CD, June 20, 1948
Box 4 Folder 22 Clippings, “Parents Council of Howalton at ‘The Quiet One,’” CD, November 11, 1950
Box 4 Folder 23 Clippings, “Music Classic to Aid Howalton,” CD, April 28, 1951
Box 4 Folder 24 Clippings, “Howalton students play Santa,” CD, December 20, 1952
Box 4 Folder 25 Clippings, “Anniversary Fete,” CD, October 27, 1956
Box 4 Folder 26 Clippings, “Negro Woman Helps Set Up S. Side School, Chicago Tribune, August 31, 1957
Box 4 Folder 27 Clippings, “Friends of Howalton Grateful,” CD, December 29, 1957
Box 4 Folder 28 Clippings, “Phi Kappa Delta at Howalton,” CD, June 10, 1958
Box 4 Folder 29 Clippings, “Howalton begins 15th year,” CD, August 26, 1961
Box 4 Folder 30 Clippings, “Howalton Bake Sale,” CD, March 24, 1962
Box 4 Folder 31 Clippings, “I.C. Mollison...Dies,” Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1962
Box 4 Folder 32 Clippings, “Memorial to late Judge Irvin C. Mollison,” Bulletin of Washington Park Improvement Association, May/June 1962
Box 4 Folder 33 Clippings, “Grace Bumbry Wins Keys,” CD, January 24, 1963
Box 4 Folder 34 Clippings, “Chicago School for Negro Tots...,” Christian Science Monitor, November 20, 1963
Box 4 Folder 35 “Howalton School to Benefit...,” CD, January 18, 1964
Box 4 Folder 36 Clippings, “Your Chicago,” CD, January 27, 1964
Box 4 Folder 37 Clippings, “Grace Bumbry to Appear...,” Jet, January 30, 1964
Box 4 Folder 38 Clippings, “Grace Bumbry will sing Howalton...,” Chicago Tribune, February 2, 1964
Box 4 Folder 39 Clippings, “Grace Bumbry to Perform,” Jet, February 6, 1964
Box 4 Folder 40 Clippings, “Home from Europe,” CD, September 8, 1965
Box 4 Folder 41 Clippings, “Record Reformers,” CD, May 7, 1966
Box 4 Folder 42 Clippings, “Howalton’s Theater Benefit,” CD, July 2, 1966
Box 4 Folder 43 Clippings, “Towards Better Education,” Chicago Independent Bulletin, February 7, 1967
Box 4 Folder 44 Clippings, “Receive Howalton Awards,” Chicago Courier, June 17, 1967
Box 4 Folder 45 Clippings, “An Impossible Dream Comes True,” University Woman, December 1968
Box 4 Folder 46 Clippings, “Social Whirl,” Woodlawn Booster, March 11, 1969
Box 4 Folder 47 Clippings, “Abner Mikva Escorts...,” CD, April 23, 1969
Box 4 Folder 48 Clippings, “Tiny Winner,” CD, June 18, 1969
Box 4 Folder 49 Clippings, “All about frogs,” Chicago Tribune, April 9, 1970
Box 4 Folder 50 Clippings, “Redmond asks S. Side experiment,” Chicago Daily News, December 7, 1970
Box 4 Folder 51 Clippings, “Howalton—pioneering in education,” Hyde Park Herald, August 28, 1974
Box 4 Folder 52 Clippings, “Viewpoint,” CD, April 22, 1978
Box 4 Folder 53 Clippings, “Committee of Friends of Howalton Day School,“ Chicago Courier, March 8, 1979
Box 4 Folder 54 Clippings, “Howalton alumni pay tribute,” CD, January 23, 1990
Box 5 Folder 1 Clippings, “Howalton Day School Story of Faith, Determination,” Chicago Courier, May 18, 1963
Box 5 Folder 2 Clippings, “Howalton School Sets Anniversary,” CD, January 13, 1968
Box 5 Folder 3 Clippings, “Howalton School gets top educational rating,” CD, September 20, 1971
Box 5 Folder 4 Clippings, “This is the First,” Hyde Park Herald, January 16, 1974
Box 5 Folder 5 Clippings, “Howalton—building character, pride,” CD, February 19, 1983
Box 5 Folder 6 Clippings, Howalton moves to new location,“ South End Citizen, August 25, 1983
Series 7: Photographs
Box 6 1 Doris B. Anderson and Ethel Darden entering Howalton auditorium for year’s closing program, “This Is Your America,” 1954
Box 6 2 Doris B. Anderson on Queen Elizabeth ocean liner, en route to London, 1954
Box 6 3 Doris B. Anderson with two friends on Queen Elizabeth ocean liner, en route to London, 1954
Box 6 4 Sullivan Watson, Dorthel Haynes, Ronald Smith, Cecilia Beach, Janice Cosby, Arthur Monegan, Jeannine Berry, Terrell Towers, Miriam Stewart, at Howalton graduation dinner, Lake Meadows party room, June 14,1961
Box 6 5 Mildred Johnson with Howalton students on trip to Springfield, 1968
Box 6 6 Teacher Marie Revis and her class, 1974
Box 6 7 Doris Anderson (standing), with sisters Bessie (left) and Alberta (right), ca. 1920
Box 6 8 Ethel Darden and Irma Johnson at University of Chicago educational workshop for private schools, [n.d.]
Box 6 9 “Howalton’s first grandmother,” Felicia Cortor Ford, Stephen (son), Miriam (daughter) and grandson, [n.d.]
Box 6 10 Howalton students Gloria Burt, Elizabeth Adams, Edna Washington, Ray Riperton, Thornton Williams, Robert Abbott Sengstacke, ca. 1957
Box 6 11 Howalton student presenting exhibit at Science Fair, [n.d.]
Box 6 12 Two Howalton students after gym class, [n.d.]
Box 6 13 Elizabeth Adams, Ray Riperton, Gloria Burt, in Howalton cafeteria, 1956-1957
Box 6 14 [Not yet identified]
Box 6 15 Dr. Kenneth Smith, president of Chicago Theological Seminary, with Ethel Darden, October 8,1995
Box 6 16 Board of Directors of Howalton School (some not present), [n.d.]
Box 6 17 [Not yet identified]
Box 6 18 [Number not utilized]
Box 6 19 Graduating student Janice Cosby presenting plaque to Irma Johnson, 1961
Box 6 20 Howalton School graduation, 1961
Box 6 21 Graduating student presenting gift to Elsie Mason, 1961
Box 6 22 Students singing at Howalton graduation, ca. 1960
Box 6 23 Student Emerson Walls speaking, with students Dorthel Haynes, Ralph Metcalfe, Jr., and Cecelia Beach, Howalton graduation, 1961
Box 6 24 Graduating Howalton student Reginald Chisholm, 1961
Box 6 25 Graduating Howalton student Ronald Smith, 1961
Box 6 26 Graduating Howalton student Emerson Walls, 1961
Box 6 27 Proofs of family photos with graduates, 1961
Box 6 28 Proofs of graduating class photos, 1961
Box 6 29 Howalton graduating class photo with Elsie Mason, 1961
Box 6 30 Howalton graduating class dinner, 1961
Box 6 31 Ethel Darden, Naomi Johnson, Elsie Mason, Irma K. Johnson, at Howalton graduation dinner at University of Chicago, 1961
Box 6 32 Proof photos of workshops before Grace Bumbry concert at Orchestra Hall, February 1964
Box 6 33 Howalton board members Mrs. Orestes Watson, Mrs. Doris B. Anderson, Mr. Arthur Knight, with Grace Bumbry at benefit concert for Howalton, Orchestra Hall, February 9, 1964
Box 6 34 Unidentified speaker, Howalton luncheon at Conrad Hilton hotel, 1968
Box 6 35 Members of Women’s Auxiliary Council at Howalton luncheon at Hilton hotel, 1968
Box 6 36 Presentation by student to speaker, Howalton luncheon at Conrad Hilton hotel, 1968
Box 6 37 Howalton student Timothy King (in striped shirt), [n.d.]. King later became principal of Hales Franciscan High School, Chicago
Box 6 38 Benefit dinner for Howalton, with author and Morgan State University president Andrew Billingsley, University of Chicago, March 28, 1969. Photo by Ted Bell
Box 6 39 Benefit dinner for Howalton, with author and Morgan State University president Andrew Billingsley, University of Chicago, March 28, 1969. Photo by Ted Bell
Box 6 40 Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Billingsley (daughter and son-in-law of Inez Tate), at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Ted Bell
Box 6 41 Dr. Billingsley signing books at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Wilbur Holmes
Box 6 42 Inez Tate, Irma Johnson, Doris B. Anderson, attorney Esadras Turner, at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Wilbur Holmes
Box 6 43 Dr. and Mrs. Billingsley, Addie McGee, Henry McGee, Rev. Kenneth Smith, at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Wilbur Holmes
Box 6 44 Attorney Esadras Turner, Dr. Andrew Billingsley, attorney Fleetwood McCoy, at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Wilbur Holmes
Box 6 45 Dr. and Mrs. Billingsley, Alzata Pincham, Henry McGee, at benefit dinner, March 28, 1969. Photo by Wilbur Holmes
Box 6 46 Two unidentified members of “Howalton Committee of Friends,” [n.d.]
Box 6 47 Elementary school classroom at Howalton, ca. 1948
Box 6 48 Paper drive by Howalton students from Group 6: Mauci Jackson, Mrs. Rodgers, Lawrence Smith, Diane Blackledge, David Attyberry, Gwen Webb, Latanya Reid, May, 1973
Box 6 49 Proposed Howalton new school building design, [n.d.]
Box 6 50 Teacher and student, Howalton Day School promotional photo, [n.d.]
Box 7 51 Kindergarten class, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 52 First-grade class, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 53 Second grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 54 Third grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 55 Fourth grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 56 Sixth grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 57 Seventh grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 58 Fifth (?) grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 59 Eighth grade, Howalton, May 1972. “A Heeren photo”
Box 7 60 Eighth-grade graduating class, Howalton, ca. 1973
Box 7 61 Students in classroom, March 1977 (?)
Box 7 62 Darren Demery at his desk, 1977 (?)
Box 7 63 Doris B. Anderson presenting flowers, [n.d.]. Photo by Ted Bell
Box 7 64 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano, in publicity photo from S. Hurok, New York, ca. 1963
Box 7 65 Teacher and student, 1977. Photo by Bob Vaughan
Box 7 66 Children in gym class, 1977
Box 7 67 Doris Anderson, Henry McGee, Esadras Turner, at Arthur Knight’s retirement dinner, 1972
Box 7 68 Howalton students examining book with teacher, 1977
Box 7 69 Children swimming in pool, 1977
Box 7 70 Julien D. Drayton, administrative director of Howalton, [n.d.]
Box 7 71 Students eating at table, 1977
Box 7 72 Children and teacher boarding bus, 1977
Box 7 73 Doris Allen Anderson, Ethel Darden, Charlotte Stratton, founders of Howalton Day School, pose in a park, ca. 1946
Box 7 74 Classroom activities at Howalton, contact prints, [n.d.]
Box 7 75 Marie Revis, long-time third-grade teacher, and Sunday Ikoh, Nigerian teacher, contact prints, 1977
Box 7 76 Howalton sports activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 77 Howalton students singing, contact prints, 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 78 Classroom student views, contact prints, 1977
Box 7 79 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 80 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 81 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 82 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 83 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977.
Box 7 84 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977.
Box 7 85 Marie Revis, long-time third-grade teacher, and Sunday Ikoh, Nigerian teacher, contact prints, 1977
Box 7 86 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 87 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 88 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 89 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 90 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 91 Howalton student activities, contact prints, March 1977. Bob Vaughan Photography
Box 7 92 Group of Howalton boys ready for trek to YMCA for gym, [n.d.]
Box 7 93 Howalton students Howard Thomas Gray, Paul Cockrell, Norma, Dorothy, Charles Kirkling, [n.d.]
Box 7 94 Unidentified teacher and student, January 1974
Box 7 95 Howalton Science Fair display, “Drilling for Oil,” by Marion Samuel Hill, 1970s
Box 7 96 Howalton Science Fair display, 1970s
Box 7 97 Howalton students using microscopes at Science Fair, 1970s
Box 7 98 Frank Giles, Robert Corbett in group of boys, [n.d.]
Box 7 99 Ethel B. Darden in her apartment, 1990s
Box 7 100 Doris Allen Anderson, framed, inscribed portrait, 1930s
Box 8 101 Howalton Science Fair display, [n.d.]
Box 8 102 Howalton Science Fair display, [n.d.]
Box 8 103 Howalton Science Fair display, [n.d.]
Box 8 104 Unidentified teacher at desk, January 1974
Box 8 105 [Number not utilized]
Box 8 106 [Number not utilized]
Box 8 107 Howalton students in classroom, 1977. Photo by Bob Vaughan
Box 8 108 Primary grade reading group with Howalton teacher, 1977. Photo by Bob Vaughan
Box 8 109 Chairs and fireplace, May 31, 1958. Photo by Magic Karpet Studio
Box 8 110 Group of Friends of Howalton Day School, February 1969. Photo by Rhoden’s Photo and Press Service
Box 8 111 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 112 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 113 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 114 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 115 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 116 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 117 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 118 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 119 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 120 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 121 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 122 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 123 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 124 Students in costume, Halloween (?), 1973
Box 8 125 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 126 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 127 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 128 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 129 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 130 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 131 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 132 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 133 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 134 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 135 Students in classroom, December 1973
Box 8 136 Doris B. Anderson with four Howalton alumni, 1970s. Photo by John Gunn
Box 8 137 Howalton students in auditorium with Sunday Ikoh (Nigerian teacher at Howalton, 1970s)
Box 8 138 Mildred Johnson, assistant principal, in Howalton School booth at careers fair, 1970s
Box 8 139 Mildred Johnson, 1960s
Box 8 140 Parents meeting at Howalton, 1970s
Box 8 141 Howalton Day School staff group photo, 1980s
Box 8 142 Mildred Johnson talking to Howalton students, with copy of “Ebony, Jr.,” 1970s
Box 8 143 Sunday Ikoh at his desk at Howalton, 1970s
Box 8 144 Helen Maybelle Anglin and Mildred Johnson with Howalton students, 1970s
Box 8 145 Mildred Johnson, assistant principal, with teacher Sunday Ikoh, in Howalton School booth at careers fair, 1970s
Box 8 146 Mildred Johnson and Marian Attyberry, 1970s
Box 8 147 Helen Maybelle Anglin with Howalton students, 1970s
Box 8 148 Students at Howalton “Fun Time,” at Camp Duncan, 1960s
Box 8 149 Howalton parents at “Fun Time,” Camp Duncan, 1960s. Photo by Helen Maybelle Anglin
Series 8: Memorabilia
Box 9 1 Memorabilia, notebook with list of students, parents and contact information, 1965
Box 9 2 Memorabilia, certificate of “Charter Membership” in Women’s Auxiliary Board of Howalton Day School given to Ethel B. Darden, May 26,1973
Box 9 3 Memorabilia, student’s sign, Howalton School Est. 1947
Box 9 4 Memorabilia, plaque presented to Ethel Boswell Darden by Board of Directors, Howalton Day School, June 17, 1971
Box 10 1 Memorabilia, Howalton stationery, [n.d.]
Box 10 2 Memorabilia, Group IV students thank you notes, with art work “presented to Mrs. [Susan] Woodson,” 1960
Box 10 3 Memorabilia, Presidential Commemorative Print, sent to Ethel B. Darden by President Clinton, January 20, 1997
Box 10 4 Memorabilia, plaque presented to Doris Anderson, April 30, 1983
Box 10 5 Memorabilia, plaque presented to Doris Anderson by Women’s Auxiliary Board, June 28, 1981
Box 10 6 Memorabilia, plaque presented to Doris Anderson, on 35th year of Howalton, 1982
Addendum, September 2012
Series 7: Photographs
Box 11 150 Doris A. Anderson, ca. 1980. Photo by Tony Rhoden
Box 11 151 Howalton fourth-grade students in math class, [n.d.]
Box 11 152 Gloria Burt at harp recital, [n.d.]
Box 11 153 Irma Johnson, 1961
Box 11 154 Howalton Committee of Friends, 1969
Box 11 155 Students in science lab, [n.d.]
Box 11 156 Students in science lab, [n.d.]
Box 11 157 Students dancing, [n.d.]
Box 11 158 Teacher and student examining plants, [n.d.]
Box 11 159 Duster family children (all Howalton graduates): Alfreda, Benjamin, Charles, Donald Troy, 1955
Box 11 160 Mrs. A. Rodgers and students David Attyberry, Gwendolyn Webb, William Massingale, LaTanya Reid
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