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Dawson, Mary Cardwell 1894-1962

Overview
Works: 14 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 13 library holdings
Genres: Opera programs  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photographs  Archives 
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Most widely held works by Mary Cardwell Dawson
The National Negro Opera Company, Inc. presents La traviata at the Watergate, Washington, D.C., Saturday, August 28th, 1943 : Verdi's opera in English : Maestro Frederick Vajda, conductor by National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National Negro Opera Company collection by National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection documents not only the activities of the company, but also the life and career of its founder Mary Cardwell Dawson. It includes business and personal correspondence to and from many prominent musical figures of the period, such as Marian Anderson, Muriel Rahn, Robert McFerrin, and Todd Duncan. It also includes items from political and community leaders, including Eleanor Roosevelt, P. L. Prattis, and Mary MacLeod Bethune. Of particular interest is correspondence with Clarence Cameron White, composer of Ouanga, an opera performed by the National Negro Opera Company in 1956. Most of the photographs feature individuals and groups involved in the activities of the National Negro Opera Company, the Cardwell Dawson Chorus, the NNOC's various membership guilds, and other affiliated groups. Included are publicity stills of performers, and production photographs of casts, rehearsals, and performances. The Programs and Promotional Materials series contains a substantial number of programs and related promotional materials, including posters, flyers, press releases, funding solicitation letters, letters announcing events, tickets, and invitations. The Administrative and Financial Papers provide a record of the National Negro Opera Company's business activities. Included among these materials are charters, by-laws, lists of officers and board members, planning information, minutes of meetings, and other documents relating to the company, to the National Negro Opera Foundation, and to other organizations and committees. The Realia series includes 275 metal printing plates, the majority of which contain reverse photographic images of individuals and groups. These images were reproduced in publications, newspaper articles, programs, brochures and other publicity materials. The collection also includes scrapbooks, clippings, address books and lists, notebooks, music, script fragments, synopses, and books. In addition, the collection contains materials related to company soprano La Julia Rhea, and to Walter M. Dawson, Mary Cardwell Dawson's husband, who worked for the company. Mr. Dawson, an electrician with the General Services Administration, supported the National Negro Opera Company financially and played an instrumental role in opposing discrimination in government and electricians' unions
Aida( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The National Negro Opera Co., Inc., with producer and managing director Mary Cardwell Dawson presents Verdi's immortal grand opera "Aida" (in English), Saturday, April 30, 1949, 8 p.m. National Guard Armory, Uriel Nespoli conductor, Cliff Holland narrator, members of the National Symphony, accompanying, participating guilds: New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., conductor: Maestro Uriel Nespoli, artistic and chorus director: Mary Cardwell Dawson, assistant conductor: Omega King, stage director: Fausto Bozza, stage manager: Eddye Underdown, choreography, ballet: Bernice Hammond Lewis, choreography, Moorish dance and high priestess dance: Ann Francis Garnett, pianist: Doris Holland, costumes by Mullane
with Marian Anderson by National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National Negro Opera Company collection by National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection consists of materials amassed by Mary Cardwell Dawson and others. Included are business and personal correspondence, programs and promotional materials, photographs, business and financial papers, address lists, and some music, script fragments, and synopses. Of note is the correspondence with Clarence Cameron White, composer of Ouanga, an opera that the company performed in 1956 at the Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Included are the papers of Walter M. Dawson, Mrs. Dawsons's husband, an electrician with the General Services Administration, who supported the National Negro Opera Company financially and played an instrumental role in opposing discrimination in the government and electricians' unions. Assorted documents related to the career of company soprano La Julia Rhea were added to the collection by her son, Henry James in 1989. Company costumes are stored at the Library of Congress Landover facility
 
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Alternative Names
Mary Caldwell Dawson

Mary Cardwell Dawson Amerikaans operazangeres (1894-1962)

Languages
English (14)