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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1911-2001
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes awards, biographical accounts, chronologies of Thomas's life and career, guest books from two unidentified events, identity cards, Thomas's death certificate, and a sketch, clippings, and playbills relating to Thomas's painting of Pearl Bailey in Hello Dolly for Scott Kirkpatrick. Also found is an audio recording produced by Guidance Associates to accompany an educational filmstrip from their Profiles of Black Achievement series, in which Thomas provides an autobiographical account.
Records relating to Thomas's education include scattered programs and other printed material; report cards relating to her high school and college education; and letters, a notebook, printed material, an illustrated diploma, and Thomas's sketch of a skeleton marionette, documenting her participation in Tony Sarg's marionette class in 1934.
Thomas's teaching career is briefly documented through school employment and promotion records; teacher rating sheets from her career at Shaw Junior High School; clippings and photographs recording her work at the Thomas Garrett Settlement in Wilmington, Delaware; and Thomas's passport, receipts, notes, and printed material from a study abroad trip which she took as a professional development opportunity offered by Temple University, in 1958.
At the end of the series is a group of files related to Thomas's younger sister, J. Maurice Thomas.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
Description Container Select
Awards, 1967-1975
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Biographical Accounts and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
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2
Chronologies, circa 1968-1970s
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3
Death Certificate, 1978
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4
Education
Armstrong Technical High School, Washington, D.C., 1911
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Howard University Costume Design , circa 1921-circa 1924
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Miner Normal School, Washington, D.C. , circa 1912
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Report Cards, 1930-1957
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Tony Sarg Marionette Class, 1934-1936
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Tony Sarg Marionette Class, 1934-1936
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Family History, circa 1948, 1993
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Family History, 1981
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12
Guest Book, 1970-1975
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Guest Book, 1976
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Identity Cards, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
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15
Painting of Pearl Bailey for Scott Kirkpatrick, 1967-1995
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16
Teaching Career
DC Public Schools, Employment and Promotion Records, 1924-1960
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DC Public Schools, Teachers Rating Sheets, 1925-1957
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Study Abroad Trip, 1958
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Study Abroad Trip, 1958
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Study Abroad Trip, 1958
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Thomas Garrett Settlement, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1920
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Guidance Associates, Profiles of Black Achievement: Alma Thomas, 1973
1 sound cassette
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J. Maurice Thomas
Attestation of Pilgrimage, circa 1960s
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Biographical Information, circa 1960-2001
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Centenarian Awards, 2000-2001
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Lock of Hair, circa 1980s
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Oral History Transcript, 1986
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