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John Dawson Manuscript Collection, P19
D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville 28804

Title John Dawson Collection
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/dawson/dawson.html
Creator Alzen Floyd [?]
Subject Keyword : John Dawson ; Alzen Floyd ; Seventh-Day Adventists ; African Americans ; Asheville, NC ; McCormick Field ; J.C. Penney ; Bon Marché  ; Gospel music ; Wings Over Jordan Choir
Subject LCSH: Floyd, Alzen, 1919-?
Knapp, Joseph F.
Wings Over Jordan (Musical group)
African Americans -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- Pictorial works
African Americans -- Photographs
Gospel Music
Seventh-Day Adventists -- Missions
Description Scrapbook of unknown origin [Alzen Floyd ?] with selected newspaper articles and photographs, magazine photographs of Seventh-Day Adventist missions in Africa, the South Seas, Haiti, and Puerto Rico, and photographs of African Americans in Asheville, NC, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL [?], c. 1940s.  Photographs of Wings Over Jordan, a gospel choir from Cleveland, Ohio, appearing in concert in Asheville, NC,  June 16, 1940.
Publisher Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina Asheville
Contributor John Dawson ; 2001-05-05
Date original 1930's -1940's
Date digital 2001-10-02
Type Collection ; Image
Format Loose images and images glued to album pages ; notes written on album pages ; Clippings from magazines and newspapers glued to album pages ; Photographic images: P1-P31 ; Clippings: C1 - C36, "A Good Pair of Wings": The Wings Over Jordan Collection, Carolina Alumni Review, September-October 2005, pgs. 34-43 ; jpg ; html
Source D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, Manuscript Collections, M01.2.01
Language English
Relation See also Heritage of the Black Highlanders Collection ; the work of William Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill, folklore Studies and formerly director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.  Ferris discusses the southern gospel music movement and the rich culture of those associated with blues music.
Coverage temporal 1940's ;
Coverage spatial Asheville, NC ; Ft. Lauderdale, FL ; Cleveland, OH
Rights No restrictions.  Copyright: Retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor John Dawson
Acquisition 2001-05-05
Citation Preferred citation: John Dawson Manuscript Collection, Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff, 2001-10-02 and 2002-04-22
Last update 2011-12-14
Box Folder Item Description
M01.2 Folder 1 Dawson Correspondence [2 items]
M01.2.01 1 1 Donation Letter:
From John Dawson addressed to Special Collections, D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville, dated May 05, 2001.
M01.2.01 1 2 Envelope:
Used to mail scrapbook pages and photos to Special Collections, D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
M01.2.01 Folder 2 Scrapbook Pages - Photos and Notes [12 items]
M01.2.01 Folder 3 Scrapbook pages - Newspaper and Magazine Clippings [7 items]
M01.2.01 Folder 4 THIS WEEK in the "Land of the Sky" [2 items]
M01.2.01 4 1 Souvenir booklet: THIS WEEK in the "Land of the Sky" for June 9 - June 15, 1940.
Article "Asheville Makes Final Preparations for Rhododendron Festival" mentions that the festival is "opening with a program of Negro spirituals on Sunday, June 16."
M01.2.01 4 2 Photocopy of booklet: THIS WEEK in the " Land of the Sky" for June 9 - June 15, 1940.
M01.2.01 Folder 5 Loose photos from scrapbook [12 items]
M01.2.01 6 [Wings Over Jordan Gospel Choir - Supplementary Material] [4 items]
M01.2.01 6 1 Address by Charlotte Hawkins Brown, from March 10, 1940 CBS radio broadcast of Wings Over Jordan: 
M01.2.01 6 2 Cleveland Public Radio: The Spotlight: Wings Over Jordan, aired January 21, 2002
M01.2.01 6 3 The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: The Wings Over Jordan Choir (WOJC)
M01.2.01 6   Photocopy of article, "A Good Pair of Wings" from Carolina Alumni Review, September/October 2005
M01.2.01 7 [Supplementary Material] [2 items]