Papers. 1944-1979.


Williams, Camilla (Mrs. Charles Beaver). Papers. 1944-1979.

Papers. 1944-1979.

Lyric soprano, first Afro-American woman to hold a regular position with a leading U.S. opera company. Includes correspondence, photographs, music scores, programs, telegrams, musical scores, honors and awards, clippings, itineraries, receipts, photographs, gretting cards, and other printed items. Her husband, Attorney Charles T. Beavers, and her mother, Fannie Williams, plus other relatives and friends are included in her correspondence. There are letters of interest from Eleanor Roosevelt (an item originally sent to Betty Smith of Betty Smith Associates) and a letter from Father Divine. Other correspondents include Raymond Pace Alexander, Dick Campbell, Elmer A. Carter, Norman N. Fromm, Robert Kollitsch, Frederick D. Patterson, Carl Van Vechten, and Robert Wagner.

1.2 linear ft. 3 Boxes (Arranged). 23 Boxes, and 7 OS Unarranged.

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