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Entertainer

Physical Description: 12 folder + 1 scrapbook + 77 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs, correspondence, musical programs, contracts, song books, and newspaper clippings related to Proctor's career as a dancer and singer in The Four Kit Kats and her USO troop's performances in North Africa and the Middle East during World War II.

Arrangement

Arranged into four sub-series USO, The Four Kit Kats, assorted musical programs, and assorted song books.
 

USO

Box 4:4

Identification cards 1944 and undated

Box 4:5

Newspaper clippings circa 1940s

Box 4:6

Programs 1944-1945

Box 4:6

Certificate 1945

Box 4:6

Correspondence 1945

Box 6

Wittye Wiles’ USO scrapbook [includes programs, photographs, and clippings] 1940s

 

Photographs

Box 1:1

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in USO uniform, caption: 'Friends Lucky & [--] Best wishes always Sincerely Dodo' [002] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Men and women in group photograph, reverse: 'USO in front of sleeping quarters' [003] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Group of men and USO women, reverse: 'USO troop and Liberians' [004] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

USO troop and U.S. soldiers in group photograph [005] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

USO troop with three U.S. soldiers, reverse: 'Lillette, Cora, Dodo, Witty in Liberia' [006] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Witty South in front of microphone [007] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Cora Green singing into microphone next to Lillette Thomas at the piano [008] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Lillette Thomas sitting at the piano [009] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Eudora Proctor, Cora Green, and Wittye South in front of microphone [010] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Eudora Proctor, Cora Green, and Wittye South [011] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of man and woman in USO uniforms, reverse: 'David and Witty' [013] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Wittye in USO uniform [014] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

USO troop and U.S. soldiers in group photograph in from of the sphinx, Cairo, Egypt [015] 1944

Box 1:1

Eudora Proctor carrying David on her back during a show in Cairo, Egypt, Chauncey Lee is on guitar in the background [016] 1944

Box 1:1

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in fur coat, reverse: 'Photos like this were sent by the hundreds to soldiers overseas' [018] 1945

Box 1:2

Eudora Proctor standing with three USO members and a soldier [019] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in fur coat, reverse: 'Photos like this were sent by the hundreds to soldiers overseas' [020] 1945

Box 1:2

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in fur coat, reverse: 'Photos like this were sent by the hundreds to soldiers overseas' [021] 1945

Box 1:2

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in USO uniform, reverse: 'Photos like this were sent by the hundreds to soldiers overseas' [022] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Eudora Proctor sitting on bench wearing fur coat and black cap [023] 1945

Box 1:2

Eudora Proctor standing outside barracks [025] circa 1940s

Box 1:6

USO troop and U.S. soldiers in group photograph [081] circa 1940s

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor, Cora Green, and Wittye South [193] circa 1940s

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor sitting on bench wearing fur coat and black cap, reverse: 'Dodo Proctor after return from overseas made for armed services' [223] 1945

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor sitting on bench wearing fur coat and black cap, reverse: 'made for armed services' [224] 1945

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor sitting on bench wearing fur coat and black cap, reverse: 'made for armed services' [225] 1945

Box 1:1

Eudora Proctor standing with soldier in front of barracks [001] circa 1940s

 

The Four Kit Kats

Box 4:7

Contracts and operating statement schedule 1942, 1948

Box 4:8

Correspondence 1938, 1949-1953

Box 4:9

Newspaper clippings 1950

Box 4:10

Certificate of award 1952

Box 6

Scrapbook [includes programs, photographs, and clippings] circa 1950s

 

Publicity stills

Box 1:6

Woman in dancer's outfit, caption: 'Viola' [080] circa 1940s

Box 1:6

Man playing ukulele next to woman wearing lei, inscribed: 'Aloha Dutchess & queen of rhythm Dodo from me ha, ha Madra Club, Oakland' [090] 1953

Box 1:6

Woman raising her skirt, inscribed: 'To my Dear friend Dodo need I tell you if the happiness these [--] has brought. Sincerely your friend, Julia' [093] 1942

Box 1:6

Two men in suits crouching over pointing, inscribed: 'Milton Lovett and Harry Villa' [094] undated

Box 1:6

Eudora Proctor in dance outfit standing next to two men and a boy, caption: 'Oakland Calif. For studio advertisement' [095] 1949

Box 1:6

Larry Darnell, inscribed: 'To Dodo it was great working with you sincerely Larry Darnell Apollo NYC NY' [097] 1950

Box 1:7

Bobby Evans, inscribed: 'For Eudora, thanks for the memories. It was nice working with you again sincercely, Bobby Evans' [107] undated

Box 2:1

Man holding trumpet, inscribed: 'To Dodo best of everything [-]it was swell to work with you [-]' [119] undated

Box 2:2

Vic Palmer, inscribed: 'To Dodo, It sure has been a pleasure kibitzing with you. Hope we work together again.' [127] undated

Box 2:2

Miss Rhapsody, inscribed: 'To Dodo, I think you are tops and wish you the best, Rhapsody' [128] undated

Box 2:2

Honey and Honey, inscribed: 'To Dodo, A groovey kiddy, dorry we didn't get to see your act before you left this city. But here's hoping to catch you in some other city [..] [129] 1943

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor [130] undated

Box 2:2

Madeline Greene, inscribed: 'All the very very best in the world to Dodo, keep smiling, Madeline Greene Apollo Theatre' [132] 1950

Box 2:2

Harry Villa and Milton Lovette [133] undated

Box 2:2

Dodo Proctor Queen of Rhythm [134] undated

Box 2:2

The Kit Kats [138] undated

Box 2:3

Erskine Hawkins, inscribed: 'Best of everything Dodo Erskine Hawkins' [140] undated

Box 2:3

Jimmie Mitchell featured vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, inscribed: 'To Dodo best of everything Apollo Theatre Jimmie Mitchell' [141] 1950

Box 2:3

Sid Mitchell, Master of Pantomime, inscribed: 'The Kit Kats It's always a pleasure to work with real people. I still think you's the greatest Sid' [142] undated

Box 2:3

Vivian Harris, inscribed: 'To Dodo A lovely person and a wonderful dancer Vivian Harris Apollo Theatre' [147] undated

Box 2:3

Nat King Cole, inscribed: 'To Dodo best of the best always Nat King Cole' [150] 1950

Box 2:3

Dodo Proctor Queen of Rhythm [151] undated

Box 2:3

Joe Liggins, inscribed: 'To Dodo you're really swell, Joe Liggins New Orleans Swing Club' [155] undated

Box 2:3

The Honeydrippers drummer, inscribed: 'To Little Dodo truly a great person here's wishing you the best your pal ' [156] 1949

Box 2:6

Nat King Cole seated at piano holding a bottle of Italian Swiss Colony California Sherry [186] undated

Box 2:6

Jack Costanzo, inscribed: 'To Dodo fun for us working with you Jack Costazo' [196] circa 1950s

Box 2:6

Guitarist with Nat King Cole [197] 1950

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor in dance outfit [203] undated

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor in dance outfit, inscribed: 'To my sister with love always your baby sis Dodo' [203] undated

Box 3:2

Dorothy Oliver, inscribed: 'Dear Kit Kat Always laugh when you can it’s a cheap medicine, Always just Dorothy Oliver' [221] undated

Box 3:2

Danny Richards and his little red book, inscribed: 'To Dodo a fine person and a great performer best wishes, Danny Richards' [222] undated

Box 3:2

Tony Pastor, inscribed: 'To Wittye a swell drinking partner [-] best always Tony Pastor' [226] undated

 

Assorted photographs

Box 1:1

Two women dancing with band in the background [017] undated

Box 1:7

Men and women dancing in front of band, caption: 'Group from the dance arts studios New Orleans Swing Club S.F. Cal. Owned & operated by Dodo Proctor & Milton Lovett' [100] 1949

Box 1:7

The original Four Kit Kats performing on stage, New York City, New York, reverse: 'Mercedes, Harry, Dodo, Milton' [105] circa 1940s

Box 2:1

Photo-collage with Eudora Proctor dancing in the center, caption: 'Apollo Theater with Erskine Hawkins Band' [120] 1950

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor dancing on stage [126] undated

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor dancing on stage [135] undated

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor with students at dancing school in Fresno, California [139] undated

Box 2:3

Two members of The Kit Kats dancing on stage with Fat Walker [149] undated

Box 2:3

Eudora Proctor posing after a performance [154] undated

Box 2:6

Harry Witty, Eudora Proctor and friends at Smalls Paradise in New York City [198] circa 1950s

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor, Nat King Cole, and Eloise [199] circa 1950s

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor posing with patrons at the California Theater Club [200] circa 1950s

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor in dance uniform in living room [206] circa 1950s

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor in dance uniform in living room [207] circa 1950s

Box 3:1

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in an evening gown, inscribed: 'This was taken while working the California Theatre restaurant in San Francisco, Calif.' [210] 1947

Box 3:2

Women in danceline touching their knees, reverse: 'Dimples Harris, Nicey, Florence, Adella Gross, Essie McLinn, Wittye Black, Florence Hayes, Mary Brown, Floye, the beginning of the my showbiz career' [230] circa 1930s

Box 3:2

Group photograph at the Champaign Supper Club show, San Francisco, California [231] 1952

Box 3:6

Eudora Proctor with the Nikolas Brothers at Wajo show at the Japanese Center in San Francisco [366] 1978

Box 3:6

Eudora Proctor with the Nikolas Brothers at Wajo show at the Japanese Center in San Francisco [367] 1978

Box 3:6

Woman dancing [368] undated

Box 4:3

Eudora Proctor with trumpeter and guitarist in front of microphone [432] 1975

Box 4:11

Assorted musical programs 1950-1952

 

Assorted song books

Box 4:12

Jackson, Emma L. , Jesus Never Forsakes His Own 1945

 

Martin and Morris

Box 4:13

Gospel beams no. 5 circa 1940s

Box 4:13

The three stars gospel song book circa 1940s

Box 4:13

Gospel gems no. 1 circa 1940s

Box 4:13

Songs of the spirit no. 17 1950

Box 4:13

Special songs of the pilgrim travelers no. 16 1950

Box 4:14

Morris, C. H., The stranger of Galilee 1928

Box 4:14

Shannon, Mattie and Stewart Landon, The conquering sign: an easter program of song and story 1944

Box 4:14

Stults, R.M., Stults’ anthem book 1921

Box 4:14

William A. Pond & Co., Octavo Easter music [2 copies] undated

Box 4:15

Untitled typescript undated

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 10 folders + 177 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes family photographs, Proctor's autobiography, notes on her family's genealogy, correspondence, and assorted financial and legal records.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Proctor family photographs

Box 1:2

Portrait of Earl Meyers M.D., reverse: 'my foster brother' [028] undated

Box 1:2

Man in uniform and sunglasses, reverse: 'John C. Meyers 'my lover'" [029] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Woman, John C. Meyers, and Eudora Proctor standing in front of car, reverse: 'mom, John 'Mike', 'Dodo'' [030] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

John C. Meyers standing on sidewalk in uniform, reverse: 'John C. on home on leave' [031] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Rosa Bell Rogers, John C. Meyers, and Eudora Proctor standing in front of car [032] 1945

Box 1:3

John C. Meyers and Eudora Proctor standing in front of car [033] undated

Box 1:3

Colorized portrait of Dr. Earl Meyers [034] undated

Box 1:3

Portrait of Kenneth Proctor Jr. holding ball aged 2 years [035] undated

Box 1:3

Man and two young boys standing in front of street, reverse: 'Kenneth, Kenny, and Larry' [037] undated

Box 1:3

Man in police uniform and woman standing in front of folding chairs, reverse: 'Lonnie & 2 at his graduation' [038] 1965

Box 1:3

Man in cap and gown, reverse: 'Tony's graduation' [039] undated

Box 1:3

Portrait of young girl, reverse: 'Sherrie' [040] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Portrait of man in military uniform, reverse: 'Jimmie Hollins home from Korea' [041] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Young girl wearing a pink overcoat smiling, reverse: 'Sherrie' [043] 1974

Box 1:3

Man, woman, and boy seated on couch, reverse: '3 generations Jim, Alberta, & Tony' [044] circa 1960s

Box 1:3

Man cutting a turkey at dining table surrounded by men and women, reverse: 'L.B. and Alberta Raburn while visiting his parents in Kansas City, Kansas' [045] circa 1940s

Box 1:3

Man, two women, and boy seated on couch, reverse: 'four generations mother, Alberta, Jim & Tony' [046] circa 1960s

Box 1:3

Portrait of young girl, reverse: 'Sherrie Tony's daughter' [047] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Portrait of a young man, reverse: 'Tony' [048] undated

Box 1:4

Infant laying on pillows crying, reverse: 'Tony Hollins' [049] undated

Box 1:4

Two women sitting on couch with floral arrangements at their feet [050] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of young man, reverse: To Dodo Love Kenny at his graduation' [051] 1965

Box 1:4

Portrait of an infant, reverse: 'Bobby Jr. my nephew Kenneth's grandson' [052] undated

Box 1:4

Eudora Proctor tap dancing on stage [053] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of three children, reverse: 'Kenny, Larry, Marsha' [054] undated

Box 1:4

Man smiling, reverse: 'Jimmie' [055] undated

Box 1:4

Bride and groom at the altar, reverse: 'Lonnie and Leanor just married' [056] undated

Box 1:4

Infant , reverse: 'Leah just born' [057] undated

Box 1:4

Nelly Minton standing, women seated at table in the background, reverse: 'my cousin and one of my models' [058] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of a man, reverse: 'your no. one son Lonnie a family man and good father' [059] undated

Box 1:4

Young boy eating turkey leg at dining table, reverse: 'Lonnie making away with turkey leg at the age of 2 1/2' [060] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of two women and a man, reverse: 'Leonard, Leah, and LeAnn' [061] 1983

Box 1:4

Madison Junior High School identification card, Eudora Greene [062] 1970

Box 1:4

Football player portrait, reverse: 'Terry' [063] circa 1980s

Box 1:4

Man decorating a Christmas tree, reverse: 'Terry under Eudora's Xmas' [064] undated

Box 1:4

Laney College student identification card, Eudora Proctor [065] undated

Box 1:5

Infant, caption: To Auntie Dodo from your great nephew James Anthony, reverse: 'Tony Hollins ten days old & worried' [066] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of young woman, reverse: 'Leah' [067] 1975

Box 1:5

Portrait of a boy, reverse: 'age 13 its me at 13 at Teneya Jr. High 8th grade Lennie' [068] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of young woman, reverse: 'LeAnn' [069] 1975

Box 1:5

Portrait of young woman, reverse: 'Yvonne Dixon' [070] 1974

Box 1:5

Portrait of young man in graduation gown, reverse: 'Leonard-the youngman' [071] undated

Box 1:5

Group of women standing in front of stage, reverse: 'Fresno group' [072] undated

Box 1:5

Two women and a man sitting on a backyard swing, reverse: 'Vivian Proctor, Ellen Duncan, and Luke Duncan' [073] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of young man in suit [074] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of Marsha Proctor [075] 1968

Box 1:5

Man and woman crouching on front lawn, reverse: 'The twins Lynette & Bill' [076] undated

Box 1:5

Eudora Proctor and Lynette sitting on couch smoking [077] undated

Box 1:5

Portrait of young woman wearing a scarf [078] undated

Box 1:5

Two men and a woman sitting on a couch [079] undated

Box 1:6

Portrait of Lena Bryant (cousin) [082] undated

Box 1:6

Three children sitting on bed with stuffed animal, reverse: 'Lonnie, Leah, and LeeAnn' [086] undated

Box 1:6

Woman standing in living room in white dress, reverse: 'Lynette' [091] 1957

Box 1:6

Woman on moped, reverse: 'Lynette tickled to death' [092] 1953

Box 1:6

Infant, reverse: '4 months and 26 days weight 16 Ibs Larry Proctor' [096] undated

Box 1:6

Graduation portrait, reverse: 'Martha's graduation' [098] undated

Box 1:7

Graduation portrait, reverse: 'To Nana I've graduated! Now on to college, Love ya always, LeAnn' [099] 1981

Box 2:1

Infant, reverse: 'LeAnn just born' [113] undated

Box 2:1

Men and women sitting on couch, reverse: 'The Proctor Family' [122] undated

Box 2:1

Mother of Eudora Proctor sitting in chair [123] undated

Box 2:1

Man carving turkey at dining table with women and children seated, reverse: 'Dodo, Leona & Larry, Kenneth Sr., Alberta, Kenneth Jr., Jackie Proctor' [124] circa 1950s

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor holding baby Leah after christening [131] undated

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor standing next to car with Alberta in passenger side [136] undated

Box 2:2

Eudora Proctor holding young girl on car fender, reverse: 'Dodo and Connie's sister' [137] undated

Box 2:3

Portrait of Mary Alberta Proctor [147] undated

Box 2:4

Lynn, Lenny, Lena, Leah (baby), and Eudora Proctor [157] undated

Box 2:4

Group photograph, reverse: 'my tea leaf family' [158] 1961

Box 2:4

Portrait of a man [159] 1961

Box 2:4

Postman, Otto Hall, standing on sidewalk [160] undated

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor and Otto Hall having dinner at a friend's house in Fresno [161] undated

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor sitting in the lap of Otto Hall [162] 1967

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor, Otto Hall and grandchildren Leah, LeeAnn, and Leonard [163] 1967

Box 2:4

Leonard and Eudora Proctor sitting on a couch [165] undated

Box 2:4

Man and woman in formal wear [166] undated

Box 2:4

Leonard , Leah, and LeeAnn opening presents under Christmas tree [168] undated

Box 2:4

Leonard , Leah, and LeeAnn with stuffed animal [169] 1965

Box 2:4

Portrait of Deliliah Elaine, god-daughter of Eudora Proctor [172] undated

Box 2:5

Portrait of a young man, reverse: Kenneth's oldest son Kenny Jr.' [173] undated

Box 2:5

Young boy with Santa Claus, reverse: 'Tonnie's 2nd Christmas' [174] undated

Box 2:5

Young girl standing on chair, reverse: 'Victoria Proctor 4 mo. Standing alone at 4 months' [175] undated

Box 2:5

Eudora Proctor standing in front of dresser in leopard print coat [176] undated

Box 2:5

Portrait of a young woman, reverse: 'To aunt Dodo Love Vickie' [177] undated

Box 2:5

Linnie, Leah, and LeeAnn sitting with Santa Claus [178] 1965

Box 2:5

Portrait of Colleen Antonette [179] circa 1966

Box 2:5

Portrait of Eudora Proctor [180] undated

Box 2:6

Portrait of Leonard Hall in navy uniform [194] undated

Box 2:7

Eudora Proctor holding baby Leah after christening [205] undated

Box 3:1

Portrait of Eudora Proctor in white dress [208A/208B] undated

Box 3:1

Eudora Proctor in a dress and hat, Easter Sunday, Fresno, California [211] 1951

Box 3:1

Proctor family portrait [212] 1961

Box 3:1

Eudora Proctor in a dress and hat, Easter Sunday, Fresno, California [213] 1951

Box 3:1

Eudora Proctor sitting on a chair in her home in Fresno, California [217] 1951

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor's mother sitting in rocking chair [219] undated

Box 3:2

Family portrait Lonnie, Lena, Leonard, Leah, LeeAnn [234] 1979

Box 3:2

Portrait of young girl, reverse: 'Sharon' [235] undated

Box 3:2

Men and women eating at table [236] undated

Box 3:2

Men and women eating at table [237] undated

Box 3:2

Boy sitting on Santa Claus' lap [238] undated

Box 3:2

Mrs. Proctor posing at a friend's house after returning from O.E.S. affair [239] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of Eudora Proctor [252] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of a woman, reverse: 'Eudora Proctor died when she was 67 years old Jan. 12, 1928 after having 14 children. I am the youngest, your Uncle Russel Proctor' [259] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of Leonard, Leah, and LeAnn [273] 1983

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor and woman holding baby [283] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor and little girl on front porch, reverse: 'Dodo and Sharon' [284] undated

Box 3:4

Portrait of young women, reverse: 'Debra the young adult' [285] undated

Box 3:4

Woman sitting on couch in white dress, reverse: 'Lynette's first party dress' [286] undated

Box 3:4

Otto Hall, Eudora Proctor and children [289] 1967

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor putting presents under Christmas tree [290] 1967

Box 3:4

Men and women seated at dining table, reverse: 'me at mothers for dinner' [292] undated

Box 3:4

Woman holding baby, reverse: 'Victoria Proctor' [293] undated

Box 3:4

Portrait of Leonard [294] 1969

Box 3:4

Photo booth portrait of Eudora Proctor [295] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor [297] 1967

Box 3:4

Portrait of Kennie [298] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor and man sitting on couch [300] circa 1960s

Box 3:4

Sharon Myers standing in backyard [301] undated

Box 3:4

Christmas party reunion [302] circa 1960s

Box 3:4

Children standing in living room [303] 1967

Box 3:4

Portrait of Leonard [304] 1971

Box 3:4

Portrait of Tristan Joshua Hall [306] 1987

Box 3:4

Blanch, Thelma, and Buddy at Marie and Buddy's Thanksgiving [307] 1967

Box 3:4

Linnie, Leah, and LeeAnn sitting with stuffed animal [308] 1965

Box 3:4

Children sitting next to Christmas tree [309] undated

Box 3:4

Family portrait [310] undated

Box 3:4

Sharon Myers standing in backyard [311] undated

Box 3:4

Men and women seated on couch [312] undated

Box 3:4

Lynette, Linnie, and Bill sitting on couch [313] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor latching onto Mr. Thomas at [-] wedding reception [314] 1962

Box 3:4

Photo booth portrait of young girl, reverse: 'Patsy' [315] undated

Box 3:4

Man and woman with group of children in living room [316] 1976

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor standing with arms extended [317] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor and young girl seated on front steps, reverse: 'Dodo and Connie's sister' [318] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor seated with Linnie and Leah [325] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor with floral bouquet on her lap [326] undated

Box 3:4

Graduation portrait, Sharon and Con. [327] 1987

Box 3:4

Man in suit in living room [329] 1965

Box 3:4

Sharon Meyers [330] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor and man in living room [331] 1976

Box 3:4

Eudora Proctor laying on couch [332] undated

Box 3:4

Linnie, Leah, and LeeAnn [333] undated

Box 3:4

Wedding party at altar [336] 1986

Box 3:4

Victoria Proctor 2 months [337] undated

Box 3:4

Young girl sitting on ottoman, reverse: 'Sherrie, Tony's daughter' [338] undated

Box 3:4

Eudora and Patsy in front yard [339] undated

Box 3:4

Christmas party reunion [341] undated

Box 3:6

Portrait of a couple, reverse: 'Willie and Leah' [357] 1990

Box 3:6

Young boy, reverse: 'Young Larry' [358] undated

Box 3:6

Family portrait [359] 1970

Box 3:6

Portrait of baby boy with Mickey Mouse [360] undated

Box 3:6

Baby sitting on couch [361] undated

Box 3:6

Portrait of Tristan Joshua Hall [365/385] 1987

Box 3:6

Portrait of Eudora Green [370-371] undated

Box 3:6

Young girl wearing birthday cap at dining table, reverse: 'Debra's 3rd birthday' [372] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a young girl, reverse: 'Yvonne' [373] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a young girl, reverse: 'my godchild Yvonne' [374] undated

Box 3:7

Infant laying on bed, reverse: 'godchild Debra' [375] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a girl, reverse: 'To Miss P Love always Debra' [376] 1970

Box 3:7

Woman standing in living room [377] 1974

Box 3:7

Infant Debra sitting on couch [378] undated

Box 3:7

Group of children at birthday party, reverse: 'my godchild Debra's first birthday party' [379] undated

Box 3:7

Kindergarten portrait of Yvonne Marie [2 copies] [380] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of Eudora Green [381] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a boy, reverse: 'Jackie' [382] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a boy, reverse: 'Daryl' [383] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a girl in a tutu, reverse: 'my godchild Debra' [384] undated

Box 3:7

Four children sitting on top of car hood, reverse: 'Jackie, Denny, Daryl, and Eudora' [386] circa 1960s

Box 3:7

Eudora Harris riding a four wheeled toy [387] undated

Box 3:7

Women standing in front yard [388] undated

Box 3:7

Portrait of a young woman [389] undated

Box 4:2

Children playing with toys on Christmas day [13 negatives] [402] circa 1960s

Box 4:2

Eudora Proctor's birthday party [12 negatives] [403] 1963

Box 4:2

Eudora Proctor sitting on sofa/Eudora Proctor at Leah's christening [405] circa 1960s

Box 4:1

Eudora Proctor's mother sitting in rocking chair [406/219] circa 1960s

Box 4:1

Family portrait [407] circa 1960s

Box 4:2

Christmas family reunion/women standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [33 negatives] [408] circa 1960s

Box 4:2

Wedding ceremony [11 negatives] [412] circa 1960s

Box 4:3

Man, woman, and children in living room [29 negatives] [414] undated

Box 4:3

Christmas family reunion [23 negatives] [415] circa 1960s

 

Writings

Box 5:1

My personal journal 1982

Box 5:2

Eudora by Lavada F. Staff and told by Eudora C. Proctor undated

Box 5:3-5

Autobiography (draft) undated

Box 5:7

Correspondence 1956-1991

Box 5:8

Financial records 1953-1971

Box 5:9

Certificates 1953, 1961

Box 5:10

Legal records 1952-1968

 

Eudora’s House of Beauty

Physical Description: 4 folders + 21 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs, financial and legal records, correspondence, and business cards related to Proctor's work as a cosmetologist and owner of Eudora's House of Beauty hair salon in the 1960s.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Photographs

Box 1:2

Portrait of Eudora Proctor, State Board of Cosmetology [024] undated

Box 1:2

Modern Hairdressers Guild Styling Contest [026] undated

Box 1:6

Beauticians' hair washing station, reverse: 'my working booth' [085] undated

Box 1:6

Birtha Harrell, Eudora Proctor, and Orabee Mendez beauty operators [088] 1964

Box 1:6

Modern Hairdressers Guild Styling Contest [089] undated

Box 2:1

Helen Saunders received award from Slim Jenkins for first place in the Modern Hairdressers Guild styling contest [121] 1960

Box 2:5

Woman smoking cigarette at beautician's station [183] undated

Box 2:6

Birtha Harrell standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [186] 1965

Box 2:6

Four women in white uniforms, reverse: 'three of my first coworkers, two of my first operators' [187] undated

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [188] 1965

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [189] circa 1965

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor and Orabee Mendez standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [190] circa 1965

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor, Orabee Mendez, and Clarice Johnson standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [191] circa 1960s

Box 2:6

Eudora Proctor seated at hair dryer smoking a cigarette, reverse: 'me entertaining Ms. Johnson's customer while mine is under the dryer' [192] circa 1960s

Box 2:7

Group photograph for First Annual Celebration of National Beauticians Week [202] circa 1950s

Box 3:1

Eudora Proctor cutting cake at the Grand Opening of Eudora's House of Beauty [214] undated

Box 3:3

Clarice Johnson standing on sidewalk, reverse: 'customer' [248] 1965

Box 3:3

Francis Moore [250] 1965

Box 3:3

Alice Mays standing on sidewalk [251] 1965

Box 3:3

Orabee Mendez standing on sidewalk [255] 1965

Box 3:4

Clarice Johnson and customer standing outside of Eudora's House of Beauty [291] 1965

Box 3:4

Orabee Mendez standing on sidewalk [321] 1965

Box 7:1

Financial records 1957-1961

Box 7:2

Correspondence 1955-1959

Box 7:3

Certifications 1954-1956

Box 7:4

Business cards undated

 

Eudora National S.L.E. Organization

Physical Description: 8 folders + 2 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Eudora National S.L.E. Organization photographs, membership lists, reports, magazine articles, fact sheets, correspondence, a speech written by Proctor, and personal testimonials of individuals living with lupus.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 7:5

Membership list/roll call 1978-1980

Box 7:6

Statement by domestic non-profit corporation 1980-1981

Box 7:7

Lupus articles 1976-1979

Box 7:8

Reports 1977-1980

Box 7:9

Organization fact sheet undated

Box 7:10

Speech 1980

Box 7:11

Correspondence 1974, 1978

Box 7:12

Lupus testimonials 1978 and undated

 

Photographs

Box 4:1

City of Hope Eudora Bay Area Lupus Chapter #1174 auxiliary charter [399/401] undated

Box 2:6

Woman holding Eudora Bay Area Lupus Chapter #1174 auxiliary charter [195] undated

 

Assorted photographs

Physical Description: 136 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes assorted photographs of the San-O-Bar Club Black and White formal, portraits, and social events.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:2

Eudora Proctor sitting next to man , reverse: 'Dodo and John C. 'Mike'' [027] undated

Box 1:3

Portrait of woman in polka-dotted dress [036] 1971

Box 1:3

Woman sitting on couch smoking a cigarette [042] undated

Box 1:6

Eudora Proctor with two men and a woman holding Dixie cups [083] undated

Box 1:6

Four women standing next to wall in formal wear [084] 1965

Box 1:6

Group portrait of women on stage, caption: 'The Modals' [087] undated

Box 1:7

Two women in formal wear [101] 1965

Box 1:7

Men and women seated a tables at San-O-Bar formal, reverse: 'Debra Jackson & her guest, Estella Green, aunt Petey, Leona, Kennie, Birtha Harrell and husband, Clarice Johnson [102] 1965

Box 1:7

Alonzo and Debra Jackson and Estella and Mr. Green [103] undated

Box 1:7

Two men and a woman in formal wear [104] 1965

Box 1:7

Mr. Green, Uncle Frank, [-] Johnson, Alonzo Jackson, Mr. Harrell, Kenneth Proctor, at San-O-Bar Black and White Formal' [106] 1965

Box 2:1

Man and woman standing in living room, reverse: 'Lena and Lonnie before San-O-Bar Black & White formal' [108] 1966

Box 2:1

Man and woman in living room [109] 1965

Box 2:1

Man standing in living room [110] 1965

Box 2:1

Man and two women standing in living room [111] 1965

Box 2:1

Men and women in formal wear seated [112] circa 1960s

Box 2:1

Eudora Proctor and Mr. and Mrs. Harrell before dance [114] 1964

Box 2:1

Eudora Proctor, Mendez, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrell before dance [115] 1964

Box 2:1

Eudora Proctor in formal gown [116] circa 1960s

Box 2:1

Harold Jenkins and Eudora Proctor at the Elks 1965 Grand Ball at the Hotel Lemington [117] 1965

Box 2:1

Woman holding glass in living room, reverse: 'Lena' [118] 1966

Box 2:2

Police officer A.P. Hall and family standing with man in suit [125] 1965

Box 2:3

Photograph of publicity stills framed on wall [143] undated

Box 2:3

Photograph of publicity stills framed on wall [144] undated

Box 2:3

USO photographs on a wall [145] undated

Box 2:3

Woman seated in front of typewriter [146] undated

Box 2:3

Eudora Proctor standing with Mr. and Mrs. Harrell [152] undated

Box 2:3

Photograph of family photographs framed on wall [153] undated

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor sitting on couch in large white dress before the San-O-Bars Black and White Formal, reverse: 'one of my creations' [164] 1964

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor with unidentified woman [167] undated

Box 2:4

Group at the San-O-Bar Black and White formal [170] circa 1960s

Box 2:4

Eudora Proctor and three women at the San-O-Bar Black and White formal [171] circa 1960s

Box 2:5

Charlie Lewis and Eudora Proctor at the San-O-Bar Black and White Formal [181] 1964

Box 2:5

Eudora Proctor at Viviams Club Affair [182] 1965

Box 2:5

Clarice Johnson, Birtha Harrell, Orabee Mendez, and Eudora C. Proctor at San-O-Bar Black and White Formal [184] 1965

Box 2:5

Clarice Johnson, Birtha Harrell, Orabee Mendez, and Eudora C. Proctor at San-O-Bar Black and White Formal [185] 1965

Box 2:7

Group photograph of the Fresno International Choir [201] 1946

Box 2:7

Group of women at the San-O-Bar Black and White Formal [208] circa 1960s

Box 3:1

Birtha Harrell in an evening gown [209] 1965

Box 3:1

Second Baptist Church Senior Choir, Fresno California, reverse: 'Mrs. R. Miller, Mrs. Beebe Middleton, Mrs. Wolf Skill, Mattie Tailor, Mr. Sterling, Mrs. Addie Robinson, Mrs. Rebecca Pearson, Mrs. Edna Reid, Mrs. Emily Daniels, Mrs. R. Wicks, and D.C. McDonald' [215] 1950

Box 3:1

Eudora Proctor in an evening gown [216] circa 1960s

Box 3:2

Birtha Harrell wearing fur coat holding a glass [218] circa 1960s

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor and two women in evening gowns [220] circa 1960s

Box 3:2

Arnold South, Wittye South, Vic Saunders, and Red Saunders at bar in Detroit, Michigan [227] undated

Box 3:2

Men and women seated at bar [228] undated

Box 3:2

Portrait of man in suit (cutout) [229] undated

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor waiting for her escort to take her to the Black and White Ball [233] undated

Box 3:2

Woman wearing a corsage [240] undated

Box 3:2

Family seated at dining table [241] undated

Box 3:2

Eudora Proctor with unidentified woman [242] undated

Box 3:2

Back of woman's head, reverse: 'Debra Jackson' [243] undated

Box 3:2

Mother and child, reverse: 'Carmen Danielle Binns' [244] 1972

Box 3:3

Portrait of Janis Waller [245] 1972

Box 3:3

Portrait of Carmen Danielle Binn [246] 1974

Box 3:3

Portrait of a girl [247] undated

Box 3:3

Profile of woman's head, reverse: 'Debra Jackson' [249] undated

Box 3:3

Family portrait [253] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of young boy, reverse: 'Daryl' [254] undated

Box 3:3

Debra Jackson [256] undated

Box 3:3

Baby sitting on front steps, reverse: 'Yvonne' [257] undated

Box 3:3

Graduation portrait Sharon L. Green [258] undated

Box 3:3

Four women standing in front of buffet table, reverse: 'Ms. Proctor in center standing at table loaded with all kinds of goodies at Queen [-] boat house affair at Lake Merritt [260] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of young man, reverse: 'Ricky' [261] undated

Box 3:3

Eudora at B. Thomas' fourth of July Bar-B-Q [262] 1962

Box 3:3

Women standing in front of buffet table [263] undated

Box 3:3

Woman sitting on couch [264] undated

Box 3:3

Women seated around dining table [265] undated

Box 3:3

Prom portrait, reverse: 'To Miss Proctor from Allyna Senior Ball' [266] 1963

Box 3:3

Portrait of an infant [267] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of a girl, reverse: 'Vic and Dello's ward' [268] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of Ricky Mendez [269] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of a girl [270] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of a girl [271] undated

Box 3:3

Woman talking on telephone, reverse: 'Treasurer Cora Mitten' [272] undated

Box 3:3

Woman and boy [274] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of Henry Brown [275] undated

Box 3:3

Graduation portrait Jackie Edwards [276] 1975

Box 3:3

Boy in photo booth, reverse: 'my paper boy' [277] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of girl in a white dress holding a scroll [278] undated

Box 3:3

Portrait of a young woman [279] undated

Box 3:3

Man sitting in a chair [280] 1978

Box 3:3

Woman sitting on a sofa [281] undated

Box 3:3

Colorized portrait of a woman, reverse: 'Lucy a friend of Dodo's in Newark, N.Y.' [282] 1944

Box 3:4

Men and women at party [287] undated

Box 3:4

Two men and a woman sitting on a couch [288] undated

Box 3:4

Woman standing on sidewalk [296] undated

Box 3:4

Four women at San-O-Bar Black and White formal [299] circa 1960s

Box 3:4

Cora and Douglas standing in living room before San-O-Bar Black and White formal [305] 1966

Box 3:4

Four women in evening gowns [319] 1967

Box 3:4

Four women at San-O-Bar Black and White formal [320] 1967

Box 3:4

Man and woman sitting on couch [322] 1976

Box 3:4

Man and woman in formal wear seated at table [323] circa 1960s

Box 3:4

Men and women in formal wear seated at tables [324] 1967

Box 3:4

Group photograph [328] undated

Box 3:4

Birtha Harrell, Eudora Proctor, and Orabee Mendez in bedroom before San-O-Bar Black and White formal [334]] 1964

Box 3:4

Birtha Harrell, Eudora Proctor, and Orabee Mendez in bedroom before San-O-Bar Black and White formal [335]] 1964

Box 3:4

Holiday card, Hollis Taylor Carr family [340] undated

Box 3:5

Group of men and women seated at dining table [342] undated

Box 3:5

Men and women seated at dining tables [343] undated

Box 3:5

Four women seated next to buffet table [344] undated

Box 3:5

Men and women seated at dining tables [345] undated

Box 3:5

Men and women seated at dining tables [346] undated

Box 3:5

Women seated at dining table [347] undated

Box 3:5

Men and women seated at dining table [348-353] undated

Box 3:5

Three women standing at church pulpit [354] 1979

Box 3:5

Woman standing at church pulpit [355] 1979

Box 3:5

Man standing at church pulpit [356] undated

Box 3:6

Woman sitting in living room, reverse: 'Ms. Apaydim OTR, Education Committee and my greatest inspiration' [362] undated

Box 3:6

Two women and a boy sitting on a sofa, reverse: 'Ms. P. posing with mother & son of neighbor' [363] undated

Box 3:6

Potted plants [364] undated

Box 3:6

Eudora Proctor seated with group of women at dining table at the City of Hope Rollcall brunch [369] 1978

Box 3:7

Boy and girl standing in front of a bed, reverse: 'Ms. Dimmer's children' [386] undated

Box 4:1

Church congregation [390] undated

Box 4:1

Church altar [391] undated

Box 4:1

Man speaking at church altar [392] undated

Box 4:1

Men and women seated at banquet tables [393] undated

Box 4:1

Four women seated [394] undated

Box 4:1

Two Japanese paintings on wall [395-396] undated

Box 4:1

Japanese painting on wall [397-398] undated

Box 4:1

City of Hope Eudora Bay Area Lupus Chapter #1174 auxiliary charter [399/401] undated

Box 4:1

Photographs framed on wall [400] undated

Box 4:2

Men and women at the San-O-Bar Black and White formal/Two women standing in front of Eudora's House of Beauty [404] circa 1960s

Box 4:2

San-O-Bar Black and White formal [negatives] [409] 1965

Box 4:2

Woman dancing/men and women at dining table [410] 1979

Box 4:2

Women at social event [15 negatives] [411] undated

Box 4:3

Women at social event [15 negatives] [413] circa 1960s

Box 4:3

Living room [416-421] undated

Box 4:3

Man and woman seated at table [422] undated

Box 4:3

Financial secretary Nellie Milton [423] undated

Box 4:3

Woman in happy face t-shirt [424] 1978

Box 4:3

Woman standing in front of Lake Merritt [425] undated

Box 4:3

Woman sitting in car [426] undated

Box 4:3

Eudora Proctor standing with man and women in front of dining table [427] undated

Box 4:3

Men and women sitting on couch [428] undated

Box 4:3

Prom portrait, reverse: 'To Miss Proctor from Jackie and Don' [429] 1975

Box 4:3

Five women sitting on couch [430] undated

Box 4:3

Girl in white dress on front lawn [431] undated

 

Printed material

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes funeral programs, a bible, prayer book, and assorted newspaper clippings collected by Eudora C. Proctor.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 7:13

Newspaper clippings, undated

Box 7:13

A prayer book for soldiers and sailors undated

Box 7:13

Bible undated

Box 7:14

Funeral programs 1960-1982