Guide to the Helene Johnson Photograph Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Helene Johnson Photograph Collection

Collection number: MS 61

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
09/14/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Helene Johnson photograph collection
Dates: circa 1920s-1960
Collection number: MS 61
Creator: Johnson, Helene.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Helene Johnson Photograph Collection includes 54 photographs of family and friends of Helene Johnson and group photographs of African American golfers at golf tournament awards ceremonies in the 1950s. The golfing photographs include group photographs of African American golfers participating in the Fong Cup, B.A.G.C. annual tournament, and of the Fairway Golf Club of San Francisco.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Helene Johnson Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Helene Johnson photograph collection, MS 61, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 09/14/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Helene Johnson Photograph Collection includes 54 photographs of family and friends of Helene Johnson and group photographs of African American golfers at golf tournament awards ceremonies in the 1950s. The golfing photographs include group photographs of African American golfers participating in the Fong Cup, B.A.G.C. annual tournament, and of the Fairway Golf Club of San Francisco.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Johnson, Helene.
Golf--California--History.
African American golfers--History.
African American--Families.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 54 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 54 photographs of family, friends, and group photographs of African American golfers at various award banquets in the 1950s.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

Family photographs

Box 1:1

Graduation portrait of Lawrence W. Hunter [001] circa 1934

Box 1:1

Graduation portrait of young man in cap and gown [002] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Baby in rocking chair on front walkway [003] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Bride and groom walking down the aisle [004] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Portrait of woman in World War II military uniform [005] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Woman in varsity sweater posing on entrance steps [006] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Two boys standing next to palm tree, East End Drug Store in the background [007] 1955

Box 1:1

Two men and a woman sitting on couch [008] 1954

Box 1:1

Baby riding a quadracycle [009] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Man and woman sitting on park bench [010] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of a girl [012] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Portrait of a girl [013] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Girl holding a puppy in backyard [014] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Two men holding boy on front steps [015] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Man sitting in car [016] 1954

Box 1:1

Portrait of a boy [017] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Two girls and a boy sitting on front steps [018] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Portrait of a baby [019] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Man smoking a cigarette hugging girl sitting on car hood [020] 1955

Box 1:1

Boy wearing cowboy hat standing next to store entrance [021] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Three girls and a boy jumping rope on sidewalk [022] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Two men, two boys, and two dogs standing on sidewalk next to two parked cars [023] 1954

Box 1:2

Man holding a baby girl on patio [024] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Boy in a football uniform hiking football [025] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Boy sitting on hood of car [026] circa 1951

Box 1:2

Woman standing next to car [027] 1955

Box 1:2

Group of men and women seated in banquet hall [028] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Portrait of a man in military uniform [029] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Portrait of a woman [030] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Group of men, women, and children seated in school playground [031] circa 1950s

Box 1:3

Ruth Beckford and Barbara Beebe in Oakland Ensemble Theatre's Ten Little Indians [054] undated

 

Golf

Box 1:2

Man at microphone handing out trophies, men and women seated at dining tables in banquet hall [032] 1954

Box 1:2

Group photograph of golfers [033] 1959

Box 1:2

Group photograph of golfers [034] 1959

Box 1:2

Group photograph of golfers [035] 1959

Box 1:2

Group photograph of four golfers at the Fong Cup [036] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of golfers at the Fong Cup [037] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Five men standing with two golfing trophies awarded to Bryant & Osborne Mortuary S.F. [038] 1955

Box 1:2

Man and woman holding golfing trophies [039] 1955

Box 1:3

Eugene Smith, Clifton Walker, L.C. Whitfield , and J. C. Fentress holding silver set and golfing trophy at the Fong Cup [040] circa 1950s

Box 1:3

Group photograph of men holding golf trophies [041] 1955

Box 1:3

Group photograph of men standing in front of Gold Room holding golf trophies [042] circa 1950s

Box 1:3

Group photograph of men and women next to golf trophies on table [043] 1955

Box 1:3

Three men and a women holding two bottle s of Glenmore Texas Fifth [044] 1954

Box 1:3

Three men holding B.A.G.C. 8th annual golfing tournament trophy [045] 1954

Box 1:3

Man and two women standing at microphone [046] 1960

Box 1:3

Two men presenting golfing trophy to woman [047] 1954

Box 1:3

Three men holding B.A.G.C. 8th annual golfing tournament trophy [048] 1954

Box 1:3

Men and women sitting at dining tables holding golfing trophies [049] 1954

Box 1:3

Men holding trophies from the B.A.G.C. 8th annual golfing tournament [050] 1954

Box 1:3

Group photograph of members of the Fairway Golf Club of San Francisco [051] circa 1950s

Box 1:3

Two women holding flower bouquet [052] 1960

Box 1:3

Unidentified man in suit and tie [053] 1955