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Guide to the Henry Delton Williams Papers
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Costumes and accessories

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes performance costumes, fashions, and accessories designed or used by Henry Delton Williams.
Box 2

Two piece men's brown polyester suit work by (worn by Lenny Williams)

Box 3

Leopard Suit "Crowns" hat (worn by Freda Payne) 2005-06-15

Box OM 55

Two piece men's Kente suit (worn by Henry Delton Williams)

Box OM 56

Gold metallic lace halter top and gold lace ruffled bell bottom pants (worn by previous hit Martha Reeves next hit )

Box 5

Green and gold "Crowns" hat

Box 4

Four Afro wigs (worn during the Wizard of Fashion stage production) 2010-10

Box 5

Three black berets (worn during the Wizard of Fashion stage production) 2010-10

Box 5

Ten cowgirl party hats (worn during the Wizard of Fashion stage) 2010-10

 

Correspondence 1998-2011

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes letters of thanks and an e-mail regarding an interview with Henry Delton Williams.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:1

Letter from previous hit Martha Reeves next hit to Henry Delton Williams re: thanks 1998-09-03

Box 1:1

Letter from Eulanna Allen to Henry Delton Williams re: 2008 PHAT Friends Award 2008-03-31

Box 1:1

E-mail from Janie Bradford to LaVera re: Questions for the Delton interview 2011-01-18

 

Newspaper clippings 1972-2002

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes press and clippings regarding Henry Delton William's career as a gospel singer and fashion designer.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:2

Jet magazine cover featuring Honey Cone Trio (wearing Henry Delton Williams) 1972-09-02

Box 1:2

"The 'D' is for distinguished' newspaper clipping circa 1970s

Box 1:2

Newspaper advertisement for Mopres Recording star Mr. Delton at the Memory Lane Supper Club, Los Angeles circa 1970s

Box 1:2

"Mr Delton" The Communcator 1981-07-16

Box OM 23

Photocollage of newspaper clipping "Fashion star has designs on Oakland," Oakland Tribune and Henry Delton Williams A.F.A.R. Creations business card 1998

Box 1:2

"Oakland Caravan Goes to Hollywood," The Post 2002-09-29

Box 1:2

Inside Oakland feature on Henry Delton Willams 2002-09-29

 

Tribute to Heroes and Legends (HAL Awards) 1988-2008

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes programs, invitations, and special editions of Entertainment Connection magzine from the Tribute to Heroes and Legends (HAL Awards). Also includes a DVD of Henry Delton Williams interviewing entertainers at the 2008 HAL Awards.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by format.
 

Entertainment Connection magazine 1988-2006

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine Vol. 1 No. 5 1988-09

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine Vol. 3 No. 22 1990-07

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine 2002 HAL souvenir edition 2002-09

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine 2003 HAL souvenir edition 2003-09

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine 2006 HAL souvenir edition 2006-09

Box 1:3

Entertainment Connection magazine 2006 HAL souvenir edition 2006-09

 

HAL Awards DVD 2008

Box 1:4

HAL Awards DVD 2008

 

Programs and invitations 1996-2006

Box 1:5

Program for the seventh annual HAL Awards 1996-09

Box 1:5

Program for the seventh annual HAL Awards 1996-09

Box 1:5

Invitation to the thirteenth annual HAL Scholarship Awards [two copies] 2002-09-22

Box 1:5

Brochure for the thirteenth annual HAL Awards 2002-09-27

Box 1:5

Brochure for the fifteenth annual HAL Awards 2004-09-24

Box 1:5

Brochure for the fifteenth annual HAL Awards [two copies] 2005-09-23

Box 1:5

Invitation to the HAL Scholarship Award [two copies] 2005-09-25

Box 1:5

Brochure for Heroes and Legends Over the Years undated

 

A.F.A.R Creations undated

Physical Description: 1 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes promotional material related to A.F.A.R. ("American Fruit with African Roots") Creations Fashion Art Gallery.
Box 1:6

A.F.A.R. Creations, Henry Delton Williams business card undated

Box 1:6

A.F.A.R Creations tri-fold brochure undated

Box 1:6

A.F.A.R. Creations Art Gallery announcement undated

 

Assorted printed material 1953-2012

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes assorted printed material collected by Henry Delton Williams related to his life and career as a gospel singer and fashion designer.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:7

Oakland Tribune home delivery certificate of merit to Henry Delton Williams 1953-11-30

Box 1:7

Poster (small), black and white advertisement for the Designers Fashion Forecast featuring Henry Williams Delton with Johnny Talbot and De Thangs, Sportsman Club, Oakland, California 1966-09-25

Box 1:7

Merritt College 1970 Track guide, inscribed: To Henry, life long friend, Warren,' reverse: 'model for the Original Brothers 1968-1969' 1970

Box 1:8

The Songs of Janie Bradford songbook 1975

Box 1:7

Movie Poster (small) Adios Amigo 1976

Box 1:7

Movie Poster (small) Death Journey 1976

Box 1:7

Movie Poster (small) Mean Johnny Barrows 1976

Box 1:7

Movie Poster (small) No Way Back 1976

Box 1:7

Spokane American Music Festival program 1997-07-03

Box 1:7

Event advertisement for the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy 9th Annual Funny Girlz, Herbst Theater 2007-05-19

Box 1:7

Card advertisement for Blues in the Night, Post Street Theater circa 2000s

Box 1:7

Flyer for the benefit concert the Smooth Sounds of Llloyd Gregory and Friends 2012-05-12

 

Photographs 1950-2010

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Includes 56 photographs, most of Henry Delton Williams' clothing designs and clients.

Arrangement

Arranged by identification number
Box 1:9

Anne Williams and Henry Delton Williams [001] 1950

Box 1:9

Henry Delton Williams Oakland High School class photo [002] 1957

Box 1:9

Henry Delton Williams Oakland High School graduation photo [003] 1959

Box 1:9

Group portrait Henry Delton Williams with two singing partners [004] 1960

Box 1:9

Henry Delton Williams tabling for the Original Brothers Afro Products, Oakland Auditorium [005] 1968

Box 1:9

Photograph of a female and male model wearing designs by Henry Delton Wililams, reverse: 'modeling at the Playboy Club in San Francisco' [006] 1969

Box 1:9

Henry Delton Williams modeling a two piece brocade suit with oversized bow (front view) [007] circa 1960s

Box 1:9

Henry Delton Williams modeling a two piece brocade suit (alternate view) [008] circa 1960s

Box 1:9

Autographed photograph of Earl. L Scarborough with Janelle Commissiong, inscribed: ‘to Delton, always proud, always beautiful, Earl Scarborough’ [009] 1977

Box 1:9

Unidentified man in red polyester suit [010] circa 1970s

Box 1:9

Group photograph of Fred Williamson and Pam Grier posing on a tennis court with three unidentified men [011] circa 1970s

Box 1:9

Autographed portrait of Honey Cone signed by Shelly Clark, inscribed: ‘to Delta, I hope we work together forever’ [012] circa 1970s

Box 1:9

Autographed photo portrait of previous hit Martha Reeves next hit , inscribed: ‘Where’s that man of mine? Delton!!’ [013] circa 1970s

Box 1:10

Henry Delton Williams and Barry Gordon [014] circa 1991

Box 1:10

Henry Delton Williams, previous hit Martha Reeves next hit , Sherrie Payne, Claudette Robinson and two unidentified men [015] 1995

Box 1:10

Photograph of (left to right) Henry Delton Williams, Sherrie Payne, Freda Payne, and Fran Gray [016] circa 1990s

Box 1:10

Group portrait of (left to right) Freda Payne, Sherrie Payne, and Fran Grey, wearing designs by Henry Delton Williams [017] circa 1990s

Box 1:10

Freda Payne in a quilted jacket designed by Henry Delton Williams [018] circa 1990s

Box 1:10

Colorful suit jacket, reverse: 'hand sewed by the elder of the tribe in West Africa, designed by Henry Williams," [019] circa 1990s

Box 1:10

Autographed photo portrait of previous hit Martha Reeves next hit , inscribed: “thank you for my lovely birthday gift, the jacket that feels like a hug from a dear friend,” [020A/B] 1997

Box 1:10

Former Ladies of the Supremes autographed photo to Henry Delton Williams [021] 1998

Box 1:10

Smokey Robinson with Henry Delton Williams [022] 1998

Box 1:10

Lunell Campbell wearing Henry Delton Williams [023] 2007

Box 1:11

The Temptations at the Heroes and Legends Awards [024] 2002-09

Box 1:11

Vivica Fox at the Heroes and Legends Awards [025] 2002-09

Box 1:11

Group photograph of (left to right) Freda Payne, Galdys Knight and Henry Delton Williams at the Heroes and Legends Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel [026] 2002-09

Box 1:11

Sequence halter top, reverse: 'design for previous hit Martha Reeves next hit and the Vandellas,' [027] circa 2008

Box 1:11

Group photograph (left to right) Henry Williams, Paul Moody, the Supremes, and Martha and the Vandellas, Las Vegas Hilton [028] circa 2000s

Box 1:11

Unidentified woman wearing a Henry Delton Williams two piece suit [029] undated

Box 1:11

Unidentified man wearing a Henry Delton Williams Kente suit [030] undated

Box 1:11

Henry Delton Williams wearing Kente Cloth two-piece suit [031A/B] undated

Box 1:11

Kente suit (two piece) [032] undated

Box 1:11

Freda Payne performing on stage [033] undated

Box 1:11

Freda Payne wearing a fur coat [034] undated

Box 1:11

Rack of Henry Delton Williams kente suits [035A/B/C] undated

Box 1:12

Tyrone Thompson, caption: 'designer-entertainer-Original model 1969' [036] undated

Box 1:12

Henry Delton Williams wearing a fur coat on fashion show stage [037] circa 2000s

Box 1:12

Henry Delton Williams on fashion show stage [038] circa 2000s

Box 1:12

Henry Delton Williams playing the piano [039] undated

Box 1:12

Woman in "Crowns" hat with unidentified students [040] undated

Box 1:12

Man in cowboy hat standing with HAL Awards and Scholarship Dinner sign [041] undated

Box 1:12

Three unidentified women walking red carpet [042] undated

Box 1:12

Freda Payne, unidentified woman, and Henry Delton Williams [043] undated

Box 1:12

Promotional photo for Snoop Dogg featuring Uncle Chucc [044] 2008

Box 1:12

Uncle Chucc [045] 2008

Box 1:13

Model in white pantsuit walking Henry Delton Williams fashion show at the African American Museum & Library [046] 2008

Box 1:13

Model in dress worn by Lunell Campbell walking Henry Delton Williams fashion show at the African American Museum & Library [047] 2008

Box 1:13

Model in dress worn by Lunell Campbell walking Henry Delton Williams fashion show at the African American Museum & Library [048] 2008

Box 1:13

Model in black gown walking Henry Delton Williams fashion show at the African American Museum & Library [049] 2008

Box 1:13

Henry Delton Williams at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland [050] 2008

Box 1:13

Henry Delton Williams posing with costume in Extraordinary Person, Extraordinary Life exhibit [051] 2010

Box 1:13

Henry Delton Williams posing in Extraordinary Person, Extraordinary Life exhibit [052] 2010

Box 1:13

Henry Delton Williams outside the African American Museum & Library at Oakland [053] 2010

Box 1:13

previous hit Martha Reeves next hit costume on display in Extraordinary Person, Extraordinary Life exhibit (front view) [054A/B] 2010

Box 1:13

previous hit Martha Reeves costume on display in Extraordinary Person, Extraordinary Life exhibit (side view) [055] 2010

Box 1:13

Barbara Lee speaking at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland [056] 2009-05-16