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Muriel Feelings Collection

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BC006

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Biography Note

Muriel Feelings was born Muriel Grey on July 31, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both of Muriel’s parents appreciated Art and Education, and though Muriel’s mother was not formally educated, Muriel received her strongest influence from her mother, who eventually self-taught from the books that gradually filled her home. Upon her completion of high school, Muriel went on to attend the Philadelphia College of Art, and moved to California a year later with her mother and sister. There, she attended the California State University of Los Angeles., graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Art and a minor in Spanish and Education.

Following graduation, Feelings started teaching at a junior high school in Philadelphia. After working in Philadelphia, Muriel moved to New York and taught in the city’s public school system for several years. When political upheaval laid itself upon the United States, Muriel found herself wanting to serve in Africa, away from political entities. While in New York, Muriel met Malcolm X, a black nationalist who further convinced her that Africa is where she wanted to be. Accepting X’s post-Nation of Islam message, Feelings committed herself to the Organization of Afro-American Unity. This organization worked to unite and fight against white oppression. Muriel’s interest in traveling to Africa deepened after meeting United Nations workers who were associated with a mission to Uganda. She soon served in Africa after considering how critical it was for black American culture to embrace their heritage.

From 1966-1968, Feelings taught Art at a boy’s school in Kampala, Uganda. There, she drew inspirations for her books from her surroundings, as well as the learning experiences she gained from her students. Feelings became immersed with the culture and inspired by her heritage as she traveled throughout Africa.  When she moved back to New York in 1968, Muriel rekindled an old flame with artist/illustrator Tom Feelings; later the two wed in 1969. Tom suggested to Muriel that she write a children’s book, of which he would illustrate. Muriel created her first children’s book in 1970, Zamani Goes to Market, which was inspired by her visit in Kenya.

After the birth of their son, Zamani (whose name means “infinite” in Swahili), Muriel and Tom moved to Guyana, South America. There, Muriel collaborated on her second book with her husband, Moja Means One: A Swahili Counting Book. Widely accepted by critics, the book went on to win the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1972. While in Guyana, Muriel also served as an Art teacher and teacher trainer for 2 years. She also served as an Editor and writer for the Guyana Government Textbook Project of the Ministry of Education. After moving back to New York, Muriel had another son, Kamili. In 1974, the Feelings published another children’s literature book, Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book, which was also reviewed very well and appeared in Best Books and Recommended Literature lists. Both Moja and Jambo were Caldecott Honor Books, and both received awards from the Pennsylvania State Library Association (PSLA) and the American Library Association Notable Books in 1972.

After a divorce in 1974, Muriel soon retired and remained out of the public eye. She busied herself working on programs that exposed new works by black artists and writers to the public. She also conducted workshops on children’s literature, and Africa culture and language. From 1981-1986, Feelings was the Director of Education at the Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum in Philadelphia, PA (known today as the African American Museum in Philadelphia). In 1986, Muriel served as Director to the Pan-African Studies Community Education Program at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. In addition to serving as Director, Muriel was also a Lecturer on African American Children’s Literature/Folklore in the African American Studies Department at Temple University.

Description of Collection

The Muriel Feelings Collection houses a variety of print media materials. The materials are divided into specific series. The collection includes collected video recordings and cassettes (Series 1), a myriad of documents (Series 3), posters and drawings (Series 5), and paintings (Series 12). Ms. Feelings has also received a myriad of awards, most of which can be found in Series 4.  Some of Ms. Feelings’ personal items, such as photographs, can also be viewed in Series 10. 

Overview of Arrangement

Series 1. Video Recordings    & Audio Cassettes                             2 Boxes

Series 2. Magazines                                                                             1 Box

Series 3. Print Media & Miscellaneous Documents                            3 Boxes

Series 4. Awards                                                                                 1 Box

Series 5. Posters and Drawings by Tom Feelings                               2 Boxes

Series 6. John T. Harris’ Art                                                               1 Box

Series 7. Posters and Clippings                                                           2 Box

Series 8. Correspondence                                                                    1 Box

Series 9. Phonograph records                                                              1 Box

Series 10. Photographs                                                                        1 Box

Series 11. John T. Harris Awards                                                       1 Box

Series 12. Paintings                                                                             1 Box

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: [URL]

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository and require up to two business days to retrieve.  Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection in advance of your visit so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Patron Information

Publication and Copyright Information    

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on Reproduction.

Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository.

Preferred Citation    

[Identification of item(s)], Muriel Feelings Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in August 2012 by Lateefat O. Durosinmi-Etti and Gwendolyn Alexandre; Supervised by Leslie Willis-Lowry.

Inventory

Series 1: Video Tapes & Cassettes

Box   Folder   Content

1          -           Autobiography of Malcolm X

1        -             Great Performances: To Be Young, Gifted and Black

1        -             African Film: Yaaba (Grandmother) Fatimata Sango                                                                                                                             1989

1        -             Philadelphia Memories (PBS) “Xala”

1        -            “Buffalo Soldiers” (Danny Glover); John H. Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk” (Wesley Snipes)

1        -             The Overground Information Tribe (Lectures and Speeches)

1        -             African and African American Celebration of Literature. Kiva Hall Auditorium                                                                                        Feb. 26, 1992

1        -             Blacks on TV (Past)

1        -             Kwanzaa- New Covenant                                                                                                                                                                 Dec. 29, 1996

1        -             The Civil War: Struggle for Freedom                                                                                                                                                 1993

2        -             Slavery part I, II, III. Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal.                                                                                                                         1990

2        -             Philly Live: “Pan-African Studies”                                                                                                                                                     Jan. 13, 2000

2        -             Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Audio Books                                                                                                                                     1970

2        -             Mumai Abu Jamal, Readings from his Book Live From Death Row.                                                                                                       1995

2        -             A Different Image

2        -             Shanghai Princess                                                                                                                                                                          1990

2        -            The Magic Crown                                                                                                                                                                             1991

2        -            Xica: A Film by Carlos Diegues                                                                                                                                                         1993

2        -            Black Girl Donkey Cart. Directed by Ousmene Sembene.                                                                                                                    1965

2        -            Cassette: The Beast of Monsier Racine; Anansi the Spider    

2        -            Cassette: The Days When Animals Talked

2        -            Cassette: National Anthem of South Africa

2        -            Cassette: The Be One Storytellers

2        -            Cassette: Malcolm X ‘Talks To Young People’

Series 1: Video Tapes & Cassettes

Box   Folder   Content

2        -             Cassette: Hair Stories Soundtrack

2        -             CD: We Believe in Freedom

Series 2: Magazines

Box   Folder   Content

3        -             Jet                                                                                                                                                                                               Sep. 1992

3        -             Ad. Booklet: Please Touch Museum “Children’s Play, Past, Present and Future”.                                                                                  1985

3        -             Booklet: “Museum Ethics” American Association of Museums.                                                                                                            1978

3        -             Tempo – Temple University Public Radio.                                                                                                                                         2000

3        -             Black Family Digest, Fall 2000.                                                                                                                                                       2000

3        -             TIME LIFE- Quality Education Products For Children & Adults.                                                                                                            1999

3        -              Ebony- Gregory Hines                                                                                                                                                                   Sep. 1992

3        -              Ebony, “Winning”                                                                                                                                                                         Aug. 1992

3        -              Ebony, “The Year of the Black Woman”                                                                                                                                           Oct. 1992

3        -              Emerge – Our Voice in Today’s World                                                                                                                                             Oct. 1990

3        -              Emerge – Our Voice in Today’s World                                                                                                                                             Jan. 1990

3        -              Ebony, Barbara Bush                                                                                                                                                                    Sep. 1989

3        -              Caring 4 Cancer- What’s Cooking?                                                                                                                                                 2010

3        -              Guidance Channel- February is Black History Month

Series 3: Documents

Box   Folder   Content

4        1            Compilation of Writings from the Adult Literacy Community, Pennsylvania

4        2            Action

4        3            African American Literature Bibliographies

4        4            Afro-American Museum Education Department: Docent Training Materials Correspondence

4        5            An Art Exhibit by Muhsana Ali

4        6            Archibald J. Motley Jr.: American Artist of the Afro-American People 1891-1928

4        7            Art Sanctuary: Celebration of Black Writing

4        8            Biography of Muriel Feelings

4        9            Brochures: About people, Museums and Events

4        10          Course Prospectus

4        11          Daniel “Kauli Ongoza” Gailliard, Jr.

4        12          Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

4        13          Dr. Cecil Gray

5        15          Education

5        17          Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church   

5        18          Genealogy

5        19          Hickory Museum of Arts

5        21          John T. Harris

5        22          Kwanzaa

5        23          Malcolm X

5        25          New Orleans, LA – School District Consultation                                                                                                                                        1994 

5        26          Organization: Concerned Neighbors of 8400 Block of Bayard/Pickering Streets

5        27          PASCEP

6        28          Reflections in Black                                                                                                                                                                               2000

6        29          Survival Bulletin #1 (9-1-1: For Blacks Only)                                                                                                                                          2001

6        30          The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum

Series 3: Documents

Box   Folder   Content

6        31          The African Heritage Ministry

6        32          The Biblical Institute for Social Change (BISC)

6        33          The Paul Robeson House

Series 4: Awards

Box   Folder   Content

7        -             The Community Service Award.                                                                                                                                                             2000

7        -              Appreciation from Friends of SOMAFCO.                                                                                                                                                2001

7        -              Certificate: The Young Writers’ Conference.                                                                                                                                           1990

7        -               Pennsylvania General Assembly.                                                                                                                                                          2001

7        -               Certificate of Achievement from Pennsylvania House of Representatives.                                                                                                 2001

7        -               181 Points of Light Dedicated Service Award

7        -               Distinguished Service Award from Pro Arts Society of Pennsylvania.                                                                                                        2001

7        -               The Brooklyn Art Books for Children Citation.                                                                                                                                        1974

Series 5: Photographs

Box   Folder   Content

8        -             Photography of Navy man, black and white

8        -             Color Photographs

8        -             Ali Program – negatives

8        -             Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD), Invitation.                                                                                                                                2005

8        -             Frank Diaz Escalet postcard

8        -             Writings by students in the Pan African Studies                                                                                                                                       1985

8        -              Photo Album, National Liberty Week                                                                                                                                                      1988

8        -              Amye Nkama,” color lithograph by Carl Olafemi Uright, 2/500

8        -              Profile Drawing of Man, pencil, Larry Gray, 5/78

Series 5: Photographs

Box   Folder   Content

8        -             Branch with leaves, pencil drawing by Muriel Feelings

8        -             Patrice Lumumba, print by Douglas                                                                  1971

8        -             Marcus Garvey, print by Douglas                                                                      1972

8        -             Kwame Nkrumah, print by Douglas                                                                  1974

8        -             Woman, print by Tom Feelings                                                                         1999

8        -             Woman with braids and beads, original pencil drawing by Tom Feelings

8        -              Jitterbugs, reproduction by William H. Johnson

8        -              Men on the Bench, reproduction by Brenda Joysmith

8        -              Bird, silk print handmade in Vietnam

8        -              Muriel Feelings, sketch notebook with 12 drawings

8        -              Serendib, The Tree of Return, poster by Tom Feelings                                       1994

Series 6: John T. Harris’ Art

Box   Folder   Content

9        -             Lady – Pen

9        -             Man with hat and cigarette – charcoal drawing

9        -             Woman – drawing, a copy of original

9        -             Saxophonist – pen drawing

9        -             Boxer – charcoal drawing

9        -             Boy praying – pencil drawing

9        -             Man with suit and tie – ink drawing

9        -             Racer – pencil drawing

9        -             Woman named Netty – Print drawing

9        -             Woman – Ink drawing

9        -             African Study – Watercolor    

9        -             Drawing of Man on Couch, pencil original signed by Tom Feelings                        1995

Series 6: John T. Harris’ Art

Box   Folder   Content

9        -             Drawing of Male Trumpeter, pencil original signed by Tom Feelings                     1995

9        -             Painting: Man in a suit with glasses on

9        -             Pen & Ink Illustration for Philadelphia Tribune 1916- by T. Mack Harris                1916

9        -             Illustration on “Williams Singers,” Philadelphia Tribune 1916 by T. Mack Harris

9        -             Illustration by T. Mack Harris for the Cincinnati Union

9        -             Pencil drawing: U.S.O. Hostess- by Harris

9        -             Illustration by T. Mack Harris; Class of 1915- Southern High School                    1915

9        -             Painting: A Man Operating a film machine

9        -             Painting: A horse-drawn carriage by John T. Harris

9        -             Painting: A Truck with wood in its trunk, and men

9        -             Pencil Drawing of men playing checkers

9        -             Painting of a girl doing artwork

9        -             Pen Drawing of a man operating laboratory equipment

9        -             Poster of an elder man in a suit, reading

9        -             Posterboard: Kyoto’s Festival of the Ages

9        -            Painting: Miss Adrienne Brown, Cheyney Alumna

9        -            Painting: A house and trees

9        -            Painting: of a man playing basketball

9        -            Painting: of flowers

9        -            Painting: of a woman, side view

9        -            Pen Drawing of teacher and students in a classroom

9        -            Pencil drawing of a man playing a guitar

9        -            Pen drawing of men running with caption “Build Strong Legs, Run for Cheyney”

9        -            Photograph: of a woman wearing grey clothes

9        -            Painting: of a woman with short hair

9        -            Painting: of flowers #39

9        -            Incomplete Painting of a bottle and a mask

Series 6: John T. Harris’ Art

Box   Folder   Content

9        -             Pen Drawing of college students during a lecture

9        -             Pen Drawing: of a woman using a typewriter

9        -             Photograph of a girl with an open textbook

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a man named Yoshikazu Ohshiro, Kyoto Japan

9        -             Newspaper Article: “’Tsutsumu’ Benefits Honorable Consumer”

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a man sitting with his legs crossed (3)

9        -             Pencil Drawing of men gathered together watching 2 men play a board game

9        -             Ink drawing of 2 men playing a board game with 2 other men watching, all 4 wearing hats

9        -             Pen Drawing of 2 men playing a board game while 2 other men watch, only 2 men wearing hats

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a group of men watching two men playing a board game. One man leaning on a wall

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a group of men watching two men play a board game with the back view of one man

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a man wearing a hat and pipe

9        -             Pencil Drawing of two men playing a board game with onlookers

9        -             Drawing of men playing board game on black paper with white

9        -             Drawing of man sitting with his legs crossed on black paper

9        -             Painting of men playing a board game with onlookers

9        -             Pen drawing of playing a board game and another sitting beside him

9        -             Incomplete painting of men looking down at a board game

9        -             Pencil drawing of men looking down at a board game

9        -             Pencil Drawing of men seated on a bench playing a board game, with onlookers

9        -             Pencil Drawing of two men looking at a game board

9        -             Pencil Drawing of two sets of men playing a board game

9        -             Pencil Drawing of a young man with a hat and a stick in his mouth

9        -             Pencil Drawing of two men wearing hats, and one smoking

9        -             Pencil Drawing of two men, one standing, one sitting

Series 6: John T. Harris’ Art

Box   Folder   Content

9        -             Drawing of a man with a moustache staring to the left by Harris                                                     1933

9        -             Painting of a man in a white suit

9        -             Painting of a man in an African hat and attire

9        -             Drawing of two men playing a board game, seated on a chair and a stool

9        -             Painting: “Old Faithful”

9        -             Painting of a man sculpting

9        -             Drawing of a checker player

9        -             Painting of a boxer

9        -             Art Department, Howard University, poster signed                                                                         1980

9        -             Braids Again, poster                                                                                                                    1989

9        -             A Cultural Celebration for the Family, KWANZAA, poster (2 copies)                                                  1996

9        -             W.E.B. Dubois: A Biography on Four Voices, poster                                                                        1997

9        -              A Black Literary Festival & Cyberfair, poster                                                                                  1996

9        -              Moving with the Dreaming, poster signed by Nadine Patterson

9        -              The African Children Choir, poster

Series 7: Posters and Newspaper Clippings

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10      -             Newspaper: The Philadelphia Inquirer,                                                                                           Sep. 12, 2001

10      -             Newspaper: Philadelphia Metro,                                                                                                    Sep. 12, 2001

10      -             Newspaper Comic: The Boondocks

10      -             Newspaper: Rediscovering Dox Thrash

10      -             The Afro-American Historic Calendar

10      -             Schedule of event - A Salute to Sonia Sanchez

10      -             Afro-American Programs

10      -             Posters: Bill Cosby Comes Home in Concert

Series 7: Posters and Newspaper Clippings

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10      -             Envelope        

10      -             Newspaper: The Philadelphia Inquirer                                                                                             May 7, 1984

10      -             Poster: Roger Guenveur Smith: A Huey P. Newton Story

10      -             Take the 80’s: Continue the Revolutionary Tradition of Malcolm X

10      -             Poster: Annual Commemoration of Birth and Meaning of Malcolm X

10      -             Calendar: Creole Osceola                                                                                                               1991

10      -             Christmas card

10      -             Poster: The Story of a Government that Almost Didn’t Happen

10      -             Poster: “White Man’s Country”

10      -             Poster: Protest PFT’s Guest Speaker on South Africa

10      -             Office of the Mayor folder

10      -             House of Representatives of Pennsylvania folder

10      -             Little Girl, print by T. Feelings

10      -            Cartoon Print  

Series 8: Correspondence

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11      1            Andrews, Laverne B. Evans                                                                               1999

11      2            Bartholomew, Ralph (Dr.)                                                                                 1984

11      3            Bogle, Mariska                                                                                                 2001

11      4            Bowman, Sherry                                                                                              2002

11      5            Cary, Lorene                                                                                                    2002

11      6            Chambers, Bradford                                                                                         1983

11      7            Checole, Kassahun                                                                                           2001

11      8            D.A. Holmes School                                                                                         1981

11      9            Denise                                                                                                            1998

11      10          Ericsson, Aprille                                                                                               2001

Series 8: Correspondence

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11      11          Ewen, Eric Paul                                                                                                 1980

11      12         Feelings, Muriel                                                                                                 1999, 2007

11      13         Feelings, Tom                                                                                                    1980

11      14         Friends of Philadelphia School Libraries

11      15         Giblin, James C.                                                                                                 1981

11      16         Gieskes, Hans                                                                                                    2002

11      17         Goode, Gloria D.                                                                                                 1981

11      18         Goss, Linda                                                                                                        1981

11      19         Harris, John T.                                                                                                   1975, 1977

11      20         Heiman, Bettina G.                                                                                             2000

11      21         Humphrey, Mattie L.                                                                                           1980

11      22         International Platform Association

11      23         Jamil                                                                                                                 1983

11      24         Jay, Lewis W. (Rev.)                                                                                           1984

11      25         Klein, Gerald E.                                                                                                  1979

11      26         Lora, Yenny                                                                                                       2001

11      27         Mama Zamani                                                                                                    2002

11      28         McClain, William J.                                                                                              1981

11      29         McCray, Carol G.                                                                                                1982

11      30         Moodley, Roy                                                                                                     1998

11      31         Morrow-Young, Allean                                                                                         2002

11      32         Mugo, Micere M.                                                                                                 1983

11      33         Mukhtar, Odinga                                                                                                 2001

11      34         Mutashoyas, The                          

11      35         Oyulla, Rebecca Abitimo                                                                                     2000

11      36         Prison Correspondence                                                                                       1997, 1999, 2000

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11      37          Raleigh County Public Library                                                                              1987

11      38          Robin, Larry                                                                                                       2001

11      39          Shabazz, Betty                                                                                                   1980

11      40          Shelby                                                                                                               1981

11      41          Slappy, Jean                                                                                                      1980, 1981

11      42          Spady, James

11      43          Stine, Jane                                                                                                        1980, 1981

11      44          Sullivan, Kathryn A.                                                                                           2002

11      45          The Sylvia Meek Memorial Scholarship Fund                                                         1983

11      46          Thomas, Curtis W.                                                                                             2000

11     47           Weiss, Bruce David                                                                                       

11     48           Weiss, Jacqueline Shatcher                                                                                1983

11     49           Waller, Alyn E. (Dr.)                                                                                          2001

11     50           Whitney, Ellen M.                                                                                              1982

11     51           Women Gathner Conference Planning Council                                                      2003

11     52           Wilson, William & Marie Vow Renewal                                                                 2002

11     53           Ya Salaam, Kalamu                                                                                           2002

11     54           Yale Research                                                                                                   1983

11     55          “Kenya Woman May Be World’s Oldest Person”                                                     2000

11     56          “The Boondocks”

11     57          “Goree Island – Last Relic of the Slave Trade”                                                      1979

11     58            Symptoms and Herbs

11     59          “The Hare Report: State of the Black Race”                                                         2001

11     60            Live Free From Prostate Problems, Including Cancer                                          1998, 1999

11     61            The Prostate Miracle

11     62            The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking                                                       1994, 2000

11     63            Eating Plan for Optimal Health                                                                        2002

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11      64         “Why Salt Should Never Be Used”

11      65          “Sharpton Campaign Should Build Agenda”

11      66          “Much In Common But Worlds Apart”                                                               1978

11      67          “Taking on Ali”                                                                                               2001

11      68          “Ceremony Commemorates First African Footsteps in Virginia”                           1999

11      69          “Rebel Leader is killed by Algerians”                                                                 2002

11      70          “Saving a Community and its Youth”                                                                2002

11      71         “When Self-Asserting a Self-Image is Self-Defense

11      72          “7 Days of Kwanzaa Begin with Prayers instead of Presents”                              1978

11      73           “Women Take to the Front Lines”                                                                    1999

11      74           “On the QT”                                                                                                  2002

11      75            Donald “Ducky” Birts                                                                                     2001

11      76           “Guns & Silence” 

11      77           “Jonas Savimbi, 67, Angola’s Leader”

11      78           “Children’s Books”

11      79           “Negro National Anthem-Lift Every Voice and Sing”

11       80          “Runaway Kid Grows into Series”                                                                    1972

11       81          “Schools Play Big Role in Industrial Design”                                                     1958

11       82          “Erv Hall Wakes Up to Hurdles Crown”

11       83          “Artists So Superb At Cheyney Wilmington Bids for Exhibit”                              1957

11       84            El Shaddai Christian Assembly Newsletter                                                     2002

11       85          “A New Christian Vision Unfolds”                                                                    1994

Series 9: Sound Recordings

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12      -             Ohio Players – Fire                                                                                        1974

12      -             Malcolm X – Speaks Again                                                                             1963-1964

12      -             Merry Christmas Johnny Mathis

12      -             Twist with Chubby Checker  

12      -             Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life                                                        1976

12      -             Lee Andrews – Sings

12      -             Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin                                                                         1989

12      -             Afro-American Tales & Games told by Linda Goss                                             1980

12      -             Mutabaruka – Check It!                                                                                  1983

12      -             Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind                                                                  1972

12      -             McDonald’s Black History through Rap                                                             1985

12      -             Adventures in Negro History Vol. II: The Frederick Douglass Years 1817-1895    1966

12      -             I.D.K.T. (I Didn’t Know That)                                                                         1982

12      -             Al Green – Greatest Hits                                                                                1972, 1973, 1975

12      -             Billie Holiday Sings the Blues

12      -             MALO                                                                                                           1972

12      -             Jon Lucien – Song for My Lady                                                                       1975

12      -             The Very Best of Chuck Jackson                                                                     1975

12      -              Leopold Stokowski Conducts Negro Folk Symphony by William Dawson

12      -              Nat King Cole – Every Time I Feel the Spirit

12      -              Oldies but Goodies Vol. 6    

12      -              Ray Barretto – La Cuna                                                                                 1981

12      -              Calypso Caribbean with Lord Short Shirt

12      -              The Calypso Carnival

12      -              Joe Bataan – Saint Latin’s Day Massacre

12      -               Rejoice! Music for the Worship of God in the Twentieth Century

Series 9: Sound Recordings

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12      -             Johnny Mathis – Me and Mrs. Jones                                                                 1973

12      -             Bill Withers – Making Friends                                                                          1975

12      -             The Heartbeats – A Thousand Miles Away

12      -             An original sound track recording the Samuel Goldwyn motion picture production of “Porgy and Bess”

12      -             Al Green – Call Me                                                                                         1972, 1973

12      -             Plenas 

12      -             Gloria Lynne – Where it’s at?

12      -             The Billie Holiday Story Volume I

Series 10: Photographs 

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13      -             Photographs                      

Series 11: John T. Harris (Awards and Certificates) 

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14      -             To John T. Harris for participation in International Symposia on Japanese Awareness    Spring 1979

14      -            Pro Arts Society Award- John T. Harris                                                                       February 24, 1980

14      -            Love Night Award presented to Muriel Feelings

14      -            Certificate to John T. Harris from Cheyney State College

14      -            Wall Hanging: "To Our Beloved Great Mother Muriel Feelings" from Lifers Cultural Affairs Committee

Series 12: Paintings 

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15      -             Wall hanging made with Sand- Family in a canoe

15      -              Painting: Girl in blue clothing with hair in a bun.

15      -              Painting: Bronze Lady, framed.       

15      -              Painting: Chinese Buddhist Temple in Singapore by John T. Harris, framed.

15      -              Painting: Japanese Pagoda, Veno Park, Tokyo, Japan. By John T. Harris, framed.

15      -              Painting: Woman in green clothing and hoop earrings.

15      -              Ink Drawing: Men playing a board game, framed.