Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 5/2/51
Verda Louise Williams (1944-    )
Papers, 1958-2004, undated


Descriptive summary

creator:

Williams, Verda Louise (1944-    )

title:

Papers

dates:

1958-2004, undated

extent:

21.85 linear feet (1 document box, 3 half-document boxes, and 16 records center cartons)

collection number:

RS 5/2/51

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Verda Louise Williams Papers, RS 5/2/51, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Verda Louise Williams (1944- ) was born October 13, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa. Williams was employed as a Communication Specialist in Iowa State University's Extension Communication Services (1981-1997). A filmmaker and producer, Williams wrote and produced in conjunction with WOI Television the 1985 documentary, "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard."

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television from Drake University (1969) and a Master of Arts degree in General Graduate Studies from Iowa State University (1987).

 

Collection description

This collection documents the making of the hour-long PBS program "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," by Verda Williams. Series 1 - Biographical Information (1998) contains Williams' resume. Series 2 - Publicity (1985-1991) contains brochures, newspaper advertisements, and posters of Verda Williams' productions "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" and "A Rose Is A Rose" both before and after broadcast in 1985. Series 3 - Correspondence (1985) contains congratulatory letters on the outcome of the show, audience response letters to the program, and general correspondence pertaining to "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard." Series 4 - Script, Tape Descriptions, and Scene Descriptions (1985) contains the script for "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard", including written scene descriptions of the program and detailed videotape descriptions of the videos contained in series 5. Series 5 - Videotapes (1981-1986) contains Verda Williams videotapes, including the master of the program "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," research tapes for the program, interviews, stills, historic events, and footage used to compile the program. Series 6 – Photos, Slides (undated) contains Slides and Photographs received by Verda Williams. Series 7 – Other Papers (1973-1986) contains other papers and articles related to Verda William's work.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged in 7 series: Series 1 - Biographical Information, Series 2 - Publicity, Series 3 - Correspondence, Series 4 - Script, Tape Descriptions, and Scene Descriptions, Series 5 – Videotapes, Series 6 – Slides, Photos, Series 7 – Other Papers. Series 1 and Series 2 are arranged in chronological order. Series 3 is arranged in original order as received by Williams. Series 4 is arranged alphabetically and numerically by videotape in series four. Series 5 is arranged alphabetically and numerically by videotape.

 

Description of series

Series 1

Biographical Information

1998

extent:

0.05 linear feet (1 folder)

description:

The series contains Williams' resume.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical Information: Williams' Resume

1998

 

Description of series

Series 2

Publicity

1985-1991

extent:

0.05 linear feet (2 folders)

description:

The series contains brochures, newspaper advertisements, and posters of Verda Williams' productions "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" and "A Rose Is A Rose" both before and after broadcast in 1985.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

2

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" - Brochures, Newspaper Advertisement

1985-1986, undated

16

8

"Flower Drum Song" Poster

undated

 

Description of series

Series 3

Correspondence

1958-1985

extent:

0.20 linear feet (5 folders)

description:

The series contains congratulatory letters on the outcome of the show, audience response letters to the program, and general correspondence pertaining to "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard."

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

3

Letters of Congratulations: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard"

1985

1

4

Correspondence, Memorandum, and Brochures: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard"

1985

1

5

Correspondence: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard"

1985

1

6

Correspondence: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard"

1985

1

7

Correspondence: Audience Response

1985

14

23

Correspondence: Henry David Thoreau

1958

16

6

Correspondence: Vicki Wickham

1973

 

Description of series

Series 4

Script, Tape Descriptions, and Scene Descriptions

1973-1986, undated

extent:

0.42 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

description:

The series contains the script for "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard", including written scene descriptions of the program and detailed videotape descriptions of the videos contained in Series 5.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

8

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" – Script

1985

1

9

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" – Script

1985

1

10

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" - Tape Descriptions (A-Z5) (see boxes 3 & 4)

1985

1

11

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" - Tape Descriptions (2, 4-5, 7-16, 18-33) (see boxes 5 & 6), 1985

1985

1

12

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" - Tape Descriptions (Program Master, Miscellaneous Tapes) (see box 7)

1985

1

13

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," Scene Descriptions

1985

2

1

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," Scene Descriptions/Program Close

1985

2

2

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," - Interview, Marguerite Cothorn

1985

2

3

"Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," - Research Notes, Brochures

1984-1985

2

4

The Making of "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" - Interview with Verda Williams

1985

2

5

Rosa Guy – Audiocassettes (3), 1-Selma, undated

undated

2

6

Rosa Guy – Photograph

undated

2

7

"Shock & Awful: Impeach Bush" DVD by Verda Williams (This DVD is for viewing purposes only; it may not be reproduced.)

undated

14

22

Script: The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau

1986

14

26

You Can Right A Romance!

1975

16

1

Incident at Three Lights Tavern, Story

1973

16

2

Rabbit Wells, Script Notes and Edits

1973

16

3

Rabbit Wells, Rough Draft Script

1973

16

4

Rabbit Wells, Story Notes

undated

16

7

Rabbit Wells, Completed Script

1973

 

Description of series

Series 5

Video Tapes

1981-1986,undated

extent:

13 linear feet (10 records center cartons)

description:

The series contains Verda Williams videotapes, including the master of the program "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," research tapes for the program, interviews, stills, historic events, and footage used to compile the program.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

3

Tape A

Subject: Judge Willie Glanton

1985

3

Tape B

Subject: Footage of places around the Des Moines area, streets, buildings, etc.

1985

3

Tape C

Subject: History of Des Moines, growth, change, activities

1985

3

Tape D

Subject: Scenes around early Des Moines, areas for "colored" people, black social groups and their leaders

1985

3

Tape E

Subject: Aerial views of Des Moines, Willkie House

1985

3

Tape F

Subject: Willkie House, M. Cothorn

1985

3

Tape G

Subject: Clubs for "negros" open in Des Moines

1985

3

Tape H

Subject: W. E. B. Dubois, Margaret Bush Wilson, J. B. Morris, Catherine Williams, Edna Griffin, Saunders, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Affirmative Action Groups

1985

3

Tape I

Subject: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and family, Black Panthers, Jesse Jackson, Joan Mondale, Julian Bond, Dick Gregory, Wes Chapman, Al Parrish, Morris funeral, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

1985

3

Tape J

Subject: Union Baptist Church, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Black-Hispanic Coalition, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - hiring of blacks in Des Moines, Monroe Branch killing and trial, Leonard Johnson, Wes Chapman, Monroe Colston, Elaine Estes, Celian Johnson, Judge George Strickler, Al Parrish, Viola Neighbours, Craig Clarke

1985

3

Tape K

Subject: Women in uniform, kids, Stan Satterfield, social clubs, sports and entertainment, YMCA, MCNAR, Jr. Pride

1985

3

Tape L-1

Subject: Dr. Sarah Moten, Rev. Sherman Brown, Iowa Governor Branstad

1985

3

Tape L-2

Subject: 1915 Polk County road construction, Charles P. Howard, Brown, Ft. Des Moines, Adah Hyde, Gertrude North

1985

3

Tape M

Subject: Wesley Redhead, Jeff Logan, J. L. Thompson, Jack Trice, J. B. Morris and family, Bystander, return from World War II, Camp Dodge, YMCA, Knights of Columbus Hall

1985

3

Tape N

Subject: Camp Dodge, Archie Alexander, Fire Department, Jim Thompson, Henry Wallace and Paul Robeson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Clara Bayles, Mayor Urban

1985

3

Tape O

Subject: Parades, John Walker, Charles Knox, Drake University, Lacy Spriggs, National Black United Front,

1985

3

Tape P

Subject: Kids, people, Edna Griffin, Katz clippings, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. murder, Muhammad Ali

1985

3

Tape Q

Subject: Camp Dodge, Isaac Brandt (John Brown), Jeff Logan, Abe Lincoln, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Stephen Kearney, Katz, Lyric Theatre

1985

4

Tape R

Subject: Theatres, KRNT Theatre, street scenes, parks, schools

1985

4

Tape S

Subject: Y Camp, hotels, Brown House, Elliot, Ft. Des Moines, Detective James Allen, Kirkwood, Black Panthers, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Khalil Abdel Alim, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Negro Press, Negro Center

1985

4

Tape T

Subject: J.B. Morris, Frank Dixon, Black History Week, Blacks in Des Moines (Iowa), Robert Hyde

1985

4

Tape U

Subject: Lynchings, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Joe and Sue Brown, Duke Ellington, Booker T. Washington, Marian Anderson, George Washington Carver

1985

4

Tape V

Subject: Illinois Certificate of Freedom, mining tools, war maps, uniforms

1985

4

Tape W

Subject: Burns Chute, Archie Alexander

1985

4

Tape X

Subject: Archie Alexander, Sepia Club, YWCA, Women's Air Corps, Virginia Williams, Verda and Nova, Verda on "Positively Black"

1985

4

Tape X-1

Subject: People in uniform and at various establishments, Willkie House, J. B. Morris

1985

4

Tape X-2

Subject: Kids in various settings, Olympian Club, J. B. Morris, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, churches, John Estes, Elks, group photos

1985

4

Tape Y

Subject: Mme. Walker, Florence Mills, Harlem (New York), Pauline Humphrey, black beauty school, various Des Moines (Iowa) shots

1985

4

Tape Z-1

Subject: Mrs. Charles Dockery (Louise Stewart), Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, President J. F. Kennedy, President George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln, U. S. Grant, Roosevelt, Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Johnny Mathis, Dorothy Dandridge, Chubby Checker, Klan v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, James Meredith articles

1985

4

Tape Z-2

Subject: Louis Armstrong, Anna Lucasta, Archie Moore, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Willie Mays, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Nat Cole, Harry Belafonte, Billy Eckstine, Sidney Poitier, etc. (famous black Americans)

1985

4

Tape Z-3

Subject: Famous black Americans, blacks in headlines, events in black history

1985

4

Tape Z-4

Subject: Famous black Americans, blacks in headlines, interviews - Darlene Freeman, Judy Wade, Ida Bell Jarrett, Alonzo Jarrett

1985

4

Tape Z-5

Subject: WACS, MCTV

1985

5

Tape 2

Subject: Dr. Saunders

1985

5

Tape 4

Subject: AKO Part II

1985

5

Tape 5

Subject: Glantons

1985

5

Tape 7

Subject: Jackson

1985

5

Tape 8

Subject: E. Jackson, Bowman

1985

5

Tape 9

Subject: J. B. Morris III

1985

5

Tape 9A

Subject: Jim Bowman Take 2

1985

5

Tape 10

Subject: Larry Carter

1985

5

Tape 11

Subject: Wes Chapman

undated

5

Tape 12

Subject: Wes Chapman

1985

5

Tape 13

Subject: Edna Griffin

undated

5

Tape 14

Subject: Edna Griffin

undated

5

Tape 15

Subject: Student interviews, Des Moines (Iowa) skyline

undated

5

Tape 16

Subject: B-roll Black Students Meeting, various sights around Des Moines (Iowa)

undated

5

Tape 18

Subject: Center Street Tech High, Fort Des Moines, Willkie House

undated

6

Tape 19

Subject: Elementary schools and children, KUCB Radio, CU

undated

6

Tape 20

Subject: Business District

undated

6

Tape 21

Subject: Tiny Tots B-roll, Iowa Governor Branstad, view of Des Moines (Iowa) - mid 1800s

undated

6

Tape 21A

Subject: Eastern Star Masonic Temple, high schools, churches

undated

6

Tape 22

Subject: Catherine G. Williams

1985

6

Tape 23

Subject: Catherine Williams

1985

6

Tape 24

Subject: Catherine Williams, M. Cothorn

undated

6

Tape 25

Subject: M. Cothorn

undated

6

Tape 26

Subject: Edith Webb, graves, Glanton's house, Lera Payne, George Payne, Beverley Settles, George Nichols, Steve Strother, Shawn Nichols, Sharpe

undated

6

Tape 27

Subject: Barber shop, Jenkins, Woods, Barbara Calderon, Dora MacKay, Manuel Calderon, churches, streets, parks, Garrison

undated

6

Tape 28

Subject: Garrison, Hawkeye Lodge, Bradley, barber shop, Kyles American Methodist Zion church

undated

6

Tape 29

Subject: various freeway shots, Lillian Edmunds, Wendell Willkie, churches, rivers, Iowa State Capitol

1985

6

Tape 30

Subject: unidentified

undated

6

Tape 31

Subject: unidentified

undated

6

Tape 32

Subject: program close

1985

6

Tape 33

Subject: program close

1985

7

Tape 1

Subject: The Negro Soldier

undated

7

Tape 2

Subject: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Part I

undated

7

Tape 3

Subject: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Part II

undated

7

Tape 4

Subject: Effects 1 - A roll

undated

7

Tape 5

Subject: Effects 2 - B roll

undated

7

Tape 6

Subject: Birth of a Nation, blacks and the Klu Klux Klan

undated

7

Tape 7

Subject: Muhammad Ali excerpts

undated

7

Tape 8

Subject: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" edited master

1985

7

Tape 9

Subject: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" edited master, Part 1 of 2

1985

7

Tape 10

Subject: "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" edited master, Part 2 of 2

1985

7

Tape 11

Subject: "Southern Accents, Northern Ghettos" Part 1

1983

7

Tape 12

Subject: "Southern Accents, Northern Ghettos" Part 2

1983

7

Tape 13

Subject: Buxton (Iowa) Slides

undated

7

Tape 14

Subject: Drake University tape, slides, President Johnson signs bill, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

undated

8

Tape 1

Subject: Rosa Guy, pictures, books, friends

undated

8

Tape 2

Subject: Rosa Guy, books

undated

8

Tape 3

Subject: Rosa Guy, John A Williams, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughs, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Zora Hurston

undated

8

Tape 4

Subject: Rosa Guy, Harlem (New York)

undated

8

Tape 5

Subject: Rosa Guy, Harlem (New York), an urban black culture

undated

8

Tape 6

Subject: Rosa Guy, Harlem (New York), Stars

undated

8

Tape 7

Subject: Rosa Guy, Harlem (New York), 1930-1939

undated

8

Tape 8

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1930-1940

undated

8

Tape 9

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1940's

undated

8

Tape 10

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1940-1950

undated

8

Tape 11

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1950-1959

undated

8

Tape 12

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1950-1960

undated

8

Tape 13

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1960-1968

undated

8

Tape 14

Subject: Harlem (New York), 1960-1968

undated

8

Tape 15

Subject: Title/Trinidad Books

undated

8

Tape 16

Subject: Rosa Guy

undated

8

Tape 17

Subject: Rosa Guy

undated

9

Tape 1

Subject: Sun City

1986

9

Tape 2

Subject: Women of South Africa into Maids and Madames

1986

9

Tape 3

Subject: Women of South Africa into Maids and Madames

1986

9

Tape 4

Subject: Women of South Africa

1986

9

Tape 1

Civil Rights 1

undated

9

Tape 2

Civil Rights 2

undated

9

Tape 3

Civil Rights 3

undated

9

Tape 4

Civil Rights 4

undated

9 Tape 1 Life Force Demo 1982
9 Tape 2 The Wiz: Interview 1975
9 Tape 3 King: I Have a Dream Master undated
9 Tape 4 Subject: Black Artists, Dub from Show Tape undated

10

Tape A

Subject: Block graphics

undated

10

Tape 1

Subject: Black Artists

1983

10

Tape 2

Subject: Black Artists

1983

10

Tape 2A

Subject: Black Artists

1983

10

Tape 3

Subject: Black Artists

1983

10

Tape 1

Subject: Sports, Dallas, Edwin Moses, Falcon Crest, Downy, Cascade, Channel 5 Sports, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, Hall and Oates, VH-1 promotion, John Lennon, Kim Carnes, Phil Collins, Stephanie Mills

undated

10

Tape 2

Subject: Sports, Iowa State Basketball, Stephanie Mills, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Toto – Africa, Subway, Michael McDonald, Elton John, Diana Ross, Carole Baumgarten, game footage, National Football League

undated

10

Tape 3

Subject: Sports, football, Jets, Johnny Orr, ABC challenge, Bud Lite, Visa, Nissan, Hawks, hockey, boxing, swimming, Pearle Vision, Miller Beer, Bill Cosby

undated

10

Tape 4

Subject: Sports, Olympic gold, Mary Decker, Skiing, Pole Vault, Carl Lewis, Channel 8 News, Drake University, Dallas Cowboys, Love Boat, Chunky Soup, Milk, Grapenuts, Kate and Ally

undated

10

Tape 5

Subject: Sports, Advertisements, Promotions

undated

10

Tape 6

Subject: Sports, Advertisements, Promotions

undated

10

Tape 7

Subject: Sports, Advertisements, Promotions

undated

10

Tape 7B

Subject: de la Baca interview, Diane Sawyer, 60 Minutes

undated

10

Tape 8

Subject: Sex Roles and Sports

undated

10

Tape 9

Subject: Sex Roles and Sports

undated

10

Tape 10

Subject: Sex Roles and Sports

undated

10

Tape I

Subject: LeRoy Mitchell

undated

10

Tape II

Subject: Energy, Our Dying Need

undated

11

Tape 1

Subject: Carole Baumgarten, "Sex Roles and Sports"

undated

11

Tape 2

Subject: Carole Baumgarten

undated

11

Tape 3

Subject: Carole Baumgarten, Drake University

1985

11

Tape 4

Subject: Life Force demo tape

undated

11

Tape 5

Subject: Life Force promotion

1984

11

Tape 6

Subject: Life Force promotion

1981

11

Tape 7

Subject: Liscomb interview

undated

11

Tape 8

Subject: Commercials

undated

11

Tape 9

Subject: Unidentified

undated

11

Tape 11

Subject: "Dallas", commercials

undated

11

Tape 12

Subject: Promotion, Cutting Energy Bills

undated

11

Tape 13

Subject: Promotions, commercials

undated

11

Tape 14

Subject: Promotions, commercials

undated

11

Tape 15

Subject: Promotions, commercials

undated

11

Tape 16

Subject: Dynasty, commercials

undated

11

Tape 17

Subject: Continued Iowa Artists

1981

11

Tape 18

Subject: Unidentified

undated

12

Tape 1

Subject: Women of the 19th Century

1986

12

Tape 2

Subject: Women of the 19th Century

1986

12

Tape 3

Subject: Women of the 19th Century

1986

12

Tape 4

Subject: Women of the 19th Century

1986

12

Tape 1

Subject: Harlem Cotton Club, Part 1

1987

12

Tape 2

Subject: Harlem Cotton Club, Part 2

1987

12

Tape 3

Subject: Life Force Cotton Club

1983

12

Tape 4

Subject: E. T. "Hollywood Stereotypes" second generation

undated

12

Tape 5

Subject: Unidentified

undated

12

Tape 6

Subject: Verda's slides, housing

undated

12

Tape 7

Subject: "Best Management Practices Selling Hay"

undated

12

Tape 8

Subject: Blacked and Blank

1982

12

Tape 9

Subject: Greeks, Non Water Soluble Blue

undated

12

Tape 10

Subject: Animal Welfare

1982

12

Tape 11

Subject: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

undated

14

1

Musical Intro to Television; A Day in the Life of Norma Quarels; The Ripe and Golden Years; Black Theatre: Up From the Streets

undated

14

2

Positively Black Segments; Carde Baumgarten – Sex Roles and Sports; Families at Work; Continuing Education: The Beat Goes On

undated

14

3

Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard; Non Wates Solude Blue; Black Women in Stereo (type)

undated

14

4

Side 1: #1 Flower #2 Flower #3 ???; Side 2: All Blue Flower

undated

14

5

Betamax: Horses

undated

14

6

POS Black Jamaica (1-4)

undated

14

7

New York Jamaica Conference (5 and 6)

undated

15

1

Henry D. Thoreau Master II, Reel 2

undated

15

2

Soundtrack – Henry D. Thoreau

undated

15

3

The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau

undated

15

4

Henry D. Thoreau Master II, Reel 1

undated

15

5

Take 6

undated

15

6

TZ Kearney

undated

15

7

Iowa Morning Edition

1982

15

8

Tape

1986

15

9

Sound Effects

undated

15

10

Narration, Black Des Moines

undated

15

11

Nonation Tapes (?)

undated

15

12

Ellington Music

undated

15

13

Black Des Moines, 30's-50's Music

undated

15

14

Leadbelly and Paul Robeson

undated

15

15

1800's – 30's Music

undated

15

16

60's, 70's, and 80's Music

undated

15

17

Jamaica Conference

1978

15

18

Black Des Moines, Narration II

undated

15

19

Henry D. Thoreau Soundtrack

1986

17

1

The Whiz; P. Black Sing Sing "Poem"; "Martha's Dream" Long Daze...Empty Knights

undated

17

2

Dwight Carter; 10 Worlds

undated

17

3

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1985

17

4

Sex Roles and Sport

undated

17

5

The Gov; "The Gift"

1987

17

6

Non Water Soluble Blue Master

undated

17

7

19th Century Women, Tape A

1987

17

8

19th Century Women, Tape B

1987

17

9

19th Century Women, Tape C

1987

17

10

Norma Quarrels

undated

17

11

Amana Master – A Touch of Amana

undated

17

12

NONA – Black Images

undated

17

13

Entertainment Tonight – "Hollywood Stereotypes," 3rd Generation

undated

17

14

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

17

15

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

17

16

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

18

1

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"

1987

18

2

The Gift of Song

1987

18

3

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1985

18

4

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1985

18

5

Black Theatre

undated

18

6

Ripe and Golden Years

undated

18

7

American Talk Network

1990

18

8

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

18

9

Black Des Moines

undated

18

10

Black History Tribute; Non Water Soluble Blue; King: I Have A Dream

undated

18

11

My Flower

undated

18

12

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard; Non Water Soluble Blue

1985; 1983

18

13

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1985

18

14

Mixed Metaphors: Civil Rights/Apartheid

undated

18

15

A Rose is a Rosa: Rosa Guy in Her Own Words

1987

19

1

The Gift of Song

1987

19

2

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1985

19

3

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

19

4

Original Dub A

undated

19

5

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

1994

19

6

No Closet: Jamie Anderson

undated

19

7

Unlabeled Video Cassette

undated

19

8

Black Woman Speaks, Tape 1

1991

19

9

Black Woman Speaks, Tape 2

1991

19

10

MLK, Jr. – Life Magazine

1987

19

11

Ralph and Monty – Fame – Sad Piano

undated

19

12

Cambodian Music

1982

19

13

Music Soul to Soul: Back to Life, Keep on Movin'

undated

19

14

Black Des Moines

1988

19

15

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard

2001

19

16

Master Whyte

undated

20

1

Family Reunion

undated

20

2

Raw Footage of Elementary School

undated

20

3

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

undated

20

4

Musical Intro to TV; A Day in the Life of Norma Quarrels; The Ripe and Golden Years; Black Theatre: Up From the Streets; The Wiz; Tribute to Edouard Guilbaud; The Woman Who Dropped to Earth

undated

20

5

Verda's Short Films

undated

20

6

Flood Shots

1993

20

7

Eyes on the Prize

undated

20

8

Extension Reports

1986

20

9

My Flower

undated

20

10

For Black Women Only

undated

20

11

Window Dub: "Creative Gardens"; "Rock n' Row"

undated

20

12

Window Dub: "Creative Gardens"; "Rock n' Row"

undated

20

13

Creative Gardens Window Dub

undated

20

14

Creative Gardens Window Dub

undated

20

15

Vision of the Spirit: Alice Walker

undated

20

16

Office Copy: Southern Poverty Law Center

undated

20

17

Non Water Soluble Blue; Black Women in Stereo

undated

20

18

ISU Extension for One and All!

1987

20

19

Black Des Moines – Voices Seldom Heard; Non Water Soluble Blue; Black Women in Stereo

undated

20

20

19th Century Women; Mixed Metaphors; A Rose is a Rosa

undated

20

21

MLK End Scenes

undated

20

22

Where the Tall Corn Grows

undated

20

23

Eyes on the Prize

undated

20

24

Jim Meek/Verda Williams

1992

20

25

Organizing the Farm Business Series

1992

20

26

The Gift of Song

undated

20 27 Mixed Metaphors: Civil Rights/Apartheid undated
20 28 Stanly Seigel Show: Verda as Guest 1978
20 29 Sex Role and Sport 1985

 

 

Description of series

Series 6

Slides, Photos

undated

extent:

0.325 linear feet (13 folders)

description:

 

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

14

8

Nature Cycle Slides

undated

14

9

Iowa State University Campus Slides

undated

14

10

Nature Cycle Slides #5 (Slides 1-45)

undated

14

11

University of West Indies

undated

14

12

Jamal and JBC

undated

14

13

Mona Commons

undated

14

14

People

undated

14

15

Slides

undated

14

16

Slides

undated

14

17

Slides

undated

14

18

Jamaica

undated

14

19

Jamaica

undated

14

20

Nature Cycle Slides

undated

 

Description of series

Series 7

Other Papers

1973-1986

extent:

0.1 linear feet (4 folders)

description:

This series contains other papers related to Verda WiIliam's work.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

14

21

Daily Article: "Religion at ISU"

1986

14

24

WO-I-TV: Outstanding Public Affairs

1985-1986

14

25

English 564 – Ross 22 Prof. Richard Herrnstadt

1986

16

5

Rabbit Wells Story, Related News Articles

1973