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Woodfork, Sylvester Roy

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022.094

Content Description

Papers, scrapbooks, correspondence, typescript materials, printed materials, photo prints, and other materials relating to Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr and his society and club affiliations, including The Oldest Inhabitants Incorporated; Howard University Training Detachment, National Army (HUTRADENA) Club; and American Legion James E Walker Post 26.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr in 2022.

Language of Description


Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This is an unprocessed collection and might be stored at an offsite location. Materials within this collection have limited or no organization and a detailed content description is unavailable. Collection has been placed in the queue for future processing.


  • Creation: 1927 - 1994


Box 1: Envelope containing invitation to Oldest Inhabitants banquet, folder of handwritten meeting minutes; scrapbook. Labeled: “Papers of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr / The Oldest Inhabitants Inc. (Colored) / Box 1 of 1”. From inventory: Papers of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr The Oldest Inhabitants Incorporated (Colored) Notebook Constitution and by-laws Type (Revised February 23, 1953) Booklet (Revised 1967) Typed (Revised September 1, 1967) 1973-04-23 Letter from Washington Urban League Inc. inviting Sylvester Woodfork S. to become a member Membership requirements Membership application (2 different versions) Photograph 1968 Masonic Temple, 10th and U Street NW Washington DC Sylvester R Woodfork Sr, Chairman Board of Directors, Paul V. Brown, Retiring President, Arthur Brooks, President Elect Programs 1966 04 24 54th Annual Ladies Banquet in Honor of Mrs. Virginia Richardson McGuire 1970 04 26 58th Oldest Inhabitants Annual Ladies Banquet Program 1971 04 25 59th Annual Ladies Banquet in Honor of Mrs. Gladys Scott Roberts 1972 04 23 60th Annual Ladies Banquet in Honor of Fannie P Jeffery 1972 Invitation to Annual Ladies Banquet 1966 10 22 DC Federation of Civic Association 36th Annual Awards Dinner 1966 11 19 Phyllis Wheatley Branch Young Women’s Christian Association National Capital Area, Sixth Annual World Fellowship Luncheon Certificates 1966 10 22 Commendation from District of Columbia Federation of Civics Associations Inc. Membership List 1966 Officers and Members of Standing Committee 1967 Member, Board of Directors and Committee Lists Correspondence Newsletters Meeting minutes Treasurer’s Reports Honesty Bond H.R. 6981 - A bill to provide for the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution in the District of Columbia. Description of Office of Economic Opportunity, Oldest Inhabitants, PHI SIGMA PHI Society, Robert T. Reedman Dental Society Envelope Handwritten meeting minutes Box 2: 1 folder containing materials related to Committee on Community Improvement, including newspaper clippings, correspondence, summary report, financial report, WMATA plan & program; 3 envelopes containing HUTRADENA Club materials including correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, photocopied correspondence, and other miscellaneous documents; 2 scrapbooks relating to HUTRADENA Club; 1 empty envelope with handwritten notes. Labeled: “Papers of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr / Howard University Training Detachment, National Army (HUTRADENA) Club / Box 1 of 1” From inventory [abridged]: Papers of Sylvester Woodfork Sr Howard University Training Detachment, National Army (HUTRADENA) Club Notebook #1 Correspondence Constitution and By-Laws (Adopted January 5, 1927) Club history HUTRADENA Club 46th Anniversary Reunion - November 11, 1964 National Radio Institute Photographs Brochures Hutradena Club 50th Anniversary - 1968 Reactivation Announcement - August 29, 1964 Background Data on Charles G. Lavin and photograph (See Notebook #2 for letter - He was a speaker at one of their meetings] Miscellaneous correspondence Miscellaneous news articles Programs FUneral program/Obituary Miscellaneous notes Highlights of recent activities (1960s) Notebook #2 Meeting Minutes March 1928 - 1969 (Not all months/years are present) Envelope #1 The HUTRADENA Club News (Newsletter) - Some are missing pages Envelope #2 Funeral programs/notes Retirement announcement press release for William H. Burnette (10/24/1956) Programs Hotel menus/rate schedule Brochures/Bulletins/Programs Columbia Federal Savings Passbook Miscellaneous Correspondence Savings account passbook Hutradena letter head Box 3: 3 scrapbooks containing photo prints, correspondence, certificates, and other miscellaneous typescript materials relating to American Legion James E Walker Post 26. Labeled “Papers of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr / American Legion James E Walker Post 26 / Box 1 of 2”. Box 4: Materials relating to American Legion James E. Walker Post 26. Folder containing photocopies, typescript, printed, and holograph materials; 2 scrapbooks, 2 folders, and 2 envelopes containing flyers and programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, typescript documents, holograph notes, photo prints, other printed materials; loose papers including programs, correspondence, holograph notes, miscellaneous typescript and printed materials. Labeled “Papers of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Sr / American Legion James E Walker Post 26 / Box 2 of of 2”.