Willie T. Summerville and Summerville Family Papers

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Professional Teaching Materials

Church papers

Scores and Sheet Music

Audio-visual Recordings

Personal Papers and Photographs



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Title: Willie T. Summerville and Summerville Family Papers, 1930-2019Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 15/42/20

Extent: 37.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in five series, divided to reflect Summerville's two primary careers as music educator and religious leader. Series 1, Education Materials, has two subseries: Sub-series 1, Elementary and Secondary School Papers; and Sub-series 2, College and University Papers. Series 1 consists of materials relating to Summerville's career as a music educator. Series 2, Church Papers, relates to his career as a religious leader in the Canaan Baptist Church. Series 3, Scores and Sheet Music has six sub-series arranged topically, suggesting the context in which the music was used: Sub-series 1, General Music; Sub-series 2, Pedagogical Music; Sub-series 3, Sacred Music; and Sub-series 4, Hymnals; Subseries 5, Shape-note Gospel Song Books; Subseries 6, Workshop Music and Programs. Series 4, Audio-Visual Recordings, has three sub-series: Sub-series 1, Education Audio-Visual Recordings; Sub-series 2: Church Audio-Visual Recordings; Sub-series 3: Commercial Recordings. Series 5: Personal and Family Papers and Photographs, includes four sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal and Family Papers and Photographs; Sub-series 2, Personal Education Materials; Sub-series 3, Personal Study Books and Materials; Sub-series 4, Valerian A. Summerville's Personal Papers.

Date Acquired: 01/13/2020

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, audio-visual recordings, photographs, event programs, correspondence, awards and other recognitions, personal notes, pedagogical materials, and administrative records documenting Willie T. Summerville's careers as a music educator in the Urbana public school system, and a deacon, treasurer, and music minister at the Canaan Baptist Church. The collection also reflects the numerous workshops and seminars he led across the country, and his courses taught at Parkland College, Millikin University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as the campus and community affairs specialist in the Department of African-American Studies. Of particular interest are the substantial collections of gospel music (sheet music and recordings), and newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to the Urbana High School Concert Choir's 1999 trip to Rome.

Collection Historical Note

Willie T. Summerville (1944-2017) was born in Sunshine, Arkansas. He attended Arkansas AM&N College and the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a B.S. in Music Education and a M.S. in Music Education, respectively. As a music educator, Summerville taught for over 30 years in the Champaign and Urbana public school systems as music teacher at Thornburn School and Brookens Junior High, Choral Music Director of the Urbana Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, and Director of the Urbana High School Concert Choir. He also frequently led workshops and music clinics in Churches and Schools across the country. After retiring from public school teaching, he taught courses at Parkland College, Millikin University, and the University of Illinois within the African American Studies department. An active member and deacon of the Canaan Baptist Church, Summerville served there in many roles such as treasurer and Minister of Music. He received numerous awards and other recognitions throughout his life, both for his music education and for his community service.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Shandra Summerville

Acquisition Method: Gift


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[Series 1: Professional Teaching Materials, 1942-2017],
[Series 2: Church papers, 1947-2011],
[Series 3: Scores and Sheet Music, 1919-2017],
[Series 4: Audio-visual Recordings, 1967-2016],
[Series 5: Personal Papers and Photographs, 1945-2017],
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Series 5: Personal Papers and Photographs, 1945-2017Add to your cart.
Consists of materials related to Summerville's own education and his personal affairs, including photographs, study materials, personal organizational tools, newspaper clippings, event records, and ties to friends and family. The series also contains materials documenting the life and career of his wife, Valerian Summerville, and the couple's children, including photographs, programs, cards, and newspaper clippings. The series contains 10 subseries: Subseries 1, Photographs; Subseries 2, Educational Papers and Documents at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Subseries 3, African American History, People, and Events; Subseries 4, Anniversaries, Celebrations, Events, and Reunions; Subseries 5, Planners, Calendars, Notes, and Business Cards; Subseries 6, Awards and Recognitions; Subseries 7, Summerville Children's Papers and Activities; Subseries 8, Obituaries and Funeral Services; Subseries 9, Bible and Bible Study; Subseries 10, Valerian A. Summerville's Personal and Professional Papers.
Sub-Series 1: Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1945-2014Add to your cart.
Consists of photographs and photo albums, including portraits of Summerville and Valerian, event photos and albums, trip photos and albums, photos and albums of the Summerville family and family reunions, photos and albums of friends of the family, and scrapbooks created by the family, which contain loose photographs. Photos received together or in albums are maintained that way. Photos are divided by type (event, portrait, etc) and individuals depicted, then arranged by date range when possible.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Willie Summerville's Portraits, ca. 1950-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Professional, staged, and snapshot portraits of Willie from various points in his life; includes a CD with digital copies of several portraits.
Folder 2: Portraits and Photos of Val, ca. 1945-2005Add to your cart.
Includes undated photos from Val's childhood as well as professional and casual portraits.
Folder 3: Portraits of Willie and Val Together, undatedAdd to your cart.
Formal portraits of the couple.
Folder 4: Photographs of Willie with Awards, ca. 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Negatives, ca. 1967-1993Add to your cart.
Negatives from various portraits of Willie.
Folder 6: School and Reunion Class Photos, 1962-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Yearbook: "The Lion", 1966Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Published A M & N yearbook from 1966.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo Album Including 1966-2004, ca. 1966-2004Add to your cart.
Photos received in an album.
Folder 2: Photo Album for 1987 (1 of 2), ca. 1987Add to your cart.
Photos from this folder were received in an album and are divided between folders 2 and 3.
Folder 3: Photo Album for 1987 (2 of 2), ca. 1987Add to your cart.
Photographs were received together in an album, which is divided between folders 2 and 3.
Folder 4: Photo Album of 2000 Summerville Reunion, September 2-3, 2000Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Photo Album 1964-1968, ca. 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 2: Photo Album of 1965-1967, 1965-1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs received in an album more like a scrapbook; contains photographs, receipts, news clippings, and programs, among other things.
Folder 3: Personal Photo Album from 1974, ca. 1974Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 4: Photo Album for 1974, ca. August 1974Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 5: Photo Album of 2001 Los Angeles Trip, ca. January 5, 2001Add to your cart.
Photographs in an album.
Folder 6: 60th Birthday Album, ca. 2004Add to your cart.
Photo album received in an envelope reading "Happy 60th Birthday Willie T. Summerville"
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo Album of Urbana High School Choir, ca. 1983Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 2: Photo Album of Urbana High School Choir, ca. 1996Add to your cart.
Photographs are in an album.
Folder 3: Photo Album of Urbana High School Choir, March 31, 2005Add to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 4: Photo Album of Seminary Graduation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 5: Photo Album of School Event, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Box 43Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo Album of Rome Tour 1999 (1 of 2), March 13-19, 1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs with an album, often with handwritten captions. Half of the album in this folder, half in folder 2.
Folder 2: Photo Album of Rome Tour 1999 (2 of 2), March 13-19, 1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs with an album, often with handwritten captions. Half of the album in this folder, half in folder 1.
Folder 3: Willie and Choir Workshop, January 16-17, 2005Add to your cart.
A hard copy of an email containing primarily photographs, printed on 8 1/2 x 11 white computer paper.
Folder 4: Photo Album of DC Tour, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 5: Photo Album of School Choir Event, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs received in an album.
Folder 6: Photo Album of School Choirs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos received in an album. Contains primarily photos of students and Willie in various activities.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Willie with his Family, Friends, and Students (1 of 2), ca. 1970-2014Add to your cart.
Multiple events represented.
Folder 2: Willie with his Family, Friends, and Students (2 of 2), ca. 1970-2014Add to your cart.
Multiple events represented.
Folder 3: Friend at a Radio Station and a Performance on TV, ca. August 1987Add to your cart.
Three photographs in different formats and sizes.
Folder 4: Summerville Family Trip, ca. September 4, 2000Add to your cart.
Photos received together.
Folder 5: 50th Birthday/ 51st Anniversary Tribute, November 29, 2003Add to your cart.
Photos received and maintained in an album.
Folder 6: Two Summerville Events, ca. 2004Add to your cart.
Two CD-R discs; received together in a commercial CD sleeve reading "Alexis Tyler." Damage to "Summerville Gala" disk possible.
Folder 7: Anniversary Event, undatedAdd to your cart.
Family anniversary event.
Folder 8: Birthday photos- multiple events, undatedAdd to your cart.
Birthday themed photos from various events.
Folder 9: Conference: ACT-SO, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos from a conference speculated to be the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).
Folder 10: Military Portrait of Darryl Adams, undatedAdd to your cart.
Formal military portrait in a card with handwritten note.
Folder 11: Music Educators National Conference, undatedAdd to your cart.
Performance, posed, and scenic shots.
Folder 12: Summerville Birthday Gala, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos and negatives.
Box 45Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wedding photos, ca. 1975-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Choir events and performances, ca. 1978-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Graduation photos, ca. 1999-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Summerville family reunion, September 2-3, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Concert Choir, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Choir Tour, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Choir Tour, Washington D.C., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Summerville Family Event, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Summerville Family Reunion, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 46Add to your cart.
Folder 1: School and Church Choirs, ca. 1986-2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Willie and Choirs, ca. 1974-2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Tours, Buildings, and Nature, ca. 1974-2000Add to your cart.
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Willie's family, friends, and students, ca. 1968-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Willie's family, friends, students, and choir, ca. 1970-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Willie's family, friends, and students (1 of 3), ca. 1971-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Willie's family, friends, and students (2 of 3), ca. 1971-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Willie's family, friends, and students (3 of 3), ca. 1971-2012Add to your cart.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Willie's family, friends, and students, ca. 1972-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Willie's family, friends, and students (1 of 3), ca. 1993-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Willie's family, friends, and students (2 of 3), ca. 1993-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Willie's family, friends, and students (3 of 3), ca. 1993-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Willie's family, friends, and students (1 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Willie's family, friends, and students (2 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photo Album with Photos from Several Occasions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos received in an album.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Photographs, ca. 1974-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook Containing Marriage Certificate, High School Photos, and Travel Photos, ca. 1965-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Urbana Music New York Trip Photographs, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 4: Urbana Music New York Trip Photographs, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Urbana Music Photograph Book, ca. 1999-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 2: Urbana Music Photograph Book, ca. 1999-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Sub-Series 2: Educational Papers and Documents at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1958-2016Add to your cart.
Consists of Summerville's educational papers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and other materials related to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the University of Arkansas. Materials are grouped by type and arranged chronologically.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Binding of Papers, Course Guide, and Brochures (1 of 2), 1958 - 1964Add to your cart.
Documents relating to String Method Courses; includes papers, course guide, score, and string teacher supply list.
Folder 2: Binding of Papers, Course Guide, and Brochures (2 of 2), 1958 - 1964Add to your cart.
Documents relating to String Method Courses; includes scores and brochures.
Folder 3: Notebooks and Music Note, 1964 - 1965Add to your cart.
Includes two note books and music note for the courses of Theory and Form and Percussion Methods.
Folder 4: Notebook and Paper, 1964 - 1966Add to your cart.
Includes a notebook and music history course paper.
Folder 5: Programs, Newspaper Clipping, and News Letters, 1965 - 2007Add to your cart.
Student ID Card (1965-66 academic year); Fraternity Founders' Day celebration program; Sigma the "Torchbearer" news letter; newspaper clipping "Johnson Steps Down, Young Named UA-PB Coach"; the University Vesper Choir programs; and Alumni news letter "The Lion".
Folder 6: Conference Program and Commemorative Book, July 31, 2014 - April 23, 2016Add to your cart.
Investiture program; 26th Annual Summer Conference "Golden Opportunities: Finding the You in UAPB" Program; Sorority's Commemorative Book.
Folder 7: Term Project Papers, Brochure, and Newspaper Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Term Project Paper of Music 433 course; Term Project Paper of School Music Organization & Administration Course "The Effects of Pre-Band Instruments on a Beginning Band Program" (Some pages missing); Couesnon harmony instruments brochure; and Newspaper Clippings "Acting Chancellor Named for UA-PB" and "Davis Resigning As UA-PB Head"
Oversize Portfolio Case 1: Summerville Oversize Items, 1988-2013Add to your cart.
Item 2: Phi Beta Sigma Photo Poster, undatedAdd to your cart.
An undated photo printed on foam board depicting Willie in his middle years next to a tree painted with the Phi Beta Sigma logo and the year of its creation (1914). The borders above and below the photo bear the name of the fraternity and its logo.
Sub-Series 3: African American History, People, and Events, 1971-2015Add to your cart.
Consists of books, handouts, leaflets, programs, and news clippings relating to African-American history and people as well as events. Materials are grouped by type and arranged chronologically.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Booklet, Journal, Newspaper Clippings, and Pamphlet, 1971 - March 12, 1990Add to your cart.
Pamphlet "A Blue-Print for Planning and Developing: A Unique Birthday Party in Observance of Martin Luther King, JR's Birthday"; Booklet "Dionne Warwicke"; Journal Patterns October 1990; and Newspaper Clippings "Black Chorus Helps Ray in Lecture on Wednesday," "'Porgy and Bess' - A Slice of Life," and "Effective Black Parenting in C-U"
Folder 9: Leaflet and News Letter, 1994 - 1999Add to your cart.
Leaflet of The African-American Cultural Program and lyrics of "Willie's Song"; and News letter "Through the Years"
Folder 10: Second African American Symposium Program, March 8-10, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: A Wealth of Wisdom: Legendary African American Elders Speak, 2004Add to your cart.
Hardcover (Summerville read in 2004).
Folder 12: Journal and Newspapers, March, 2008 - November 5, 2008Add to your cart.
Consits of Journal Ebon, The News-Gazette, The Daily Illini, and USA Today which reported United States President Election in 2008.
Folder 13: Leaflet and Program, 2011-2015Add to your cart.
Leaflet, The Beloved Community January 2012 Calendar; and Program of 11th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration "Striving for Genuine Brotherhood"; various other programs for events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Folder 14: Handouts and Newspaper Clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handouts "Mythbusters Quiz: Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching"; and Newspaper clipping "Director Willie Summerville leads the Community Chorus"
Sub-Series 4: Anniversaries, Celebrations, Events, and Reunions, 1967-2016Add to your cart.
Consists of wedding ceremony announcements, birth announcements, correspondence, and news clippings. Materials are grouped by type and arranged alphabetically.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Appreciation, Greeting, and Present from Friends and Students, 1967 - 2015Add to your cart.
Consists of Cards, Postcards, Letters, and books as a present.
Folder 16: Family and Friends Wedding Ceremony and Anniversary, August 27, 1983 - July 12, 2008Add to your cart.
Consists of wedding invitation cards, wedding service programs, and news clippings. Includes a program from a "testimonial" event.
Folder 17: Family Genealogy, September 24, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Family Reunion, cf. 2016Add to your cart.
Summer 2017 Summerville Small Ceremony Agenda Draft; Tributes list; and lyrics written by Shandra, Derick, Roslyn, and William Summerville.
Folder 19: Local Events and News, April 19, 1969 - September 21, 2005Add to your cart.
Program, Dedication Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (April 19 to MMay 18, 1969); Newspaper clipping "The Courier living '73 (Summerville interview, May 27, 1973); Newspaper clipping "Urbana proud of Harold" (Summerville interview, September 24, 2002); and News clipping "20th anniversary of Pillars program marked at event" (September 21, 2005).
Folder 20: School and Friends Reunions, June 28, 2012- November 25, 2012Add to your cart.
T.W.Daniel High School Class Reunion of 1962 Ribbon (undated); 2012 50 Year Reunion Program; Family and Friends Day Program.
Folder 21: Summervilles' Anniversary and Celebrating (1 of 2), 2000 - 2009Add to your cart.
Birthday and anniversary cards between Valerian and Wille Summerville; Celebrating books from Wille to Valerian Summerville.
Folder 22: Summervilles' Anniversary and Celebrating (2 of 2), February 15, 1969 - December 19, 2012Add to your cart.
Cards and letters from the Summervilles' children.
Folder 23: Summerville's Birthday Tribute and Biography, August 18, 2004 - January 6, 2006Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping "Birthday bash set for choral director" (August 18, 2004); a birthday tribute for Willie T. Summerville program (August 20, 2004); Summerville' biography on Early American Museum (last updated on January 6, 2006; printed on March 20, 2006); and newspaper clipping "Retire" (undated).
Folder 24: Summervilles' Marriage, September 9, 1996 - September 19, 1966Add to your cart.
Marriage Certificate and Wedding flower bill.
Oversize Portfolio Case 1: Summerville Oversize Items, 1988-2013Add to your cart.
Item 1: Carl Wyatt and the Delta Voodoo Kings Poster, 2013Add to your cart.
Poster from the 2013 European Tour of Carl Wyatt and the Delta Voodoo Kings featuring Ms Silky Sol. Ms Silky Sol is the stage name of Summerville's neice Felicia, who inscribed the poster to her uncle. Carl Wyatt's signature is also present.
Sub-Series 5: Planners, Calendars, Notes, and Business Cards, 1984-2014Add to your cart.
Consists of planners, calendars, notes, and business cards; grouped by type and arranged chronologically.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Calendar and planner, 1984, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Calendar, Planner, and Note, 2000 - 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Planners, 2008 - 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Notes, cf. 2012-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Business Cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1985 Calendar of Black Children, 1985Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Awards and Recognitions, 1960-2015Add to your cart.
Certificates, plaques, and trophies awarded to Summerville over the course of his life and career; boxes arranged chronologically.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Recognitions, Newsletter, Newspaper Clippings, and Correspondence, May 24, 1960 - April 9, 1997Add to your cart.
Science Fair Award (May 24, 1960); National Honor Society of Secondary Schools Membership Certificate and Card (May 16, 1961); News letter "The Last Step" (See page 11; May 1962); Royal Knight Society Membership Certificate (December 17, 1964); Certificate of Award (John Brown Watson Sunday School, May 9, 1965); letter of gratitude to the Scholarship board (March 29, 1966); Letter of recommendation from Lawrence A. Davis (May 2, 1966); Letter of recommendation from R. P. Meredith (May 3, 1966); Letter of congratulations from Mark H. Hindsley (November 23, 1966); Newspaper clipping "Lodge Honors Accorded to Summerville" (1972); Fred Waring Music Workshop Certificate (1979); Certificate for Outstanding Young Men of America (1980); Certificate of Appreciation (The Exchange Club of Urbana, Illinois, March 8, 1995); Certificate of Recognition (Gamma Upsilon Psi Society, March 29, 1997); Correspondence (April 8, 1997); and Proclamation (City of Pine Bluff, April 9, 1997).
Folder 31: Newspapers, January 29, 1998 - February 1, 1998Add to your cart.
The News-Gazette. According to the News-Gazette in February 1, 1998, "Willie and Val Summerville were honored by the president for their leadership in the black community and work with local youths."
Folder 32: Recognitions, Program, and Newspaper Clipping, October 24, 2006 - June 15, 2008Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping "Scouting Award to honor Two Men" (Octobeer 24, 2006); The Whitney M. Young Recognition Dinner Program (October 26, 2006); Certificate of Appreciate (Kenwood Elementary School, February 4, 2008); and Certificate of Appreciation (Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Junee 15, 2008)
Folder 33: Invitation Card, Program, and Photographs, January 20, 2009Add to your cart.
Invitation to the Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States; Inauguration Ceremonies program and ticket; and photographs.
Folder 34: Programs and Correspondence, April 28, 2011 - June 10, 2014Add to your cart.
ACT-SO 2012 "Today's Youth...Tomorrow's Legends Awards Luncheon" Program (April 28, 2012); 2014 Star Awards program (April 17, 2014); and correspondence (June 10, 2014).
Folder 35: Recognitions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Certificate for Meritorious Service (The Chief of Chaplains, United States Air Force); Certificate of Appreciate (Rotary Club of Urbana, Illinois); Certificate of Appreciate (The North Central Association); and Paul Harris Fellow Recognition (Rotary International).
Folder 36: Diplomas and Certificates, 1962-1976Add to your cart.
High school, undergraduate, and graduate diplomas; Phi Delta Kappa initiation certificate; ordination certificate
Box 49Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Temple Musician" Appreciation Award, July 2, 2000Add to your cart.
Awarded from Minister of Music & Arts
Item 2: 22nd Annual YWCA Black Women's Achievement Dinner, 2008Add to your cart.
Valerian Summerville awarded as an Unsung Achiever.
Item 3: Centennnial Gala Essence of Pearl Award, March 2, 2013Add to your cart.
Awarded from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Champaign-Urbana Alumnae Chapter & the Crimson Founation, Inc.
Item 4: ACT-SO Judge 2015, 2015Add to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Yes, We Can" Education Award, February 2012Add to your cart.
Awarded from National Association for the Advanvement of Colored People.
Item 2: Dedication of Servive Award, 2014Add to your cart.
Lone Star Lodge #18, Prince Hall Affiliation F&AM.
Item 3: Service to the Choir Award, 2013 - 2014Add to your cart.
Awarded from Urbana Choral Department.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Item 1: Excellent Service Award Plaque (ACT-SO), 2012Add to your cart.
Item 2: Service Together Archieves Results Award Plaque, April 17, 2014Add to your cart.
Difference Maker Award for Excellence in Community Service from the City of Champaign.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Item 1: Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Victory Chorale, Plaque, December 14, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: United States of America, Department of The Air Force, Plaque, July 1990Add to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Item 1: CUper Star, Outstanding Service to Youth Award, August 31, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 2: Tolerant "Team Mate" Award to Val Summerville, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Item 1: Department of The Air Force, Chaplain Service, Plaque, June 1977Add to your cart.
IV USAFE Gospel Choir Workshop
Item 2: Mount Calvary Mission Baptist Church, Certificate of Appreciation, September 15, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Gospel Choir Workshop, 1978Add to your cart.
Includes patch from the 366 TAC (Tactical Air Command) FTR WING (Fighter Wing).
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Award Certificates, 1962-2010Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Award Plaques, 1974-1994Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Three metal plaques
Sub-Series 7: Summerville Children's Papers and Activities, 1982-2013Add to your cart.
Consists of news clippings, commencement, concert programs, certificate, and diploma.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings, Programs, and Recognitions, 1982 - April 17, 1990Add to your cart.
Program for "LAMBAN" (1982); Gamma Upsilon Psi Cotillon booklet for Derrick (April 14, 1984); Jackson State University Dining Hall card for Derrick; Newspaper clippings "Madrigal dinner concert" (November 15, 1984); Handwriting Award to William Summerville (February 14, 1985); Symmetry's Children's Plays program including Shandra; Certificate of Appreciation to William Summerville (April 20, 1988); Program, Annual Holiday Choral Concert (December 18, 1989); and Certificate of Academic Achievement to Derrick Summerville (April 17, 1990).
Folder 2: Calendar, Commencement, Flyer, and Newspaper Clippings, 1991 - May 16, 1998Add to your cart.
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Calendar for 1991 - 1992; Newspaper clippings "Summerville stomps Rantoul" (September 16, 1995); etc! (Novermber 17, 1995); newspaper clippings "Parkland starts long roads" (May 16, 1996); Parkland College Commencement (May 17, 1996); Flyer of William Summerville's Graduation Reception (June 2, 1996); newspaper clippings "making the grade" (1996); and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff commencement (May 16, 1998).
Folder 3: Commencements, Newspaper Clippings, Recognition, and Programs, 2000 - April 5, 2013Add to your cart.
Program "True West" (2000?); Henderson State University Diploma (May 13, 2000); Alabama Agricultural and Merchanical Univeresity Commencement (May 11, 2002); Derrick Summerville Senior Recital Program (April 6, 2003); University of Arkansas at Monticello Commencement (May 12, 2005); newspaper clipping "Goodbye, Mother Ruby"; newspaper clippings " Adventures abound during VBS" (June 24, 2006); newspaper clippings "35th Annual Cotillion Gamma Upsilonn Psi Society" (April 11, 2007); Dalta State University Commencement (May 12, 2007); University of Illinois Convocation (December 17, 2011); and Eagle Scout Court of Honor program (April 5, 2013).
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Willie Summmerville Senior, Champaign Cenntral Football"; captioned photo that includes Shandra Summerville
Sub-Series 8: Obituaries and Funeral Services, 1978-2017Add to your cart.
Consists of obituaries and guestbooks.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Condolence Letters and Sympathy Cards, July 21, 1980 - March 3, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family and Friends Obituaries and Services, December 22, 1978 - May 21, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Floral Tribute Cards to Summerville Services, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Summerville's Obituary and Service (1 of 2), March 13, 2017 - April 4, 2017Add to your cart.
Obituary, newspaper articles regarding Willie's life, biography, condolence letter from House of Representatives; and funeral guestbooks.
Folder 9: Summerville's Obituary and Service (2 of 2), March 7, 2017Add to your cart.
Funeral guestbooks.
Folder 10: Valerian Summerville's Obituary and Service, July 14, 2014-September 16, 2014Add to your cart.
Obituary; Valerian's funeral service info with her photo; program of celebration of life service for Valerian
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Church Service Collection Poster, 2017Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Church donation taken in honor of Willie Summerville, to be given to "his charity."
Sub-Series 9: Bible and Bible Study, 1980-2012Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bible Expositor and Illuminator, 2008 - 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 12: First Place 4 Health and Prayer Journal, 2009 - 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Forth Days of Prayer and Fasting, 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Holy Bible, August 21, 2010Add to your cart.
A gift from Willie Summerville to Valerian Summerville.
Folder 15: Praying Effectively for the Lost, cf. 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Wednesday Bible Study, 2001 - 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Year with the Bible, A, 2006 - 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Deacon W.T. Summerville's Holy Bible, 1994Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bible, November 17, 1982Add to your cart.
Holy Bible. The Open Bible Edition. Heaviliy annotated; several enclosures.
Sub-Series 10: Valerian A. Summerville's Personal and Professional Materials, 1967-2010Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Career Fair '91, April 29, 1983 - May 10, 1991Add to your cart.
Career Fair '91 Project SOARS schedule, career fair outlines, career resources, and corresponndences.
Folder 20: Celebration and Greeting, 1980 - 2009Add to your cart.
55 year birthday invitation, birthday, appreciate, and greeting cards, and correspondences.
Folder 21: Continuing Education, August 20, 1992 - August 10, 1999Add to your cart.
Request for University/Board Credit and Acceptance forms.
Folder 22: Counseling Documents, January 27, 1987 - 1990Add to your cart.
Documents related to counselor phylosophy and roles, personal notes, and Newspaper clipping "Orientation for counselors"
Folder 23: Educational Papers, September 11, 1967 - January 13, 1972Add to your cart.
Curriculum in the Teaching of Social Studies; book review; and short essay.
Folder 24: Evaluation and Professional Growth Plan, April 22, 1985 - May 26, 1999Add to your cart.
Summative evaluation and professional growth plan at Urbana School District 116; meeting memo, and correspondences.
Folder 25: Parent Teacher Student Association, October 7, 1997 - October 19, 1998Add to your cart.
Issues of Concern for Urbana School District 116 (October 7, 1997); Office of Civil Rights Resolution regarding the aforementioned Issues of Concern (October 9, 1997); Notes on parent training activities for November 1997; Booklet "Realizing the Dreeam: Career Planning for the 21st Century"; Book I am Loveable and Capable; Notes; Quips; and registration form.
Folder 26: Performance, January 15, 1980Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings "In Honor of Dr. King"
Folder 27: Recognitions, May 1991 - May 3, 2010Add to your cart.
Certificate of Appreciation for Excellennt Leadeership of the Canaan Tutoring Ministry; Ceertificatee of Completion from Institute for Reality Therapy; Honorary Alumnus Award from Urbana School District 116; Certificate of Honorary Life Membeership (Illinois Congress of Parennts and Teachers); Education Awards Program "Those Who Excel" Program and Correspondence; Recognition from Gammma Upsilon Psi Society; Certificate of Appreciation (National Collegiate Athletic Association); YWCA Corneerstone Award; YWCA Black Women's Achievement Dinner Program; Certificate of Achievement for Teacher of the Week; Certificate of Completion (Issues in Attention Deeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder at Parkland College); Newspaper clippings "Bernice Harrinngton, other mothers citeed at luncheon event"; Certificate by Zeta Phi Beeta Sorority, Inc.; Certificate of Appreciation for AFRO 498 WS Academic Outreach (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); and Certificate of Appreciation for UMS Teacheer of the Week.
Folder 28: Recommendation, July 30, 1990Add to your cart.
Letter of Recommendation written by Valerian Summerville.
Folder 29: GESA Workshop Materials, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
A bound workbook for GESA (Gender/Ethnic Expectations and Student Achivement) training co-led by Val. Enclosures indicate possible dates in 1994 and/or 1996.
Folder 30: Work History, January 21, 1969 - October 14, 2004Add to your cart.
Curriculum Vitae; Teacher's Application Form at Urbana School District #116; Notification of Retirement; and Career profile.
Folder 31: Commencement Commemorative Folder- Val, undatedAdd to your cart.
Leather-bound folder to the graduate's family commemorating the graduation of Valerian Alexander

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