Biographical material includes Donaldson's school, military, and divorce records, as well as various passports. Certificates include a copy of his birth certificate, two certificates of appointment to the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and a leadership certificate from the African Heritage Studies Association. Also found is documentation on the renovation of Donaldson's Washington, DC, home and the LeDroit Park community, his daughter's written remarks from his memorial service, and various resumes and biographical summaries written by Donaldson and others.
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The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digitization of the Jeff Donaldson papers was provided by the Walton Family Foundation.