Two linear feet of the papers of Otilia Bailey Johnson and Christine Johnson dated from approximately 1924-1925. The papers contains photographs, correspondence, and other materials, document the lives of Otilia and Cynthia Johnson and to a lesser extent that of their family.
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Otilia probably was from Mexico but gave her place of birth as Italy for her first (Bailey) marriage and Spain (Johnson) for her second. She was highly cultured and had a music/dance school in the 1920s on Hawthorne St. She built a house on Wendel St. in the Heights in the 1920s, where her daughter Christine died in 2010. Christine was a professional musician (guitar, piano, percussion and voice), and performed in nightclubs from Houston to Miami to New York.
Materials were donated by Kathleen Boyd on October 8, 2018.