African American musicians
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of hundreds of pages of Margaret Bond's music manuscripts and manuscript fragments, letters and cards from Langston Hughes and others, photographs, programs, and ephemera.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930s-1970s
Scope and Contents This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.The collection consists of the papers of Noel Da Costa, a musical composer and college professor who taught at Rutgers University for over 30 years. It primarily consists of music manuscripts by Da Costa, audio recordings (by Da Costa,...
Content Description Music manuscripts of the composer Mark Fax, including choral arrangements and vocal solos, chamber music, piano and organ pieces, operas, orchestral works, studies and sketches. Fax composed music in many genres, classical, popular, and sacred; all are represented in the collection. Of note are Fax's regular collaborations with poet Owen Dodson and composer Hall Johnson. A small file containing miscellaneous papers related to his music (copyright filings and posthumous notes by his wife,...
Dates: 1932 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1972
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscript material, printed ephemera and memorabilia, photographs, and phonographic records related to jazz artist Louis Armstrong and compiled by Jimmy Moxon, a colonial officer and Ghanaian civil servant who organized Armstrong's two-day visit to perform at Accra, Ghana, in May 1956. Of particular note are Moxon's original unpublished manuscript account of the visit, personal mementos, signed invitations and photographs, press notices, programs, and large broadsides...
Dates: 1947 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1956
Scope and Contents The collection consists musical compositions authored by pianist and composer Ruth Norman, including music manuscripts and printed scores. Norman produced a variety of works, including piano solo compositions, organ solo compositions, choral compositions, solo vocal compositions, and orchestral compositions. The collection also includes a small amount of related documents, such as concert programs, correspondence, promotional flyers, and composition lists. Finally, the collection also...
Dates: 1969 - 2007
Scope and Contents This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.The collection contains materials related to Pan African composers and musicians that was collected by Hildred Roach. It includes music scores from a variety of Black composers, Hildred Roach concert programs, and music recordings...
Dates: 1950 - 2014
Item — Box 37
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Donated in 1994, the Leon Robbin Collection of Music Manuscripts and Letters of Composers consists of over 800 autographed manuscripts and letters by composers, musicians, and conductors. Collection highlights include autograph manuscripts by many of the most important Romantic era composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven’s sketches for his Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor "Appassionata," a full set of handwritten parts for Robert Schumann’s String Quartet in A minor op. 41 no. 1 (Heavily...
Dates: 1694 - 2010
Scope and Contents This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.Papers of Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry, including correspondence, music programs, newsletters, posters, interview transcripts and recordings, music recordings, clippings, and other materials related to African American composers and organists....
Lewis C. Wendell, Jr. Collection on the United States Information Agency-Duke Ellington Good Will Tour
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials related to Duke Ellington concerts held in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and other nations, that were sponsored by the U.S. State Department in 1963. The materials were collected by Lewis C. Wendell, Jr., who served as a Consul with the United States Information Agency in that region. The collection includes photographs, programs, press releases, and seven audio recordings of concerts held in Lahore, Pakistan (1/4 inch magnetic tapes).The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1963; 1963, 1971, circa 2010s