African American musicians
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Margaret Bonds papers
Scope and Contents note
Music manuscripts, correspondence and ephemera including correspondence from Langston Hughes.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930s-1970s
Jimmy Moxon Collection of Louis Armstrong Materials
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 Of particular note are Moxon's original unpublished manuscript account of the visit, personal mementos, signed invitations and photographs, press notices, programs, and large broadsides...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
Ruth Norman Papers
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.She composed music for...
Dates: 1969 - 2007
Found in: Georgetown University Manuscripts / Ruth Norman Papers
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
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 the press conference and concert held Lahore, Pakistan (1/4 inch magnetic...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1963; 1963, 1971, circa 2010s