Found 32 collections related to African American musicians

Carter, Ron, 1937-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 90
1.2 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
Ron Carter is a leading jazz bassist. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1959 where he played in the Rochester Philharmonic and the Eastman Philharmonia. Carter received his Masters of Music Degree at the... more
Randolph, William Popsie
Music Division | JPB 93-3
13 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 24 x 20 cm. on mounts 31 x 26 cm; 13 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 24 x 20 cm. on mounts 31 x 26 cm
William "Popsie" Randolph was a company and tour manager for many jazz ensembles, including the Benny Goodman bands. Photographs of jazz musicians, many holding their instruments. 2 photographs date from the 1940's: Glenn Miller and the... more
Ellison, Sulaiman, 1951-
Music Division | JPB 87-64
45 photoprints, silver gelatin b&w, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller; 45 photoprints, silver gelatin b&w, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller
Photographs of jazz musicians taken before, during, and after performances in the New York area, 1973-1984. Includes a list of contents and 3 lists, dated 10 May 1983, 15 July 1984, and 15 September, 1984, of names of all jazz musicians... more
Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002
Music Division | JPB 93-13
1 painting on paper, oil, 56 x 40 cm; 1 painting on paper, oil, 56 x 40 cm; 4 drawings, ink, 50 x 38 cm. or smaller; 4 drawings, ink, 50 x 38 cm. or smaller; 5 drawings, ink and watercolor, 41 x 48 cm. or smaller; 5 drawings, ink and watercolor, 41 x 48 c
Stephen Longstreet is an American artist, novelist, and jazz historian. 1 oil painting of Christ on the Cross; 4 ink drawings, and 5 ink and watercolor drawings of the American jazz scene. 1 ink drawing is a portrait of Lil Hardin ; most of the... more
Charlton, Melville
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 92
.6 linear feet
Organist. Melville Charlton served as organist for several churches and Jewish synagogues in New York City; he also gave concert tours and wrote the popular piano piece, "Poem Erotique." He was the first African-American organist to be admitted to... more
Glover, George Washington, 1888-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 49
.2 linear feet
Music and dance promoter. Glover was founder and active member of the National Association of Negro Musicians which promoted the careers of black musicians and singers. He died in 1993. The George Washington Glover collection is a compilation of... more
Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 137
.4 linear feet
Scholar of African-American culture and history and an analyst of how African Americans are portrayed. Taught at the University of Massachusetts for 31 years and helped found its African-American Studies Dept. He died in 1993. Collection documents... more
Butler, William H. (William Henson), 1903-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 225
.10 linear feet (2 boxes)
"Billy" Butler was a musical arranger, conductor, violinist and travel editor of the "Pittsburgh Courier." A graduate of Chicago Musical College, Butler worked with J. Rosamond Johnson, Eubie Blake and other prominent African-American musicians of... more
Jackson, Willis.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 332
2.2 linear feet
Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson, composer, arranger and saxophonist, was born in 1932 in Miami, Florida. He began studying the piano at age ten, then added the clarinet, and made his professional debut at age fourteen on the tenor saxophone with local... more
Bibbs, Hart Leroy
Music Division | JPB 87-44
5 items, 21 x 26 cm; 5 items, 21 x 26 cm
Photographs of Dexter Gordon, Sarah Vaughn, Arthur Jones, Brian Smith, and Sam Woodyard in performance of jazz music.
Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002
Music Division | JPB 87-4
26 drawings, ink, 39 x 28 cm. or smaller; 26 drawings, ink, 39 x 28 cm. or smaller; 14 drawings, ink and watercolor, 39 x 28 cm. or smaller; 14 drawings, ink and watercolor, 39 x 28 cm. or smaller
Stephen Longstreet is an American artist, novelist, and jazz historian. Drawings of the American jazz scene. The black and white ink drawings include 14 originals and 12 photocopies ; and there are 14 ink drawings with watercolor. Although most... more
Coleman, Edward D., 1891-1939
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 96
.4 linear feet
Edward D. Coleman was a musical arranger and composer. He was a member of the trio known as Day, Dawn, and Dusk. Coleman was Dawn; the other members of the trio included, at different times, Robert Carver, Augustus Dewey Simons, and Mack Smith.... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
15.7 linear feet (46 hollinger boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson Miscellaneous Theater Collections (HAJMTC) are formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (1 to 3 file folders per personality/event). The collections contain information dating from the mid-19th century to... more
New York Jazz Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 346
27.2 linear feet (24 record cartons, 8 shoeboxes, 2 archival boxes)
The New York Jazz Museum records consist of the following series: Board of Directors, administrative records, and programs/projects. Included are minutes and agendas of Board of Director meetings, and administrative records composed of... more
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 473
10.4 linear feet
African-American jazz soloist Maxine Sullivan was known for her cool and arresting "whispering voice," soothing style, gentle rhythmic phrasing, and intricate swing delivery. She became well known in the late 1930s for her swing performance of the... more
Des Verney, Bertha
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 449
.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Bertha Des Verney was a pianist, composer, arranger, writer, singer, playwright, concert promoter, and music teacher. The Bertha Des Verney papers include programs and flyers for musical events that she was involved in, annotated musical texts,... more
Carpenter, Elliot
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
8.7 linear feet
The Elliot Carpenter Papers document his musical career and consists of personal and professional correspondence, handwritten music, programs, lyrics, scripts and newsclippings.
Cooper, Opal, 1889?-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599 Cooper
1.4 linear feet (1 archival box, 3 flat boxes)
The records contain personal and professional papers comprised of biographical materials, letters, writings, programs, music, a scrapbook and miscellaneous items. The Personal Papers consist of various forms of identification, letters and an... more
Smith, Jabbo, 1908-1991
Music Division | JPB 97-65
2.11 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
"Jabbo" Smith, born Cladys Smith in 1908 in Pembroke, Georgia, was an African-American jazz trumpeter, trombonist and singer. He died in St. Louis in 1991. The collection consists of autobiographical material; correspondence with Lorraine Gordon... more
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 122
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Composer; cornetist; bandleader and publisher, W.C. Handy's fame rests upon his work as a composer. Handy wrote and published more than 150 songs and arrangements of folksongs, mainly spirituals and blues. The popularity of Handy's songs helped to... more
Brown, Lawrence, 1893-1972
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3597
4.5 linear feet; l0 microfilm reels
Composer, pianist, arranger. Brown worked as Paul Robeson's accompanist for thirty-eight years. The Lawrence Brown papers encompass correspondence reflecting Brown's wide-ranging travels, and his friendships (mostly letters written by his friends... more
Green, Jeffrey P.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 333
.5 linear feet
The collection consists of personal and professional papers reflecting Jenkins' career as a musician and composer, and encompasses four series: Personal and Professional Papers, Family Papers, Jenkins Orphanage Documents, and Research Material.... more
Lucie, Lawrence
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 764
15.7 linear feet (54 boxes)
Lawrence "Larry" Lucie (1907-2009) was a jazz guitarist and music educator. His papers, dating from 1927 to 2004 (bulk 1948-2004), primarily document his pedagogy, his recording and publishing companies, and the career of his wife, guitarist,... more
Troupe, Quincy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 635
83.51 linear feet (193 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 tubes); 3.51 gb (575 computer files)
Quincy Troupe (born 1939) is a poet, author, and editor, perhaps best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography (1989) with the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His father, Quincy Trouppe, Sr., was an all-star... more
Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor
Music Division | JPB 07-3
4.02 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Papers document Perkinson’s career as an arranger for Motown Records artists, particularly Marvin Gaye, in the mid 1970s, and as a composer for television.
Neal, Larry, 1937-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 344
The Larry Neal Papers document his role as a writer/editor and seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement, and consists principally of Neal's diverse forms of writings, including essays, scripts, screenplays, poems, short stories and anthologies.... more
Easton, Sidney
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1.6 linear feet linear feet (3 Archival Boxes)
Sidney Easton (1886-1971) was an actor, playwright and songwriter. Collection contains personal and professional papers including letters, writings by Easton, legal documents regarding his suit against 20th Century-Fox Corporation, and research... more
Heyward, Sammy, 1904-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 160
Collection reflects Heyward's professional life and activities, particularly his career as a performer; a significant portion of the collection consists of music manuscripts arranged and/or composed by him. Heyward's personal papers contain... more
Spiller, Isabele Taliferro, 1888-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 62
Collection consists of a few of William Spiller's personal papers, programs, and news clippings of William and Isabele Spiller's European and American tours, 1912-1942, and of the Spiller School of Music. Bulk of papers contain material pertaining... more
Westerman, George W.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 505
58 linear feet
The George Westerman papers document the numerous and diverse interests of this journalist, sociologist, diplomat and activist, who was deeply immersed in issues relating to practically every issue on the isthmus of Panama, especially those... more
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