Found 3 collections related to African American women singers

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
Mills, Florence, 1895-1927
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Mills (1886-1927), world renowned entertainer during the 1920s. She starred in Lew Leslie's Plantation Revue and Blackbirds after a successful run as the lead in more
Odetta, 1930-2008
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 317
The Odetta Papers document her career as a folk singer and entertainer. The collection includes contracts, sheet music, correspondence, press materials, programs, flyers, posters, itineraries, travel documents, financial records, record company... more