- Charlton, Melville
- Call number
- Sc MG 92
- Physical description
- .6 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Melville Charlton collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
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 the American Guild of Organists. Charlton was born in 1880 and died in 1973. Correspondence and memorabilia documenting Charlton's seventy years as a musician culminating in a 90th birthday celebration in 1970. Includes biographical information, correspondence, birthday cards, programs, and certificates.
Source of acquisitionGift, Charlton, Myrtle, 07/15/78
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801