- Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-
- Call number
- Sc MG 137
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Sidney Kaplan 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.
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 part of an exhibition on Afro-American history organized by the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution on African-American musicians. Papers consist of research material gathered by consultant Sidney Kaplan and his assistant, including sheet music, research notes, subject file of clippings and printed matter on various Adrican musicians, and correspondence with Alberta Hunter, Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris, Caterina Jarboro, Noble Sissle, and several African-American university museums and archives.
Source of acquisitionGift, Kaplan, Sidney, 1985
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