Found 39 collections related to African American musicians

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
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
Weiner, Henri, 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
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
McMillan, Allan W., 1900-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 206
4.88 linear feet (7 boxes)
Allan W. McMillan, a longtime columnist for The Amsterdam News and the first Black syndicated columnist, made his reputation as an entertainment writer, Broadway columnist, and publicist. The Allan W. McMillan public... more
Charlton, Melville, 1880-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 92
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Melville Charlton was the first African-American organist to be admitted to the American Guild of Organists. This collection contains correspondence and memorabilia documenting Charlton's seventy years as a musician.
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
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
Redman, Don
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 360
3.04 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Don Redman Papers consist principally of holograph and printed music of this jazz composer and arranger, as well as some personal and professional papers. Redman's music contains orchestral and vocal scores and parts for various instruments.... 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
Neilson, Kenneth P.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 218
1.29 linear feet (4 boxes)
Kenneth P. Neilson is an educator, artist, composer, author, and founder of All Seasons Art, a multimedia production center which seeks to gain exposure for developing African American and Hispanic artists. The Hughes-Neilson music collection... 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
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... 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
Glover, George Washington, 1888-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 49
1 linear foot (1 flat box)
Glover was founder and active member of the National Association of Negro Musicians which promoted the careers of black musicians and singers. The George Washington Glover collection is a compilation of materials focusing on the music industry,... more
White, Clarence Cameron, 1880-1960
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2474
6.04 linear feet (13 boxes, 10 reels)
Clarence Cameron White was a Black violinist, composer, and teacher. This collection consists of musical scores, compositions, and librettos, correspondence, biographical information, writing, contracts, financial records, programs, sheet music,... more
White, Clarence Cameron, 1880-1960
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 492
14.08 linear feet (49 boxes)
The Clarence Cameron White papers (Additions) reflect the musical career of this composer, violinist, and music teacher, covering the last twenty years of his life, from approximately 1940 to 1960.
Carpenter, Elliot
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
The Elliot Carpenter Papers document his musical career and consists of personal and professional correspondence, handwritten music, programs, lyrics, scripts and newsclippings.
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
Weiner, Henri, 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
Green, Jeffrey P.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 333
.33 linear feet (One archival box)
This collection consists of personal and professional papers reflecting Jenkins's career as a musician and composer, and encompasses four series: personal and professional papers; family papers; Jenkins Orphanage documents; and research material.... more
Coleman, Edward D.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 96
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
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
Howard, Bob, 1906-1986
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 328
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Bob Howard papers consist of numerous programs for dinner engagements, benefits, and other performances; three scrapbooks of news clippings; and lyrics, musical scores, and arrangements by Howard and his wife, Ruth (Joyner) Howard. Other... more
Wooding, Sam, 1895-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 390
2.08 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 tube)
Sam Wooding was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and the accompanist-manager for his third wife, singer Rae Harrison. The Sam Wooding papers primarily document certain aspects of his career, with some files pertaining to his partnership with... more
New York Jazz Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 346
23.96 linear feet (32 boxes)
The New York Jazz Museum was founded in 1972 to preserve jazz as an art form and to educate the public about jazz. The New York Jazz Museum records consist of materials related to the administration of the museum.
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 gigabytes (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
Marshall, Charles L.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 148
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
African-American impresario and director of the Manhattan Concert Bureau, previously called the Manhattan Artist Bureau, a management firm for Black performers in the 1930s and 1940s. Correspondence, financial records, miscellaneous writings and... more
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 473
10.34 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Maxine Sullivan Papers document her career as a jazz performer. The papers contain correspondence from both professional and personal contacts, legal contracts, newspaper clippings, performance flyers, posters, and programs, sheet music, and... more
Buchanan, Samuel Carroll
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 863
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel Carroll Buchanan received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1987 with a dissertation on Black quartets in the United States. He also sung with several groups, including the Charioteers, the Carr-Hill Singers, and the Gulf Coast... more
Abdul, Raoul
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 833
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection mostly contains material related to Raoul Abdul's career as a singer and author. There is a limited amount of personal information, including some clippings from his early life. A large part of the collection consists of concert... more