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Found 6 collections related to African American women composers

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Thomas, Blanche K., 1885-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 179
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
African American music teacher and composer Blanche K. Thomas was the founder of the Thomas Music Study Club. The Blanche K. Thomas papers reflect the musical career of this teacher and composer.
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
Jessye, Eva, 1895-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 233
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Eva Jessye, African American choral director, composer, arranger, and music historian was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1895. In 1914, she graduated from Western University of Kansas City with a degree in music and then went on to Langston... more
Holloway, Darcel M.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 751
1.13 linear feet (3 boxes)
Reverend Doctor Darcel M. Holloway is an ordained minister and a nationally syndicated radio personality. The Darcel M. Holloway papers consists of letters, sermons and other writings, a score, and a board game.
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 922
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
The collection contains materials used to create the Mary Lou Williams documentary, Music on My Mind, directed by Joanne Burke. Music on My Mind focuses on Williams's enduring contribution to... more
Lewis, Katherine Handy, 1902-1982
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 336
2.17 linear feet (6 boxes)
Katherine Handy Lewis was an early blues singer who was the first to sing the songs written by her father, W. C. Handy. The Katherine Handy Lewis papers document some of Mrs. Lewis's personal and professional interests and include material... more