Found 12 collections related to African American women musicians

Small, Leila Danette-Madison, 1909-2012
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 365
2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Leila Danette Madison Small family papers document the lives of an African-American upper middle class family from Baltimore and Florida in the late 19th through the 20th centuries. The papers include wills, certificates, travel logs, and... more
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.
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Black Women Oral History Project
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 45
11.33 linear feet (68 volumes)
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America's Black Women Oral History Project documented the contributions of Black women, 70 years or older, to American life. Interviews documented the lives, professional... more
Verrett, Shirley
Music Division | JPB 97-48
1 item (viii leaves), 21 cm; 1 item (viii leaves), 21 cm
Shirley Verrett is an African-American mezzo-soprano and soprano ; Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto.
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
Chinn, May Edward, 1896-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 93
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of certificates and honorary degrees, a few letters, papers related to the deaths of Chinn's parents, a resume, an autobiography, and membership cards. Additionally, there is correspondence concerning Chinn's memorial... more
Bailey, Charity
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 71
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Charity Alberta Bailey (1904-1978) was a pioneer in the field of children's music. Her papers consist of biographical material and working files for the development of a curriculum to teach educators and children.
Brown, Helen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 520
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Helen Brown scrapbook contains programs and reviews of plays and concerts that took place in New York City between 1926 and 1941. Included are articles and reviews of musicians, singers, actors, writers, such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale... 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
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
Wynn family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 839
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Wynn family, consisting of the Reverend Robert Daniel Wynn, his wife Rosie D. Wynn, and their daughter, Cora, lived in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Reverend Wynn was the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church from 1885 until 1902,... more