Found 40 collections related to African Americans -- Music

Brown, Helen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 520
1.33 linear feet (1 volume)
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 Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston... more
Stock, Mildred
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 177
7.42 linear feet (15 boxes)
Mildred Stock was a writer and researcher, best known for the work, Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian", which she co-authored with Herbert Marshall. The Mildred Stock research collection consists of research files... more
McClendon, Ernestine, 1913-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 583
.2 linear feet (1/2 archival box)
The Ernestine McClendon Papers contain McClendon's scrapbook of responses from ad agencies to her 1960 letter campaign urging them to hire black actors and actresses. Included in the collection are her resumes, articles and reviews, some letters,... more
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1535
0.13 linear feet (2 reels)
This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbook pages, a ledger, and a manuscript about Dunbar.
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
Riemer, Walter
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 454
.17 linear feet (1/2 archival box)
The Porgy and Bess collection documents the 1954-1956 touring company of the opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, produced by Robert Breen and Blevins Davis, and directed by Breen.
Price, Sammy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 465
10.21 linear feet (11 boxes)
Sammy Price was a recording artist, house pianist, recording supervisor, and band leader at Decca Records in New York. Additionally, he was the Executive Director of Neighborhood Board no. 2. The Sammy Price Papers, 1929-1992, consist of materials... more
Razaf, Andy, 1895-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 35
1.2 linear feet
Songwriter, poet. Material reflecting Razaf's career as a songwriter, lyricist, and poet. Papers consist of correspondence concerning the performance or publication of Razaf's work, and with Jean Blackwell Hutson, his second wife and the chief of... more
Morrison, Allan, 1916-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3537
Correspondence, writings, speeches, research files on notable persons and organizations, personal papers and speeches, news clippings, and printed material (chiefly political) relating to Morrison's career and interests. Includes material from his... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 405
.6 linear feet
In 1992 and 1993 City Lore coordinated an oral history project focusing on the Northern migration experience and the maintenance of southern folkways within New York City's African-American church community. Fifty men and women who migrated from... more
Williams, Bert, 1874-1922
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 190
Volume containing lyrics to twenty songs, two of which, "Nevermo'" and "The Lee Family" were recorded by Williams on Columbia Records in 1915 and 1916 respectively. Second volume, entilted "Anecdotes, Jokes, Axioms, Proverbs, Funs and Puns..."... more
Boatner, Edward
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 82
The Edward Boatner papers reflect his activities as composer, choral conductor, music professor and author of music textbooks. The music in the collection consists of scores for "Freedom Suite," his musical comedy "Julius Sees Her in Rome,... more
Howard, Bob, 1906-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 328
2 linear feet
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 Howard, and Ruth Joyner.... 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
Clemmons, Fran├žois
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 658
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Harlem Spiritual Ensemble Collection contains organizational correspondence for both the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble (HSE) and the American Negro Spiritual Research Foundation (ANDRF). The correspondence consists of introductory letters,... more
Glover, George Washington, 1888-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 488
12 linear feet
Printed material relating to the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) including programs and playbills from NANM and other small groups; and annual breakfast, convention and conference materials, and other records of the New York and... more
Neal, Larry, 1937-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 344
The Larry Neal Papers document his role as a writer/editor and seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement, and consists principally of Neal's diverse forms of writings, including essays, scripts, screenplays, poems, short stories and anthologies.... 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
Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 259
20.8 linear feet
The Negro Actors Guild (NAG) records document the functions and activities of this professional organization. The collection is divided into six series and ten subseries.
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
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.
Walker, Wyatt Tee
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 216
The Wyatt Tee Walker Papers consist principally of manuscripts of published and unpublished works, a few sermons and programs of events held at Canaan Baptist Church, including an anniversary souvenir journal. The manuscript titles are "The... more
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.
Europe, James Reese, 1881-1919
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 616
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
James Reese Europe was an accomplished musician, composer, conductor, organizer, and recording artist. The collection primarily consists of photocopied secondary sources, newspaper clippings, and programs collected by James R. Europe, Jr. to... more
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
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
Dixon, Dean, 1915-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 324
10 linear feet (8 record cartons, 2 print boxes, 1 archival box, and a 1/2 archival box)
The Dean Dixon Papers reflect Dixon's career as a conductor of philharmonic orchestras; the majority of the material covers his time in Europe (1950s - 1960s) and his American tours in the early 1970s.
Mills, Florence, 1895-1927
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Mills (1886-1927), world renowned entertainer during the 1920s. She starred in Lew Leslie's Plantation Revue and Blackbirds after a successful run as the lead in more
Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
1.3 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
Flournoy Miller (1889-1971) was an actor, comedian, playwright, lyricist and producer. Collection contains personal papers that include biographical information and correspondence; professional papers, including contracts, memberships, writings... more
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 42
.4 linear feet
"Negro Week" was a program on the contributions of blacks to American culture held at the New York World's Fair in July 1940, and consisted of festivals, exhibitions, song and dance recitals, choral and symphonic music, concerts, religious... more