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African Americans -- Music

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Article about Louis Armstrong, 1999

 File — Box 4265.004: [1006233189], oversize-folder: 4
Scope and Contents One article from The New York Times about tapes made by American jazz musician Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
Dates: 1999

Articles about Duke Ellington, 1993

 File — Box 4265.004: [1006233189], oversize-folder: 4
Scope and Contents Three 1993 articles about American composer and jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974)--two from The New York Times and one from Smithsonian Magazine.
Dates: 1993

W. C. Handy Letter

Identifier: MSS-1836
Abstract Contains one letter written from Handy to Columbia Records executive George Avakian and Handy’s answers to a questionnaire sent by Avakian.
Dates: 1955 November 30

"In the Baggage Coach Ahead" Lyrics, after 1896

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 12
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten version of the 1896 folk song "In the Baggage Coach Ahead." The song, by African American songwriter Gussie Davis, is about a man riding a train with his infant child who tells the other passengers that his wife "is dead in the coach ahead." There are five verses of the song included here.
Dates: after 1896

Mahalia Jackson Commemorative Stamp, 1998

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 58
Scope and Contents This file contains a presentation card displaying a commemorative stamp issued in 1998 honoring American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), with an accompanying gold copy of the stamp.
Dates: 1998

Marian Anderson Collection, 1939-2000

 File — Box 4265.004: [1006233189], oversize-folder: 2
Scope and Contents The collection contains material featuring Marian Anderson, including an autographed concert program from her 19 December 1939 concert in Louisville, Kentucky, a copy of the April 1947 Ebony magazine featuring her country "hideaway," four newspaper clippings, and a few miscellaneous catalog entries. The autographed program is from the 1939-1940 season of the Louisville Community Concert Association and gives texts for each of the songs, lieder, and...
Dates: 1939-2000

James M. Salem research materials for The Late Great Johnny Ace

Identifier: MSS-2494
Overview This collection consists of the research done by Dr. James M. Salem, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, for his book, The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R and B to Rock and Roll. Materials include audio recordings, correspondence, research notes, and documents, all pertaining to the larger context of African American Popular Culture in the 1950s.
Dates: 1929-2003

Stanley Adams Letter with W. C. Handy Commemorative Stamp [RESTRICTED], 1969-05-17

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 52
Scope and Contents Stanley Adams, president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) writes from New York, New York, to Mr. Joe Moshay, a member of the ASCAP, in Beverly Hills, California. The Stanley Adams Letter was sent to provide the ASCAP member with a first-day cover bearing the commemorative $0.06 (six-cent) stamp issued by the United States Post Office in tribute to American composer and musician (and ASCAP member) W. C. Handy (1873-1958), known as "Father of the Blues."
Dates: 1969-05-17

Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute traveling program advertisement

Identifier: MSS-2110
Abstract An advertisement for the traveling program, "Negro Education in Black Belt of the South," featuring the Tuskegee Quintette.
Dates: circa 1900