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African Americans -- Music

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 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

"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

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