Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams 1899-1981 1959-1962


Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams, 1899-1981, 1959-1962

Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams 1899-1981 1959-1962

The Philip Sterling Research Materials on Bert Williams primarily contain clippings, correspondence, notes, and other research materials compiled by Philip Sterling, a writer and public relations executive for CBS, mainly between the years, 1959-1962. Sterling began conducting research on Williams during the late 1950s in the hope of writing a biography, which, apparently never was completed. He performed extensive research at a number of libraries and interviewed some of Williams's surviving relatives, as well as other individuals with firsthand memories of Williams, including Andy Razaf and Carl Van Vechten.

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