William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, 1894-1991.


Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, 1894-1991.

William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, 1894-1991.

The papers consist of professional and personal correspondence of Still and Arvey, as well as biographical documents, research files, and other papers which document the couple's continuing interest and activities in music, spiritualism, politics, and family matters.

80 linear ft.

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