George Gershwin memorial collection of music and musical literature, [19--]-1947.

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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964,. George Gershwin memorial collection of music and musical literature, [19--]-1947.

George Gershwin memorial collection of music and musical literature, [19--]-1947.

Materials include sheet music by W.C. Handy, William Grant Still, J. Rosamond Johnson, and other black composers; 11 large portfolios of 40 mounted photographs of famous black singers, performers, musicians, and composers; phonograph records; a library of musical literature; programs; and news clippings.

8 linear ft.

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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

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Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer. From the description of Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1922-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455166 From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Carl van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American photographer, writer,...

Still, William Grant, 1895-1978

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Composer; d. 1978. From the description of William Grant Still papers, 1937-1969. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972606 Epithet: composer and conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x000212 William Grant Still was a prominent African-American composer. Verna Arvey, Still's wife, was a journalist and musician who collaborated with her husband on many compositions. ...

Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond), 1873-1954

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American composer and singer, brother of James Weldon Johnson, known for composing the music to "Lift every voice and sing" for which his brother wrote the lyrics. From the description of Letter of J. Rosamond Johnson to A.J. Hanna, 1944 February 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70259141 Black American composer, singer, and stage performer. From the description of The J. Rosamond Johnson papers, 1879-1975 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat ...

Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958

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African American composer known as "Father of the Blues; bandmaster for Mahara's Minstrels in Chicago, Ill.; founder of Pace and Handy Music Company. From the description of W.C. Handy papers, 1900-1979. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972574 African Americna composer and musician as well as music publisher in New York. He was known as the "father of the blues" because he codified, composed and popularized the blues songs. From the description of Letter,...