Clarence Cameron White collection, 1872-1965 (bulk, 1930-1960).


Clarence Cameron White collection, 1872-1965 (bulk, 1930-1960).

1872 -1965

The papers of Clarence Cameron White, (1880-1960), renowned violinist, composer and music educator, span the period from 1872 to 1965, and measure nineteen linear feet. The bulk of the papers covers the period from 1930-1960. In 1982 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center acquired the collection from the estate of the late Clarence Cameron and Pura Belpré White (his second wife). White's papers primarily consist of correspondence, writings, programs and photographs documenting his life as a performing artist and composer. The collection also reflects the lives of White's family members, including a noteworthy amount of material related to his second wife Pura Belpré White. (Her primary collection is at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College). Information relating to organizations he was directly and indirectly associated with can also be found in the papers, as well as a small collection of recordings of White compositions and works by other African American artists.

19 linear ft. (29 boxes)




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