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African American composers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers

Identifier: MC 1125
Scope and Content Note The careers of William Grant Still and Verna Arvey were far-reaching as they related to not only the emerging status of African-Americans in classical music, but also as they related to United States social history, race relations and politics. The William Grant Still and Verna Arvey collection contains materials that span the 20th century, and it serves as a rare testament to a period of time in which little documentation exists for African-Americans in American history. The...
Dates: 1880-1991

William Grant Still Letters

Identifier: MS St54L 187 Still
Scope and Content Note Letters and notes, largely of a personal nature, to Clara B[ernice] Kennan and Mary D[engler] Hudgins pertaining primarily to educational television programs related to the music of WGS and articles written by CBK and MDH about the composer, donation of the Still Papers to the University of Arkansas Library, and WGS's honorary degree from the University in the spring of 1971. Correspondence also refers to Arkansans John [Rowland] Cowell, Margaret Bean Jasper, [John] [Little] McClellan,...
Dates: 1950-1974

William Grant Still Materials

Identifier: MC 1797
Scope and Content Note Materials consist primarily of photocopies of files pertaining to William Grant Still, Verna Arvey, and Judith Anne Still Headlee. Materials include correspondence, music programs, sheet music, photographs, toys, magazines, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. An audiocassette featuring Still’s music includes recordings of “Afro-American Symphony,” “Danzas de Panama,” “Lennox Avenue,” “Sahdji,” and “Clap Yo’ Hans’.” Some of the toys were made by William Grant Still and Judith Anne Still...
Dates: 1922-1988