African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of sheet music, choral scores, full and partial scores, manuscript music, music books, and compilations. The music falls primarily into the sacred music genre, including gospels, spirituals, and classical pieces; but also includes a significant amount of secular music, ranging from jazz to popular music to Broadway musicals and operas.
- Copyright: 1811-2010
- Caldwell, Hansonia L. (Hansonia LaVerne), 1944- (Collector, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access rectrictions on this collection
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from collection must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Biographical / Historical
The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Program is an archiving, research and performance program of the CSU Dominguez Hills Music Department, implemented in partnership with the University Africana Studies Department and the University Library. The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network and Forum. The overall focus of the ADSMM Program is to collect, to preserve through archival acquisition and contemporary performance, and to research the life and work of African Diaspora musicians whose sacred musical art has been created and/or performed in Southern California.
The ADSMM Sheet Music Collection is an assemblage of sacred and secular music from several sources within the ADSMM, including the ADSMM Archive, the Don Lee White Collection, the CSUDH Music Department, and the Hansonia Caldwell Collection.
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the composer or arranger. Multiple pieces by an individual or group are arranged alphabetically by title within the folder(s).
- The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection
- Beth McDonald; updated by Lindsay Anderson, 2022
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