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African American Music Collection

Identifier: SPC-2020-007
Abstract This collection contains sheet music, event programs, magazines, booklets, postcards, photographs, and other material related to African American musicians, composers, arrangers, and musical groups. This collection is mostly comprised of sheet music that falls under the sacred music genre such as gospels and spirituals, but also includes music in the blues genres. Also included in this collection are a few flyers and programs for events featuring African American musicians, booklets and...
Dates: 1871-1990; undated; Majority of material found within 1890-1945

African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: SPC-2018-003
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.

Dates: Copyright: 1811-2010

Hansonia Caldwell Collection

Identifier: DH-2016-001

Dr. Hansonia Caldwell is professor emeritus of music at California State University Dominguez Hills, with academic specialties in music, African-American music history, piano, choral conducting and humanities. She was a faculty member at CSUDH for more than 40 years and founded the CSUDH Jubilee Choir and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians program.

Dates: 1880-2016

Jester Hairston Collection

Identifier: SPC-2015-004

Materials created and collected by and about Jester Hairston, and administrative materials related to Hairston's centennial celebration. Materials include manuscripts, music and lyrics, articles, and administrative files.

Dates: 1917-2007

Lillie Hill Jones Sacred Music Collection

Identifier: SPC-1900-013
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of music, primarily African American sacred music such as gospel and spirituals, in avariety of formats, including sheet music, anthologies, and books. The collection also contains personal papers detailing Jones' education, choral, and church activities, musical education and instructional materials, and music history.

Dates: 1881-2000; Majority of material found within 1930-1999

Albert J. McNeil Collection

Identifier: SPC-2018-002

Albert John Joseph McNeil is an American choral conductor, ethnomusicologist, author, and founder of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers. His career has been dedicated to upholding choral music traditions with the presentation of Negro spirituals and concert music by African American composers. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of California, Davis, where he was director of choral activities for 22 years and headed the Music Education Program.

Dates: 1920-2012

Shambrey Chorale Collection

Identifier: SPC-2010-002
Abstract This collection includes sheet music, performance notes, performance programs, chorale rosters, photos, a book, journal articles, correspondence documents, and multimedia related to the Shambrey Chorale. Choral works include early traditional sacred church music and hymns from 16th century styles to contemporary styles, compositions from canonical European composers, traditional negro spirituals, gospel, jazz, musical theater, U.S Patriotic, American Folk Songs, Christmas themes, and...
Dates: 1890-2005

Southeast Symphony Association Records

Identifier: SPC-2021-030

The Southeast Symphony Association (SESA) Records (1967-2019) comprises of record books; photo albums; panoramas; organizational records; concert programs, flyers, and posters; magazines; and newspaper clippings concerning SESA, the SESA Conservatory, the Symphonettes Guild, and the Southeast Symphony Orchestra.

Dates: 1967-2019

Don Lee White Collection

Identifier: SPC-1900-029

This collection contains the papers, photographs, videos, and musical recordings related to organist, conductor, and musicologist Dr. Don Lee White. The collection documents African-American church music, church history, and the evolution of spiritual music in African-American churches. It also includes several compilations of hymns along with audio and video recordings of church and classical performances.

Dates: 1772-2010; Majority of material found within 1980-2010

Virginia L. White Collection

Identifier: SPC-2018-054

The Virginia L. White collection (1957-2016) contains primarily tour materials consisting of photographs, posters, programs, ephemera, scrapbooks, and costumes that once belonged to former, long-time Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers (AMJS) members Virginia L. White and Jacquelyn F. Sebastian.

Dates: 1957-2016; Majority of material found within 1968-1979

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Chester, Patsy F. 1
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Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958 1
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Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938 1
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Martin, Roberta, 1907-1969 1
Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1
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People's Independent Church of Christ (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1
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Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 1
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