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Vaughn Taylor Bornet sheet music collection

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0027
Scope and contents This collection of sheet music was donated by Dr. Vaughn Davis Bornet and named in memory of his father, Vaughn Taylor Bornet. An engineer by occupation and "stride piano" player by avocation, Vaughn Taylor Bornet sometimes played music for silent films in local theaters. This collection of sheet music reflects Bornet's varied musical interests.The sheet music collection dates range from 1890 through 1936 and features popular musical themes which emerged in the United States...

Wayman A. Carver papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2, OS 1-6
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0029
Scope and contents Wayman A. Carver (b. 1905 d. 1967), jazz musician and music educator, achieved acclaim for his virtuosity and artistry as a flutist during his tenure from 1934-39 with Chick Webb and his Orchestra. In the series “Giants of Jazz” (International Musician April 1963), Leonard Feather credits Wayman Carver as being internationally recognized as...

Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman memorial collection

 Collection — Box: 1-118, OS Box 4
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0034
Scope and contents The Cullen Jackman Memorial Collection (1881-1995) documents the artistic and creative nature of those of African descent.One interesting feature of this collection is the large number of original manuscripts, poetry and correspondence Harold Jackman managed to obtain. There are such jewels as an original handwritten poem by noted poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar along with an original draft of Giovionni's Room by literary great, James Baldwin. They knew Mr. Jackman...

Maud Cuney-Hare papers

 Collection — Box: 1-9
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0041
Scope and contents This is a small but notable collection that sheds light on the interests and achievements of an African American woman of rare musical and literary talent, Maud Cuney Hare. Her collection of songs include melodies and creole music originating from such places as Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The music manuscripts, with beautiful lithographic drawings, date back as far as 1843. Also of interest are the programs to Cuney Hare's music and costume recitals and music talks. In...