Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1-6
Scope and contents This collection gives a glimpse into Atkins's life and work. The collection spans from 1935 until the late 1979. The bulk of the items date in from 1950 to 1979. The focus of the collection is correspondence related to the Free Lance Press and writings by Atkins. The items written by Atkins contain both typescripts and published materials. Included are anthologies where his works were published and printing paste-ups. Handwritten corrections are on some of these items. Also included are some...
Collection — Box 1-101, OS 1
Scope and Contents The Bernard W. Bell collection (1959 – 2012) provides researchers with a unique view into African American scholarship. This collection contains seven series: 1. Professional Papers 2. Afro-American Studies Executive Committee 3. Writings by Bell 4.Writings by Others 5. Grants and Awards 6. Research Materials 7. Audiovisual material. The Professional Papers series documents Dr. Bell’s university life and teaching career at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and The...
Collection — Box 1-6
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...
Collection — Box 1-2, OS 1-6
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 the first and only jazz musician to play the flute during the decade of the 1930s.Wayman Carver, a graduate of...
Dates: 1927 - 2001
Collection — Box 1-118, OS Box 4
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...
Collection — Box 1-9
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...
Collection — Box 1-3
Scope and contents This small collection consists primarily of photographs of Eva Jessye and other musicians and singers. Included are photographs of lyric soprano Adele Addison, jazz musician Hoagy Carmichael, jazz composer Noble Sissle, and composer George Gershwin, among others. There is also a small number of plaques and certificates recognizing Jessye's contributions to American music.
Collection — Box 1-52
Scope and contents The Henry P. Slaughter collection consists of materials collected by Henry P. Slaughter which emphasize the early history of African Americans in the United States. It contains materials which date from 1667 to 1964, however, the bulk of the material spans from 1792 to 1959. The collection is composed mainly of slave papers and correspondence of African American leaders, abolitionists, and political figures of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The materials include pamphlets,...
Dates: 1667-1964; Majority of material found within 1792 - 1959