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Eva Jessye (1895-1992)

Eva Jessye (1895-1992)

Choral conductor of Porgy and Bess, Four Saints in Three Acts,
and Hallelujah, 1977


Born in Coffeyville, Kansas, on January 20, 1895, Eva Alberta Jessye started her academic career in the public schools of Coffeyville and Iola, Kansas. At age 13 she attended Western University in Quindaro, Kansas. She graduated from Western University in 1914 and went on to Langston University in Oklahoma where she received a lifetime certificate in teaching.

Jessye taught in elementary schools in Taft, Haskell, and Muskogee, Oklahoma before she became a reporter and columnist for the Baltimore (Maryland) Afro-American in 1925. In 1926 she joined a choral group in New York called the Dixie Jubilee Singers. This group would eventually become the world-renowned Eva Jessye Choir. The choir performed spirituals, work songs, ballads, ragtime, jazz, and light opera in a variety of mediums, such as radio, film, and stage. They were regulars on the "Major Bowes Family Radio Hour" and the "General Motors Hour." In 1927 the Dixie Jubilee Singers worked in Harry A. Pollard's film, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The same year, Dr. Jessye compiled and published a critically acclaimed collection of songs titled My Spirituals. In 1929 King Vidor directed "Hallelujah", the first musical motion picture with an all-Black cast. The film featured the Dixie Jubilee Singers with Jessye as choral director.

Dr. Jessye was appointed choral director for the New York production of the Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein opera, "Four Saints in Three Acts" in 1934. In 1935 Jessye was selected by George Gershwin to be choral director for the original production of his 1935 folk-opera, "Porgy and Bess." For the next three decades, Jessye was associated with almost every Porgy & Bess production worldwide, earning the unofficial title of 'curator and guardian of the score.'

Eva Jessye was also involved in humanitarian efforts. Her experiences as a black woman during the Jim Crow era influenced her involvement in the later Civil Rights movement. She collaborated with African-American notables Marian Anderson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Julia Davis, Eubie Blake, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Paul Robeson. In August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. selected the Eva Jessye Choir as the official chorus of the historic March on Washington. The choir performed "We Shall Overcome" and "Freedom Is The Thing We're Talking About." Tom Mboya, founder of Kenya's Independence Movement Council and president of the People's Convention Party, later used the recordings of these songs during Kenya's struggle for independence. During the 1960s Eva Jessye also appeared in the motion pictures Black Like Me and Slaves.

Dr. Jessye returned to academia in her later years. She established the Eva Jessye Afro-American Music Collection at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1974. She established the Eva Jessye Collection at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1977 and served as that University's Artist-In-Residence from 1978 to 1981.

During her lifetime Jessye received honorary degrees from Wilberforce University, Allen University, and Southern University, including an honorary doctorate. She also received numerous citations from government, educational, and musical organizations. In 1981, Governor John Carlin of Kansas declared Dr. Eva Jessye to be Kansas Ambassador for the Arts.

In a 1984 interview by Jacob U. Gordon, Jessye was asked what she considered some of the drawbacks of being black and elderly in Kansas? Her reply was, "I often think if I had been white, where would I have been? Perhaps not anywhere. Because I think I had it made, you know. Who's that who said he took the path less traveled by? Robert Frost? I took the color less desirable and it made all the difference."

Dr. Eva Jessye died on February 21, 1992 at the age of 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Collection #9

Jessye, Eva (1895-1992)
Collection, 1885-1994

5 linear feet and oversized

INTRODUCTION

Papers and collected materials of Dr. Eva Jessye, world-renowned choral director, writer, composer, actress, and celebrated authority on Afro-American music, speech, literature, and art. Associated with this collection are books and recorded music donated by Eva Jessye. These additional materials are kept in the Axe Library Special Collections and can be identified in the library online catalog.

DONOR INFORMATION

Materials in the Eva Jessye Collection were donated to the Leonard H. Axe Library by Dr. Eva Jessye in 1977. Additions were made from 1978 to 1991.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The materials in the Eva Jessye Collection provide a good overview of her personal and musical career. The Papers are arranged into 18 series:

The Correspondence, Photographs, Programs, Music Sheets, Writings and Scripts series are the most comprehensive and provide the best overview of Eva Jessye's life and career.

The Biographical series consists of Eva Jessye's resume, a marriage certificate (1936), a copy of her will (1962), and a copy of her death certificate and memorial program (1992). The series also has a copy of an 1885 census form listing the Jesse [sic] family, and a transcript of a 1984 interview of Dr. Jessye by Jacob U. Gordon. The series also has Eva Jessye's notes for a proposed autobiography to be titled 'Red Carpet and Cold Linoleum'.

The Correspondence series contains personal and professional correspondence from 1926 to 1992. The bulk of this series is arranged chronologically with undated letters at the end. Arranged separately within this series is correspondence with Jester Hairston from 1954 to 1978 and correspondence with Celia Cox from 1953 to 1980. The last folder in the series contains correspondence pertaining to Pittsburg State University's 1978 Eva Jessye Day. The correspondence with Jester Hairston provides an extensive look at Afro-American music and entertainment from the 1950s to the 1970s and provides information on the life-long friendship between the two musicians.

Correspondence with Celia Cox, Eva Jessye's aunt, offers a glimpse into Jessye's family life. Other notable correspondents in this series include Mary McCleod Bethune, Eubie Blake, Nannie Burroughs, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Coretta Scott King, William Grant Still, Leopold Stokowski, and King Vidor.

The Writings series consists of published and unpublished poems by Dr. Jessye dated from 1916 to 1984, including, Selected Poems by Dr. Eva Jessye published in 1978 by The Little Balkans Press. The series also includes collected essays, poems, quotations, and prayers written by other artists. Unpublished manuscripts include "Eva Jessye: The Musical Poet" compiled by Ora Williams, and "Rice and Roses: The Story of Celia Cox" by Jessye.

The Clippings series consists of newspaper articles, magazine articles, and book mentions containing biographical information about Dr. Jessye; information and reviews of performances by the Eva Jessye Choir; and information and reviews of Porgy and Bess productions from the 1930s to the 1970s. Undated materials are filed at the end.

The Photographs series is arranged in sub-series as follows: Proofs and Negatives, Slides, Publicity and Portraits, Informal Solo Shots, Groups, Family, Eva Jessye's Funeral, Eva Jessye's Pittsburg Home, Artists and Celebrities, Miscellaneous Collages, Performance Photos (Film and Stage), Travel and Art Photos, and Miscellaneous. The Artists and Celebrities folders are arranged alphabetically with unidentified photos at the end. Included are Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Ira Gershwin, Jester Hairston, Langston Hughes, Lyndon B. Johnson, John Herndon Mercer, Paul Robeson, and Ned Rorem. Performance photos include still shots from "Hallelujah," "Four Saints in Three Acts," "Paradise: Lost and Regained," and "Porgy and Bess." Other photographs include Dr. Jessye's family photos, Dr. Jessye's Pittsburg home featuring a 'yellow brick road' walkway, a Pace & Handy Company photo, and two original photos by noted Harlem Renaissance photographer, James Van Der Zee.

The Programs series consists of printed programs relating to Jessye and the Eva Jessye Choir's musical performances. Programs collected by Dr. Jessye for other musical performers and productions are also incorporated into the series. The series dates from 1914 to 1992 with undated materials at the end. It includes performances by the Dixie Jubilee Singers, a 1932 Major Edward Bowes radio program signed by Jean Hersholt, and a program from the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Publicity series consists of drafts of news releases containing biographical and performance information relating to Jessye during her term as Pittsburg State University's Artist-in-Residence. It includes information on Pittsburg productions by Dr. Jessye such as "Chronicle of Job", "Paradise Lost and Regained", "Tribute To The Clergy", and "Western Star." The series also includes earlier promotional brochures, pamphlets, and flyers about Jessye.

The Eva Jessye Choir series consists of members rosters for the Dixie Jubilee Singers and the Eva Jessye Choir. The series also includes photos used for publicity and promotion purposes, and photos of performances during the 1940 World's Fair in New York. The series also includes newspaper articles containing choir information and performance reviews. Travel and appearances information contain Dr. Jessye's thoughts and insights on segregated accommodations and services for black singers in places such as San Francisco and Los Angeles during the 1930s and 1940s.

The Show Announcements & Invitations series is arranged chronologically from 1942 to 1994 with undated materials at the end. The series includes invitations to Dr. Eva Jessye tributes, a 1942 invitation to "Death in Harlem" signed by Langston Hughes, a 1974 invitation to the dedication of Dr. Eva Jessye's Afro-American Music Collection at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a 1978 invitation to Dr. Jessye's exhibit at Pittsburg State University.

The Paradise Lost and Regained series contains information on Jessye's interpretation of Milton's Paradise Lost and Regained. Most of the information in this series is from the 1978 production at Pittsburg State University. The series contains an audio recording of the production, correspondence, programs, notes, and several copies of the script with Dr. Jessye's hand-written changes. The series also includes rehearsal notes, stage plans, production expenses, guest lists, multiple copies of the score, and one performance photograph.

The Eva Jessye Committee (PSU) series contains information on the oversight committee in charge of Dr. Jessye's term as Artist-In-Residence at Pittsburg State University from 1978 to 1981. The series includes a member roster, committee correspondence from 1977 to 1981, and expenditure records for Jessye.

The Awards and Certificates series consists of documents endorsing Jessye's works by organizations and educational institutions; resolutions and proclamations from cities and other government agencies; and plaques celebrating Jessye's contributions to art, education, film, music, theater, and other humanitarian and professional efforts. The series includes the 1981 recognition of Jessye as Kansas Ambassador for the Arts by Governor John Carlin.

The Audio Recordings series consists of recordings taped from 1926 to 1985. It includes a recording of the Hall Johnson Choir in 1926, an original recording of "Strawberry Woman" from Porgy & Bess in 1935, and a recording of a 1979 radio program by the Exodusters. The series also includes informal recordings of conversations between Jessye and Pittsburg archivist, Eugene DeGruson in 1985, and a one-way conversation between Dr. Jessye and Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake's voice is inaudible.

The Scripts series consists of original religious and patriotic dramas, speeches, and narratives written by Jessye. The series is arranged alphabetically with the unidentified fragments at the end. The series includes incomplete programs titled "Let Your Light Shine," "The People, Yes!," "Report on the State of the Union," "The Story of Baltazar - The Black Magus," and "Time of Harvest." Complete scripts include "Audition," "Chronicle of Job," "Follow the Star," "He Walks Across the Sky," "The Incredible Diversity of Afro-American Vocal Music," "Minstrelsy, USA," "National Survey," "Palms of Victory," The Story of the Black Wise Man," "Sweet Country," and "Western Star."

The Sheet Music & Scores series consists of published and manuscript music authored or arranged by Jessye and copies of published and manuscript music by other composers and lyricists. This series is arranged alphabetically by title. It includes Jessye's Musical Autogram composed by Robert Russell Bennett; "Crimson and Gold," a Pittsburg State University alma mater composed by Jessye; and two scores for Porgy and Bess.

The Black History series consists of collected newspaper and magazine articles concerning black history; biographical and promotional information on black artists and historical figures; African-American publications; entry and order forms for African-American books and choral books, including an order form/pamphlet for the Negro Book Society signed by Langston Hughes; and a copy of an 1852 South Carolina advertisement for a slave auction.

The Contracts series consists of contractual agreements for the Eva Jessye Choir. It includes the 1935 contract for the original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess.

The Miscellaneous series consists of oil share certificates from 1914 to 1920; travel itineraries; expenses and invoices; collected posters and artworks by various artists, including an original Romare Bearden painting; plaques; and hats owned by Dr. Jessye.

FOLDER LIST

Biographical Series

f. 1 Promotional
f. 2 Interview transcript by Jacob U. Gordon, 1984
f. 3 Marriage certificate, 1936
f. 4 Death certificate (copy), 1992
f. 5 Last Will and Testament, 1965
f. 5a Memorial Program, 1992
f. 6 Kansas State Census (copy), Volume 135, 1885
f. 7 Pittsburg State University blank letterheads, Artist-in-Residence
f. 8 Book plan and notes
f. 9 Miscellaneous and notes
f. 10 Little Balkans Press order form for Volume No. 4 featuring Eva Jessye, 1981

Correspondence Series

f. 11 1926-1937
f. 12 1942-1949
f. 13 1950-1955
f. 14 1956-1959
f. 15 1960-1965
f. 16 1966-1969
f. 17 1970-1972
f. 18 1973-1974
f. 19 1974, oversized
f. 20 1975
f. 21 1976
f. 22 1977
f. 23 1978
f. 24 1979
f. 25 1980-1981
f. 26 1982-1983
f. 27 1984-1992
f. 28 Undated, A-L
f. 29 Undated, M-Z
f. 30 Hairston, Jester, 1954-1968
f. 31 Hairston, Jester, 1969-1971
f. 32 Hairston, Jester, 1972-1974
f. 33 Hairston, Jester, 1975-1978
f. 34 Hairston, Jester, undated
f. 35 Cox, Celia, 1953-1968
f. 36 Cox, Celia, 1969-1970
f. 37 Cox, Celia, 1971-1972
f. 38 Cox, Celia, 1973-1974
f. 40 Cox, Celia, undated
f. 41 Pittsburg State University Eva Jessye Day, 1978

Writings Series

f. 42 Poems, 1916-1925
f. 43 Poems, 1927-1977
f. 44 Poems, 1979-1980
f. 45 Poems, 1981-1984
f. 46 Poems, undated
f. 47 Selected Poems by Eva Jessye, 1978
f. 48 "Rice and Roses: The Story of Celia Cox" by Eva Jessye
f. 49 "Eva Jessye: The Musical Poet" by Ora Williams
f. 50 Lyrics, undated
f. 51 Essays, other writers, undated
f. 52 Poems, other writers, undated
f. 53 Famous quotations, other writers, undated
f. 54 Prayers, other writers, undated

Clippings Series


f. 55 1934-1969
f. 56 1970-1972
f. 57 1973-1975
f. 58 1976-1977
f. 59 January-August, 1978
f. 60 September, 1978
f. 61 October-December, 1978
f. 62 1979
f. 63 1980-1985
f. 64 1987-2001
f. 65 Undated
f. 66 Porgy and Bess, 1930s-1960s
f. 67 Porgy and Bess, 1970s and undated
f. 68 Book mentions
f. 69 Over-sized clippings

Photographs Series

f. 70-71 Proofs and Negatives
f. 72 Photo Slides, Personal
f. 73 Photo Slides, Pittsburg State University interviews
f. 74 Publicity and portrait photos, Jessye
f. 75 Informal photos, Jessye solo
f. 76 Group photos
f. 77 Group photos, unidentified
f. 78 Family photos
f. 79 Eva Jessye funeral, 1992
f. 80 Eva Jessye home, Pittsburg, Kansas
f. 81 Artists and Celebrities, A
f. 82 Artists and Celebrities, B
f. 83 Artists and Celebrities, C-D
f. 84 Artists and Celebrities, E-F
f. 85 Artists and Celebrities, G-H
f. 86 Artists and Celebrities, J-L
f. 87 Artists and Celebrities, M-N
f. 88 Artists and Celebrities, O-R
f. 89 Artists and Celebrities, S-T
f. 90 Artists and Celebrities, U-V
f. 91 Collages
f. 92 Performance, film and stage
f. 93 Travel and art
f. 94-95 Undated and unidentified photos
f. 96 Jessye, Eva, oversized
f. 97 Group photos, oversized
f. 98 Artists, oversized
f. 99 Pace and Handy Music Company

Programs Series

f. 100 1914-1932
f. 101 1934-1938
f. 102 1939-1940
f. 103 1941-1949
f. 104 1950-1955
f. 105 1956-1959
f. 106 1960-1962
f. 107 1963-1965
f. 108 1966
f. 109 1967-1968
f. 110 1969-1970
f. 111 1971-1972
f. 112 1973
f. 113 1974
f. 114 1975
f. 115 1976-1977
f. 116 1978
f. 117 1979-1980
f. 118 1981-1982
f. 119 1983,1984,1985,1989,1991,1992
f. 120-121 Programs, undated
f. 122 Miscellaneous

Publicity Series

f. 123 News releases
f. 124 Press releases, Pittsburg State University's Office of Public Relations, 1978
f. 125 Press releases, Pittsburg State University's Office of Public Relations, 1979
f. 126 Press releases, Pittsburg State University's Office of Public Relations, 1980
f. 127 Promotional

Eva Jessye Choir Series

f. 128 Member List
f. 129 Dixie Jubilee Singers, record list
f. 130 Travel and Appearances
f. 131 Publicity
f. 132 Clippings
f. 133 Photos, publicity
f. 134 Photos, performance
f. 135 Photos, on tour
f. 136 "Ten Commandments for the Choir"

Show Announcements & Invitations Series

f. 137 1942-1974
f. 138 1975-1994
f. 139 Undated

Paradise Lost and Regained Series

f. 140 Correspondence
f. 141 Program and notes
f. 142-143 Script and notes
f. 144 Rehearsal notes
f. 145 Stage Plan
f. 146 Expenses
f. 147 Review
f. 148 Photograph
f. 149 Guest lists
f. 150-152 Score
f. 152b Reel to Reel Recording of 1978 PSU Production

Eva Jessye Committee (PSU) Series

f. 153 Member list
f. 154 Correspondence, 1977-1981
f. 155 Expenses

Awards & Certificates Series

f. 156 Awards and Certificates
f. 157 Resolutions and Proclamations
f. 158 Awards, Certificates, Resolutions, Proclamations - oversized
f. 159 Resolutions - Other artists

Audio Recordings Series

f. 160 Hall Johnson Choir, 1926
f. 161 Porgy and Bess, "Strawberry Woman," 1935
f. 162 "Chronicle of Job"
f. 163 Exodusters- WREN radio featuring Dr. Eva Jessye, August 5, 1979
f. 164 Telephone conversation with Eubie Blake, November 15, 1979
f. 165 "Tribute to the Clergy," 1980
f. 166 Dr. Eva Jessye at the Langston Hughes Conference, Missouri Southern State College, March 13, 1981
f. 167 "Western Star," June 21,1981
f. 168 Eva Jessye and Gene DeGruson - en route to the airport- December 7, 1985
f. 169 Side A - Highlights of CBS Broadcast, undated | Side B - "Noel Coward and Mary Martin Together in Music," 1955

Scripts Series

f. 170 "Audition" Jessye
f. 171 "Chronicle of Job" Jessye
f. 172 "Follow the Star" Jessye
f. 173 "He Walks Across the Sky" Jessye
f. 174 "The Incredible Diversity of Afro-American Vocal Music" Jessye
f. 175 "Let Your Light Shine" Jessye
f. 176 "Member of the Wedding" McCuller, Carson
f. 177 "Minstrelsy, USA" Jessye
f. 178 "National Survey" Jessye
f. 179 "Palms of Victory" Jessye
f. 180 "The People, Yes!" Jessye
f. 181 "Report on the State of the Union" Jessye
f. 182 "The Story of Baltazar - The Black Magus," 1932, Jessye
f. 183 "The Story of the Black Wise Man" Jessye
f. 184 "Sweet Country" Jessye
f. 185 "Time of Harvest" Jessye
f. 186 "A Tribute to Our Mother - Mrs. Ida B. Wells - Mother Wells" Jessye
f. 187 "Western Star" Jessye
f. 188 Speeches and Narratives
f. 189 Unidentified

Sheet Music & Scores Series

f. 190 "A Woman Is A Sometime Thing" Gershwin
f. 191 American Legends Siegmeister
f. 192 "An' I Cry" Jessye
f. 193 "Ballin' the Jack" Jessye
f. 194 Beethoven Sonatas Beethoven
f. 195 "Bess, You Is My Woman" Gershwin
f. 196 "Big Mama Blues" Murphy
f. 197 "Black Mare" Jessye
f. 198 "Blessed Be Thy Name" Jessye
f. 199 "Caroline's"
f. 200 "Children of Israel"
f. 201 Chopin Chopin
f. 202 "Congo Love Song" Jessye
f. 203 Cool and Warm - Guitar Series, Volume I, Lucie
f. 204 "Chronicle of Job" Jessye
f. 205 "Crimson and Gold- PSU Alma Mater" Jessye
f. 206 "De Screech Owl's Wahnin'" Shibley
f. 207 "Dance of Spain" (Pequena Danza Española) Iturbi
f. 208 "Dear Mr. Santa Claus" Taylor
f. 209 "The Death of Jesus" Hancock
f. 210 "Eili, Eili" Fisher
f. 211 "E-I-O" Jessye
f. 212 "Eva Jessye Musical Autogram" Bennett
f. 213 Famous Negro Spiritual (incomplete), Frey
f. 214 "Fireplace"
f. 215 "Four Saints" (incomplete)
f. 216 "Following You"
f. 217 "Freedom"
f. 218 "Freedom Train" Jessye and Wolfe
f. 219 Garden of Karma (Indian Love Songs) Hope
f. 220 "Give and Forgive" O'Keefe
f. 221 "Got A Home At Last" Jessye
f. 222 "Grandma's Love Letters" Jessye
f. 223 "Gue Gue Solingaie" Nickerson
f. 224 "Hand Car Blues" Jessye
f. 225 "He's Carried The Key and Gone Home" Jessye
f. 226 "He Walks Across the Sky" Spina
f. 227 The Heart of Russian Music
f. 228 "Heaven"
f. 229 "Hiding in the Shadows of the Moon"
f. 230 Hollandisches Volksleben Rontgen
f. 231 "I Belong To That Band" Jessye
f. 232 "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" Gershwin
f. 233 "I Have To Tell You" Rome
f. 234 "I Love Life"
f. 235 "I Loves You Porgy" Gershwin
f. 236 "I'm A Po' Lil' Orphan" Jessye
f. 237 "I Remember the Cornfields", Mayne
f. 238 "I'm Following You" Dreyer and McDonald
f. 239 "In A Persian Market" Ketelbey
f. 240 "Islay"
f. 241 "It Ain't Necessarily So" Gershwin
f. 242 "Jeannine"
f. 242a "John Saw De Holy Numbah" Jessye
f. 243 "La Veedah"
f. 244 "Laurence and Andover"
f. 245 "Life of Jesus Christ" Jessye
f. 246 "Lifting As We Climb" Hynson
f. 247 "Love"
f. 248 "Love Always"
f. 249 "Love Is A Very Light Thing" Rome
f. 250 "Love Walked In"Gershwin
f. 251 "Magnanimous" Battle
f. 252 "Mammy's Lullaby" Shibley
f. 253 "March Ahead Antioch" Jessye
f. 254 "Merry Christmas"Burleigh
f. 255 "Mother's First Lullaby", Bock
f. 256 "Move! Let Me Shine!" Jessye
f. 257 "My Ain Folk" Lemon
f. 258 "My Soul Is A Witness" Cheatham
f. 259 "Need of a Friend" Jessye
f. 260 "Negro Spirituals"Burleigh, H.T. (signed)
f. 261 "The New Moon" Romberg
f. 262 "O God, In Whom We Live and Move" Jessye
f. 263 "Oh, I Can't Sit Down" Gershwin
f. 264 "Oh, Lady Be Good" Gershwin
f. 265 "Oh! Mr. Lincoln" Millet
f. 266 "Old Corsican Ballad" Mackenzie
f. 267 "One Alone" Jessye
f. 268 "Peter Go Ring"
f. 269 Porgy and Bess, score, Gershwin - oversized
f. 270 Porgy and Bess, choral conductor's score, Gershwin - oversized
f. 271 "Recit and Ballad"
f. 272 "Requiem"Gershwin
f. 273 "Rise!Shine!" Johnson
f. 274 "Road to Richmond" Nathan
f. 275 "Rock Mt. Sinai" Jessye
f. 276 25 Russian Folk Songs and Operatic Arts
f. 277 School of Scale and Arpeggio Playing
f. 278 "Shake the Heavens"
f. 279 "Simon, The Fisherman" Jessye
f. 280 "Sing This Blessed Morn"
f. 281 "Slow Me Down Lawd" Evanti
f. 282 "The Sons of Light" Williams
f. 283 "Southern Rhapsody" Hosmer
f. 284 "Sorrow Song"
f. 285 "Spirit O' The Lord Done Fell On Me" Jessye
f. 286 "Station Heaven" Gerke
f. 287 "Stove Pipe Hat" Spina
f. 288 Strauss Waltzes Strauss
f. 289 "Summertime" Gershwin
f. 290 "Sunflower" David
f. 291 "Swanee" Gershwin
f. 292 "Swanee River" Foster
f. 293 "Sweet Daisy Stokes" Hoyt
f. 294 "Sylvia" Speak
f. 295 "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York" Gershwin
f. 296 "There's A Goldmine in the Sky" (incomplete) Kenny
f. 297 "They Call the Wind Maria" Lowe
f. 298 "This Is God's War" Bergersen
f. 299 "Timber" Cunningham
f. 300 "Vagabond Song"
f. 301 "Waiting at the End of the Road" Berlin
f. 302 "Wanting You" Romberg
f. 303 "What Did Job Say?" Jessye
f. 304 "The Whistlin' Cowboy" Bernard
f. 305 "Who Is That Yonder?" Jessye
f. 306 "Why Be Afraid To Dance" Rome
f. 307 "A Winter Tree" Bock
f. 308 "Yankee" Gershwin
f. 309 "Yankee Doodle Blues"
f. 310 Manuscript Book, Jessye
f. 311 Music book, incomplete
f. 312 Music book, incomplete
f. 313 Music book (mostly Red Foley compositions), incomplete
f. 314 Music book, incomplete
f. 315 Music book, incomplete
f. 316 Music book, incomplete

Black History Series

f. 317 Clippings, 1927-1975
f. 318 Clippings, 1976-1981
f. 319 Biographical and Promotional, A-N
f. 320 Biographical and Promotional, P-Z
f. 321 The Musical Spillers and Taliafero-Spiller, Isabelle
f. 322 Publications
f. 323 Entry and Order forms
f. 324 Miscellaneous
f. 325 Clippings, oversized
f. 326 Biographical series, oversized

Contracts Series

f. 327 1935-1974

Miscellaneous Series

f. 328 Oil Share Certificates, 1914-1920
f. 329 Travel
f. 330 Expenses and Invoices
f. 331 Teaching and Learning Communities: A Final Report, July 1975
f. 332 Shapiro, Bernstein, and Company, Inc. - Music Catalog
f. 333 Hats, red velvet bag, knitted cross bookmarker, and leather book cover
f. 334 Posters, oversized
f. 335 Artworks, oversized
f. 336 Music programs, various universities
f. 337 Plaques and trophies, oversized
f. 338 Tuskegee Institute Bucket Souvenir
f. 339 Steel Drum

INDEX

"A Woman Is A Sometime Thing" - f. 190
Abbott, Nancy - f. 18
Abdul, Raoul - f. 318
Aborn, Louis H. - f. 41
The Actor's Fund of America - f. 22, 41, 156
Adams, Thurston - f. 84
Adams, Grantley (1891-1971) - f. 81
Afro-American - f. 2, 55, 57
Ahlberg, Clark D. - f. 41
Akers, Murline Wright - f. 125
Alberta Beaumonte Company, Ltd. - f. 328
Alberta Paraffin Oils, Ltd. - f. 328
Alberta Petroleum Consolidated, Ltd. - f. 328
Alford, Charles - f. 131
Alford, Roger - f. 128, 132
Allegruci, Don - f. 76
Allen, Betty - f. 81
American Association of University Women, Pittsburg, Kansas - f. 158
American Legends - f. 191
Amussen, Theodore S. - f. 13
"An Evening of Contemporary American Vocal Music" - f. 116
"An' I Cry" - f. 192
Anderson, Annette - f. 66
Anderson, Garland - f. 69
Anderson, Glenn M. - f. 157
Anderson, Marian (1897-1993) - f. 2, 81, 107
Anderson, Thomas - f. 18, 55, 81, 92, 105, 108, 121, 124, 131 319
Anderson, Walter - f. 124
"The 2nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival" - f. 334
The Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 58
Appleberry, James B. - f. 23, 24, 41, 61, 76, 118, 140, 154
Armstrong, Louis (1901-1971) - f. 81
Army and Air Force Exchange Service - f. 156
Aronson, Sidney R. - f. 18
Ashton, Frederick (1904-1988) - f. 16,21
Atterbury, Charles - f. 101
Atterberry, William - f. 121
Attles, Joseph - f. 13
Auchobon, James - f. 141
Aucort, Joan - f. 52
The Aurora - f. 322

"Back In 1910" - f. 334
Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma - f. 19
Baird, C. Ray - f. 141, 153
Baker, Bertha F. - f. 128
"The Balcony" - f. 92
Ball, Olive - f. 103, 128
"Ballin' the Jack" - f. 193
Baker, Josephine (1906-1975) - f. 81, 319
Barde, Alex - f. 153
Barefield, Eddie - f. 127
Barnes, B. - f. 82
Barnes, Irving - f. 120
Barnes and Noble, Inc. - f. 330
Basie, Catherine - f. 55
Basie, Count, (1904-1984) - f. 82, 123
Bates, Lawson - f. 107
Bates, Pearl C. - f. 28
Banks, Robert - f. 51
Bateman, Philip - f. 172
Batson, Robert - f. 121
Battle, Edgar - f. 127, 251
Baum, Morton - f. 14
Beane, Reginald - f. 171
Bearden, Romare (1914-1988) - f. 335
Beatty, Bessie - f. 12
Beaver Oils, Ltd. - f. 328
Beckman, Linda - f. 141
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) - f. 319
Beethoven Sonatas - f. 194
Belafonte, Harry (1927- ) - f. 30
Belewa, Tafowa (1912-1966) - f. 82
Bell, Elizabeth - f. 179
Belamy, Jacqueline - f. 128
Benedict, Kimberly - f. 141
Bengtsen, Barry - f. 124, 153
Bennet, Vincent A. - f. 132
Bennett, Robert F. (1927-2000) - f. 41, 60, 61, 124
Bennett, Robert Russell (1894-1981) - f. 16-19,24,41,57,82
Bergerson, Baldwin - f. 298
Berlin, Irving - f. 301
Bernie, Ben - f. 189
Berry, Michael - f. 335
"Bess, You Is My Woman" - f. 195
Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955) - f. 13, 60, 82
Biberman - f. 82
"Big Mama Blues" - f. 196
"Black American Composers" - f. 334
Black American Music: Past and Present - f. 323
The Black Dispatch - f. 55
"Black Like Me" - f. 55
"Black Mare" - f. 197
The Black Perspective in Music - f. 322
The Black Renaissance - f. 68
"Black Titan" - f. 110
Blackburn, Robert - f. 128
Blake, Eubie (1883-1983) - f. 15-19, 21-23,43, 48,70,82,98,164,318
"Blessed Be Thy Name" - f. 198
Blue, James - f. 15
Boggs, Rhoda - f. 13
Bohm, Clayton - f. 124
Bolton, Merle R. - f. 41
Bonds, Margaret - f. 119
Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas, Texas - f. 156
"Bondage and Freedom" - f. 119
Boroff, Edith (1925- ) - f. 11, 12
Bower, Roger (1903-1979) - f. 18, 23, 85, 88, 92
Bowes, Edward "Major" ( - 1946) - f. 11, 63, 82, 100
Bowie, Joella - f. 141
Bowie, Mel - f. 124, 141
Bowlus School Supply, Pittsburg, Kansas - f. 330
Boxer, Harold - f. 124
Bradley, Gwyn - f. 141
Bramley, William - f. 52
Breen, Robert - f. 66
Brent, Ruby - f. 128
Brice, Carol (1918-1985) - f. 82, 121
Britton, Allen P. - f. 41
Broadnax, Nathaniel - f. 55
Broadwith, Leroy - f. 108
Brown, Alphonso - f. 67
Brown, Elizabeth - f. 120
Brown, Ernest - f. 128
Brown, James - f. 55
Brown, Jeanette - f. 121
Brown, Sterling A. (1901-1989) - f. 11
Brown, Uzee, Jr. - f. 67, 116, 117, 154
"The Brownsville Raid" - f. 334
Bryan, Janeil - f. 141
Bryant, Joyce - f. 92
Bubbles, John (born: Sublette, John "Bubber" ) (1902-1984) - f. 121
Buck and Bubbles - f. 76, 189
Buckner, Lauretta - f. 41
Buckner, Mollie Hill - f. 2, 78
Buckner, Ollie Jane - f. 78
Buckner, Thomas "Boy" - f. 78
Bumbry, Grace - f. 13
Bunche, Ralph J. (1903-1971) - f. 98
Burgdorff, Jean - f. 321
Burleigh, Harry T. (1866-1949) - f. 11, 12, 28, 260
Burnett, Mary Kay - f. 28
Burris, Elizabeth - f. 153
Burroughs, Nannie Helen (1879-1961) - f. 14
Burton, Michael - f. 116
Burton, Miriam - f. 82, 121
Burton, Rachel Rice - f. 324
"But the Flesh is Weak" - f. 52
Butler, Dennis - f. 121, 128
Butler, Jim - f. 120

Cagle, Charles - f. 63,118,125,153,167,187,330
Calloway, Cabell ("Cab") (1907-1980) - f. 66
Calloway, Earl - f. 83
Cambridge, Godfrey - f. 92,137
Carey, Thomas - f. 28, 83
Carlin, John (1940- ) - f. 24,27, 45, 63, 76, 157
Carlson, Paul - f. 116, 125
Carney, William H. (1840-1908) - f. 319
"Caroline's" - f. 199
Carr, Richard R. - f. 24, 28, 124, 125, 141
Carroll, Diahann (1935- ) - f. 83
Carson, Richard - f. 141
Carter, Lillian - f. 76, 138
Carter, Richard - f. 63
Cartier, Laurence - f. 120
Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921) - f. 83
Carver, George Washington (1864-1943) - f. 12, 16, 188, 324
Casals, Pablo (1876-1973) - f. 53
Cash, Addison A. - f. 179
Cattenhead, Harrison - f. 107
Cavender, George - f. 23
Caver, Morris - f. 128
Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 156
Chandler, Laurence - f. 121
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois - f. 27
"Children of Israel" - f. 200
"Chopin" - f. 201
"Chronicle of Job" - f. 120, 162, 204
Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. (1963) - f. 15, 107
Clark, Richard - f. 116, 141
Clays, John H. - f. 83
Clayton, Earnest - f. 63
Cleaver, Eldredge (1935-1998) - f. 317
Coffman, Kelly - f. 124
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875-1912) - f. 320
"The Colored American" - f. 51
Collins, Robert - f. 63
Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS) - f. 55
"Come Back Charleston Blue" - f. 92
"Congo Love Song" - f. 202
Cook, Carl - f. 63
Cook, Carol - f. 56,58,116,118,174
Cook, J. Lawrence (1899-1976) - f. 18, 21
Cook, Mercer - f. 15, 19, 76
Cook, R. G. - f. 56
Cook, Will Marion (1869-1944) - f. 28
"Cool and Warm" Guitar Series - f. 203
Copper, Arthur - f. 11
Coppola, Anton (1917- ) - f. 21, 23
Corcoran, Gary - f. 124
Cota, David A. - f. 157
"Cotton Comes To Harlem" - f. 317
The Courier, Lawrence, Massachusetts - f. 55
Cox, Celia Buckner - f. 5, 35-40, 49,78
Cox, Orange - f. 83, 103
Crawford, Cheryl - f. 66
Crawford, Joseph - f. 13, 108, 128
"Credo" - f. 52
Creech, Thomas F. - f. 41
Creitz, Eunice Finney - f. 27, 138
"Crimson and Gold" - f. 63, 154, 205
Crosby, Yvonne - f. 321
Cullen, Countee (1903-1946) - f. 83, 318
Cullen, Ida M. - f. 319
Cumbo, Marion - f. 322
Cunningham, Arthur - f. 19
Cunningham, Gladys - f. 128
Curtis, Paula - f. 124

Daily Capital, Topeka, Kansas - f. 123
"Dallas, Yours and Mine" - f. 118
Dalrymple, Jean (1902-1998) - f. 12
"Dance of Spain" - f. 207
Dandridge, Dorothy (1922-1965) - f. 67
Daniel, Bruce - f. 124
Davenport, Wayne - f. 126
Davis, Elmer, Jr. - f. 33
Davis, Evelyn - f. 131
Davis, Georgia - f. 132
Davis, Joseph - f. 128
Davis, Julia (1891-1993) - f. 16,41,55,109,324
Davis, Ossie (1917- ) - f. 18,21,22,23,55,60, 76,90,92, 98,115,120,137,317
"De Screech Owl's Wahnin'" - f. 206
DeAnda, Peter - f. 92
"Dear Mr. Santa Claus" - f. 208
"Death In Harlem" - f. 137
"The Death of Jesus" - f. 209
DeChicchio, Janice - f. 125, 141
Dee, Ruby (1924- ) - f. 18,21,23,60,83,89,120,137
DeGroote, Lucien - f. 67
DeGruson, Eugene (1932-1997) --- f. 22,23,26,27,46,58,60,61,71,76,79,96,97,116-118,123,125,126,140,141,153,154,168,174,187, 328
Denny, Homer T. - f. 55
Denny, Laura Buckner - f. 5, 78
Department of Education, Topeka, Kansas - f. 41
DePreist, James A. - f. 17
Dewey, Thomas Emmet - f. 52
Diggs, Charles C., Jr. (1922- ) - f. 18
Dillard, William - f. 132
Dilworth, Hubert - f. 21
Dirksen, Richard W. (1921- ) - f. 17, 18, 19, 41, 56
Diskin, Robert - f. 124, 141
Dixie Jubilee Singers - f. 2, 63, 100, 124, 129
Dixon, Lucille - f. 128
Docherty, Robert - f. 124
Douglas, Aaron (1898-1979) - f. 335
Dowdy, Helen - f. 66,76,82,107,121,131
"Down on Big Creek" - f. 51
DuBois, William E. Burghardt (W.E.B.), (1868-1994) f.107
Duffy, Kirt E. - f. 116
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906) - f. 52
Dunbar-Nelson, Alice (1875-1935) - f. 127
Duncan, Todd (1903-1998) - f. 29, 67, 189
Dutton, Rod - f. 141
Dyer-Bennett, Richard (1913-1991) - f. 82
Dykes, Archie R. - f. 41

eta Creative Arts Foundation, Chicago, Illinois - f. 158
Easley, Paul - f. 118
Eason, Catherine - f. 121
Easton, Sidney - f. 16, 83
The Ebonaires - f. 13
Edmonds, Shirley - f. 153
Edwards, Berniece - f. 107
Edwards, Henry C. - f. 11
Edwards, James - f. 67
"Eili, Eili" - f. 210
"E-I-O" - f. 211
Eisenberg, Azriel - f. 15
Elise, M., Sister - f. 21,22,25,28,29,41
Ellington, Edward Kennedy ("Duke") (1899-1974) - f. 84
Ellis, Frances Marsh - f. 23, 41
Emerson, David - f. 116
Engel, Lehman (1910-1982) - f. 16
Equity - f. 322
Erby, John - f. 84
Estes, Simon (1938- ) - f. 84
Exodusters-WREN Radio - f. 163
Eubanks, Rachel - f. 84
Eva Jessye Choir f.12,11-13,15,16,55-67;96-97; 100-105;107;113;120;128-135;139; 139; 170; 177; 189; 319
Eva Jessye Afro-American Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 22,23,137
"Eva Jessye Musical Autogram" - f. 212
Evanti, Lillian (1890-1967) - f. 281

"Famous Negro Spiritual Music Books" - f. 213
Faulkner, Marianne - f. 121
Fax, Elton C. - f. 14, 84
"The Feast Basket Zodiac" - f. 335
Federbrushes, Marcia - f. 18
The Feminist Press, Old Westbury, New York - f. 26
Ferrell, Andrew - f. 55
Fields, Ernie (1905- ) - f. 84
Field, Xenia - f. 13, 17
Fields, Nancy G. - f. 41
Fields, W.C. (1880-1946) - f. 84
Finkemeier, Steven - f. 141
"Fireplace" - f. 214
Fischer, Michael - f. 124
Fisher, Williams Arms (1861-1948) - f. 210
Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee - f. 12, 14, 15
Fite, Coleman B. - f. 157
Flagler, Patricia - f. 116, 141
Flowers, Martha - f. 121
Foley, Lelia - f. 157
Foley, Clyde Julian ("Red") (1910-1968) - f. 123
"Follow the Star" - f. 172
"Following You" - f. 216
Ford, Clebert - f. 137
Ford, Gerald, President (1913- ) - f. 84
Ford, George - f. 103
Ford, Harold - f. 157
Ford, Joe - f. 141
Ford, Johnny - f. 19, 41
"Forecast" - f. 123
Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 64
Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kansas - f. 120, 156
Foster, Leesa - f. 120
Foster, Stephen Collins (1826-1864) - f. 292
"Four Saints" - f. 215
Four Saints in Three Acts - f. 2, 18,56,63,64,65,101,124
Fowler, Lucky - f. 84
Fox, Emmett (1886-1951) - f. 52
Foxx, Mattie - f. 153
Franklin, Leonard - f. 128
Frazier, James, Jr. - f. 17
"Freedom" - f. 217
"Freedom Never Dies" - f. 139
"Freedom Train" - f. 218
Freeman, Claretta - f. 132
Freeman, Corinne - f. 18
Freeman, Paul - f. 84
Frey, Hugo - f. 12
Fuller, Mary Vickers - f. 5, 27

Gaines, La Taunya - f. 141
Gandhi, Mohandas K. "Mahatma," (1869-1948) - f. 98
Garden of Karma: Indian Love Songs - f. 219
Gaston, John C. - f. 24
Gerber, Ella - f. 56,66,67,85
Gershwin, Alan C. - f. 18, 23
Gershwin, George (1898-1937) - f. 11,16,66,67,91,97
Gershwin, Ira (1896-1983) - f. 16,43,66,67,97
Gershwin, Lenore Strunsky ( - 1991) - f. 97
"Ghost Ship" - f. 15
Gibbs, Ruth - f. 107
Gibson, Norman - f. 58, 59
Gilbert, James, Dr. - f. 118,154,187
Girvin, Virginia - f. 85
"Give and Forgive" - f. 220
Glenn, Rosza - f. 120
"Go Where I Send Thee" - f. 116, 118
Goetschius, Percy (1853-1943) - f. 11, 85
Goode, Gladys - f. 103, 128
Goodwin, Amy - f. 128, 132
Goodwin, William - f. 128
Gordon, Jacob U. - f. 2
Gossin, Lorraine E. - f. 132
"Got A Home At Last" - f. 221
Gottschalk, Elsa-Mai - f. 15
Graham, Kim - f. 124
Graham, George - f. 85
Graham, Howard T. - f. 17
Graham, Mary E. - f. 128
Graham, Robert - f. 128
"Grandma's Love Letters" - f. 222
Grant, Earl - f. 16
Grant, Micki - f. 24, 41, 85, 120
Gray, Leslie - f. 128
Gray, Rinda C. - f. 124
Green, Greg "Godfrey" - f. 45
Green, Gus - f. 328
Green, Javotta - f. 128
Green, Paige - f. 126
Green, Ruby - f. 97
Green, Walter - f. 172
Gregory, Paul - f. 14
Griffin, John Howard - f. 55
Grist, Reri (1934- ) - f. 85
Groh, Jan - f. 26
"Gue Gue Solingaie" - f. 223
Guest, Edgar - f. 43

Hackett, Richard T. (1901-2000) - f. 157
Hairston, Jester (1901-2000) - f. 30-34,85,109,115
Hale, Birdie M. - f. 85
Hall, Bernice - f. 131
Hall, Derrick - f. 41, 141
Hall, George H. - f. 107, 128
Hall, Juanita (1901-1968) - f. 85
"Hallelujah" (1929) --- f. 56,57,60-65,68,100,102, 129
"The Hallelujah Train" - f. 120
Hamilton, Clementine - f. 55
Hampton, Lionel (1909- ) - f. 85,141
Hampton, Vinita - f. 116, 125
Hancock, Eugene (1929-1993) - f. 209
"Hand Car Blues" - f. 224
Handy, Gertrude - f. 28
Handy, Irma Louise - f. 85
Handy, William Christopher (1873-1958) - f. 85,88,318
Hansberry, Lorraine (1930-1965) - f. 15,46,85
Hardcastle, Irene - f. 19, 41
Harder, Henry L. - f. 154
Hardy, Wilson - f. 128
Harger, Charles Moreau - f. 52
"Harlem, 1974" - f. 52
Harrell, Hugh (1926- ) - f. 120
Harris, Aaron - f. 128
Harris, Thomas, Jr. - f. 128, 131
Harrison, Richard - f. 28
Hartwell, Oliver - f. 128
Harvey, Opal - f. 55
Hawthorne, James - f. 13
Hawthorne, Louise - f. 120
Hayes, Afrika - f. 121
Hayes, Roland (1887-1977) - f. 318
Haymer, Pearl - f. 128
"He's Carried the Key and Gone Home" - f. 225, 332
"He Walks Across the Sky" - f. 173, 226
"The Heart of Russian Music" - f. 227
"Heaven" - f. 228
Hemphill, JoAnn - f. 121
Henderson, Erma - f. 21
Heni, Theresa Merritt - f. 21
Hermitt, Herman - f. 81,85,107,120,181
Hersholt, Jean (1886-1956) - f. 100
Herz, Otto - f. 319
Heyward, Dorothy (1890-1961) - f. 66
Heyward, Dubose (1885-1940) - f. 66, 67
Heyward, Jenifer (1930- ) - f. 15, 67
Hibbert, Kenneth - f. 13
"Hiding in the Shadows of Man" - f. 229
Hieb, David L. - f. 16
Higerd, Myron - f. 124, 141
Higgins, Howard - f. 15
Hill, Leslie Pinckney (1880-1960) - f. 11
Hill, Ella - f. 121
Hill, Lillyan - f. 107, 120
Hilliard, Mary - f. 55
Hines, Altonell - f. 55
Hodges, Nancy - f. 24
Hoggs, Rhoda - f. 108
Holcroft, M.H. - f. 16
Hollandisches Volksleben - f. 230
Hollenbeck, William - f. 126
Holleyman, Charles D. - f. 19
Holm, Celeste (1919- ) - f. 85
Holmes, Eugene - f. 85, 124
Holmes, Markwood - f. 116
Holt, Nora D. - f. 13, 17
Hopkins, Noah - f. 128
Horner Institute of Fine Arts, - f. 336
Kansas City, Missouri
Hosier, Theresa - f. 141
Hosmer, Lucius (1870-1935) - f. 93
Houghland, Sylvia - f. 25, 26
Houseman, John (1902-1988) - f. 68
Howard, Frances Humphrey - f. 14
Howard University, Washington D.C. - f. 26, 157
Howe, Florence - f. 26
Hubbard, Alma - f. 132
Hudgins, Johnny - f. 85
Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) - f. 13,85,127,137,166,318,323
Hughes, Langston Study Conference, Joplin, Missouri - f. 118, 166
Huntley, Jobe - f. 41
Hutcherson, LeVern - f. 66, 121
Hutchison, Edward - f. 179
Hynson, Millie A. - f. 15, 319

"I Belong To That Band" - f. 231, 332
"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" - f. 232
"I'm A Po' Lil' Orphan" - f. 236
"I'm Following You" - f. 238
"I Have To Tell You" - f. 233
"I Love Life" - f. 234
"I Loves You, Porgy" - f. 235
"In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy" - f. 17
"The Incredible Diversity of Afro-American Vocal Music" - f. 174
"In the Heat of the Night" - f. 30
"In A Persian Market" - f. 239
The Institute of Teaching and Learning Communities, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 331
International Circle of Friends - f. 16, 55, 139, 158
International Women's Year Committee - f. 156
Isaac, Maurice - f. 121
Isaacson, Dixie Lee - f. 117, 124-126, 141, 187
"Islay" - f. 240
"It Ain't Necessarily So" - f. 241
"Its Essence Is Otherness" - f. 51
Iturbi, Jose (1895-1980) - f. 207
Ivory Davis, Delores - f. 66,67,81,108,117,121

Jackson, Harriet - f. 73
Jackson, Mahalia (1911-1972) - f. 86,97,317,319
Jackson, Maynard (1938- ) - f. 157
Jackson, Raymond - f. 117
Jacobs, Clarence - f. 128
James, Dorothy - f. 19
James, Jennifer Parker - f. 141
James, Mary Elliott - f. 116,124,125,141
"Jeannine" - f. 242
Jenkins, Arthur - f. 121
Jenkinson, Egbert, Revered - f. 172
Jesey, Albert. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, Caly. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, Fanney. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, Daniel. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, James. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, Joseph. See Jessye. - f. 6
Jesey, Penny. (1830-1909) See Jessye. - f. 46,78
Jessie, J. J. See Jessye - f. 328
Jessie, Julia Buckner. See Jessye. - f. 2, 77
Jessye, Eva (1895-1992) - f.1-5a; 7-10;11-41; 42-52; 55-69; 70-80;82;91-92;96-97;100-118; 120-121;123-126;128-134;140-152; 153-155;156-158;161-168;170-175; 177-179;182-183; 185; 187-189; 192-193;197-198;202;204-205;211; 218;221-222;224-225;231;236;242; 245;253;256;259;262;267;275;279; 285;303;305;310;318-319;322-323; 329-332;333;335
Jewish Education Committee of New York - f. 14
"John Saw De Holy Numbah" - f. 242a
Johnson, Ben E. - f. 138
Johnson, Bessie Buckner - f. 78
Johnson, Bruce - f. 120
Johnson, Charles - f. 116
Johnson, Hall (1887-1970) - f. 15,16,17, 40,41,86,160
Johnson, Hall Choir - f. 85,102,160
Johnson, James Weldon - f. 140
Johnson, John Rosamond (1873-1954) - f. 273
Johnson, Lyndon B., President, (1908-1973) - f. 15,86
Jones, Alonzo - f. 120
Jones, Logan - f. 116
Jones, Russell - f. 118
Jordan, Joe - f. 120
The Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc., Dallas, Texas - f. 158

Kansas, Coffeyville - f. 2
"Kansas" - f. 52
"The Kansas Creed" - f. 52
Kansas Folklife Festive- 2nd Annual - f. 115
"Kansas Sky" - f. 52
Kansas State Census - f. 6
Kansas Technical Institute, Salina, Kansas - f. 41
"Kansas, Yours and Mine" - f. 121
Kappler, Joe - f. 156
Kassebaum, Nancy Landon (1932- ) - f. 26
Kelly, Hattie S. - f. 23
Kennedy, Matthew - f. 13
Kendall, James - f. 124,125,141
Ketelby, Albert W. (1875-1959) - f. 239
King, Alberta - f. 122
King, Aldine - f. 55
King, Coretta Scott (1927- ) - f. 16,17,23,86,113,124
King, Curtis L. - f. 158
King, D.E. - f. 158
King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968) - f. 2,16,86,98,106,107,110,119, 139,188,335
King, Rosalie - f. 107,128,131
King, Wanza - f. 103,107,108,121,132
"Kiss Me Kate" - f. 334
Klotman, Phyllis R. - f. 41
Knight, Mae Buckner - f. 2,78
Knott, Deanna - f. 116
KODE TV, Joplin, Missouri - f. 123
"Kongi's Harvest" - f. 92
Kosch, Ann - f. 141
Kreissler, John - f. 141
"Kwanzaa Celebration," Harlem, New York - f. 334

"La DisPute de Marivaux," (1976) - f. 334
"La Femme Aux Tscha-Tchas" (1954) - f. 335
"La Veedah" - f. 243
Lamarr, Moses - f. 13
Lane, David - f. 118
Langley, John H. - f. 154
Langston Normal School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - f. 12, 41
"Landscapes of Israel" - f. 335
Laske, Otto - f. 52
"Laurence and Andover" - f. 55
Lawrence, Paul R. - f. 124
Lawrence, Vera Brodsky - f. 18
Layden, Marilyn - f. 116
Lee, Canada (1907-1952) - f. 88
Leigh, Doris - f. 121
Lerner, Carl - f. 55
Leroi Mines Company - f. 328
"Let Your Light Shine" - f. 175
Lewis, D. T. - f. 328
Lewis, Homer D., Jr. - f. 120
Lewis, Katherine Handy (1902-1982) - f. 318
Lieberman, Elias - f. 52
Lieberson, Goddard - f. 13
"Life of Jesus Christ" - f. 245
"Lifting As We Climb" - f. 246
Lilo - f. 98
"A Limerick For Dr. Jessye" - f. 52
Lindsay, William - f. 128
The Links, Incorporated, Washington D.C. - f. 23, 41
The Little Balkans Press, Pittsburg, Kansas - f. 10, 47, 330
Livni, Liv - f. 335
Lloyd, Charles, Jr. (1948- ) - f. 319
Lockard, Jon - f. 28
Locke, Alain (1885-1954) - f. 322
Lockwood, Robert, Jr. (1915 - ) - f. 98
Lomax, Robert H. - f. 157
"The Lone Ranger" - f. 334
The Lone Star Oil Company - f. 328
Long, Clifford D. - f. 141
Loridan, Walter, Ambassador of Belgium - f. 18
Louis, Joe (1914-1981) - f. 2, 86
"Love" - f. 247
"Love" - f. 52
Love, Hortense - f. 158
Love, Josephine Harreld (1914- ) - f. 98
"Love Always" - f. 248
"Love Is A Very Light Thing" - f. 249
"Love Song" - f. 52
"Love Walked In" - f. 250
Lowe, Frederick (1904-1988) - f. 297
Lucie, Lawrence - f. 203
Lucille's Funeral Home, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 79
Lyles, Miller T. - f. 76

McBrown, Gertrude Parthenia (1902-1989) - f. 29
McClean, George - f. 55
McCurry, John - f. 121
McDaniel, William - f. 131, 132
McGinnis, Thomas P. - f. 52
McKenzie, Herbert - f. 116
McNair, Betty S. - f. 29
McQueen, William - f. 128
Mackey, Karen - f. 63
Maddox, William - f. 121
Mahar, David - f. 126
Malender, Lucky - f. 87
"Mammy's Lullaby" - f. 252
Manlove, Cindy - f. 141
Mann, Howard f.87
"March Ahead Antioch" - f. 253
"The March of Time" - f. 92
Marchant, Susan - f. 116
Margulies, Stan (1921-2001) - f. 41
Marsh, Frances - f. 128
Marshall, Alice - f. 26
Marshall, Freddie - f. 128
Marshall, Thurgood (1908-1993) - f. 98
Martin, Carolann - f. 116, 118, 124, 125, 187
Martinez, Arta - f. 108
The Maryland State Heritage Choir - f. 121, 179
Mather, Violet Gould - f. 29
Maxwell, Carol Sue - f. 116, 174
Mays, Rowena - f. 128
Mboya, Tom (1930-1969) - f. 2, 58, 105
Medford, Joyce - f. 117, 118, 126
"Member of the Wedding" - f. 176
Mercer, John Herndon (1909-1976) - f. 29
Meredith, Owen - f. 52
Merritt, Theresa - f. 128, 131
"Merry Christmas" - f. 254
Metropolitan Baptist Center, Kansas City, Kansas - f. 62
Metropolitan Baptist Young Adults Choir - f. 125
Metzler, Bette Jane - f. 55
Mickens, Montague - f. 128
Michigan, Ann Arbor - f. 4, 58
Midwest Black Theater Alliance - f. 156
Mike Henry Oil Company - f. 328
Millhouse, Bertrand - f. 87
Mills, Florence (1895-1927) - f. 87
Ministry of Labour and National Service, London, England - f. 13
"Minstrelsy, USA" - f. 334
Miss Black American Pageant (1973) - f. 112
Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri - f. 118,166
Mitchell, Arthur (1934- ) - f. 87
Mitchell, Leona (1949- ) - f. 67
Mitchell, Loften (1919- ) - f. 17, 23
Mizell, Meredith - f. 141
Moaney, William - f. 121
Mohawk Mining Company - f. 328
Monumental Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia - f. 158
Moore, Helen - f. 55
Moore, Kermit - f. 120
Moore, Marion - f. 120
Moore, Robert - f. 124, 141
Morton, Mabel - f. 121
Moseley, Robert - f. 256
Mosher, James - f. 125, 126, 148
Moten, Etta (1901- ) - f. 29, 115, 119
"Mother's Day 1979" - f. 117
"Mother's First Lullaby" - f. 255
Motley, Constance Baker (1921- ) - f. 98
Mount Olive Cemetery Association, Pittsburg, Kansas - f. 330
"Move! Let Me Shine!" - f. 256, 332
Mowat, James - f. 172
"Much Abides" - f. 52
Muldrow, William - f. 128
Munsell, Warren P. - f. 22, 41
The Music of Black Americans - f. 68, 140
The Musical Spillers - f. 321
"My Ain Folk" - f. 257
Myers, Paulene - f. 87
"My People" - f. 52
"My Soul Is A Witness" - f. 258
My Spirituals - f. 11, 13, 60, 68

National Broadcasting Company (NBC) - f. 123
National Council of America-Soviet Friendship - f. 16
"National Survey" - f. 178
National Dental Association - f. 107
Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas - f. 156
"Need of a Friend" - f. 259
The Negro Actor's Guild - f. 321
Negro Book Society - f. 323
The Negro History Bulletin - f. 322
The Negro In American Fiction (1937) - f. 11
"Negro Music of Three Centuries" - f. 121
Negro Poets and their Poems (1923) - f. 68
"Negro Spirituals" - f. 260
Nehru, Jawaharlal (1889-1964) - f. 98
Nelson, Oliver (1932-1975) - f. 87
Nettingham, Gracie B. - f. 26
Nettles, Marian - f. 128
"The New Moon" - f. 262
Newton, Ivor - f. 13
"Never Dies the Dream" - f. 188
New York Philharmonic, New York, New York - f. 41
New York Times - f. 55
Nichols, Joyce - f. 91
Nichols, Norman - f. 121
Nickerson, Camille (1888-1982) - f. 223
Nicodemus, Kansas - f. 63
Nigerian Television Service, Nigeria - f. 23
The Nite Liters - f. 87
Nixon, Ann - f. 128
Nixon, Ola - f. 128
Noble, Gil - f. 76
Nolan, Robert - f. 56,58,101,108, 134,158

O'Brien, Jack - f. 21
O'Neil, William - f. 55, 131
O'Neal, Frederick (1905- ) - f. 41
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan - f. 41
Ogunde, Hubert - f. 92
"Oh, I Can't Sit Down" - f. 263
"Oh Lady Be Good" - f. 264
"Oh, Mr. Lincoln" - f. 265
Okote-Ebo, Chief - f. 122
"Old Corsican Ballad" - f. 266
"On An Irreplaceable Piano" - f. 52
"One Alone" - f. 267
Oral Robert University, Tulsa, Oklahoma - f. 33
Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life (1934) - f. 322
"Order of the Day" - f. 55, 58
Orendorff, Gertrude - f. 51
Ormandy, Eugene (1899-1985) - f. 11, 56, 88, 121
Overman, Jack H. - f. 141
The Oxford Companion to Film (1976) - f. 68

Pace and Handy, New York - f. 99
"Paean" - f. 52
Page, Peter - f. 103, 128
Pagels, Joseph M. - f. 51
Paige-Green, Jacqueline - f. 88
Palm, Frances - f. 103
"Palms of Victory" - f. 121, 179
Panattoni, Florence - f. 29
"Paradise Lost and Regained" - f. 2, 17, 22, 23, 71, 101, 109, 110, 111, 113, 116, 124, 125, 137, 140-152, 152b
Parker, Burton - f. 63, 116-118, 125, 174
Parker, Charles - f. 128
Parker, Dorothy - f. 52
Parks, Gordon (1912- ) - f. 76, 88
Pate, Martha - f. 124
Patrick, Nikki - f. 61, 62
Patterson, Cordelia - f. 55
Patterson, Massie - f. 128
Patt, John - f. 172
Patton, Anne Lee - f. 88,107,108,127, 317
Paul, Dorothy - f. 88
The Peace River Collieries, Limited - f. 328
Peacock, John E. - f. 172
Pearce, Sam - f. 16
Pemberton, Kirk - f. 141
"Perfectly Clear" - f. 52
Perkins, Garwood - f. 128
Perry, Antoinette (1888-1946) - f. 88
"Peter Go Ring" - f. 268
Philadelphia Inquirer Folk Festival - f. 134
Piccolo, Andrew P.L. - f. 17
Pierce, Deborah - f. 141
Pinson, Eugene - f. 23
Pittman, Portia Marshall Washington (1883-1978) - f. 15, 16
Pittsburg Arts Council (PAACA), Pittsburg, Kansas --- f. 123
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas - f. 2,7,13, 15, 31, 44, 61, 121, 125
"The Plains Call To Me" - f. 23
Platt, Ida - f. 116
Pogany, Alexander - f. 120
Poitier, Sidney (1927 - ) - f. 67
Poole, Earle - f. 103, 128
"Porgy and Bess" --- f. 2,11-13,16,17,19,20-22,30, 55-67,76,91,92,96,125,139,161, 269,270
Potter, Faith E. - f. 173
Poulos, Bonnie - f. 63,118,124,141
Poulos, James - f. 116
Prairie Diamond Oil Company, Limited - f. 328
"The Praise Choral" - f. 64
Preminger, Otto (1906-1986) - f. 67
The President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity - f. 15
Price, Leontyne (1927- ) - f. 12,66,121,320
Pugsley, A.L. - f. 14
Pullum, Deborah - f. 117

Rae, Kenneth - f. 13
Rage, Alfred - f. 108,121
Rahn, Muriel - f. 103
Rainey, Myrtle - f. 121
Ramos, Ethel - f. 88,115
Randgaard, Donna - f. 141
Randolph, Amanda (1896-1967) - f. 88
Randolph, Lillian (1898-1980) - f. 88
Ray, Deborah - f. 26
Razaf, Andy (1895-1973) - f. 14,16,29
Reagon, Bernice - f. 88
"Recit and Ballad" - f. 271
Red Carpet and Linoleum - f. 111
Redmond, David - f. 76
Reese, Vertis - f. 128
Report of International Women's Year (1975) - f. 84
"Report on the State of the Union" - f. 181
"Requiem" - f. 272
"Rests" - f. 52
Rex Oil Company Limited - f. 328
Rexwinkle, Pam - f. 141
Reynolds, Chauncey - f. 132
Rice, Mario - f. 120
Richards, Beah (1920-2000) - f. 137
Richardson, Eric - f. 121
Richardson, Howard - f. 15
Riches, Judy - f. 153
Ricks, Edna - f. 81,107,108,120,121,128
Ridout, Daniel Lyman - f. 11
"Rise! Shine!" - f. 273
Risser, Fred A. - f. 157
Rizzo, Frank L. - f. 157
"Road to Richmond" - f. 274
Roane, Kenneth A. - f. 52
Robbins Music Corporation Publishers - f. 13
Roberts, Charles Lucky - f. 76
Roberts, Flossie - f. 55
Roberts, Tom - f. 24,163
Robeson, Paul Leroy Bustill (1898-1976) - f. 11, 55, 88, 102, 115, 188, 317
Robinson, Bill - f. 88
Robinson, Earl - f. 29
Robinson, Emmett - f. 67
Robinson, Florence, Dr. - f. 116
Robinson, Kenneth - f. 172
Robynson, Bernie - f. 335
Roche, Edward - f. 107
"Rock Mount Sinai" - f. 275
Rogers, Alex - f. 76
Roorda, Garrett C. - f. 13
Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962) - f. 23,102
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) - f. 98
Roosevelt, James - f. 84
Rorem, Ned (1923- ) - f. 14,15,88,121
Rosemond, Manning, Dr. - f. 18
Ross, Annabel - f. 55,103,128,130
Ross, Toby - f. 21
Roudett, Kenneth - f. 120
Rowan, Irwin - f. 12
Royal, Ernest - f. 103, 128
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London - f. 16,21
Royston, George - f. 13,128
Rudel, Julius - f. 88
Run-Through: A Memoir - f. 68
Ruskin, John - f. 52
Russell, Nipsey (1924-2005) - f. 18,26
Russell, William - f. 121
"25 Russian Folk-Songs and Operatic Arts" - f. 276
Russian War Relief - f. 2,55,57,103

St. Jacques, Raymond - f. 92
St. Louis Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Incorporated, St. Louis, Missouri - f. 156
Sager, Clifford J. - f. 17
"Satchmo Ballet" - f. 92
Savage, Augusta - f. 29
Schinzing, Susan - f. 116
School of Scale and Arpeggio Playing - f. 277
Schumann, Walter - f. 32, 34
Schuyler, Philippa (1931-1967) - f. 89,98,106,122
Schwenke, Becky - f. 116, 141
Scott, Gladys - f. 67
Screws, Marva - f. 141
Scroggins, Arlecia - f. 116, 124, 141
Scroggins, Secenia - f. 116, 124, 141
Segall, Leon - f. 52
Seeley, Edith M. - f. 25
Seidman, Peter - f. 27
Settle, Glenn T. Reverend - f. 320
Settle, Glynn T. - f. 320
Shafer, Raymond P. - f. 16
"Shake the Heavens" - f. 278
Shank, Emmalou - f. 116
Shannon, Raymond - f. 104
Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co. Incorporated - f. 332
Shaw, Robert - f. 63
Shelton, Michael - f. 121
Shephard, A.L. - f. 310
Shepard, Alexander - f. 103,172
Sheppard, Lemuel - f. 63,116-118,124,141,174
Sherwin, Mary Helen - f. 141
Sheverbrush, Joan - f. 116
Shibley, Kate Strauss - f. 252
Shirley, George (1934- ) - f. 20, 23
"Show Boat" - f. 66
Sieberns, Don - f. 116
Siegmeister, Elie (1909-1991) - f. 191
"Simon, The Fisherman" - f. 279
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated - f. 156
Simpson, Gordon - f. 107, 128
Sinclair Minstrels - f. 89
"Sing This Blessed Morn" - f. 280
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament," Cornwell Heights, Pennsylvania - f. 21, 22, 25, 29
Skidmore Choral Library - f. 323
Skinner-Lowe, Esther J. - f. 320
"Slaves" - f. 65, 121
"Slow Me Down Lawd" - f. 281
Smallens, Alexander (1889-1972) - f. 14, 29
Smith, Alfred J., Jr. - f. 334
Smith, Daniel Crawford - f. 11
Smith, Glee S. - f. 41
Smith, Gordon M. - f. 13
Smith, Hale (1925- ) - f. 23
Smith, Homer - f. 89
Smith, James L. - f. 128
Smith, Jeffery - f. 67
Smith, Marcus - f. 328
Smith, Merrit - f. 128
Smith, O.C. - f. 89
Smith, Patricia - f. 41
Smith, Percy - f. 52
Smith, Robert D. - f. 116,124,125, 141
Smith, Thelma - f. 121
Smith, Thomas - f. 121
Smith, William C. - f. 131
Smoot, Joseph - f. 10
Smythe, Daniel - f. 18
Soares, Raymond - f. 128, 131
"Song and Dance of the American Negro" - f. 120
"The Sons of Light" - f. 282
"Sorrow Song" - f. 284
The Soul Generation - f. 89
Southern, Eileen (1920- ) - f. 17, 140
"Southern Rhapsody" - f. 283
The Southernairs - f. 89
Spaeth, Sigmund - f. 89
Sparks, James - f. 128
Spearman, Rawn - f. 89
Spears, Charles - f. 3
Spears, Jessye Mae - f. 9
Spiller, William (1876-1944) - f. 321
Spinnard, Charles - f. 128
"Spirit O' The Lord Done Fell On Me" - f. 285
"The Spiritual: Celebration of Imagery, Rhythm, and Drama" - f. 117, 118, 121
"Spirituals of the Early Black Church" - f. 116
Spivey, Victoria (1906-1976) - f. 112, 97, 318, 335
Steedman, Julie - f. 29
Steele, Ruth - f. 14
Stephan, Arleen - f. 141
Stephens, Douglas R. - f. 116
Stephenson, James E. - f. 157
Stevenson, Delcina - f. 89, 111
Stewart, Rex (1907-1967) - f. 318
Stewart, Ruby - f. 116,117,124-126,141,174
Still, William Grant (1895-1978) - f. 12-14, 17, 18, 59, 102
Stokes, Olivia Pearl (1916- ) - f. 331
Stokowski, Leonard (1882-1977) - f. 12,15,16,59,65,89
Stone, Myra A. - f. 172
Stone, Theodore Charles - f. 19
"The Story of Baltazar - The Black Magus" - f. 182
"The Story of the Black Wise Man" - f. 105, 183
"The Story of St. Genesius - Patron Saint of Actors" - f. 51
"Stove Pipe Hat" - f. 287
Stowe, Leland (1899-1994) - f. 52
Strauss Waltzes - f. 288
Strecker, Sherry - f. 157
Summers, Jeff - f. 141
"Summertime?" - f. 289
"The Sun and the Wind" - f. 22
"Sunflower" - f. 290
Sutton, Percy E. (1920- ) - f. 157
Sutton, Susie - f. 89
Swain, Irelene D. - f. 62,116,124,125
"Swanee" - f. 291
"Swanee River" - f. 292
"Sweet Country" - f. 184
"Sweet Daisy Stokes" - f. 293
Swift, Kay - f. 18,19,41
"Sylvia" - f. 294
"Sympathy" - f. 52

Taliafero, Bessie B. - f. 321
Taliafero, G.L.P. - f. 321
Taliafero-Spiller, Isabella (1888-1974) - f. 321
Taylor, Connie - f. 187
Taylor, Deems (1885-1966) - f. 12
Taylor, Bonnie - f. 126
Taylor, Hobart, Jr. - f. 15
Taylor, Ira - f. 328
"There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York" - f. 295
"There's A Goldmine In The Sky" - f. 296
"These Are My People" - f. 119
"They Call The Wind Maria" - f. 297
Thibodeaux, James - f. 29, 41, 89
"This is God's War" - f. 298
Thomas, Edna - f. 89
Thomas, Ralf J. - f. 24
Thompson, Dorothy - f. 139
Thomson, Virgil (1896-1989) - f. 1, 14, 24, 30
Thompson, Amy - f. 116
Thompson, Leon - f. 41
Thorne, Florence - f. 128
"Thou Has Made Us For Thyself" - f. 332
Throop, Patricia Ann - f. 153
Thuenemann, Margaret - f. 141
Tice, Carol Hoff - f. 41, 62, 331
Tice, Terry - f. 21
"Timber" - f. 299
Timber, George - f. 55, 89
"Time of Harvest" - f. 185
Timkin, Dmitri - f. 30
Tinnin, Alvis Lee - f. 21
"To the Teacher, With Love" - f. 117
Tobias, Channing H. (1882-1961) - f. 22
Tolon, Willie E. - f. 153
"Toward A Critique of Negro Music" - f. 322
Townsend, Babe - f. 89
Treml, Bill - f. 19
Trent, William J. - f. 89
Treul, Julia A. - f. 116
Tribbe, Frank C. - f. 15
"A Tribute to Our Mother - Mrs. Ida Grocy Wells" - f. 186
"Tribute to the Clergy" - f. 165, 334
"Tribute to the Negro Soldiers of the United States" - f. 11
Triedenberg, Henry L. - f. 328
Triplett, Evelyn M. - f. 124
Trotter, George - f. 121
Tucker, Sophie (1884-1966) - f. 119
Tunia, Raymond - f. 120
Turley, Marshall - f. 124, 153
Turner, Marianne Matthews - f. 89
Twyman, Louise - f. 128
Tyler, Edwina - f. 120
Tyler, Ruth Gibbs - f. 89
Tyler, Veronica - f. 89, 115
Tyler, William and Lester - f. 89

Uggams, Eloise - f. 13,18,66,90,103,131
Uggams, Leslie - f. 90, 134
United States Congress - f. 15, 18
United States Department of the Interior - f. 16
United States Information Agency - f. 15
United States Senate - f. 26
United States Treasury Department - f. 158
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas - f. 26
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas - f. 2,41
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts - f. 32
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida - f. 336
University of Michigan Anesthesia Associates - f. 330
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 23,27,57

"Vagabond Song" - f. 300
Vallier, Russ - f. 141
Van Buren, Catherine - f. 131
Van DenBerg, Lawrence - f. 11
Van Der Zee, James (1886-1983) - f. 74, 92
Van Scott, Gloria - f. 21,90
Vance, William - f. 124,125,141
Varvel, Peg - f. 116
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958) - f. 282
Verrett, Shirley (1931- ) - f. 90,119
Vickers, Pearl Jessie - f. 5
Vidor, King Wallace (1894-1982) - f. 15,30,124
The Viking Press - f. 140
"Vision '75: A Salute to Green Country" - f. 113
Voice of America - f. 2,60,124
"The Voices of Christmas" - f. 30
Vollen, Gene - f. 25,118,153,154
Vollen, Linda - f. 116,124

Wade, Lisa - f. 116
Wade, Nancy - f. 116
"Waiting at the End of the Road" - f. 301
Walker, Eunice - f. 118,187
Walker, Karen S. - f. 21
Walker, Kristen - f. 118
Walker, Pauline "Pollie Lee" Buckner - f. 78
Wallace, Babe - f. 90
Wallace, Mervin - f. 108
Wallenstein, Alfred (1898-1983) - f. 12
Waller, Fritz - f. 128
Waller, Shirley - f. 128
Walrod, Eric - f. 11
Walter, Washington E. - f. 157
"Wanting You" - f. 302
Warfield, Phil - f. 29
Warfield, William (1920- ) - f. 66,124
Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915) - f. 15,90
Washington Cathedral and Mount Saint Alban - f. 17-19,41,56
The Washington Post - f. 56
Washtenaw County Community Service Agency, Ann Arbor, Michigan - f. 116
Waters, Ethel (1896-1977) - f. 59,90
Webb, Alyce E. - f. 121
Webb, Garfield - f. 121
Weiss, Edwina - f. 120
Weissberger, Arnold L. ( - 1981) - f. 41
Welch, Charles - f. 7
Wells, Ida Belle Grocy (1863- ?) - f. 159,186
"Western Star" - f. 63,105,108,118,121,126,167, 187, 330
"What A Country" - f. 121
"What Did Job Say" - f. 303
"The Whistlin' Cowboy?" - f. 304
White, Clarence Cameron (1880-1960) - f. 14
White, E.M. - f. 24
White, Pearl Schwartz (1915-1980) - f. 156
White, Roy - f. 128
White, Sue Taylor - f. 23
Whitmore, James - f. 55
"Who Is That Yonder?" - f. 305, 332
Who's Who In Colored American? (1933) - f. 68
"Why Be Afraid to Dance" - f. 306
Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas - f. 41
Williams, Heather - f. 113
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler (1850-1919) - f. 52
Williams, Anderson - f. 128
Williams, Arthur - f. 128
Williams, Clyde - f. 92
Williams, Irene - f. 66
Williams, Janet - f. 128
Williams, Julia - f. 328
Williams, Musa - f. 128
Williams, Ora - f. 27, 49
Williams, Robert S. - f. 128
Williams, Wilhemina - f. 90
Willis, George - f. 132
Willis, Sharon - f. 118
Wilson, Dooley (1894-1953) - f. 90
Wilson, Doris J. - f. 26
Wilson, James - f. 121
Wings Over Jordan Choir - f. 320
Winona Oil Corporation - f. 328
"A Winter Tree" - f. 307
Winters, Lawrence - f. 137
Wolfe, Jacques (1896-1973) - f. 13,29,218
Wollman, Betty - f. 317
Wollman, Henry - f. 11,317
Women In Communications, Incorporated - f. 123
Wood, Betty - f. 141
Woodruff, Georgia - f. 128
Worthington, Helen M. - f. 116
WOR (Bamberger Broadcasting Service) - f. 12
Work, John - f. 12, 14, 15
WREN Radio - f. 24,163
Wright, Marcus - f. 116
Wright, R.R. Bishop - f. 42
Wright, Reuben - f. 67
Wyatt, Kelly - f. 120
WTVS, Detroit, Michigan - f. 26

"Yankee" - f. 308
"Yankee Doodle Blues" - f. 309
Yates, Ray - f. 55
"Year of the Jubilee" - f. 121
Yeates, Ray - f. 107,131
Young, Andrew (1932- ) - f. 16, 41
Young, Frances - f. 322
Young, Marie - f. 128
Young, Whitney M., Jr. (1922-1971) - f. 98

Zenith Film Productions - f. 21

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