57 results found for: subject:"African American musicians"

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1961 Sept. 17

African Descendants' Freedom Movement

Afro-American string quartet program

Fayette County (Tenn.) - Describing the works to be performed and the backgrounds of the musicians who will play them; and crediting a Boston, Mass. florist for the floral arrangements.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 25

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ada Young

New York (N.Y.) - Regarding the possibility of Kiki's accompanying the violinist Louis Vaughn Jones, hired upon Du Bois' own recommendation, and informing her whom she must get in touch with "if you want this done."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 17

Marshall, Irene

Letter from Irene Marshall to The Crisis

Ann Arbor (Mich.) - Requesting the names and addresses of "two or more publishing houses which circulate sheet music by Negro musicians (e.g. Burleigh)."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Aug. 7

American Federation of Musicians

Letter from American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada to United States Office of Education

New York (N.Y.) - Signed James C. Petrillo; addressed to C. F. Klinefelter; authorizing the radio program's non-commercial featuring of "such colored artists as Noble Sissle, Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Count Basie."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Aug. 7

Mitchell, Pearl

Letter from Pearl Mitchell to W. E. B. Du Bois

Cleveland (Ohio) - Enclosing a photo of violinist Louis Jones, for feature in a future number of the "Crisis"; describing his talent and overdue recognition; and hoping to see his photo and brief bio in print soon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Apr. 30

Howard, Wesley

Letter from Wesley Howard to Augustus Granville Dill

Washington (D.C.) - Sending a check for five dollars, changed text for an advertisement, and an announcement that he will be "featuring violin works by Negro composers during the concert season of 1925-26"; further stating that he intends "to devote one half of each program to Negro composers."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Dec. 6

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to George Garner

New York (N.Y.) - Congratulating him on his recent success (described in mums312-b178-i707) and hoping to see him when he passes through New York aboard the S. S. Majestic.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1923 July 6

Williams, Bradford G.

Letter from Bradford G. Williams to W. E. B. Du Bois

Lakeland (Fla.) - Seeking his advice on how to acquire phonograph records of Florence Talbert, Marian Anderson or Roland Hayes, which were each featured in a recent "Crisis" story.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Dec. 2

Garner, George R.

Letter from George Garner to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Describing his recent orchestral activities and successes, and hoping same can be featured in a forthcoming number of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 Mar. 28

National Concert and Artists Corporation (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from National Concert and Artists Corporation to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Alta Douglas; announcing an upcoming concert by Aubrey Pankey and seeking Du Bois's support and attendance.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers