Harrison, Hazel, 1883-1969

Collection, 1900-1950s

4 linear ft.

Afro-American concert pianist. The collection includes personal and family papers, correspondence, biographical writings, numerous concert programs, photographs, memorabilia, interview tapes and transcripts, and recordings relating to Harrison's career in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Of note are autographed copies of single compositions, music albums, and piano scores. Also included are research materials compiled by Constance Hobson and Jean E. Cazort for their book, Born to Play: The Life and Career of Hazel Harrison (1983).


Hughes, Revella, 1895-1987

Papers, 1909-1987

1.5 linear ft.

Afro-American jazz and classical pianist and organist, singer, and choral director. Hughes was known professionally as Carmela Desche. The collection includes personal papers, correspondence, programs (1927-1985), a scrapbook, photographs, and audiotapes of original phonograph recordings relating to Hughes's musical career.


Jones, Louis Vaughn, 1895-1965

Collection, 1912-1960

2.5 linear ft.

Violinist and teacher at Howard University School of Music. The collection includes 4 scrapbooks, biographical material, and other papers documenting Jones's career, including his work as assistant bandleader with American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.


Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1885-1954

Papers, 1841-1954 (bulk 1898-1954)

116 linear ft.

Afro-American teacher, philosopher, author, and critic. This collection includes correspondence between Locke and numerous African American artists, and Locke’s speeches, lectures, books, articles, reviews, and notes, relating to his involvement in Afro-American and African literature and art and to his role in the Harlem Renaissance. Some of the persons represented by correspondence and/or manuscripts include Richmond Barthe, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles S. Johnson, and Rene Maran.

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