Nickerson, Camille, 1882-1982
10 linear ft.
Afro-American musician, composer, and music faculty member at Howard University (1926-1962). Nickerson’s collection includes her personal papers, correspondence, music programs (1927-1970), diaries (1937-1974), writings, musical compositions and arrangements, photographs, printed matter, and a scrapbook relating chiefly to Nickerson's career as a performer and her interest in Afro-American music and the Creole folk songs of Louisiana.
Reynolds, Anita Thompson Dickinson, 1901-1980
9 linear ft.
Afro-American psychologist, teacher, art instructor, actress, dancer, and model. Included in Reynolds’ collection are her diaries, correspondence, programs, invitations, numerous photographs, drafts of an autobiography entitled Tan Experience, artifacts, memorabilia, 27 cassette tapes, and transcripts relating to Reynolds's activities in the United States, Europe, North Africa, and particularly in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, which she was managed. Correspondents include Ralph Bunche, Langston Hughes, Man Ray, Ernest Schachtel, Kristians Tonny, and Richard Wright.
Spiller, Isabele Taliaferro, 1888-1974
Papers, ca. 1906-1954
3 linear ft.
Musician, music educator of New York, N.Y. The Spiller collection includes biographical material on members of the Taliaferro and Spiller families; material relating to the musical activities of Spiller and her husband, William N. Spiller (1876-1944); broadsides, programs, and material relating to the Spiller school of music and her group known as the Musical Spillers; and photos documenting Mrs. Spiller's work with various other music projects, including the Federal Music Project, the Harlem Evening School, and Wadleigh High School.