Series 3
Subject files, circa 1920-2012
Boxes 32 - 45, 56-57 and OP 74

Scope and Content Note

The subject files include collected newspapers and magazine articles, clippings, obituaries, and some printed and manuscript material related to individuals, organizations, events, and theatrical performances. In many cases, material relates to more than one person or event, so any number of related subject files should be consulted. Also, many of the subject files have related files in Series 5 (printed material).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
32 1 92nd Street Y (New York)
32 1 Acklen, Theodore
56 9 Adams, Wilhelmina
32 3 Adderly, Conrad
32 4 African-American Film
32 5 African-American History
32 6 Afro-American Guild of Performing Artists
32 7 Afro Pop Revue
32 8 Ailey, Alvin
32 9 Ain't Misbehavin'
32 10 All God's Dangers
32 11 Allen, Ernestine
32 12 Allen, Geri
56 10 Allen, Ruby
32 13 Alsop, William
32 14 American Place Theatre
32 15 Anderson, Eddie "Rochester"
32 16 Anderson, Evelyn
32 17 Anderson, Gordon
32 18 Anderson, Maceo
32 19 Anderson, Marian
32 20 Anderson, Martha Pryor
32 21 Apollo Theater
32 22 Apollo Theater
32 23 Armstrong, Lil
32 24 Armstrong, Louis
32 25 Art
32 26 Art exhibition brochures
32 27 Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
32 28 Atlanta
32 29 Atlantic City
32 30 Attles, Joseph
32 31 Audelco
32 32 Azito, Tony
32 33 Babes in Arms
32 34 Bailey, Pearl
33 1 Baker, Josephine
56 11 Baker, Karle Wilson
33 2 Banks, Charlie
33 3 Barefield, Eddie
33 4 Barnes, Mae
33 5 Barnet, Charlie
33 6 Barry Martin's Legends of Jazz
33 7 Basie, Count
56 12 Bass, Paul Wesley
33 8 Bates, Clayton "Peg Leg"
33 9 Bauzo, Mario
33 10 Beacons in Jazz
33 11 Bearden, Romare
33 12 Becham, Larl
56 13 Been Rich All My Life
33 13 Bell, James "Cool Papa"
33 14 Benford, Tommy
33 15 Berlin, Irving
33 16 Bernhardt, Clyde
33 17 Berry, James
33 18 Berry, Warren
33 19 Berry Brothers
33 20 Billingsley, Sherman
56 14 Bindles, A'Lelia
56 15 Black American Cinema Society
33 21 Black and Blue
33 22 Black Citizens for Fair Media
33 23 Black Dance
33 24 Black Filmmakers
56 16 Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
33 25 Black History collecting
33 26 Black Patti Troubadours
33 27 Blackbirds
56 17 Blacks in experimental film
33 28 Blake, Eubie
56 18 Bobby's Happy House (New York, New York)
33 29 Boisseau, Juanita
33 30 Bonnemere, Eddie
33 31 Bowser, Buddy
33 32 Bricktop
33 33 Briggs, Arthur
33 34 Briggs, Bunny
56 19 Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk [press packet, includes photographs]
33 35 Broadway Rastus
56 20 Brooks, Hadda
33 36 Brown, Allen
33 37 Brown, Buster
33 38 Brown, Cleo
33 39 Brown, Hibby
33 40 Brown, Lawrence O.
33 41 Brown, Lillyn
33 42 Brown, Ralph
33 43 Brown, Ruth
34 1 Brown, Vivian
34 2 Brown-Skin Models
34 3 Browne, Harriet
34 4 Bruce, Mary
34 5 Bruce, Mary
34 6 Bruce, Sadie
34 7 Bryant, Willie
34 8 Bubbles, John
34 9 Buchanan, Charles P.
34 10 Burleigh, Harry T.
34 11 Burnside, Vi
34 12 Burroughs, Nannie Helen
34 13 Burrows, Vinie
34 14 Butler, Jerry
34 15 Butts, Jimmy
34 16 Byrde, Edye
34 17 C & J Big Band
34 18 Calloway, Blanche
34 19 Calloway, Cab
34 20 Campbell, Dick
34 21 Caporale, Barbara
34 22 Carlisle, Kitty
34 23 Carnegie Hall
34 24 Carter, Benny
34 25 Cato, Minto
34 26 Central Harlem Senior Citizen Coalition
34 27 Chaney, Lon
56 21 Chanticleer, Raven
34 28 Charioteers
34 29 Cheatham, Doc
56 22 Chevalier, Maurice, 1937
34 30 Chiasson, Warren
34 31 Childress, Alvin
34 32 A Chinaman's Chance
34 33 Chorus Girls
34 34 Clayton, Wilbur "Buck"
34 35 Cleveland, Gwen
34 36 Cobbs, Al
34 37 Cochran, Charles Blake
34 38 Coles, Honi
34 39 Collette, Buddy
34 40 Collins, Janet
34 41 Columbia University Miller Theater
34 42 Columbo, Chris
34 43 Condos, Steve
34 44 Cook, Charles "Cookie"
34 45 Cooper, Ralph
34 46 Cornell, Katharine
34 47 Cosham, Beverly
34 48 Cotton Club
34 49 Cotton Club (film)
35 1 Cousin Ida
35 2 Covan, Willie
35 3 Cromer, Harold
35 4 Crouch, Stanley
35 5 Curtis, Hy
35 6 Dallas, Ruby
35 7 Damn Yankees
35 8 Dance
35 9 Dance Theatre of Harlem
35 10 Dandridge, Dorothy
35 11 Daniels, Billie
35 12 Daniels, Jimmie
35 13 The Darktown Follies
35 14 Davidson, Mickey
35 15 Davis, Bruce Anthony
35 16 Davis, Elvera
35 17 Davis, Miles
35 18 Davis, Sammy Jr.
35 19 Davis, Tiny
35 20 Dawson, Garfield
35 21 Day, Dawn, and Dusk
35 22 DeGaston, Gallie
35 23 DeHart, Duqua "Duke"
35 24 Delany Sisters
35 25 DeLavallade, Carmen
35 26 Delta Rhythm Boys
35 27 DePass, Steve
35 28 DeReyes, Elba Lightfoot
56 23 DeVore-Mitchell, Ophelia
35 29 Dickenson, Vic
35 30 Dillard, Bill
35 31 Dirty Dozen Brass Band
35 32 Dixie Rhythm Girls
35 33 Dodson, Owen
35 34 Doggett, Bill
35 35 Donaldson Awards, 1943-1944
35 36 Donegan, Dorothy
56 24 Dorsey, Thomas Andrew
35 37 Dove, Evelyn
35 38 Draper, Paul
35 39 Draper, Raymond Allen
56 25 The Drifters
35 40 Driggs, Frank
35 41 Dunham, Katherine
35 42 Durham, Eddie
35 43 Eames, Jaron
35 44 Earle Theatre
35 45 Eckstine, Billy
35 46 Eddie Condon's All-Star group
36 1 Ellington, Duke
36 2 Ellington, Mercer
36 3 Elliot, Gardenia
36 4 Ellis, Maurice
36 5 Ellis, Maurice
36 6 Entertainers in Europe
36 7 Europe, James Reese
36 8 Evans, Gil
36 9 Everett, Francine
36 10 Father Divine
36 11 Federal Theatre
36 12 Film Series and Festivals
56 26 First World Festival of Negro Arts (Dakar, Senegal), 1966
36 13 Fitzgerald, Ella
36 14 Five Guys Named Moe
36 15 Flanagan, Hallie
36 16 Fluellen, Joel
56 27 Forbes, Veronica
36 17 Forde, Christopher
36 18 Fort, Sylvia
36 19 Four Harmony Kings
36 20 Four Step Brothers
36 21 Foxx, Redd
36 22 France, Percy
56 28 Francis, David "Panama"
56 29 Frazier, Charles
36 23 Friedman, Kenneth
36 24 Friendly Fifty Club
36 25 Gaines, Leslie
36 26 Galliard, Slim
36 27 Garner, Erroll
36 28 Garvey, Marcus
36 29 Gay, Naomi Waller
36 30 Gaye, Marvin
37 1 Gensel, Pastor John
56 30 Gershwin, Alan
37 2 Gershwin, George
56 31 Gibbs, Arthur, 1920
37 3 Gibson, Albert "Gip"
56 32 Gill, Glenda E., "A Proposal to President Robert R. Jennings of Alabama A&M University on how to restore the image, academic reputation and cultural aura of our beloved alma mater"
37 4 Gillespie, Dizzy
37 5 Gilmore, David
37 6 Glenn, Tyree
37 7 Glover, Savion
37 8 Glover, Yvette
37 9 Goldberg, Jane
37 10 Goldberg, Whoopi
37 11 Gooding, Ben
37 12 Gordon, Dexter
37 13 Gordon, Ella
37 14 Gospel Music
37 15 A Great Day in Harlem
56 33 A Great Day in Tap Dance
37 16 Greaves, William
37 17 Green, Silas Road Show
37 18 The Green Pastures
37 19 Gregory, Dick
37 20 Grimes, Chinkie
37 21 Gustar, Alfredo
37 22 Hairston, Jester
37 23 Hall, Adelaide
37 24 Hamilton, Lawrence
56 34 Hammer, Jack
37 25 Hampton, Lionel
37 26 Handy, W. C.
37 27 Hansen, Austin
37 28 Harlem Blues and Jazz Band
37 29 Harlem community
37 30 Harlem community
37 31 Harlem Music Festival
37 32 Harlem Opera House
37 33 Harlem School of the Arts
37 34 Harlem Week
38 1 Harlem Week
38 2 Harlem Week
38 3 Harney, Ben
38 4 Harris, Barry
38 5 Harris, Edna Mae
38 6 Harris, Hilda
38 7 Harris, Sara Lou
38 8 Harris, Vivian
38 9 Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc.
38 10 Hawkins, Erskine
57 1 Hay, Samuel, "African American Theatre: An Historical and Critical Analysis"
38 11 Haynes, Tiger
38 12 Hemsley, Estelle
38 13 Henderson, Eddie
38 14 Henschel, Sir George
38 15 Henson, Matthew Alexander
38 16 Heriott, Solomon
38 17 Heyward, Jennifer
38 18 Heyward, Sammy
38 19 Heywood, Eddie
38 20 Hill, Abe
38 21 Hill, Teddy
38 22 Hinds, Glester
38 23 Hines, Earl "Fatha"
38 24 Hines, Gregory
38 25 Hip-Hop
38 26 Holiday, Billie
38 27 Holland, Charles
38 28 Holmes Brothers
38 29 Horne, Lena
38 30 Hot Chocolates
38 31 The Hot Mikado
38 32 Houston, Whitney
38 33 How Come
38 34 Howard, Comanche Georgia Leslie
57 2 Howard Theatre
57 3 Howard Theatre Foundation
38 35 Huber, Melba
38 36 Hudgins, Mildred Martien
38 37 Hughes, Langston
38 38 Hughes, Revella
38 39 Hunter, Alberta
38 40 Hutson, Jean Blackwell
38 41 Hyman, Phyllis
38 42 Ink Spots
38 43 International Agency of Minority Artist Affairs
39 1 Jackson, Bull Moose
39 2 Jackson, Delilah
39 3 Jackson, Eugene
39 4 Jackson, Mahalia
39 5 Jackson, Shorty
39 6 James, Etta
39 7 Jamison, Judith
39 8 Jarboro, Caterina
39 9 Jazz
39 10 Jazz events
39 11 Jazz '88
39 12 Jazz at Lincoln Center
39 13 Jazz Age in Paris exhibit
57 4 Jazz Museum in Harlem, 2002-2004
39 14 Jelly's Last Jam
57 5 Jenkins, Lester
39 15 Jessye, Eva
39 16 John, Alma
39 17 Johnson, Budd
39 18 Johnson, Buddy
39 19 Johnson, Camellia
57 6 Johnson, George W.
39 20 Johnson, Howard E.
39 21 Johnson, Howard W.
39 22 Johnson, James P.
39 23 Johnson, Ruby Jean
57 7 Johnson, Wolf
39 24 Jones, Duane
39 25 Jones, Florence Embry
39 26 Jones, Harold
39 27 Jones, Jonathan David Samuel
39 28 Jones, Ludie
39 29 Jones, Philly Joe
39 30 Jones, Sissieretta "Black Patti"
39 31 Jones, Duke
39 32 Jordan, Louis
39 33 Jungle Fever (film)
39 34 The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks
39 35 Kane, Art
39 36 Keep Shufflin'
39 37 Kelly, Gene
39 38 Kennedy, Flo
57 8 Kennedy-Varick Senior Citizens' Big Band
39 39 Kern, Jerome
39 40 King, Coretta Scott
39 41 King, Martin Luther Jr.
39 42 King Kong (stage)
39 43 Kings Majestic Corporation (651)
40 1 Kirk, Andy
40 2 Kirk, Mary
57 9 Kisch, John
40 3 Kitt, Eartha
40 4 Kool Jazz Festival
40 5 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
57 10 Lady Legends in Jazz
40 6 Lafayette Theater
40 7 Laine, Frankie
40 8 Landers, Wesley Bernard
40 9 Last of the Blue Devils
40 10 Lawrence, Cleo
40 11 Lawrence, Kym
40 12 Layton and Johnstone
40 13 Leagins, Alfred
40 14 Lee, Bonnie
40 15 Lee, Canada
40 16 Lee, Everett
40 17 Lee, Mable
40 18 Leeks, Arthur
40 19 Levy, Tondelayo
40 20 Lewis, Anna Blythewood Coles
40 21 Lewis, Anne
40 22 Lewis, Delano
40 23 Lewis, Henry
40 24 Lincoln Center
40 25 Lindy Hoppers
40 26 Loew Theatres
40 27 Long, Avon
40 28 Lorenzo
40 29 Louis, Joe
57 11 Lucie, Lawrence
40 30 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
40 31 Mabley, Jackie "Moms"
40 32 Magnificents, The
40 33 Malone, Mike
40 34 Mandela, Nelson and Winnie Mandela
40 35 Manning, Frankie
40 36 Marsalis, Wynton
40 37 Marshall, Allen
40 38 Martin, Helen
57 12 Matthews, Leslie Alexander
40 39 McCown, Ira A.
40 40 McDaniel, Hattie
40 41 McGhee, Howard
40 42 McKinney, Nina Mae
57 13 McLain, Veronica, 1911
40 43 McLawler, Sarah
40 44 McMillan, Allan W.
40 45 McQueen, Butterfly
40 46 Media Portrayals of African-Americans
57 14 Mercer, Johnny
40 47 Merritt, Theresa
40 48 Micheaux, Oscar
40 49 Military
40 50 Miller, Flournoy
40 51 Miller, Norma
40 52 Miller, Olivette
40 53 Mills, Florence
40 54 Mills, Stephanie
40 55 Mills Brothers
40 56 Minton's Playhouse
41 1 Mitchell, Abbie
41 2 Mitchell, Loften
41 3 Monroe, Jimmy
41 4 Montevecchi, Liliane
41 5 Montreal
41 6 Moore, Fred
41 7 Morgan, Frank
57 15 Morse, Estrellita
41 8 Morton, Jelly Roll
41 9 Morton Theater
41 10 Mosley, Snub
41 11 Snub Mosley Orchestra travel diary, 1952
41 12 Moulin Rouge Syncopators
41 13 Mr. Satan
41 14 Muse, Clarence
41 15 Museum of the City of New York
57 16 My Castle's Rockin'!
41 16 Myers, Paulene
41 17 Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre
57 17 Narita, Cobi
57 18 Narita, June
57 19 National African American Museum Association
57 20 National Afro-American Museum (NAAMCC)
41 18 National Tap Dance Day
41 19 National Theatre
41 20 Nealy, Frances
41 21 Negro Actors Guild of America
57 21 Negro Radio Workshop
41 22 New Amsterdam Musical Association
57 22 The New York Black 100
57 23 New York Foundation for the Arts
41 23 New York Public Library
41 24 New York Swing Dance Society
41 25 Nicholas, George W.
41 26 Nicholas, Harold
41 27 Nicholas Brothers
41 28 Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
41 29 Norman, Fred
41 30 Oliver, Sy
41 31 On Strivers Row
41 32 Overseas Jazz Club
41 33 Page, Anita
41 34 Palace, The
41 35 Parker, Charlie
41 36 Parker, Dorothy
41 37 Parks, Gordon
41 38 Parks, Louise Olive "Mama Lu"
41 39 Parks, Trina
41 40 Parton, Eddie
41 41 Pavageau, Alcide "Slow Drag"
57 24 Payne, John, 1949
41 42 Persons, Joseph
41 43 Peters Sisters
41 44 Peyser, Joan
41 45 Photography
41 46 Pickett, Bill
41 47 Platters
57 25 Pointer, Louvinia G.
41 48 Pops and Louie
41 49 Porgy and Bess
41 50 Powell, Adam Clayton
41 51 Powell, Benny
41 52 Pratt, Tina
41 53 Preservation Hall Jazz Band
57 26 Preston, Rosia, 1928
41 54 Price, Leontyne
41 55 Primus, Pearl
41 56 Prysock, Arthur
41 57 Queens
42 1 Racism and Civil Rights
42 2 Radio
42 3 Radio City Music Hall
42 4 Randolph, James
42 5 Ray, Fay
42 6 Razaf, Andy
57 27 Reed, Bill
42 7 Reed, Leonard
57 28 Reeves, Ruby
42 8 Regal, The
42 9 Reinhardt, Django
42 10 Religion
42 11 Rhapsody in Black
42 12 Rich, Buddy
42 13 Richards, Lloyd
42 14 Richmond (Va.)
42 15 Rivera, Diego
42 16 Roberts, Henry "Phace"
42 17 Robeson, Paul
42 18 Robins, Jimmy "Preacher"
42 19 Robinson, Bill
OP74 - Robinson, Bill "Bojangles," Birthday Celebration Day proclamation (Brooklyn, New York), 2007
42 20 Robinson, Clarence
42 21 Robinson, Major
42 22 Robinson, Sugar Chile
42 23 Robinson, Sugar Ray
42 24 Rosetta Records
42 25 Round About Regent Street
42 26 Round Midnight
42 27 Rowe, William Leon
42 28 Royal Order of Coons, 1936
42 29 Runnin' Wild
42 30 Russell, John W.
42 31 Russell, Maude
57 29 Sammy Davis, Jr. Festival Plaza (Las Vegas, Nevada)
42 32 Sanchez, Elvera Davis
42 33 Saunders, Gertrude
42 34 Savoy Ballroom
42 35 Savoy Sultans
42 36 Schaap, Phil
42 37 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
43 1 Schuyler, Philippa Duke
43 2 Scott, Hazel
43 3 Scott, Jimmy
43 4 Seals, Gladys
43 5 Seals, Warner A.
43 6 Seneca, Joe
43 7 Shaw, Artie
43 8 Shirley, Don
43 9 Short, Bobby
57 30 Short, Bobby, memorial
43 10 Showboat
43 11 Silver Belles
43 12 Silvera, Frank
43 13 Simenon, Georges
43 14 Simms, Hilda
43 15 Sims, Sandman
43 16 Sissle, Ethel Lee Watkins
43 17 Sissle, Noble
43 18 Slyde, Jimmy
43 19 Small's Paradise
43 20 Smart Affairs, Inc.
43 21 Smith, Bessie
43 22 Smith, Connie
43 23 Smith, Ernie
43 24 Smith, Jabbo
43 25 Smith, Jimmy
43 26 Smith, Morgan and Marvin Smith
43 27 Smith, Muriel
43 28 Smith, Rollin
43 29 Smithsonian Institution
43 30 Snow, Valaida
43 31 Son and Sonny
43 32 Sony Innovators Awards
43 33 Spivey, Victoria
43 34 St. Peter's Jazz Ministry
43 35 Stardust
43 36 Staton, Dakota
57 31 Staton, Fred
43 37 Stepin Fetchit
43 38 Stern, P. Hal
57 32 Stevenson, W.E.
43 39 Stewart, Rex
43 40 Stewart, Victoria Attles
57 33 Sill, Gladys
43 41 Sullivan, Maxine
43 42 Sunday Sinners
43 43 The Swanee
43 44 Sweetwaters Restaurant, New York
43 45 Swinging Seniors
43 46 Tango Argentino
43 47 Tap
43 48 Tap Dance
57 34 Tap Express (New York, New York)
43 49 Tap Extravaganza
57 35 Tapps, Georgie
44 1 Tarter, Phyllis
44 2 Tate, Marzetta
44 3 Tati, Jacques
44 4 Taylor, Billy
44 5 Taylor, Jean
44 6 Teek, Angela
44 7 Television
44 8 Theater
44 9 Theater press releases and promotional material
44 10 Thompson, Ulysses "Slow Kid"
44 11 Three Eddies, The
44 12 Tonooka, Sumi
44 43 Tony Toni Tone
44 14 Tribeca Performing Arts Center
44 15 Tucker, Lorenzo
44 16 Tucker, Sophie
44 17 Turf Club, Inc.
44 18 Turnbull, Walter
44 19 Turner, Big Joe
44 20 Turner, Joe
44 21 Ubu Repertory Theatre
44 22 Uggams, Leslie
44 23 Ulsh, William
57 36 Unidentified fragments
44 24 Unification of Concerned Jazz Artists
44 25 Universal Jazz Coalition
44 26 USO Camp Shows
44 27 Van Der Zee, James
44 28 Vance, Danitra
44 29 Vandross, Luther
44 30 Vaughan, Sarah
44 31 Venus
44 32 Victoria, Christa
44 33 Vigal, Victoria
44 34 Village Vanguard
44 35 Voyage of Dreams
44 36 Walker, Alelia
44 37 Walker, Madam C. J.
44 38 Walker, Maggie L.
44 39 Wallace, Emmett "Babe"
44 40 Waller, Fats
44 41 Walton, Greely Frank
44 42 Walton, Lester A.
44 43 Ward, Aida
44 44 Ward, Clara
44 45 Ward, Olivia
44 46 Warren, Earl
45 1 Washington, D.C.
45 2 Washington, Chet
45 3 Washington, Fredi
45 4 Washington, Isabel
45 5 Waters, Benny
45 6 Waters, Ethel
45 7 Watkins, Harry
45 8 Watson, Laurel
45 9 Watts, Andre
45 10 Webb, Chick
45 11 Webb, Margot
45 12 Weeksville
45 13 Welch, Elisabeth
45 14 Wheeler, Doc
45 15 White, Frederic, "Freddie" Perry
45 16 Whitman Sisters
45 17 Will Rogers Follies
45 18 Willi Smith Day
45 19 Williams, Bert
45 20 Williams, Charles "Cootie"
45 21 Williams, Claude
45 22 Williams, Floyd C. Jr.
45 23 Williams, Frances E.
45 24 Williams, Johnny
45 25 Williams, Lavinia
45 26 Williams, Mary Lou
45 27 Wilson, August
57 37 Wilson, David
45 28 Winfrey, Oprah
45 29 Women in Blues and Jazz
45 30 Wonder Woman Foundation
45 31 Wood, Bertye Lou
45 32 Wooding, Sam
45 33 Wright, Lammar
45 34 X, Malcolm
45 35 X-Glamour Girls
45 36 Young, Lester "Prez"
45 37 Young, Trummy
45 38 Yuen, Lily
45 39 Ziegfeld Follies
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