JOHNSON, HALL, 1888-1970.
Hall Johnson collection, 1933-1943

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zhc8


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970.
Title: Hall Johnson collection, 1933-1943
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 965
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box) and 1 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:Collection of African American choral director, composer, and arranger Hall Johnson, including press book of newspaper clippings, photographs, typescripts, and programs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2003.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Hall Johnson collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Francis Hall Johnson (1888-1970), African American choral director, composer, and arranger.

Francis Hall Johnson (1888-1970), African American choral director, composer, and arranger.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials relating to Hall Johnson from 1933-1943. The materials include a press book of newspaper clippings, photographs, typescripts, and programs.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Hall Johnson Choir, radio script, 1938
1 2 Hall Johnson Choir, fifteenth anniversary concert program and historical notes, 1940
1 3 Hall Johnson Choir, programs, 1938-1948, and undated
1 4 List of 1938 Women’s Committee for the San Francisco Junior Philharmonic, typescripts
1 5 Newspaper clippings, 1938
1 6 Newspaper clippings, 1938
BV - Homemade press book for “Run Little Chillun,’” Alcazar (Theatre), San Francisco, 1939, containing hundreds of newspaper clippings about Hall Johnson and the show
1 7 Newspaper clippings, 1940
1 8 Newspaper clippings, 1943 and undated
1 9 Captions for Stills from “Run Little Chillun’” by Hall Johnson, typescript, [1943]
1 10 “Fi-yer” (Fire) with grateful acknowledgment to Langston Hughes (4 song-poems) and Casper G. Garrett, Jr., typescripts with handwritten notes, [1959]
1 11 “Fi-yer” (Fire) with grateful acknowledgment to Langston Hughes (4 song-poems) and Casper G. Garrett, Jr., typescripts with handwritten notes, [1959]
1 12 Eleven, black and white, undated 8 x 10 photographs, including Lena Horne in a scene from “Stormy Weather,” a scene from “Run Little Chillun’” in which Sulamai joins the dance of the New Day Pilgrims and [Bricktop?]
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