Classical Music Collections

The collection consists primarily of programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, correspondence, memorabilia, audio recordings and video related to Angela Brown's career.
Extensions of the Tradition is an annual event featuring a concert of music by black composers with related exhibits and programs, co-sponsored by Indiana University's African American Arts Institute, the AAAMC, and the Jacobs School of Music. The event is documented through program booklets, flyers, photographs, and video and audio recordings.
The collection consists primarily of music manuscripts of works composed, arranged and transcribed by Gertrude Rivers Robinson, ranging from her student years to her time as a professor and professional composer.
Research materials and recordings collected by Turner for her two groundbreaking discographies Afro-American Singers: An Index and Preliminary Discography of Long-Playing Recordings of Opera, Choral Music, and Song (1977) and the Dictionary of Afro-American Performers: 78 rpm and Cylinder Recordings of Opera, Choral Music, and Songs, c. 1900-1949 (1990). Includes 78 rpm records, cylinder recordings and sheet music, many documenting the works of early Black composers, as well as interpretations of their music by white artists. Though primarily focused on classical vocal music and musical theater, recordings also include performances by jubilee and gospel quartet groups, blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz musicians. Research files include 5 boxes of programs, clippings and photographs of Black artists and composers.
This collection includes interviews and research materails used for the production of the book The Black Composer Speaks (1978), a project initiated by the Afro-American Arts Institute at Indiana University, and co-edited by Lida M. Belt, David N. Baker and Herman C. Hudson. The majority of the interviews were conducted by Lida Belt (Baker).
A collection of manuscript and printed scores, recordings, interviews, and photographs. Composers represented in the collection include Michael Abels, Lettie Alston, T.J. Anderson, Regina Harris Baiocchi, David Baker, William Banfield, Charles Coleman, William Dawson, Bethenia Ferrell, Donal Fox, Carl Maultsby, Portia Maultsby, Lena McLin, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Kermit Moore, Undine Smith Moore, Gary Powell Nash, Stephen Newby, Daniel Roumain, Kevin Scott, Hale Smith, William Henry Smith, Howard Swanson, Frederick Tillis, Gregory Walker, Julius Williams, and Michael Woods.
This collection consists of published and manuscript scores of Moore's music, as well as photographs of Moore and videos containing performances and interviews.