Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
- Existence: November 16, 1873-March 28, 1958
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MSS 21
Call Number: JWJ MSS 355
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript and manuscript reproduction scores and parts for circa 50 works, most by African American composers, including music for voice and piano, chorus, band, or orchestra, 1902-1957, with most 1931-1945 or undated. Circa 20 composers are represented, including Margaret Bonds, H. T. Burleigh, William L. Dawson, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, Hall Johnson, Ulysses Kay, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roberta Russell Summers Stone, Howard Swanson, and Will H. Vodery. Vocal music...
Dates: 1902-1957, bulk 1931-1945
Part of Collection — Box: 2, Folder: GROUP 17, F-1
Call Number: JWJ MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: TLS which accompanied material that Handy autographed for Coleman. Accompanied by a sheet on which is affixed a photograph of Handy clipped from an unidentified publication, four W. C. Handy commemorative postage stamps, and an envelope postmarked Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, with a first day issue Booker T. Washington postage stamp; a signature of Handy cut from an unidentified document is glued to the front of the envelope.
Dates: 1956 Aug 17
Call Number: JWJ MSS 173
Overview: The Leviticus Lyon papers document the professional and personal activities of the tenor singer, music conductor and choral director. Letters, writings, illustrations and photographs are included in this collection. Correspondence details the life of Leviticus Lyon from childhood to adulthood with personal letters from parents, siblings, and friends including the originally titled "world's fastest human," African American Olympic track star Howard P. Drew. Other correspondence includes letters...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 76
Overview: Photographs drawn from various collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The collection includes predominantly images of prominent African American writers, cultural leaders, and entertainers, as well as photographs by important African American photographers. A small number of images document people and places outside the United States. The collection forms a visual record of artists, writers, actors, musicians, and politicians active chiefly in the United States from the 1920s...
St. Louis Blues Three part arrangement for Female Voices by J. Rosamond Johnson. Words and Music by W. C. Handy. N.Y.: W. C. Handy, [c1914]
Part of Collection — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 21, Series XX, Sub-Series XX.B
Call Number: JWJ MSS 1050
Overview: The Carl Van Vechten Papers Relating to African-American Arts and Letters include correspondence, writings, photographs and artwork documenting Van Vechten’s interest in and involvement with black artists, writers, and social activists.