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Samuel Edwin Heyward papers

Samuel Edwin Heyward papers, 1917-1982.
Heyward, Sammy, 1904-
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Box 1TextUse in library Sc MG 160 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2TextUse in library Sc MG 160 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 3TextUse in library Sc MG 160 Box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 4TextUse in library Sc MG 160 Box 4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 5TextUse in library Sc MG 160 Box 5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives


1.8 lin. ft.
Collection reflects Heyward's professional life and activities, particularly his career as a performer; a significant portion of the collection consists of music manuscripts arranged and/or composed by him. Heyward's personal papers contain biographical data, sketches and programs, performance materials, contracts, family papers, and financial records, 1917-1982. Correspondence consisting of letters received from organizations concerning programs, acknowledgements and solicitations reflecting Heyward's involvement in charitable affairs, organizations, and musical events. Heyward's writings and music consisting of manuscripts of his compositions, lyrics and arrangements, as well as music and lyrics which Heyward copied, and musical arrangements for guitar. Organizational records consisting of Heyward's files from his membership in the New Amsterdam Musical Association, Duke Ellington Society, Overseas Jazz Club, and Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Alumni. Also, programs of Heyward's performances, and programs of other artists, along with news clippings.
  • Theater programs.
  • Scores.
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Heyward, Samuel E.
Biography (note)
  • Violinist, guitarist, composer.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Processed
  • Cataloging updated
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Sc MG 160
Heyward, Sammy, 1904-
Samuel Edwin Heyward papers, 1917-1982.
Violinist, guitarist, composer.
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African American composers.
African American musicians.
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Sc MG 160
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