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Berniece Hall papers, (bulk 1956-1980).

Title
Berniece Hall papers, 1948-1997 (bulk 1956-1980).
Author
Hall, Berniece.
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box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 725 box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 1Mixed materialRestricted use Sc MG 725 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
  • Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.
  • Voices Incorporated (Musical group)
Description
.8 lin. ft. (2 archival boxes)
Summary
The Berniece Hall Papers document her professional career in North America and Europe. The Personal papers are comprised of biographical information, correspondence from friends and well-wishers, and financial records. The Professional papers contain correspondence pertaining to Hall's professional life, performance schedules for various events, some materials pertaining to Voices, Inc., scripts, song lists and lyrics, programs, posters and newspaper clippings.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scripts.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Books and magazines transferred to General Research and Reference Division.
Source (note)
  • Berniece Hall
Biography (note)
  • African-American soprano soloist, Berniece Hall made her Broadway debut in Finian's Rainbow (1953), and from 1956 to 1958 she performed in De Paur's Opera Gala. She also performed with Voices Inc. in Trumpets of the Lord (1963) at the French National Festival of the Arts in Paris in 1966. After the Festival, Hall remained in Italy and toured several other European countries, performing in a variety of venues. She lived in Italy for 4 years returning to live permanently in the United States in 1970.
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  • Finding aid available.
Call Number
Sc MG 725
Author
Hall, Berniece.
Title
Berniece Hall papers, 1948-1997 (bulk 1956-1980).
Biography
African-American soprano soloist, Berniece Hall made her Broadway debut in Finian's Rainbow (1953), and from 1956 to 1958 she performed in De Paur's Opera Gala. She also performed with Voices Inc. in Trumpets of the Lord (1963) at the French National Festival of the Arts in Paris in 1966. After the Festival, Hall remained in Italy and toured several other European countries, performing in a variety of venues. She lived in Italy for 4 years returning to live permanently in the United States in 1970.
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Added Author
Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.
Voices Incorporated (Musical group)
Research Call Number
Sc MG 725
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