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The Leon Gontran Damas Sound Recording Collection [sound recording].

Title
The Leon Gontran Damas Sound Recording Collection [sound recording].
Author
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978.
Supplementary Content
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AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-152Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-153Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-154Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-155Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-156Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-158Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-159Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-164Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-165Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-166Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-167Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-168Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-169Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-170Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-171Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-172Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyLoanedSc Audio CD-173Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-174Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-175Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
AudioBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Audio CD-176Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

Details

Found In
Damas, Léon-Gontran 1912-1978. Léon-Gontran Damas papers, 1949-1978
Description
  • 1 Hard Drive of partial collection (21 discs) :; 1000GB
  • 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm ;
  • 49 Archival original cases in various reel to reel formats and sizes.
  • 49 sound discs (in 46 cases) : analog, digital, stereo. ;
Subjects
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Researchers are restricted to CD service copy; appointment necessary.
Terms of Use (note)
  • No copying of private, non-commercial material is allowed without the written permission of the proprietary rights holder. For further information contact the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Biography (note)
  • Born in Cayenne, French Guiana, in 1912, Léon-Gontran Damas was a poet, journalist, educator and statesman who co-founded the Négritude literary movement in the 1930's with the Matinique born poet Aimé Césaire and the Senegalese author and statesman Léopold Sédar Senghor.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Léon-Gontran Damas Papers, 1949-1978, held by the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Call Number
Sc CR2011.001
OCLC
741417078
Author
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978.
Title
The Leon Gontran Damas Sound Recording Collection [sound recording].
Access
Researchers are restricted to CD service copy; appointment necessary.
Summary
The Léon Gontran Damas Recorded Sound Collection consists primarily of noncommercial recordings of radio broadcasts made during his travels to Africa, France, and the United States etc.; as well as one commercial LP audio recording, "Poesie de la Negritude" by Leon G. Damas. The noncommercial material consists of interviews with Damas and others; poetry readings, and lectures by Damas and various other artists; drum music and traditional music from French Guinea and Sub-Saharan Africa. The collection includes the works of Guy Tirolien, Bernard Dadie, Jacques Rabemananjara, Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Bob Stokes, Eugene Miller, Jayne Cortez and others.
Terms Of Use
No copying of private, non-commercial material is allowed without the written permission of the proprietary rights holder. For further information contact the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Biography
Born in Cayenne, French Guiana, in 1912, Léon-Gontran Damas was a poet, journalist, educator and statesman who co-founded the Négritude literary movement in the 1930's with the Matinique born poet Aimé Césaire and the Senegalese author and statesman Léopold Sédar Senghor. Damas studied modern oriental languages, literature, history and ethnology, and began his career in journalism and literature in Paris in the 1930's. His first volume of poems, Pigments, appeared in 1937. He served briefly in the French army during the Second World War, and joined the French Resistance after his demobilization. Elected representative of Guiana to the French Parliament after the war, he was appointed to the High Court of Justice and served as Rapporteur of a parliamentary commission to the Ivory Coast in 1949. During the 1950's and 1960's, he lectured and traveled extensively in the Caribbean and Latin America, where he studied the influence of African culture in the New World. Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at Howard University in 1970, he lectured extensively at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada until his death in 1978.
Indexes
Finding aid available.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Léon-Gontran Damas Papers, 1949-1978, held by the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Local Note
Archival originals (various open reel formats) transferred to preservation masters and service CD copies. All CD service copies have chapters set at 5 minute intervals.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Found In:
Damas, Léon-Gontran 1912-1978. Léon-Gontran Damas papers, 1949-1978
Research Call Number
Sc CR2011.001
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