Information about our holdings

Daphne Brooks's Protest Music in America, AFAM 055 / AMST 026 / THST 096

Dust jacket of Blues: An Anthology, by W. C. Handy, 1926.

Materials from Prof. Daphne Brooks's seminar Protest Music in America and the Black Freedom Struggle


Materials Relating to “We Shall Overcome,” Spirituals, Jubilee Singers

1.       Charles Albert Tindley, “This world is one great battlefield…” a.k.a. “I’ll overcome some day” BrSides Box 2015 534

2.       Slave Songs of the United States (1867), JWJ V1 AL5 1867

3.       Steal Away, arr. Lawrence Brown, JWJ -V3 B81 St3

4.       Steal Away to Jesus, arr. W.C. Handy, inscribed to Carl Van Vechten JWJ -V3 H19 St31*

5.       Go Down, Moses, arr. W.C. Handy, inscribed to Carl Van Vechten JWJ -V3 H19 G53

6.       Materials relating to the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ 1870s tours through London and Europe JWJ Zan J874 +1

7.       Scrapbooks of Fisk Jubilee Singers’ 1880s Tour of Australia, Orpheus McAdoo and Mattie Allen McAdoo Papers, JWJ MSS 60 (Box 10, Folder 60)


Langston Hughes Papers and publications

8.       “Songs Called the Blues” draft manuscript, JWJ MSS 26 (Box 353, Folder 5702)

9.       The Weary Blues music program JWJ MSS 26 (Box 367)

10.    “Weary Blues” drafts revised for poetry-to-jazz program, JWJ MSS 26 (Box 386)

11.   Song Lyrics, various Blues, JWJ MSS 26 (Box 391)

12.   Fan Mail for The Weary Blues, JWJ MSS 26 (Box 221)

13.   Journals from 1927 southern road trip with Zora Neale Hurston, JWJ MSS 26 (Box 492, Folder 12433)

14.   “Note on the Blues” in Hughes’s reading copy of Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927), JWJ Zan H874 927fc

15.   “100 of My Favorite Recordings” and “Suggested Records for Study” in The First Book of Jazz (1955), JWJ Zan H874 955f



*A second version, also inscribed, exists: JWJ -V3 St31b

by Melissa Barton
September 27, 2017


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