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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Hine, Darlene Clark and Kathleen Thompson, eds. Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America: Music. Vol. 5. New York: Facts on File, 1997.

Hitchcock, H. Wiley, and Stanley Sadie, eds. The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. 4v. London: Macmillan, 1986.

Low, W. Augustus, Virgil A. Clift. Encyclopedia of Black America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Peterson, Bernard L. A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Ploski, Harry A., James Williams, comp. The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African American, 5th ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1989.

Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1980. 20 v. Paperback

Salzman, Jack, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West, eds. Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1996.

Smith, Eric Ledell. Blacks in Opera: An Encyclopedia of People and Companies, 1873-1993. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1994.

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Biographies & Biographical Sources

Abdul, Raoul. Blacks in Classical Music: A Personal History. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978.

Adams, Russell L. Great Negroes Past and Present, 3rd ed., rev. Chicago: Afro-American Publishing Co., 1994.

Berry, Lemuel. Biographical Dictionary of Black Musicians and Music Educators. Educational Book Publishers, 1978.

Hot from Harlem: Profiles in Classic African-American Entertainment. Los Angeles: Cellar Door Press, 1998.

Arvey, Verna. In one lifetime. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1984.

Cuney-Hare, Maud. Negro Musicians and Their Music. New York: Da Capo Press, 1974.

Green, Mildred Denby. Black Women Composers: A Genesis. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1983.

Holly, Ellistine Perkins. Biographies of Black Composers and Songwriters: A Supplementary Textbook. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1990.

Jasen, David A., Gene Jones. Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998.

Keiler, Allan. Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey. New York: Scribner, 2000.

Logan, Rayford W., and Michael R. Winston, eds. Dictionary of American Negro Biography. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Reis, Claire. Composers in America: Biographical Sketches of Living Composers with a Record of Their Works, 1912-1937. New York: Macmillan, 1938.

Robinson, Wilhelmena S. International Library of Negro Life and History: Historical Negro Biographies. International Library of Afro-American Life and History, v. 5. New York: Publishers Co., 1967.

Southern, Eileen. Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Still, Judith Anne, Michael J. Dabrishus, and Carolyn L. Quin. William Grant Still: a Bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Story, Rosalyn M. And So I Sing: African-American Divas of Opera and Concert. New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1990.

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Histories, Chronologies

Caldwell, Hansonia LaVerne. African American Music: A Chronology 1619-1995. Los Angeles: Ikoro Communications, 1996.

Floyd, Jr., Samuel A. The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Haskins, James. Black Music in America: A History through Its People. New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1987.

Holland, Ted. This Day in African-American Music. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993.

Locke, Alain. The Negro and His Music -- Negro Art Past and Present. New York: Arno Press and New York Times, 1969.

Patterson, Lindsay, ed. The Afro-American in Music and Art. International Library of Afro-American Life and History, v. 6. Cornwells Heights, Pa.: Publishers Agency, 1978.

Roach, Hildred. Black American Music: Past and Present, 2nd ed. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Publishing, 1992.

Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans: A History, 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997. (Paperback)

Spencer, Jon Michael. Protest & Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

________. Re-Searching Black Music. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Stewart, Earl E. African-American Music: An Introduction. New York: Schirmer Books ; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998.

Bibliographies, Discographies, Catalogs, Congresses

Brown, Rae Linda. Music, Printed and Manuscript, in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters: An Annotated Catalog. New York: Garland, 1982.

Clough, Francis F., and G.J. Cuming. The World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music. London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952.

de Lerma, Dominique-René. Bibliography of Black Music. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981-84. (Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4)

Floyd, Jr., Samuel A., ed. Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials. Millwood, N.Y.: The Scarecrow Press, 1987.

Gray, John, comp. Blacks in Classical Music: A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers and Ensembles. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Oja, Carol J. American Music Recordings: Discography of 20th Century U.S. Composers. Brooklyn, NY: Institute for Studies in American Music, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1982.

Skowronski, JoAnn. Black Music in America: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Southern, Eileen, Josephine Wright, comps. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Stewart-Green, Miriam. Women Composers: A Checklist of Works for the Solo Voice. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

Tischler, Alice. Fifteen Black American Composers: A Bibliography of Their Works. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1981.

Turner, Patricia. Dictionary of Afro-American Performers: 78 RPM and Cylinder Recordings of Opera, Choral Music and Songs, c. 1900-1949. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.

Walker-Hill, Helen. Music by Black Women Composers: A Bibliography of Available Scores. CBMR Monograph, no. 5. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, 1995.

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Indexes & Atlases

Abromeit, Kathleen A. An Index to African-American Spirituals for the Solo Voice. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999.

De Charms, Desiree and Paul F. Breed. Songs in Collections: An Index. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1966.

de Lerma, Dominique-René, and Marsha J. Reisser. Black Music and Musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and the New Harvard Dictionary of Music. CBMR Monographs, no. 1. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, 1989.

Sears, Minnie E. Song Index. Reprint. Hamden, Conn: Shoe String Press, 1966.

Vann, Kimberly R. Black Music in Ebony: An Annotated Guide to the Articles on Music in Ebony Magazine, 1945-1985. CBMR Monographs, no. 2. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College. 1990.

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Music Criticism

Cone, James H. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. New York: Seabury Press, 1972.

Floyd, Jr., Samuel A., ed. Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance: a Collection of Essays. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 128. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Keck, George R. and Sherrill V. Martin, ed. Feel the Spirit: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Afro-American Music. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 119. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Perry, Frank. Afro-American Vocal Music: A Select Guide to Fifteen Composers. Berrien Spring, MI, Vande Vere, 1991.

Southern, Eileen, comp. Readings in Black American Music. 2nd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983.

Solie, Ruth A., ed. Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Wright, Josephine, with Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., ed. New Perspectives on Music: Essays in Honor of Eileen Southern. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 1992.

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Subject-Relevant Musical Forms

Epstein, Dena J. Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

Friedberg, Ruth C. American Art Song and American Poetry. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3)

Jones, Arthur C. Wade in the Water: the Wisdom of the Spirituals. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1993.

Katz, Bernard, ed. The Social Implications of Early Negro Music in the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1969.

Krehbiel, Henry Edward. Afro-American Folk Songs: A Study in Racial and National Music. New York: G. Schirmer, 1914.

Lovell, Jr., John. Black Song: The Forge and the Flame. New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1972. (Alternate)

Trice, Patricia Johnson. Choral Arrangements of the African-American Spirituals: Historical Overview and Annotated Listings. Music Reference Collection, No 66. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998.

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Selected Bibliographies from Biographies--Marian Anderson

Anderson, Marian. My Lord, What a Morning. University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.

Ashby, Ruth, Deborah Gore Ohrn. Herstory : Women Who Changed the World. New York : Viking, 1995.

Bredeson, Carmen. Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow, 1996.

Dobrin, Arnold. Voices of Joy, Voices of Freedom: Ethel Waters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Lena Horne. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972. (Alternate)

Felder, Deborah G. The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present. Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Pub. Group, 1996.

Ferris, Jeri. What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1994. (Paperback)

Kostman, Samuel. Twentieth Century Women of Achievement. New York : R. Rosen Press, 1976.

McKissack, Pat. Marian Anderson: A Great Singer. Great African Americans Series. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1991.

Newman, Shirlee Petkin. Marian Anderson: Lady from Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1965.

Patterson, Charles. Marian Anderson. An Impact Book. New York: Watts, 1988.

Rennert, Richard Scott. Performing artists. Profiles of Great Black Americans. New York: Chelsea Pub., 1994. (Paperback)

Sims-Wood, Janet L. Marian Anderson: an Annotated Bibliography and Discography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Smaridge, Norah. "Marian Anderson." Trailblazers in American Arts. New York: J. Messner, 1971.

Tedards, Anne. Marian Anderson. Notable Black Americans of Achievement. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier, 1988. (Library Binding)

Vehanen, Kosti. Marian Anderson: A Portrait. Westport: Greenwood Pub, 1970.

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Selected Bibliographies from Biographies--H. T. Burleigh

Simpson, Anne K[ey]. Hard Trials: The Life and Music of Harry T. Burleigh. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

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Miscellaneous Subjects

Camner, James, ed. Stars of the opera, 1950-1985, in photographs. New York: Dover Publications, 1986.

Donovan, Richard X. Black Musicians of America. Portland, Ore.: National Book, 1991.

Still, Judith Anne and Celeste Anne Headlee. William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music. 2nd ed. Master-Player Library, 1995.

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