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Collection Details


Collection Name: Nathaniel C. Standifer Video Archive of Oral History: Black American Musicians
Repository Name: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. School of Music. African American Music Collection [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
URL: http://www.umich.edu/~afroammu/standifer.html
Material Formats: [56 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1968-
Description: This collection was begun in 1968, and it contains approximately 150 videotaped interviews. It concentrates primarily on interviews with black musicians who have made highly significant contributions to musical genres of African-American origin or influence. There are also a few interviews with whites who have demonstrated historically important leadership in black-derived music and performances. Almost all interviews were conducted by James Standifer. More than half were originally on black and white reel to reel tape. They were transferred to 3/4 inch cassette tape for purposes of preservation and were later transferred to VHS for ease of use and archival study.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 150
Interviews: [56 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Music; Intellectual life; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African American musicians; Blues (Music)--1931-1940; Blues musicians; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002829