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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Scoville Browne
RLIN number: NXCP87-A12
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Jazz Project
Description: Childhood move from Atlanta to Chicago; social and working conditions for Chicago's black musicians, 1920s and 30s; race relations: black and white musicians' unions, white ownership of black clubs, white commercialization of black music, degree of fraternization between white and black musicians; organized crime; view of jazz; travel to New York City with Louis Armstrong; New York City and Chicago compared.
Extent: Transcript: 19 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1971 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Browne, Scoville, 1915-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Musician
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1971
Interviewer: Lax, John
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Songs and music; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Musicians; Music--United States; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Browne, Scoville, 1915-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017046-12489