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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Etta Moten Barnett
RLIN number: NXCP89-A19
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood, education; travel with Jackson Jubilee Singers, marriage, children, divorce; singer in films and on Broadway, especially as Bess in revival of PORGY AND BESS, 1942-45; travel on vaudeville circuit, touring as concert singer; marriage to Claude A. Barnett, his family background and career; role of Black press in building her career; travels to Africa; civic and volunteer work; relations between United States and Africa, international trends; delegate to International Women's Year (1975) and International Decade of Women (1985) meetings.
Extent: Transcript: 92 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barnett, Etta Moten, 1902-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Singer
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 1985
Interviewer: Hill, Ruth Edmonds
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa--Description and travel; African American singers; African Americans--Songs and music; Feminism; North America; Oral history; United States; Vaudeville--United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Barnett, Etta Moten, 1902-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020693-16134