Hall Johnson Photographs

Hall Johnson Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Hall Johnson Photographs
Dates: 1930s
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of eight photographs of a choir lead by Hall Johnson, including performance photographs of the choir on Broadway and BBC radio. Also included is a photograph autographed by Hall Johnson on January 1st, 1933.
Coll. Number: ms3487.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Hall Johnson was a highly regarded African American choral director, composer, arranger, and violinist who dedicated his career to preserving the integrity of the Negro spiritual as it had been performed during the era of slavery. His Hall Johnson Choir, the first professional group of its kind, enjoyed a successful concert and recording career for more than three decades in the United States and abroad. -Retrieved from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?path=/TheArts/Music/Classical/IndividualArtists-2&id=h-2981) on June 17, 2011

Index Terms

African American musicians--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Hall Johnson Photographs. MS 3487. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

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