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Black Composers in Classical Music

A research guide for finding recordings, music, and information on classical music written by black composers.

Journals

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Black Music Research Bulletin. Chicago: Columbia College Center for Black Music Research, 1988-1990. 

*Black Music Research Journal. Nashville: Institute for Research in Black American Music, Fisk University, 1981-

Center for Black Music Research Digest - Chicago: Center for Black Music Research.1988-

*The Black Perspective in Music. Cambria Heights, New York: Foundation for the Research in the Afro-American Creative Arts, 1973-1990.

*Lenox Avenue: a Journal of Interartistic Inquiry Chicago, IL: Center for Black Music Research, 1995-1999.

Find Articles on Black Classical Composers

African American Music ReferenceMusic OnlineAfrican American Music Reference contains information on all aspects of Black music in America.  * Temple University authentication Only

Black Studies Center - includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, historic backfiles of The Chicago Defender, and the International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text.    * Temple University authentication Only

Black Thought and Culture - contains writings by major black leaders in North America including teachers, artists, religious leaders, and entertainers. Includes letters, speeches, essays, and interviews.  * Temple University authentication Only

International Index to Black Periodicals  - indexes scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean.  Includes full-text of Black Studies periodicals.  * Temple University authentication Only

International Index to Music Periodicals  - contains scholarly and popular press on all aspects of music. * Temple University authentication Only

JSTOR   - multidisciplinary collection of full-text scholarly articles including African American Studies, History, American Studies, Music, and Performing Arts.  * Temple University authentication Only

RILM  - Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale International index and abstracts of articles, dissertations, books, and book chapters on all aspects of music.  * Temple University authentication Only

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.

Find Newspaper Articles

African American Newspapers (1827-1998)  * Temple University authentication Only
African American Newspapers (19th Century) * Temple University authentication Only
African American Periodicals (1825-1995) * Temple University authentication Only
Black Historical Newspapers - provides access to important 20th century African American Newspapers* Temple University authentication Only
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - from the Library of Congress, includes newspapers from 1860 -1922.
Ethnic NewsWatch - full text of ethnic minority and native press.  * Temple University authentication Only
New York Times (1851-2003) full-text and full image of The New York Times.  * Temple University authentication Only
ProQuest Historical Newspapers * Temple University authentication Only