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African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

John W. Bubbles papers

Identifier: MSS 8026
Scope and Contents Contains the professional and personal papers of Bubbles. Includes correspondence between him and family members and associates, many photographs of himself performing as well as others with whom he performed, artifacts from his life, audio and visual media of his own performances and other performers, and sheet music collected by him and used in his performances. Also contains address books and materials related to his health, marriages, and other topics. Materials date from approximately...
Dates: approximately 1894-2000

John W. Bubbles artifacts, approximately 1925-1986

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8026 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains artifacts and personal effects of Bubbles. First, contains a briefcase, likely belonging to John Bubbles. Inside the briefcase are folders for holding music. Also contains gifts he received from people, including a decorative plate and a wooden carved elephant, as well as a transistor radio in the shape of a piano, more music folders, pens and badges, and other ephemera. Materials date from approximately 1925 to 1986.

Dates: approximately 1925-1986

John W. Bubbles music files, approximately 1894-1975

Identifier: MSS 8026 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains music files of Bubbles. Includes a large collection of sheet music, some related to Porgy and Bess and Bubbles' career, but more often just music of other performers, such as Bing Crosby. Includes some composition sheets and practice sheets for learning the piano, such as cadence practice and other materials. Finally, contains songbooks collected by Bubbles presumably with hits from the 1930s and 1940s. Materials date from approximately 1894 to 1975.

Dates: approximately 1894-1975

John W. Bubbles sheet music, approximately 1894-1975

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8026 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains sheet music collected by Bubbles. Includes sheet music for miscellaneous songs, such as "Jitterbug Jamboree," "You Can't Take It With You," and "Inside the Outside Inn." Also contains collections of several copies of sheet music for songs such as "When You're Smiling," "Tip Tap Along," and music for the Buck & Bubbles act. Also contains sheet music for patriotic songs and correspondence regarding the songs. Includes songs such as "V-I-C-T-O-R-Y," "Lincoln and JFK," and...
Dates: approximately 1894-1975

John W. Bubbles songbooks, 1934-1964

 Sub-Series — Carton 13: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 5 [Barcode: 31197233631222], Folder: 2-8
Identifier: MSS 8026 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains several songbooks collected by Bubbles. Includes "America Sings" community song book, the Armed Forces Song Folio, a country guitar technique book, several piano duet album books, and other piano books. Includes music from famous piano pieces and several books with popular music hits for the 1930s to 1960s. Also contains books on the music of Bing Crosby, Les Paul, and Jerome Kern, as well as others. Materials date from between 1934 and 1964.

Dates: 1934-1964

Rhoda R. Dougall paper on World War I, date of production not identified

 File — Box 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197235226039], Folder: 10
Identifier: MSS 8208 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Paper written for a community group discusses African American military service in World War I. The lyrics of a hymn "written by a Negro Mother" is included at the end of the paper. Date of production not identified.

Dates: date of production not identified