2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970.

  1. Jessye Norman papers, 1881-2020

    approximately 67,000 items. 296 containers. 106 linear feet. 199 digital files (269.3 MB). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Jessye Norman (1945-2019) was an internationally recognized American soprano. An alumna of Howard University and the University of Michigan, Norman rose to fame after winning the 1968 ARD International Competition in Munich. She specialized in repertoire by late Romantic composers, garnering critical praise for her roles in Wagnerian operas as well as recitals featuring traditional African American spirituals and songs by Francis Poulenc, Gustav Mahler, Hall Johnson, and Richard Strauss. The Jessye Norman Papers contain correspondence from her managers and assistants, business papers, awards, annotated music, photographs, interviews, and clippings that document her career and philanthropic activities.

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  2. Hall Johnson papers, 1913-1980

    approximately 100 items. 3 containers. 1.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Hall Johnson was a choral conductor, composer, and arranger of spirituals. Through his arrangements, writings, and performances of the Hall Johnson Choir, he raised the profile of the African American spiritual as a significant art form. The collection contains holograph and manuscript scores for several of his compositions and arrangements, works by other composers, concert programs, scripts, and legal and financial papers related to his estate. Titles in this collection contain demeaning language.