The collection is comprised of sheet music, choral scores, full and partial scores, manuscript music, music books, and compilations.
The music falls primarily into the sacred music genre, including gospels, spirituals, and classical pieces; but also includes
a significant amount of secular music, ranging from jazz to popular music to Broadway musicals and operas.
The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Program is an archiving, research and performance program of the CSU
Dominguez Hills Music Department, implemented in partnership with the University Africana Studies Department and the University
Library. The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez
Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network and Forum. The overall focus of the ADSMM
Program is to collect, to preserve through archival acquisition and contemporary performance, and to research the life and
work of African Diaspora musicians whose sacred musical art has been created and/or performed in Southern California.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from collection must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and
Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials
and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
There are no access rectrictions on this collection