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The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection SPC.2018.003
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection
    creator: Caldwell, Hansonia L. (Hansonia LaVerne), 1944-
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.003
    Physical Description: 64 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1811-2010

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.
    The ADSMM Sheet Music Collection is an assemblage of sacred and secular music from several sources within the ADSMM, including the ADSMM Archive, the Don Lee White Collection, the CSUDH Music Department, and the Hansonia Caldwell Collection.


    The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the composer or arranger. Multiple pieces by an individual or group are arranged alphabetically by title within the folder(s).

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access rectrictions on this collection

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Sheet Music Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    African Americans--Music.
    Gospel Music
    Popular music
    Sacred music
    Spirituals (Songs)