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Forsythe (Harold Bruce) Papers
mssHM 59571-59825  
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Description
Harold Bruce Forsythe was an African-American composer, author, and poet. This collection consists of manuscripts of Forsythe's musical scores, poems, short stories, essays, and a novel from 1903-1997.
Background
Harold Bruce Forsythe was an African-American composer, author, and poet of the 1920s and 1930s. Born in 1908, he grew up in Los Angeles, attended Manual Arts High School, and later studied classical piano and composition at Julliard Graduate School from 1927 to 1928. He collaborated with composer William Grant Still in composing the operas "The Sorcerer" and "Blue Steel." By 1940, Forsythe's advancing deafness ended his career as a musician and composer. He died in 1976.
Extent
22.16 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Restrictions
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