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Guide to the Kerrigan Black Papers, 1963-1993
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Carton 1, Folder 1

Biographical information: resumes and promotion biographies, diplomas, genealogy, TD Black (father), Black Gay Men United, obituaries.

Carton 1, Folder 2

Song compositions. Book 1 (A-N)

Carton 1, Folder 3

Song compositions. Book 2 (O-Z), unfinished songs, "For-A-Song" business.

Carton 2, Folder 1

Writings: published articles, newspaper writings, essays, "Impatient for Luck", interviews, letters.

Carton 2, Folder 2

Organizations worked with: Aerobics, Artworks, Jewish Home for the Aged, American Red Cross, Task Force AIDS Prevention, SF Symphony: Adventures in Music (AIM) Program, Arts for the Schools, Spectra, Young Audiences, and others. "The Kerrigan Black Show" cable television program.

Carton 2, Folder 3

Grants and Applications: Berkeley Civic Arts Fund, California Arts Council, National Black Programming Consortium, Clorox and Zellerbach Foundations. Business correspondence. Thank-you-notes to Kerrigan Black.

Carton 3, Folder 1

"Trying To Get Home": Performances, programs, newspaper notices, song lists, business correspondence, song lyrics, monologues, outline and production, contracts with Ralph Pavone.

Carton 3, Folder 2

"Trying To Get Home": Teachers Guide, letters of appreciation, canceled contracts due to death, contracts through young audiences.

Carton 3, Folder 3

"Trying To Get Home": Contracts 1990-92. Casuals and other gigs 1987-1991.

Carton 4, Folder 1

"Adventures in Music" (AIM) Program [1989-1990].

Carton 4, Folder 1

"Music Talks!" [1991-1993].

Carton 4, Folder 1

"Music Talks!" Songs.

Carton 4, Folder 1

Workshops with songs. "America Paints". Ross School Jazz Class. UC-extension, English language program. Hawthorne School, Black English program.

Carton 4, Folder 2

Publicity photos, club gigs, Song lists, set lists, Board and Care facilities.

Carton 4, Folder 3

Information material on: "Tryin' to get Home" (video), "The World that I see" (cassette tape), "Two Sides" (cassette tape), song writing classes, song plugging, Europe gigs - 1983, touring overseas, Ideas for songs and writings.

Box 5, Folder 1

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black television shows #s 1-4.

Physical Description: (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 2

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black television show #4 -

Physical Description: rough footage. (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 3

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black television shows #s 5-8.

Physical Description: (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 4

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black television shows #s 9-12.

Physical Description: (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 5

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black: La Pena, [6/17/90 Father's Day]. "Trying to get Home"

Physical Description: original footage. (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 6

Video cassettes: Kerrigan Black: "Trying to get Home" @ Hansberry, Edgewood Children's Center.

Physical Description: (2 hours)
Box 5, Folder 7

Black Renaissance (cable channel 44) interview [1990], "Sunday on 7" interview [1991], "Children of the Night" for the Gay Task Force on AIDS Prevention [1991], "America Paints" for Young Audiences [1991], Hawthorne Elementary School (SF) graduation graduates performing "Hold On To Your Dream" [1990], Aerobics tape made for friend's birthday [1991].1990-1991

Box 5, Folder 8

"Tryin' To Get Home: A History Of African American Song". Written and performed by Kerrigan Black. [1993]

Box 5, Folder 9

Kerrigan Black Memorial Service [March 27. 1993].

Physical Description: (2 hours)
Box 6, Folder 1

Music cassettes: "When I Get To Have My Dream"

Box 6, Folder 2

Music cassettes: "Women in Distress"

Box 6, Folder 3

Music cassettes: "When I Finally Fall in Love"

Box 6, Folder 4

Music cassettes: "Someone is Watching Over Me", "He'll Never Let You Down", How Long has this Soul Been Traveling?", "I'm Goin' Home".

Box 6, Folder 5

Music cassettes: Interview re: Hawthorne Language Development. [1989]

Box 6, Folder 6

Music cassettes: Studs Terkel interviews Kerrigan Black. [1963/89]

Box 6, Folder 7

Music cassettes: Music for "Intro to Jazz"

Box 6, Folder 8

Music cassettes: Jazz Recordings for Lectures.

Box 6, Folder 9

Music cassettes: Jazz Lecture Music.

Box 6, Folder 10

Music cassettes: "Tryin' to get home".

Box 6, Folder 11

Music cassettes: "Tryin' to get home". SF Museum of Modern Art. [[1992]

Box 6, Folder 12

Music cassettes: "Children of the Night" in association with the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention.

Box 6, Folder 14

Music cassettes: Kerrigan Black: "Two Sides". [1984]

Box 6, Folder 15

Music cassettes: Kerrigan Black: "Ya Gotta Know Somethin' 'Bout History" and Hold on to Your Dream". [1991]

Box 6, Folder 16

Music cassettes: Kerrigan Black: "The World that I See" [1993]

Flat Box 7, Folder 1

Kerrigan Black T-Shirt: "Ya Gotta Know Somethin' 'Bout History So The World Isn't Just A Mystery!"

Flat Box 7, Folder 2

"The San Francisco Bay Guardian". [May 1-8, 1980]

Flat Box 7, Folder 3

"Express. The East Bay's Free Weekly". [December 14, 1990]