Project funding by the Georgia & Nolan Payton Foundation



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The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music consists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.

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The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California. The Payton Archive is to hold the works of Los Angeles-based African Diaspora musicians.

 

Subcategories

  • The African Diaspora Music - Living Legends Collection

    

    llfestmus1This collection is currently under development.

     

     

  • The Albert J. McNeil Collection

    

    a-mcneil-4 72dpiThis acquisition consists of photos, programs, documents, posters, published music documents, articles, videotape, audio tape and items donated by Dr. Albert McNeil from his personal files. The articles are related to his work from his church appointments, university appointments, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, etc. and includes personal family pictures (Dr. McNeil as in infant) and records. The video will be transferred to DVD, documents digitized and separated. All information will be included in a database created specifically for this purpose and ultimately for use by other researchers. It is not completely known what all is included in the collection, however a detailed list will be generated listing what is included before moving to archives at CSUDH. In addition to the archive of AJM, handle special guest workshops, other music/article acquisitions and activities related to the Living Legend participants.

  • The Don Lee White Collection (dlw)

    

    dlw-2008 500This collection features the compositions, notebooks, hymnals, publications, programs, manuscripts, choral and organ sheet music, clipping files, and recordings documenting the life and work of organist, conductor, composer, arranger Don Lee White (1930–2010).

     

     

  • The Hansonia Caldwell Collection

    

    H Caldwell 72dpi-4This collection is currently in development.

     

     

  • The Jester Hairston Collection

    

    fp-jh 1This collection is currently under development.

     

     

     

  • The Lillie Hill Jones Collection

    

    This collection was donated in June 2002.

  • The NANM / Nicola Fowles Collection

    

    This collection is currently in develpment.

  • The Shambrey Chorale Collection

    

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    The Shambrey Chorale was conceived as an idea in 1972, organized into a non-profit group of volunteer, non-paid musicians, began rehearsing immediately and gave its first public appearance February 25, 1973. The founding conductor was Celestine Shambrey, and the founding accompanist was Vennie F. Johnson. This Los Angeles group was an example of a locally celebrated ecumenical community choir, with an African American founder-conductor, and an integrated performance roster (though predominantly African American).

     

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