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About AAAMC Black Radio Collections

The AAAMC Black Radio Collections consist of a number of collections documenting the history of Black radio. Many of these collections also contain print and audiovisual materials. If you would like to access the collection finding aids, contact the AAAMC staff.

Jack "The Rapper" Gibson Collection (SC 14)

Documents the activities of Black radio pioneer "Jockey Jack" Gibson and other radio personalities with stations across the country as well as Gibson's Family Affair conventions. Also includes publicity photographs of R&B artists. Accompanied by an interview transcript with Gibson's descriptions of each photograph.

Katherine Lewis Collection (SC 86)

Documents radio station WERD in Atlanta, including the interior and exterior of the studio as well as photographic images of several WERD publications and advertisements.

Ed Castleberry Collection (SC 87)

Documents the career of Ed Castleberry and includes publicity shots of disc jockeys, radio stations, and events sponsored by black radio stations, including WKVO (Columbus, OH), WMBM (Miami, FL), and WEDR (Birmingham, AL).

Rick Roberts Collection (SC 88)

Documents the career of Houston deejay Rick Roberts and includes publicity shots of disc jockeys, musicians, and events sponsored by Black radio stations, primarily KYOK in Houston. Accompanied by an interview cassette and transcript with Robert’s descriptions of each photograph.

George Nelson (SC 89)

Documents the career of Houston deejay George Nelson and includes publicity shots of disc jockeys, musicians, and events sponsored by KYOK in Houston.

Skipper Lee Frazier Collection (SC 95)

Documents the career of well-known Houston deejay Skipper Lee Frazier at KCOH in Houston. Accompanied by an interview transcript with Fraziers’s descriptions of each photograph.

Travis Gardner (SC 96)

Documents events and personnel at Houston radio station KCOH from the 1960s-1970s. Accompanied by an interview transcript with Gardner’s descriptions of each photograph.

Blondell Hill Gospel Music Collection (SC 158)

Photogrpahs and postcards related to Hill's life in Michigan and participation in the Petoskey, Michigan Volunteer Gospel Choir. The Blondell Hill Gospel Music Collection consists of gospel song books and sheet music, song texts, photographs, and other ephemeral material related to Blondell Hill’s participation with choirs in Richmond, Indiana, Petoskey, Michigan, and Harbor Springs, Michigan. For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?brand=general&docId=VAD4793.xml&doc.view=entire_text

Charles Coleman Papers (SC 9)

A portrait photograph of Charles Coleman. The Charles Coleman Papers collection consists of printed and manuscript scores of music by Charles Coleman, including sacred and secular choral works, as well as ephemeral materials related to the composer. For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?brand=general&docId=VAD4977.xml&doc.view=entire_text

Vy Higginsen Collection (SC 28)

Two publicity photographs from a press kit for Mama, I Want to Sing, a musical written by Higginsen. The Vy Higginsen Collection consists primarily of materials related to the gospel musicals Mama, I Want to Sing; Mama, I Want to Sing II; and Born to Sing! Mama 3. It includes scripts, programs, promotional materials, posters, photographs, videos, and sound recordings. Records of the Mama Foundation include programs, press clippings, publicity, and posters. For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?brand=general&docId=VAD7619.xml&doc.view=entire_text

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