Collection Name: Brice, Carol
Collection Dates: 1916-
Repository Name: Amistad Research Center, Tulane University , New Orleans LA
NUCMC Number: MS 81-2
Type: Papers
Dates: 1905-1978
Extent: ca. 4000 items and 6 v.
Description: Singer and professor of music, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Chiefly programs from Brice's appearances in recitals, concerts, and operas, together with announcements, brochures, posters, clippings, photos, and other related publicity material; and ca. 700 family, personal, and business letters (1927-78), diaries (partial, 1934, 1936, 1946), documents and lists (1940-44), and memorabilia (1916-55). Includes material on her performance at the third inauguration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941), winning of the Walter H. Naumburg Foundation prize, appearances with Serge Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, tours of South America and Germany, and roles in the operas Regina and Porgy and Bess, and musical Showboat; papers (1968-78) documenting the career of her second husband, Thomas Devore Carey (b. 1931), singer and professor of music, University of Oklahoma; letters by and about her aunt, Dr. Charlotte (Hawkins) Brown (1883-1961), founder of Palmer Memorial Institute, Sedalia, N.C., where Brice was educated; letters (1954-60), reflecting struggles of black performers in Europe from singer Vera Little (b. ca. 1915); and material on other black singers and musicians, including Marian Anderson, Harry Thacker Burleigh, Ellabelle Davis, Roland Wiltse Hayes, Dorothy Maynor, Paul Robeson, and Neil Scott (Brice's first husband). Other correspondents include family members and Frank Goodall Harrison, professor of music at Talladega College (Ala.), where Brice also studied. Unpublished finding aid in the repository. Gift of Miss Brice, 1972 and 1978. Additions to the collection are expected.

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