Collection Name: Brown, Lawrence
Collection Dates: 1893-1972
Repository Name: The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , New York NY
NUCMC Number: MS 82-1353
Type: Papers
Dates: 1916-1973
Extent: 12 boxes
Description: The repository also has 10 microfilm reels of the collection. Composer, pianist, and arranger, b. Lawrence Benjamin Brown. - Correspondence, personal papers, travel file, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and sheet music, relating to Brown's life and times, including World War I, Harlem Renaissance, World War II, spirituals, plantation songs, and Paul Robeson, with whom he collaborated. Correspondents include Amanda Aldridge, Ethel Gardner Dingle, Jannett Hamlyn, Roland Hayes, Langston Hughes, Zaidee Jackson, William Lawrence, John Payne, Paul and Eslanda Robeson, Clara Rockmore, Robert Rockmore, Mrs. Corinne Sawyer (Brown's landlady), and Greta and I.W. Sequeira. Purchased from Committee for the Preservation of the Lawrence Brown Collection, via its treasurer, Lloyd L. Brown, New York City, 1970. Unpublished finding aid in the repository.

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